Executive Board

The executive board oversees the administration of the UGSA and serves as the first line of communication between the UGSA and the rest of the University at large. When contacting the UGSA, it is normally better to address the entire exec board to ensure that your message is heard and answered, but if you need to reach out to a particular member, they are listed here for your reference.

NCSU UGSA Exec Board - From left to right: Chirag Gajjar, Katie Kennedy, Yvonne Matos, Efra Rivera Serrano , Veronica Mbaneme, David Fiala, Barry Peddycord III, Emily Smith, and Matt Melillo

From left to right: Chirag Gajjar, Katie Kennedy, Yvonne Matos, Efra Rivera Serrano , Veronica Mbaneme, David Fiala, Barry Peddycord III, Emily Smith, and Matt Melillo

Internal Committees

All UGSA representatives serve on one of our seven internal committees in order
to work on our various programs and events. We recognize their hard work by
listing them here.

Academic Policy Committee

Chair: Preston Countryman

  • Philip Mzyk, Veterinary Medicine
  • Stephanie Matthews, Microbiology
  • Parth Shah, MAE
  • Preston Countryman, Physics
  • Rowan Argent, Marine, Earth, & Atmospheric Science
  • Maria Arceo, Animal Science
  • Rangeen Basu Roy, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Teaching Effectiveness Committee

Chair: Haritha Malladi

  • Alex Combs, Mathemetics
  • Cassie Kozyrkov, Statistics
  • Ginger Bushey, Agrictultural & Extension Education
  • Kate Kennedy, CBS/Vet Med
  • Jacob Dums, Plant Biology
  • Haritha Malladi, Civil Engineering

Social Committee

Chair: Amanda Lee (Co-chair), Shannon Warchol (Co-chair)

  • Katherine Myers, Genetics
  • Mike Cove, Zoology
  • Yuelong Guo, Genomic Sciences
  • Shadi Hassani Goodarzi, Industrial Engineering
  • Shannon Warchol, Civil Engineering
  • Chris Ladner, Chemistry
  • Amanda Lee, International Studies
  • Karen Hicklin, Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Atlee Watson, Toxicology

Community Service Committee

Chair: Olivia Reeser

  • Christine Bradish, Horticulture
  • Jessie Brown, Plant Pathology
  • Mohsin Madad, Textiles
  • Olivia Resser, Social Work
  • Daniel Armstrong, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Ravi Mathur, Genomic Science
  • Christina Morton, Higher Education Administration

Special Projects and Political Action Committee

Chair: Colin Funaro

  • Mandy Liesch, Soil Science
  • Katie Conlon, Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management
  • Wilmer Pacheco, Poultry Science
  • Travis Knight, Psychology
  • Colin Funaru, Entomology
  • Erika Fox, Physiology
  • David Fiala, Computer Science

Department Outreach and Leadership

Chair: Keith Brannurn

  • Maryann Tyrer, Adult Education
  • Erin Whitford, MAC (Accounting)
  • Jacob Majikes, Materials Science
  • Keith Brannurn, Public Admiistration
  • Rochelle Strednak, Crop Science

Publicity Committee

Chair: Sean Bloszies

  • Sean Bloszies, Sustainable Agriculture
  • Emily Smith, Biomedical Engineering
  • David Fiala, Computer Science

Advisors

We would like to thank our faculty advisors from the Graduate School, Dr. Barbi Honeycutt and Dr. Beth Overman, for their continued support and guidance in our work.