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Emily Alpert

Co-President

Emily Alpert is honored to serve as Co-President of the graduate chapter of RU SHRM for the 2020-2021 school year. She is currently a Master’s candidate in Human Resource Management and will be graduating this May. She graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Hospitality Management


Matthew Russo

Co-President

Matthew Russo is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management at Rutgers University where he is focusing his studies on HR Analytics. Last spring, he joined RUSHRM as Project Manager of Marketing, and has since served as VP of Marketing and is now Co-President for the Spring 2021 semester. Prior to Rutgers he




Andrea Apostolescu

Vice President of Information Technology

Andrea Apostolescu is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management at Rutgers University and will be graduating in May of 2021.  In May of 2020, Andrea graduated Cum Laude with her Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication and Human Resource Management from Rutgers University. In her professional experience, she has held three internship positions


Tiffany Adams

Vice President of Membership & Student Liaison

Tiffany Adams is currently pursuing her Master’s in Human Resources Management at Rutgers University.  She obtained her Bachelor’s in International Studies and Japanese at the University of Richmond. In her professional experience, she works in recruitment and has worked for various organizations in both the private sector and public sector over the last 4 years.


Junyuan Zhang

Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Junyuan Zhang is currently a first year graduate student at Rutgers University who is pursuing his Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management with a concentration in HR Analytics. Prior to his graduate pursuit, Junyuan Zhang obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications at Rutgers University in 2019 and has several years of work experience as both



David A. Ferio

Advisor of RUSHRM

Dave Ferio (ABD, Stevens Institute of Technology, Technology Management; MS Applied Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology; BA Psychology, University of Delaware) has over 26 years of corporate experience including key human resource leadership roles with RCA/GE, Manufacturers Hanover Trust, and Schering-Plough. His key research and teaching interests include leadership and organization development, new product development