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.
2022- 2023 Representatives
Co-presidents: Rachael Ryan and Natasha Shannon
Vice-president: Kristen Barker
Social Committee (still looking for more to join!): co-leads Jaye Mejía-Duwan and Ngoc Nguyen, Kat Culbertson supporting
Grad Student Equity & Inclusion Officer: Tyus D. Williams
Political Liaisons: Kenzo Esquivel and Andrés Caicedo
Delegates to the Graduate Assembly: Mindy Price and Marianne Cowherd
Alumni Co-chairs: Rachael Ryan and Robin D. Lopez
Development Committee: Sarah Hartman and Alexii Sigona
ES Division Representative: Seth LaRosa
O&E Division Representative: Rose Mohammadi
S&E Division Representative: Andrés Caicedo
Forestry Division Representative: Vanessa Komada
Range & Wildlife Management Division Representatives: Chris Nygard and Joyce Qiao
ES Liaison to the Graduate Programming Committee (GPC): Erin Westeen
OE Liaison to the Graduate Programming Committee (GPC): Kenzo Esquivel
Buddy Program Coordinator: Kat Culbertson
ESPM Slack/Wiki Coordinator: Jessie Moravek
For a list of representatives from previous years, visit the GSA archive page.