Dean Cynthia Sánchez Gómez is the assistant dean for student engagement and is located in the SAS Honors Program Main Office at 35 College Ave. She offers honors academic advising, coordinates honors global experiences, supports honors admissions, and advises the Artists Collective. She is originally from Lima, Perú and grew up in north New Jersey. She is a proud Rutgers University alumna with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and Spanish from the RU-Newark College of Arts and Sciences. She also has a master’s degree in College Student Affairs from the Graduate School of Education and recently earned a PhD in Higher Education there. Her expertise in higher education developed through her work in the areas of STEM education, student activities, student organization and academic advising, new student orientation, and first-year experience. Her research focuses on exploring the experiences of immigrant youth, particularly of undocumented students enrolled in higher education. In her spare time, Dean Sánchez Gómez enjoys traveling, dancing, watching soccer, and spending time with her family. She looks forward to working with the honors student community at Rutgers!