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Biology Graduate Student Association

The Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA) is the organization that represents the graduate students in the Department of Biology.  BGSA representatives participate in department activities and advocate for student positions on matters within the department and university.  The BGSA organizes events throughout the year, including Graduate Recruitment Day in January.

Come check out what the BGSA is up to on: The BGSA website or the Twitter and Instagram

BGSA Officers for 2023-2024

President: Meet Patel
Vice President: Hansika Herath
Treasurer: Aaron West 
Secretary: Lasni Nishanke
Recruitment: Tori Alvord
Social Media and Events Chair: Sarah Stasel
Outreach: Erin Salano and Olivia Waldridge
Seminar Committee Representatives: Kimberly Cook and Samuel Nwadialo 
Graduate Student Congress (GSC) Representatives: Sajina Dhungel and Sejuti Naurin
Graduate Affairs Committee Representative: Tasha Sweeney 
Master's Student Affairs Rep: Maya Owens
Post-Doc Affairs Rep: TBD
International Student Affairs Rep: Brianda Avina

Biology Director of Graduate Studies: Dr. Jessica Santollo
BGSA Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jeremy Van Cleve
Biology Graduate Program Financial Matters Manager: Jacqueline Burke