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Ayse Selen Zarrelli, MBA, Director

Selen Zarrelli, MBA (she/her/hers), began working at JCU in 2018. Her most recent role was Program Coordinator for Wayfinders Program. Before joining JCU, she worked in the staffing and hospitality industry as a Staffing Specialist and Recruiter. Selen received her M.B.A. from the Boler College of Business at JCU. Her B.B.A. is in International Relations from Ege University, Izmir (Turkey), and she studied Political Science at Universiteit van Gent in Ghent (Belgium).

Selen volunteers her time in projects such as ISupportTheGirls and Mentoring Immigrant and Refugee Youth. She has also participated in projects such as My Urban Library, Cultures in Globalism, and Human Rights through the European Union. She is the facilitator for the Women of Color and Staff of Color Employee Resource Group. Fun Facts: She enjoys photography; recently, her work was published as a book cover in Italy and won an award in a competition sponsored by The World Bank. Contact Selen at or 216-397-1505. 

Meet CSDI Staff

Angela Aviquivil '19, Assistant Director

Angela Aviquivil (she/her/hers) earned her B.S. in Psychology from John Carroll University in 2019. She is continuing her education at JCU in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. During her undergrad, she served as a resident assistant, an orientation leader, and an intern for the Immersion Program. She is excited to continue her education at the school that made her who she is today. She is from Parma, Ohio, and in her free time, she loves listening to podcasts, reading, watching documentaries, and exploring! Fun fact: she was right-handed until first grade. Contact Angela at or 216-397-3051.


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Daniella Flores '20, Program Coordinator

Daniella Flores (she/her/hers) earned her B.A in Communication with a concentration in Integrated Marketing from John Carroll University in 2021. She is continuing her education at JCU in the Boler College of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program. During her undergrad, she served as a resident assistant, orientation leader, MELT mentor, peer health advocate, and the President of the Latin American Student Association. Daniella is from Cleveland, Ohio and in her free time she loves hiking, exploring, astrology, reading, listening to podcasts, fashion, and health and wellness. Fun Fact: She is Bilingual, fluent in Spanish. Contact Daniella at or 216-397-1583.


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Uchechukwu Ike '24

Uche is a recent undergraduate student who earned her B.S. in Business Administration from John Carroll University. She is continuing her education at Carroll in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship masters program. During her undergrad, she served as president and financial officer for Black Students in Action, a MELT peer mentor, an intern for ECDI WBC through CSSA's Summer in the City program, and was a speaker for a Dare to Start retreat event. She is from Detroit. Michigan and in her free time she enjoys working out, listening to music, watching true crime and comedy, and wants to continue to explore Cleveland! Fun Fact: She owns her own business that caters to African fashion and accessories. Contact Uche at IG: uchechukwu.ike

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Yub Kim '24 Yub is a graduate student at John Carroll University on the Clinical Mental Health Counseling track. He aspires to be a sex and kink-positive counselor/sex educator and believes kink activities can have therapeutic qualities. Yub recognizes a severe lack of sex education in the country and acknowledges that many people suffer from sexual illiteracy and pressure from the socially constructed definition of sex and happiness. He sees the world phenomenologically and is interested in diving deeper into Gestalt therapy.





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Mary Frances Allen (She/her/hers) I am a Junior at JCU majoring in child and family studies psychology with a minor in sociology and criminology. I am from Birmingham, Michigan. I love being a mentor for the MELT program and am super excited to be this year’s MELT fall intern! In my free time, I love to read, be active outside, and cook new meals for my friends and family. 



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Taylor Anthony (She/her/hers) I am a Junior studying Communications with a concentration in Digital Media and a minor in Spanish. In addition to my internship with CSDI, I am also a sprinter on the track & field team, I serve as the vice president for John Carroll TV, and I recently became an editor for the campus section of The Carroll News. In my free time, I love to listen to music, spend time with my friends and family, or find a good book to pass the time. I truly have a passion for journalism, public speaking, and advocacy and I hope to one day integrate my communication and media skills to become a notable broadcast journalist and amplify the voices of others. I truly look forward to working alongside CSDI this fall!