The Assembly is the parliamentary branch of ASU’s Graduate Student government, and meets on a monthly basis to review executive activities, vote, and pass language on student concerns. The 38 Assembly Member seats represent over 15,000 graduate and professional students from 5 campus locations and online. Assembly members are individually responsible for understanding and communicating the interests of their schools to their respective college/school administrative leadership, and supporting Graduate Student Organization (GSO) leaders in developing our community. Collectively, the Assembly is responsible for oversight of the Executive branch’s activities, including approval of the annual GPSA ~$1,000,000 budget and student advocacy agenda, as well as monthly GPSA events, monthly GSO funding, and legislative bills.
Interested in becoming an Assembly Member?
The Assembly meets once a month, typically on the 2nd or 3rd Friday from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Each Assembly member is expected to be on two different committees, which also meet once a month. The expected time commitment is an average of 3-5 hours per week including attending social events.
The procedures for becoming an Assembly member are outlined below. Please send the requested materials to the Assembly President (firstname.lastname@example.org) via email two weeks before the next Assembly meeting.
- Your ASU ID number and program name as listed below.
- A brief (1-page max) cover letter explaining why you would like to join the Assembly.
- A current Resume or CV highlighting your service and research interests.
- Attend the next Assembly meeting. We will ask you to introduce yourself to the Assembly and tell us why you would like to join and how you would like to serve our graduate student body. Per our Bylaws, you must be present to become an Assembly Member.
If there are more candidates than seats for a given program, we will confirm the member that receives the most Assembly votes. Candidates may also apply for At-Large seats, and vacant seats are typically converted to At-Large seats in January of each year.
Current Assembly Members
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Humanities
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Natural Sciences
Jake Garcia, email@example.com
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Life Sciences
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Social Sciences
Sarah Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – At-Large
Teachers College (2 seats)
Mei Mei (Siyuan Li), email@example.com
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts (3 seats)
Ishan Garg, firstname.lastname@example.org
Zee Wilson, email@example.com
Ira A Fulton School of Engineering (7 seats)
Madhan K. Arulanandam , firstname.lastname@example.org
Surya Iyer, email@example.com
Varun Nalam, firstname.lastname@example.org
Siddhu Immadisetty, email@example.com
Biran Singh Atwal, firstname.lastname@example.org
K P Raj Dandamudi, email@example.com
Sandra Day O’ Connor College of Law (3 seats)
Grant Hayes Frazier, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolina Lopez, email@example.com
Chance East, firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Integrative Sciences & Arts (formerly Letters and Sciences) (1 seat)
Jenny Holzapfel, email@example.com
Cronkite School of Journalism (1 seat)
Future of Innovation in Society (1 seat)
Brittany McCall, firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Solutions (2 seats)
Gladys Yu, email@example.com
Andrew Sherrard, firstname.lastname@example.org
New College Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (1 seat)
Wenxi (Wency) Yang, email@example.com
College of Nursing & Health Innovation (1 seat)
Tara Bautista, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thunderbird (1 seat)
College of Public Service & Community Solutions (3 seats)
Soraya Jennings, email@example.com
Daniel Jose Sanchez, Daniel.Sanchez.firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Sustainability (1 seat)
Nich Weller, email@example.com
W.P. Carey School of Business (3 seats)
Alwin Dsouza, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gokul Vijay, email@example.com
At-Large (4 seats)
Petrit Gashi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leah Jones, email@example.com