Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association hosts weekly department socials, graduate student activities, and an annual research symposium, EnviroDay. Funding for activities come from generous department support and faculty sponsorships, as well as dues from the students. A core group of officers is responsible for events with input and support from the graduate student body.

The GSA also runs an undergraduate research mentoring program to connect undergraduates interested in research with graduate students. A list of publications from current department graduate students is compiled twice a year to highlight research achievements.

Three large social functions are held each year:

  • Fall BBQ (September)
  • End of Year Celebration (December)
  • Spring Fling (April)


The GSA is a student run organization that aims to provide:

1. professional and personal support for existing graduate students,
2. events that build community among students and faculty,
3. information and guidance for incoming and new graduate students,
4. a voice for graduate students in the department and university, and
5. support, space, and outspoken solidarity with historically marginalized individuals in academia and the wider scientific research community.

Officers 2020-2021

All positions are for one academic year with elections occurring each Summer. Co-chairs are rising second-year graduate students selected by the outgoing officers.

There are also volunteer and appointed positions available such as Social Chairs, Prospective Student Chairs, EnviroDay Chairs, and Dr. Doughnuts.

Name Position Email
Kelsey Huelsman President ksh5s
Hannah Mast Treasurer hm4vd
Angelique Demetillo Secretary mgd7uv
Tyler Barnes GSA Rep. teb5g
Andrew Jablonski GSA Rep. adj8sh
Ieva Juska GSAS Rep. ij7tt
Kayleigh Granville Dept. DEI Rep. keg8fb
Marion McKenzie Dept. DEI Rep. mm8dt
Amelie Berger Dept. Sustainability Rep. acb4rk
Morgan Tassone Dept. Sustainability Rep. mms3sh
Zoe Bergman Social Chair zab9waq
Madeline Miles Social Chair mam4qv
Ieva Juska EnviroDay Chair ij7tt
Morgan Tassone EnviroDay Chair mms3sh
Kelsey Schoenemann EnviroDay Chair kls7sg
TBD Prospective Week Chair  
TBD Interview Chair(s)  
Spencer Tassone Webmaster sjt7jc