Graduate Student Members

Are you a doctoral student in Counselor Education? Are you a master’s student in the counseling field thinking about doctoral programs? ACES is your professional home, and we welcome you to join us!

The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision is the professional organization committed to the advancement of quality counselor education and supervision. We support our members through our publications, opportunities for leadership and mentoring, as well as continued connections with leaders in the field.

Graduate student members of ACES are represented by graduate leaders on both the regional and national levels. Regional graduate student representatives plan and implement graduate student activities and initiatives, and work with national graduate student representatives to meet students’ needs. On the national level, the ACES Graduate Representative team gives voice to student members’ needs and concerns, plans national initiatives, and promotes graduate student connections and relationships.

As a member, you will have access to:

Regional Connections

Geographic regions are the foundation of ACES. Members are encouraged to get involved at the regional level through relationship building, conference activities, and collaborative efforts. You can find ways to get involved with your region in the members only section of the portal.

Social Media and Technology

We regularly connect to our students through technological means, including our website. In the members only portal, you will find e-newsletters, message boards, podcasts, and publications.

National Impact

ACES graduate students are informed, committed, and excited to make an impact on the field of counselor education and supervision. We are committed to furthering our field through innovative research, teaching, supervision and service. Graduate student members create and implement innovation through collaboration and relationships. With your membership in ACES, you, too, will find ways to make a difference!

We are the future of ACES!

ACES National Graduate Student Representatives

Fatma Salem

Fatma Salem / Grad Student Rep

Fatma Salem is a first-generation immigrant from Tunisia. Fatma has a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science, a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and is currently working on her dissertation toward her Doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision. Fatma is a counselor at a private practice in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, working with a variety of disorders but mainly focusing on OCD, PTSD, and anxiety. Fatma is also the Program Director of a residential facility for adults with autism and has experience working with individuals with autism, down syndrome, and other developmental disorders. Fatma is also an Adjunct Professor at Henderson State University in their Clinical Mental Health program. Fatma is a member of ACA, ACES, NARACES, and CSI. As the active graduate student representative at ACES, Fatma hopes to reach as many graduate students as possible to increase access to our scholarships and leadership opportunities. Fatma has one counselor education publication and many presentations on topics such as feminist disability theory, creative counseling, generational trauma, and students and mental health. Fatma is also a singer/songwriter who enjoys incorporating the arts in counseling in a variety of formats.

Nadiya Boyce Rosen

Nadiya Boyce Rosen / Grad Student Rep-Elect

Nadiya Boyce Rosen is a School Counselor and doctoral student, studying Counselor Education and Supervision at Florida Atlantic University. She is a Licensed School Counselor in Georgia and Florida, a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor (APC) in Georgia, and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Nadiya enjoys serving the counseling profession and is honored to be the Graduate Student Representative-Designee for the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) and is an Emerging Scholar for the American School Counselor Association’s (ASCA) Professional School Counseling Journal. She has presented on self-care, race-based trauma, and trauma-informed practices in school counseling. Her career and research interests include cultural humility, student school engagement, and trauma-informed practices in schools.

Jan Gay

Jan Gay / Grad Student Past-Rep

Dr. Jan Gay is a Visiting Professor at St. Bonaventure University in the Counselor Education Department. She recently defended her dissertation “Examining the Relationship between Color-Blind Racial Attitudes, Social Justice Attitudes, Multicultural Competence, and Advocacy Competency Among Professional School Counselors”. Her research interest includes anti-racist school counseling, multiculturalism, social justice, and advocacy. Jan has 3 years of experience as a professional school counselor and 11 years as a clinical social worker. Jan is a Holmes Scholar, the ACES Past-Graduate Student Representative, and a graduate student representative for the International Society for Policy Research and Evaluation in School-Based Counseling. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES), Florida Counseling Association (FCA), and the Florida School Counseling Association. Jan has six publications in press in counseling journals and a book chapter. She has received two research grants including the AARC Multicultural Assessment and Research in Counseling (MARC) student grant and the recipient of the ACA 2022 Courtland C. Lee Multicultural Excellence Scholarship Award.

Have questions, want to get involved or just want to learn more? Reach out to your ACES Graduate Student Representatives at

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