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The GPSA Assembly represents graduate and professional students from colleges and schools across all ASU campuses and online students. Assembly Members are elected each spring and serve year long terms. Outside of our normal elections, the Assembly can fill empty seats by vote at monthly Assembly Meetings. Assembly seats are allocated based on enrollment for each school.

Meetings occur on the 3rd Friday of each month during the Spring and Fall semesters from 2-5pm.

Search below for the Assembly Member representing your school.

Get Involved

We have 12 vacant seats (see below).  Give back to your academic community: Serve on the Assembly and represent your school! To apply, email a cover letter and CV/resume to Nich Weller at gpsaassembly@gmail.com at least ten days before the next Assembly Meeting. 

Current Assembly Members

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences

Jake Garcia
Jake Garcia
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences
I'm Jake, a third year Chemistry PhD Candidate in the School of Molecular Sciences. I joined GPSA in order to provide a voice for other graduate students around me, and to personally have a hand in the decision making process that dictates our time here at ASU. Fun fact: I'm getting my skydiving license!

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences

Sarah Hall
Sarah Hall
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Social Sciences
I'm a second-year PhD student, and I study bioarchaeology in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change. I joined GPSA because I'm passionate about service, and GPSA gives us grad students an important platform to advocate for ourselves and our peers. Fun fact: I spent a month in Romania studying osteology during undergrad.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Life Sciences

Vacant
Vacant
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Life Sciences
Interested in serving the graduate and professional student community? Send a cover letter and CV/Resume to Nich Weller (gpsaassembly@gmail.com) at least ten days before the next Assembly Meeting.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Humanities

Vacant
Vacant
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Humanities
Interested in serving the graduate and professional student community? Send a cover letter and CV/Resume to Nich Weller (gpsaassembly@gmail.com) at least ten days before the next Assembly Meeting.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - At-Large

Vacant
Vacant
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - At-Large
Interested in serving the graduate and professional student community? Send a cover letter and CV/Resume to Nich Weller (gpsaassembly@gmail.com) at least ten days before the next Assembly Meeting.

W.P. Carey School of Business

Alwin Dsouza
Alwin Dsouza
W.P. Carey School of Business
I am a fourth year Ph.D. student at Morrison School of Agribusiness. I've been a member since October 2017. I joined GPSA to connect with the ASU graduate community and share my experiences with them. I would like to take up discussions and find solutions to issues concerning graduate students. I would like to specifically focus on issues concerning the international students and graduate funding.
Gokul Vijay
Gokul Vijay
W.P. Carey School of Business
"I'm also an MBA student (class of 2019). I am working towards ensuring a smooth transition for the international students and also in reaching out to graduate and PhD students to make them aware of how GPSA can help them. Fun fact: Can rap in four languages, currently."
Vacant
Vacant
W.P. Carey School of Business
Interested in serving the graduate and professional student community? Send a cover letter and CV/Resume to Nich Weller (gpsaassembly@gmail.com) at least ten days before the next Assembly Meeting.

College of Health Solutions

Andrew Sherrard
Andrew Sherrard
College of Health Solutions
2nd year Masters student in Biomedical Informatics - I'm here to help support the needs of grad students in both my program and others within the university - I'm also a researcher here at ASU, ask me about my work!
Gladys Yu
Gladys Yu
College of Health Solutions

College of Public Service & Community Solutions

Soraya Jennings
Soraya Jennings
College of Public Service & Community Solutions
Hello, I am on the third semester on the Master in Environmental Public Policy. I am a Biologist from Brazil, and I joined GPSA to make friends and increase awareness on our rights at ASU. Fun fact about me: I am crazy about my 17 years old cat - Billie Jean! She is the best!
Daniel Jose Sanchez
Daniel Jose Sanchez
College of Public Service & Community Solutions
"My name Daniel Jose Sanchez, and I am a Master's of Public Administration (MPA) student here at ASU. My educational background includes a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Sociology, with Minor Studies in Visual Arts and Women's Studies. I have professional experience working in Healthcare and Higher Education Administration, as well as instructing college level undergraduate Sociology courses. I do this, for the ability to serve and guide our students and citizens towards their educational and life goals. I desire to serve our graduate students by helping us ease the administrative processes, policies and procedures, all while helping develop students towards serving themselves and others for everyone's benefit! Random fact about me, I have a summer playlist each summer since 2005, with my favorite summer songs. I now have a unique record of music history for the past 13 years... If you're interested in listening to this, add me on Apple Music (sorry Spotify)!"
Vacant
Vacant
College of Public Service & Community Solutions
Interested in serving the graduate and professional student community? Send a cover letter and CV/Resume to Nich Weller (gpsaassembly@gmail.com) at least ten days before the next Assembly Meeting.

