All graduate students in ESPM, Forestry, and Range Management are automatically members of the ESPM Graduate Student Association (GSA). This group serves students in both academic and non-academic affairs such as delegating members to represent the graduate students on committees and seminars, encouraging student and faculty interaction through seminars, representing student problems to the faculty and administration, sponsoring and organizing social events, and holding fundraising events such as t-shirt sales. The GSA holds meetings periodically. Students will find participation in the GSA a good way to learn about current news in the department, and to get acquainted with fellow students. Elected positions in the GSA include chair, secretary, treasurer, and representatives for each academic division in the department (Ecosystem Science, Organisms & Environment, and Society & Environment). Elected and non-elected students volunteer to coordinate social activities such as the first-year orientation camping trip, happy hour, and the annual holiday bake-off (a joint activity with ESPM and the Department of Integrative Biology).
For information on specific GSA role responsibilities, visit the GSA site.
2019- 2020 Representatives
Co-Presidents: Amy Van Scoyoc & Christine Wilkinson
Secretary (fall): Kristin Barker
Social Chairs: Rachael Ryan & Robin D. López
Political Liaisons: Brian Klein & Whitney Mgbara
Grad Student Equity & Inclusion Officer: Kendall Calhoun
Delegates to the Graduate Assembly: Lucy Andrews & Erin Westeen
ES Division Representative: Hana Moidu
O&E Division Representative: Millie Chapman
ES Liaison to the GPC: Hannah Welsh
O&E Liaison to the GPC: Ignacio Escalante
ES Liaisons to the Graduate Student Union: Alex Thomas & Robert Shortt
O&E Liaisons to the Graduate Student Union: Dylan Beal & Millie Chapman
S&E Liaisons to the Graduate Student Union: Matt Libassi
For a list of representatives from previous years, visit the GSA archive page.