GSSA Representation

Each department or organization with a graduate program in the School of Science and Engineering or the School of Liberal Arts is entitled to representation within GSSA. If your department is not listed below, and you are interested in acting as a representative, please contact the GSSA President for more information.

Your department's representatives are your liason with the GSSA body as a whole, and as such can answer or direct many of your questions, and should be your first point of contact for questions.

GSSA Department and Organizational Representatives

Mark Dennison
Jocelyne Ponce
David Watt

Art History
Elizabeth Mauerman

Art Studio
Jeffrey Thurston

Biomedical Engineering
Kate Elfer
Nick Hodges
Devon Bowser

Cell & Molecular Bio
William C. Anderson
Grant Weiss
Angela Crist

City, Culture & Community
Tait Kellog

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Giovanni Kelly
Leila Pashazanusi

Ross Zaenglein
Molly Payne
Farihah Haque

Earth & Environmental Sciences
Molly Keogh
Elizabeth Chamberlain

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Peter Tellez
Anna Peterson
Samantha Lantz

Ali Enami

If a representative needs to be changed, please contact one of the GSSA officers.

GSSA Mailing List

If you are a representative, and you need to be added to the GSSA LISTSERV, please send an email to from the email address you want to use with the line "SUBSCRIBE GSSA-L Your Name (Your Dept/Program)" in the body of your message (no quotes).

An example body message would be: SUBSCRIBE GSSA-L Green Wave (Oceanography Department)


Each Representative in GSSA is required to serve on at least one standing committee, either within GSSA (Social, Budget, Legislative) or outside of GSSA. Current Assignments are shown below:

University-Wide Committees

Associated Student Body Representatives
Kate Elfer
Giovanni Kelly
Molly Keogh
Nick Hodges
Jacobs Jordan

Graduate and Professional Student Association Representatives
Kate Elfer
Giovanni Kelly
Molly Payne
Nick Fears
Jacobs Jordan

University Senate- Student Affairs Standing Committee
Craig Alcantara
Ted Sawyer

Provost's Office- Graduate Council
Ali Enami
Kate Elfer

Student Health Insurance Committee

Student Health Care Committee

Student Financial Aid Committee

SLA Graduate Honor Board
Abigail Nixon
Mark Dennison
David Wait
Elizabeth Mauerman
Ali Enami
Mira Kohl
Jesse Hill
Daniel Tigard
Daniel Sullivan