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Mei Mei (Siyuan Li)
Mei Mei (Siyuan Li)
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
I am Mei Mei, a second-year master student majoring in Learning Science. I consider participating in GPSA an opportunity to develop my ability of collaboration and be involved in the community that can make a real change to all students. As an international student, not only the culture but also the political ideologies I can learn from GPSA as an assembly member. The diversity of GPSA is another aspect I appreciated. Our assembly members are from all over the world and representative of the different disciplines. Every progress we made is a cultural and intellectual collaboration. As one of them, I think my multicultural background can provide the team a different perspective and my enthusiasm for exploring the best way of empowering and helping graduate students can intrinsically motivate me to make a valuable contribution to this community.
Vacant
Vacant
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Interested in serving the graduate and professional student community? Send a cover letter and CV/Resume to Nich Weller (gpsaassembly@gmail.com) at least ten days before the next Assembly Meeting.

At-Large

Leah Jones
Leah Jones
At-Large
I am a third year PhD student in the School of Sustainability. I joined GPSA because I have felt a great sense of community within my department, and I want other students to experience that sense of community as well across different schools. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, traveling, and adventuring outdoors.
Petrit Gashi
Petrit Gashi
At-Large
I am a currently a second year master's student in the Social Justice and Human Rights program at ASU West, and I am also pursuing a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership and Management at Downtown. My research focus is on refugees and asylum seekers. I joined GPSA in order to be more involved in the graduate student community at ASU. Fun fact: My name means Falcon in Albanian
Vacant
Vacant
At-Large
Interested in serving the graduate and professional student community? Send a cover letter and CV/Resume to Nich Weller (gpsaassembly@gmail.com) at least ten days before the next Assembly Meeting.
Vacant
Vacant
At-Large
Interested in serving the graduate and professional student community? Send a cover letter and CV/Resume to Nich Weller (gpsaassembly@gmail.com) at least ten days before the next Assembly Meeting.

College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Jenny Holzapfel
Jenny Holzapfel
College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
I'm in my fifth year in the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program. My clinical work has allowed me to work with diverse individuals on a variety of presenting concerns in settings that range from college campuses to hospitals. My research interests include supervision practices, suicidal risk assessment and intervention, student-athletes, and intercultural couples. As a member of GPSA, I am committed to fostering a sense of community and inclusion to support graduate and professional students in their academic and personal goals.

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Vacant
Vacant
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Interested in serving the graduate and professional student community? Send a cover letter and CV/Resume to Nich Weller (gpsaassembly@gmail.com) at least ten days before the next Assembly Meeting.

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Zee Wilson
Zee Wilson
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
I am a 2nd yr PhD student in the Design, Environment and the Arts program. My focus is on medieval female patronage. I joined GPSA to make sure students in SOA have a voice in graduate student government. I am a huge Disneyphile!
Vacant
Vacant
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Interested in serving the graduate and professional student community? Send a cover letter and CV/Resume to Nich Weller (gpsaassembly@gmail.com) at least ten days before the next Assembly Meeting.
Ishan Garg
Ishan Garg
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
I'm an Urban Design student (Class of 2019) in Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. I studied the Bachelor of Architecture from Sharda University (India) and is a licensed Architect. With encouragement from friends, I joined the GPSA to represent the Herberger Institute and to bring into light the issues which the students are facing with respect to the professional development and the networking. In my free time, I love to socialize with people, do photography and play video games.

