The goals of the Dean's Student Advisory Board are (1) To provide guidance directly to the dean of social sciences and other designated faculty and staff as to the endeavors of the School of Social Sciences and associated undergraduate programming; (2) To serve as ambassadors of the residential colleges by communicating to the dean and inform college members on new initiatives and to gather feedback; (3) When warranted, assist in arranging events and platforms for Dean Merlo to directly engage with the undergraduate student body.
Nina Kalluri (â€˜19) ECON
Nina Kalluri is a senior from Houston, TX studying economics with a minor in sociology . She is currently an analyst for Rice Finance and has pre-law or pre-graduate school aspirations. The opportunities available through both the School of Social Sciences and economics coursework have given her the tools and experiences to pursue both of these potential paths.
Will Derrick (â€˜20) POLI
Will Derrick is a junior from Carmel, California. Will is majoring in political science and policy studies. As both of these majors touch on many different disciplines within the social sciences, Will has been drawn to the Board to help develop a department that is well rounded and able to improve every Rice studentâ€™s academic experience. Will also helps to foster a department that leads students outside of the classroom to develop real world skills in tandem with exemplary academia.
Anson Tong (â€˜20) CSCI
Anson Tong is a rising junior from Naperville, Illinois studying Cognitive Sciences. She'll be serving as one of the Co-Chairs for the 2018-19 year. In her experience at Rice so far, she has been lucky enough to engage with the opportunities available in the School of Social Sciences, including the Health Practicum. As part of the Health Practicum, she conducted research on shared decision-making at MD Anderson, which helped her to better define and clarify future plans. She is excited to work on coming changes to ensure that Rice Social Sciences can continue to provide academically enriching and challenging experiences to students.