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Ben Ozdemir


Ben Ozdemir, professionally known by his stage name Benjamin Steel, is currently a Master’s candidate in Human Resource Management at Rutgers University. He acquired his Bachelors of Arts in Communication Studies from Monmouth University. Ben is a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity and members of various HR chapters within the garden State. His prior HR experiences

Sherin Sawhney


Sherin Sawhney is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management at Rutgers University and will graduate May 2020. She attended Rutgers University for her undergraduate degree with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Human Resource Management with a double minor in Business Administration and Psychology. She joined RU SHRM Graduate in Fall 2019 as

Xiao Xiao

Vice President of Finance

Xiao Xiao is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management (MHRM) at Rutgers University and will graduate in May 2020. She joined RU SHRM Graduate Chapter in Spring 2019 as a Project Manager of the Finance team and was promoted to the Vice President of Finance team and Operation Team after one semester.

Allison Warner

Vice President of Information Technology

Allison’s work has revolved around developing and implementing leadership development, youth mentoring, and diversity and inclusion initiatives for public and private organizations.

Nick Veronsky

Vice President of Membership & Student Liaison

Nick studied Psychology at TCNJ during undergrad and found his interest in HR while taking an Industrial Psych course. He began his professional HR career with an internship at Dow Jones in the summer of 2018 where he worked with Talent Development to create and facilitate training for the greater employee base. He started his

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

Kimberly Iannarone

Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Kimberly Lannarone is the VP of Marketing and Communications for the SHRM Chapter at Rutgers. She has been involved with the organization since the very beginning of her time at Rutgers so far. Upon joining, she become the Project Manager for the Marketing team for the 2018-2019 academic year. Kimberly is excited to work with