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Graduate Student Association

The purpose of the Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association is to increase camaraderie between all graduate students in Biological Sciences by holding social events throughout the school year, aiding in recruiting graduate students to the department, and helping graduate students through their qualifying exams and other phases of their graduate career.

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What We Do

  • Organize the annual Department Retreat
  • Organize monthly social events and summer canoeing day trip
  • Host a departmental seminar with a grad-student-selected invited speaker each semester
  • Mock quals, where upper-level students help lower-level students prepare for their qualifying exam
  • Upper/lower level graduate student mentor/mentee program
  • Community outreach and service
  • Provide resources for international students
  • Organize an annual international culture event
  • Connect graduate students with lecture opportunities
  • Send out the monthly departmental newsletter
  • Make departmental t-shirts
  • Advocate for graduate student needs to the department administration and Graduate Student Council

  2018-19 GSA Board


Cait Kirby

Vice President

Jacob Steenwyk


Kerri-Ann Anderson

Social Chair (& deputies)

Logan Richards

Zi Ye

Destane Garrett

Education Chair

Noah Bradley

Speaker Chairs

Yan Yan

Kate Snyder


Souradip Das

Social Media

Adriana Norris

Service Chair

James Held

VP of International Affairs

Souhrid Mukherjee

Professional Development Chair

Hannah Nelson