People

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.

  • President: Jacob Majikes
    • Executive Liasion for the Special Projects and Political Action Committee
    • Addresses graduate student concerns, Inter-University networking, communicates with graduate student body
  • Vice President of External AffairsTyler Allen
    • Executive Liasion for the Community Service Committee
    • University sitting committees, organizes GSA community service events, represents GSA
  • Vice President of Internal Affairs: Doug Czajka
    • Executive Liasion for the Department of Outreach and Leadership Committee
    • Best Practices Award, Representative resource, and constitutional amendments
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Jessica Nash
    • Executive Liasion for the Research Recognition Committee
    • Travel Conference Award, Graduate Research Symposium
  • Vice President of Communication: Veronica Catete
    • Executive Liasion for the Publicity Committee
    • Listserv, website updates, and technological concerns
  • Secretary: Susan Rodriguez
    • Executive Liasion for the Teaching Effectiveness Committee
    • Outstanding TA Awards, meeting minutes, and historicizing the organization
  • Treasurer: Mohamed Desoky
    • Executive Liasion for the Social Committee
    • Yearly budget, honoraria/block grant, social events
  • Public Relations Officer: Charlena Wynn
    • Executive Liasion for the Publicity Committee/Interim Chair
    • Social media, branding, and marketing
Photograph by Maylisa Nicholson, August 31, 2015 Front row (L-R): Jessica Nash, VP of Academic Affairs; Veronica Catete, VP of Communications; Susan Rodriguez, Secretary; Charlena Wynn, Public Relations Officer Back row (L-R): Tyler Allen, VP of External Affairs; Mohamed Desoky, Treasurer; Jacob Majikes, President; Doug Czajka, VP of Internal Affairs

Photograph by Maylisa Nicholson, August 31, 2015
Front row (L-R): Jessica Nash, VP of Academic Affairs; Veronica Catete, VP of Communications; Susan Rodriguez, Secretary; Charlena Wynn, Public Relations Officer
Back row (L-R): Tyler Allen, VP of External Affairs; Mohamed Desoky, Treasurer; Jacob Majikes, President; Doug Czajka, VP of Internal Affairs

 

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.

Research Recognition

Chair: Desiree Unselt

  • Rangeen Basu, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Ria Corder, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Christiane Sommer Demasceno, Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media
  • Gabriel Firestone, Physics
  • Wen Lin, Foresty and Environmental Resources
  • Megan Miller, Plant Pathology
  • Lauren Pellegrino, Educational Research And Policy Analysis
  • Sugandha Singh, Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering
  • Desiree Unselt, Genetics
  • Sadie Wisotsky, Genomic Sciences
  • Sean Lund, Chemistry
  • Jessica Nash, Materials Science and Engineering

Teaching Effectiveness Committee

Chair: Bhavya Singhi

  • Nicholas Faulkner, Microbiology
  • Jennifer Gill, Animal Science
  • Rachael Graham, English
  • Federico Scholcover, Psycology
  • Bhavya Singhi, Textiles
  • Christopher Yoder, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Susan Rodriguez, History

Social Committee

Chair: Melissa White

  • Daniel Bernstein, Mathematics
  • Brandon Huber, Horticulture Science
  • Nicole Jasperson, Sociology/Anthroplogy
  • Lee Jones, Operations Research
  • Sasha Philius, Biomedical Engineering
  • Benoit Sabourin, Higher Education Administration
  • Melissa White, Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Mohamed Desoky, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Community Service Committee

Chair: James Peerless

  • Jasleen Kaur, Master Business Administration
  • Caroline Johnson, Veterinary Medicine
  • Jonathan Milward, Molecular and Structural Biochemistry
  • James Peerless, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Devan Riley Masters of Accounting
  • Hannah Smith, Physiology
  • Brian Sullivan, Plant Biology
  • Tyler Allen, Veterinary Medicine

Special Projects and Political Action Committee

Chair: Nathan Corder

  • Grayson Walker, Poultry Science
  • Nathan Corder, Statistics
  • Geneva Gray, Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Karly Meszaros, Parks Recreation and Tourism
  • Zac Lentz, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Jacob Rutz, Crop Science
  • Jacob Majikes, Materials Science & Engineering

Department Outreach and Leadership

Chair: Maryann Tyrer

  • Remil Aguda, Forest Biomaterials
  • Allison Camp, Toxicology
  • Fallon Fowler, Entymology
  • Leslie Green, International Studies
  • Jessica Kettenbach, Zoology
  • Courtney Schultz, Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management
  • Tyler Sowers/Wayne Roper, Soil Science
  • Doug Czajka, Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences

Publicity Committee

Chair: Charlena Wynn

  • Cameron Mills, History
  • Celilia Paoppi, Foreign Language & Literature
  • Veronica Catete, Computer Science & Engineering
  • Charlena Wynn, Liberal Studies

Advisors

We would like to thank our faculty advisor from the Graduate School, Dr. George Hodge for his continued support and guidance in our work.