Meet Our Graduate Assistants

"Meet our graduate assistants" over a picture of Spartie on a golf cart

Student Activities & Leadership employs graduate students to support programming, marketing, and other SA&L operations. If you're a student interested in joining our team, learn more at the student employment page.

Graduate Assistant Name and Position Biography
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Grace Armstrong, Graduate Assistant for Programming

Grace works closely with the University Program Board (UPB) to support their events as one of the Graduate Assistants for Programming.

She is in the Master of Public Health Program at CWRU. Her favorite place on campus is Tink with an 8Twenty6 salad. Grace recently adopted an elderly cat named Mr. Puzo!

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Zoe Bale, Graduate Assistant for Programming


As one of the Graduate Assistants for Programming, Zoe spends most of her time in her SA&L role supporting the efforts of UPB.

Zoe attends the Weatherhead School of Management in hopes of earning her Masters in Accountancy. Her favorite place on campus is the Coffee House, especially on nice days where you can sit outside. When she can, she loves to read (especially anything by Brandon Sanderson)!

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Taylor Ernst, Graduate Assistant for Leadership Programs

As the Graduate Assistant for Leadership Programs, Taylor assists in coordinating SpartanLEADS, the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), and the SA&L Ambassadors.

Taylor is currently working towards her Master’s in Bioethics and Medical Humanities.  Her favourite place on campus is Mitchell’s Ice Cream, especially when they come out with new seasonal flavours.  In her spare time, she loves to cook, read, and have 2000’s rom-com movie marathons.

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Sydney Evans, Graduate Assistant for Operations and Marketing

Sydney is the Graduate Assistant for Operations & Marketing. She works with the Thwing Study Over committee, supports SA&L marketing initiatives, and works very closely with our beloved mascot, Spartie!

She attends the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Her favorite place near the campus is the Cleveland Art museum.

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Zora Raglow-DeFranco, Graduate Assistant for Campus Engagement

In her role, Zora supports the work of the Class Officer Collective and promotes a sense of CWRU spirit on campus.

She attends the Case Western School of Law and Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Her favorite place on campus is the Jolly Scholar on karaoke nights. In her free time she loves to hike!