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Madhan K. Arulanandam
Madhan K. Arulanandam
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
I am a PhD student in electrical engineering from IRA.A.Fulton school of engineering. I am currently in my third year and specializing in photovoltaics. GPSA helps me in developing my social skills and also serving as a platform to aid my deep passion in serving the community. Education, peace, privacy, environment, food security, ethnicity, gender neutrality are some of the causes I strongly care about. Feel free interacting with me and let us work together building a flourishing ASASU community.
Varun Nalam
Varun Nalam
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
I'm a 4th year PhD student in mechanical engineering. I plan to work on increasing industrial exposure to graduate students, making it easier for the student community to transition from the school to the industry.
Siddhu Immadisetty
Siddhu Immadisetty
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
I'm a 2nd year Master's student in Solar Energy Engineering and Commercialization program. I wsa fasinated by the events that GPSA conducts. This encouraged me to learn more about GPSA and eventually led me to represent the engineering school and fellow students. I recommend that every graduate student take advantage of the opportunities that GPSA provides.
Biran Singh Atwal
Biran Singh Atwal
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Hey this is Biran! I am in my final year of masters in Ira. A Fulton Schools of Engineering in Technological Entrepreneurship and Management department. I like working out. The reason why I joined GPSA is to help out sync the demands of the students with the goals of university and make it a win win situation for all of us to grow and be successful.
K P Raj Dandamudi
K P Raj Dandamudi
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Hello fellow grad sundevils!! I am K P Raj Dandamudi, a third year Ph.D. student majoring in Chemical Engineering & Applied Statistics. I have been serving in GPSA since Spring 2017 in assembly and executive positions advocating for graduate students. Fun fact: I am learning my 4rth language and doing pretty good on it. se habla español!
Surya Iyer
Surya Iyer
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Surya is doing his second year masters in Management of Technology. He loves helping, advocating for and supporting his peers. Fun Fact- One of the items on his bucket list is going to Mars!
Vacant
Vacant
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Interested in serving the graduate and professional student community? Send a cover letter and CV/Resume to Nich Weller (gpsaassembly@gmail.com) at least ten days before the next Assembly Meeting.

New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Wenxi (Wency) Yang
Wenxi (Wency) Yang
New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
"I am a second-year master student studying Psychology at New College Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences on Arizona State University (ASU) West Campus. My research interest is studying how personal and societal cultural values affecting individual cognitions and emotions. In my efforts to further broaden my knowledge and fully pursue my passions, I joined GPSA Assembly with a goal of facilitating interdisciplinary research and solutions to various issues on-campus and off-campus. I am enthusiastic about contributing all my skill sets, my knowledge in social science and business, my experience as an international graduate student, and my working efforts to GPSA with a desire for making a difference. My roommate is a 17-pound white and orange cat, and I enjoy making crafts."

College of Nursing

Tara Bautista
Tara Bautista
College of Nursing
I am a fourth year Ph.D. student in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI). My research is in evidence-based intervention adaption for minorities and vulnerable populations with substance use disorders. I became a GPSA Assembly member to give a voice to my college and relay information to my fellow CONHI graduate students.

School of Sustainability

Nich Weller
Nich Weller
School of Sustainability
I'm a 5th year (oh how it pains me to say that) PhD student in Sustainability. I study public engagement with controversial scientific topics and policy. I joined GPSA to give back to the ASU community that has afforded me so much during my time here. ASU's value to graduate students is inpart built by our ability to determine our future. As such, I'm passionate about getting graduate and professionals students involved in the issues that matter to our programs. Fun fact: I have an immense appreciation for old cars and tools of various trades. The most recent addition to my modest collection? A 1950's Underwood 'Leader' typewriter.

Thunderbird School of Global Management

Vacant
Vacant
Thunderbird School of Global Management
Interested in serving the graduate and professional student community? Send a cover letter and CV/Resume to Nich Weller (gpsaassembly@gmail.com) at least ten days before the next Assembly Meeting.

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Grant Hayes Frazier
Grant Hayes Frazier
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
I am a 3L at ASU Law. I currently serve as the Editor-in-chief (EIC) of Jurimetrics Journal; EIC of the Journal of Law, Policy & Military Affair; and as a Visiting Editor on the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. I joined GPSA to facilitate graduate students' access to GPSA's varied resources.
Carolina Lopez
Carolina Lopez
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
I am a third-year law student at Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. I joined GPSA to represent my peers in graduate student matters and to connect my peers to our overall graduate student community. Fun fact: I produced a documentary about project-based education at a public Phoenix high school.
Chance East
Chance East
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
I am a 3l law student. I joined GPSA to help benefit the school that I care about.

School for the Future of Innovation in Society

Brittany McCall
Brittany McCall
School for the Future of Innovation in Society
I am entering my second year in Global Technology & Development in SFIS as an online student. Like many on campus and online students in SFIS, and at the larger university, I work full time and have a life outside of work and school. I joined GPSA to give a voice to these graduate and professional students.

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