February 26, 2021

The SEBS Governing Council (SGC) serves the student body of the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS). By reaching out to both the community and the faculty/administration, the SGC works to amplify the student voice and represent the needs and concerns of the student body. The council also allocates budgets for student groups affiliated with the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.

Meet the Executive Board!


Message from the President


My name is Shivane Patel and I am a senior in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences double-majoring in Biological Sciences and Psychology. I will be serving as President of the SEBS Governing Council for the 2019-2020 academic year!

The SEBS Governing Council strives to listen to the students at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and address their opinions and concerns so that together, we can make the best of our years at Rutgers University.

I have been a member of the SEBS Governing Council since my first year at Rutgers. I first served as a University Senator for the council for the 2017-2018 academic year. This position required me to attend monthly Senate Meetings and to meet with a designated committee to discuss matters that directly impacted the students in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. For the 2018-2019 academic year, I knew I wanted to be even more involved with the organization, so I ran for and was elected as Corresponding Secretary. This position required me to maintain the organization’s website, focus on marketing our merchandise and be an individual that general members can come to for any assistance. Due to my passion for this organization, and the fact that SGC has taught me the significance of making my voice be heard and standing up for what I believe in, I then decided to run for, and was elected as, President of the SEBS Governing Council for this academic year.

As President, I hope to initiate changes in SEBS that can benefit the students at this school. I hope that together, we can make your experience at Rutgers University just as amazing as you want it to be! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at president.sgc.council@gmail.com. Let’s make this year a great one!

– Shivane Patel



Recording Secretary



My name is Morgan Mark and I’m a junior majoring in Bioenvironmental Engineering. Icurrently work at the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey and I assist with bog turtle, diamondback terrapin, and red fox surveys. My goal is to be a habitat restoration engineer who develops strategies to improve environments for people, plants, and animals alike.

I’m excited to be your Recording Secretary this semester, and please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!




I am Fizza Naqvi! I currently hold the treasurer position for SEBS Governing

Council. I am a sophomore majoring in Biochemistry and I am planning on obtaining a Chemistry Education certification. I am interested in laboratory research in the realm of oncology/virology/infectious diseases, which is why I would like to continue my education by attending graduate school and working in the pharmaceutical industry later on.

I was introduced to SGC during my first year at Rutgers and I loved the work that this organization was doing. I am thrilled to be taking on a more involved role in SGC!