Board Members

Atreyi Sanyal, Director

Atreyi - PM

I’m a rising Senior majoring in Political Science and Communications and a member of Phi Mu. When I first joined Greek life, I felt proud and excited that the Coalition for Women of Color was being created. After attending meetings I knew that this was a special place where I could get involved beyond my chapter and meet other amazing Panhellenic women. As Director I hope to expand the Coalition and reach even more women and create change!

Jalyn G. McRae, Director of Programming

I’m a Sophomore majoring in Political Science and Criminal Justice. I joined Phi Mu because I wanted to be involved in CWC to become more active in my Rutgers community and in Rutgers Greek Life. Throughout this experience I hope to form meaningful relationships with other members of Panhel, faculty, and alumnae who are also working to bring awareness to different cultures and races within Greek Life. Being involved in CWC will prepare me with experiences and opportunities that will benefit me in my professional career and in my collegiate life by teaching me how to be an effective and inclusive leader within my community.  A piece of advice that I have for women of color going through recruitment is to be open to asking questions about how the experience has been for women of color and Greek life. By doing this, the women of color will be able to choose a sorority where they are able to feel most comfortable and happy with the women they are surrounded with.  A piece of advice that I have for an ally is to make the women of color feel included in all aspects of the sorority. Allies can do this by  encouraging them to apply to be on exec board or committee chairs and making them feel included in sisterhood events and programs.

Esha Patel, Director of Community Outreach

I’m a member of Alpha Gamma Delta.  I’m a Finance and BAIT major with a minor in Education and a rising Junior, Class of 2024.  I wanted to be involved in CWC because I have the ability to work with powerful women of color. We all share the same goal to educate the Panhel community how to become more culturally aware and culturally accepting.  My advice for a WOC coming through recruitment OR Advice for an Ally would be to cherish every moment of recruitment because you won’t get to experience it again! Be yourself, share who you are and not who you want to be. Amidst all the hair, makeup, and clothing, share your dreams and passions, and be true to yourself. And don’t forget to have fun!

Mansi Pujara

I’m a rising Senior majoring in Food Science and Biology. I’ve been a member of Alpha Gamma Delta since sophomore year.  I chose to be involved in CWC because I believed that the ideals of the Coalition resonated with what I wanted to accomplish as a member of the Panhellenic community. I’m excited to work towards creating an inclusive space for women of color beyond just my chapter.  A piece of advice for women of color going through recruitment is to always stay true to yourself and embrace your identity. Creating that connection with other women through sharing your unique experiences will help you make the most out of your recruitment experience.

 

Fareen Siddiqui, Director of Community Outreach

I’m a member of Phi Mu, a Psychology major and a Sophomore. I wanted to be a part of the CWC to be surrounded by a group of incredible women in Greek life who have gone through similar experiences as me as a WOC and be able to celebrate the cultures and differences of these women while embracing our unity and uniqueness.  My advice to a WOC going through recruitment would be to make sure that during the process you are being your most authentic self and embracing every part of your personality that makes you who you are, don’t try to be someone you are not to impress chapters they’ll be impressed by you just by being you!