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The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is made up of 7 elected officials and is supported by 22 appointed officers and their committees. For the 2023-2024 term, they are:

 

  • President

    President

    Giulia Corno

    Serves as Chair of both the GPSA Executive Committee and Council, oversees the direction of the organization and ensures the execution of its responsibilities and commitments.

    Email: president@gsa.ucsd.edu

  • Vice President of Academic Affairs

    Vice President of Academic Affairs

    Muhtadi Faiaz

    Serves as Vice Chair of the GPSA Academic & Professional Development Committee and as a representative to the Graduate Council and Representative Assembly of the Academic Senate, coordinates the professional development programming, and appoints students to campus-wide academic committees.

    Email: vpacademic@gsa.ucsd.edu

  • Vice President of Campus Affairs

    Vice President of Campus Affairs

    Adair Appleton

    Serves as Vice Chair of the GPSA Student Affairs Committee, works to improve various aspects of student life on campus, and appoints students to campus-wide committees dealing with such issues.

    Email: vpcampus@gsa.ucsd.edu

  • Vice President of External Affairs

    Vice President of External Affairs

    Arturo Chiquito

    Serves as Vice Chair of the GPSA Legislative Advocacy Committee, coordinates the regular lobby efforts of the organization, and oversees the work of the Legislative Liaisons.

    Email: vpexternal@gsa.ucsd.edu

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    Vice President of Financial Affairs

    Matthew Fain

    Serves as Vice Chair of the GPSA Finance Committee and oversees the finances of GPSA.

    Email: vpfinance@gsa.ucsd.edu

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    Vice President of Social Affairs

    Patiemma Rubio

    Serves as Vice Chair of the GPSA Social Programming Committee, coordinates all GPSA event planning, and works with the Social Coordinator to host GPSA events.

    Email: vpsocial@gsa.ucsd.edu

  • Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

    Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

    Cynthia Nyongesa

    Serves as Vice Chair of the GPSA Diversity Advisory Council, oversees the organization's outreach efforts, and works in support of campus diversity.

    Email: vpdiversity@gsa.ucsd.edu

  • Chief of Staff

    Chief of Staff

    Emma Spillman

    Manages GPSA council and appoints to committees. Acts as the liaison between the executives and council representatives (appointed by the President and VPs).

    Email: chief@gsa.ucsd.edu

  • Parliamentarian

    Parliamentarian

    Minh Nam Pham

    Serves as the GPSA Rules Officer in Council meetings (appointed by the President and VPs).

    Email: parliamentarian@gsa.ucsd.edu

  • Director of Engagement

    Director of Engagement

    Omowuyi Olajide

    Oversees GPSA's email and website management (appointed by the Chief of Staff).

    Email: it@gsa.ucsd.edu

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    Legislative Liaison for National Affairs

    Vacant

    Develops legislative proposals, interacts with national representatives, and maintains relationships with NAGPS and SAGE (appointed by the VP of External Affairs).

    Email: us.legislative@gsa.ucsd.edu

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    Legislative Liaison for State Affairs

    Vacant

    Develops legislative proposals and interacts with state and local representatives (appointed by the VP of External Affairs).

    Email: ca.legislative@gsa.ucsd.edu

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    Legislative Liaison for Local Affairs

    Vacant

    Develops legislative proposals and interacts with local representatives (appointed by the VP of External Affairs).

    Email: sd.legislative@gsa.ucsd.edu

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    Civic Engagement Liaison

    Vacant

    Supports and facilities civic engagement at all levels (appointed by the VP of External Affairs).

    Email: civic@gsa.ucsd.edu

  • Social Events Coordinator

    Social Events Coordinator

    Ashlyn Murphy

    Organizes social programming, including happy hours (appointed by the VP of Social Affairs).

    Email: social@gsa.ucsd.edu

  • Department Social Coordinator

    Department Social Coordinator

    Yameng Song

    Organizes social programming in coordination with departments (appointed by the VP of Social Affairs).

    Email: social@gsa.ucsd.edu

  • Social Events Coordinator

    Social Events Coordinator

    Yaman Jandali

    Organizes family-friendly and inclusive social programming (appointed by the VP of Social Affairs).

    Email: social@gsa.ucsd.edu

  • Cultural Events Coordinator

    Cultural Events Coordinator

    Sean Huang

    Organizes cultural social programming in coordination with the social team (appointed by the VP of Social Affairs).

    Email: cultural@gsa.ucsd.edu

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    Professional Development Coordinator

    Wendy Wagner

    Works with Grad Divison and the Career services center to host GrAdvantage events and the PhD Career Conference (appointed by the VP of Academic Affairs).

    Email: professional@gsa.ucsd.edu

  • Academic and Professional Development Committee Chair

    Academic and Professional Development Committee Chair

    Jeremy Cronig

    Chairs the Academic & Professional Development Committee to address issues pertaining to academic and professional development across campus (appointed by the VP of Academic Affairs).

    Email: apdcchair@gsa.ucsd.edu

  • Travel Grants Coordinator

    Travel Grants Coordinator

    Vacant

    Manages and coordinates the GPSA Travel Grants program (appointed by the VP of Financial Affairs).

    Email: travel@gsa.ucsd.edu

  • Community Outreach Coordinator

    Community Outreach Coordinator

    Sana Ali

    Fosters relationships between graduate students at UCSD and the greater San Diego community, specifically those who belong to historically underrepresented and under-resourced communities in academia (appointed by the VP of Equity, Diveristy and Inclusion).

    Email: outreach@gsa.ucsd.edu

  • Diversity Action Committee Chair

    Diversity Action Committee Chair

    Kween Agba

    Chairs the Diversity Action Committee to address issues pertaining to diversity and community building for URMs across campus (appointed by the VP of Equity, Diveristy and Inclusion).

    Email: dacchair@gsa.ucsd.edu

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    Health & Wellbeing Liaison

    Vacant

    Supports GPSA's efforts to promote the health and wellbeing of all graduate and professional students (appointed by the VP of Campus Affairs).

    Email: health@gsa.ucsd.edu

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    Basic Needs Co-Chair

    Vacant

    Collaborates with the Basic Needs Committee to provide basic need supports for all graduate and professional students (appointed by the VP of Campus).

    Email: basicneeds@gsa.ucsd.edu

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    Basic Needs Representative

    Vacant

    Collaborates with the Basic Needs Committee and Co-Chair to provide basic need supports for all graduate and professional students (appointed by the VP of Campus).

    Email: basicneeds@gsa.ucsd.edu

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    Climate Action Policy Committee

    Vacant

    Leads the Cliamate Action Policy Committee which advocates for climate justice and leads GPSA's efforts towards a more sustainable campus (appointed by the VP of Campus).

    Email: capchair@gsa.ucsd.edu

  • Mentorship Coordinator

    Mentorship Coordinator

    Julianna Follmar

    Coordinates the mentorship committee and handles all mentorship activities and events.

     

    Email: mentoring@gsa.ucsd.edu

  • Graduate Family Housing Advisory Committee Co-Chair

    Graduate Family Housing Advisory Committee Co-Chair

    Vacant

    Co-Chair the Graduate Family Housing Advisory Committee and advocates for graduate students on student housing issues (appointed by the VP of Campus).

    Email: gfhac@gsa.ucsd.edu

  • GPSA Advisor

    GPSA Advisor

    Breana Clark

    Advisor to the Graduate & Professional Student Association.

    Email: bzclark@ucsd.edu