The SMLR Alumni & Friends Association

Who We Are

Our alumni association is a community of alumni, practitioners in the fields of labor relations and human resources, and friends who share an affinity with SMLR. Contact us at

Our activities:

  • sponsor free educational programs, led by faculty and other leaders in the field.
  • host networking events.
  • actively support SMLR’s mentoring program for graduate students. This program is offered through our Mentoring Network and comprised of mentors from our alumni community and Rutgers University Society of Human Resource Management (RU SHRM).
  • endowed scholarship to assist future SMLR students financially in their academic endeavors.

SMLR Alumni Association Leadership

(Effective July 1, 2021, terms ending June 2023)


Members at large

Melissa Daniel, MLER ’01,

Tracy Ng, BAHRM '15,
Vice President, Events

Samantha Castro, BAHRM '19
Vice President of Programs & Events

Samantha Kelly, MHRM '18

Jordan Schoen, MHRM '18
Communications Chair


Events Project Team:

  • Amanpreet Pall
  • Catherine Mobilian
  • Quionne Matchett
  • Rashmi Deo
  • Nisha Patwardhan
  • Cynthia Abbott
  • Marsha Fils
  • Shasha Cui
  • Jessica Kiffl
  • Juan Alvarez

Communication Project team:

  • Nadia Crecenzio
  • Alexandria Sims
  • Jenny Zhou

Alumni Recognition Project Team:

  • Adam Opitz
  • Mei Xiong