Executive Committee

GPSC is composed of a 13-member Executive Board, representatives from Duke University’s departments and programs, Young Trustees, University Committees Representatives, and all Graduate and Professional students. Executive Board positions have changed as of March 2017. An up-to-date version of GPSC’s By-Laws can be found here. The next executive titles are:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Attorney General
  • Executive Secretary
  • Director of Finance
  • Director of University Affairs
  • Director of Operations
  • Director of Advocacy
  • Directors of Student Life (x2)
  • Director of Community Outreach
  • Director of Academic Programming (x2)
  • Director of Communications

2017-2018 GPSC Executive Board

 

President:

Rashmi Joglekar

PhD Candidate

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Vice-President:

Stephanie Stefanski

PhD Candidate in Environmental Economics

 

Attorney General:

Ceri Weber

PhD Candidate

 

Executive Secretary:

Kristin Wainwright 

 

 

Director of Finance:

Joyce Zhang

 

 

Director of University Affairs:

Shengjie Xu 

Director of Operations:

 

 

Director of Advocacy:

Will Barclay

PhD Candidate

Director of Student Life:

Dilani Logan

JD/PhD, Romance Studies

 

Director of Student Life:

Sara Stevens

PhD Candidate

 

Director of Community Outreach:

Kendal McBroom

 

Director of Academic Programming:

Yash A. Dhumal

Director of Academic Programming:

Shaoqing Ge

 

 

Director of Communications:

Hannah Brown

PhD Candidate

Exec Board Archive

An archive of GPSC Executive Board members.

2016-2017 Executive Board

President: Marcus Benning, JD
Vice-President: Rahmi Joglekar, PhD, 3rd year
Executive Secretary: Ashley Arnold 
Attorney General: Will Barclay, PhD, Immunology, 3rd year
Director of Finance: Christine Umeh, JD
Director of University Affairs: Jose Vargas Muniz, PhD, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology , 5th year
Director of Operations: Abhishek Madduri
Director of Advocacy: Amy Hafez, PhD, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, 4th year
Director of Student Life: Rachel Rothendler, 2nd year Romance Studies (French and Francophone) PhD
Director of Student Life: Dilani Logan, JD/PhD, Romance Studies
Director of Community Outreach: Bennett Carpenter
Directors of Academic Programming:
Director of Communications: Dilnaman Singh Sachdeva, MBA

2015-2016 Executive Board

President: Abigail Labella, PhD, Genetics and Genomics, 4th year
Vice-President: Connie Chai, MBA, 2nd year
Executive Secretary: Tiffany Wilson, 6th Civil & Environmental Engineering PhD
Attorney General: Abhishek Chhetri, PhD, Biochemistry, 3rd year
Director of Finance: Malcolm Bonner
Director of University Affairs: Allison Roder, PhD, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology , 3rd year
Director of Operations: Breanna Kalmeta
Director of Advocacy: Andrew George
Director of Student Life: Rachel Rothendler, 2nd year Romance Studies (French and Francophone) PhD
Director of Student Life: Hunter Rudd, MBA, 1st year
Director of Community Outreach: Sasha Makohon-Moore
Director of Academic Programming: Vijeth Iyengar, PhD, Psychology and Neuroscience , 6th year
Director of Communications: Yuqian Shi, PhD, Biochemistry, 4th year

2014-2015 Executive Board

President: Ben Shellhorn, JD/MBA, 3rd year
Vice President: Abbe LaBella, Genetics & Genomics PhD, 4th year
Attorney General: Paul A. Escajadillo, MBA, 2nd year
Executive Secretary: Tiffany Wilson, Civil & Environmental Engineering PhD, 6th year
Director of Finance: Sahil Chaini, Master of Engineering Management, 2nd year
Director of University Affairs: Colleen McClean, MD/PhD (Immunology & Microbiology), 3rd year
Director of Operations: Kevin Anderson, MD, 3rd year
Director of Advocacy: Aaron Towers, Genetics & Genomics PhD, 6th year
Co-Director of Student Life: Rachel Rothendler, French PhD, 2nd year
Co-Director of Student Life: Dorehn Coleman, Master of Management Studies, 1st year
Director of Community Outreach: Paul Triulzi, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, 3rd year
Director of Academic Programming: Rachel Hesler, Molecular Cancer Biology PhD, 5th year
Director of Communications: Leonor Stephens (Añó), Pharmacology & Cancer Biology PhD, 5th year

2013-2014 Executive Board

President: Amol Yadav,4th year Biomedical Engineering PhD 
Vice-President: Shannon O’Connor, 5th year Biomedical Engineering MD/PhD
Treasurer: Eden Ellis, 2nd year MBA/MPP
Executive Secretary: Betty Jiang, 3rd year MD
Attorney General: Brad Hover, 5th year Biochemistry PhD
Academic Affairs Coordinator: Yilin Liu, 3rd year Medical Physics PhD
Communications Coordinator: Fumiko Chino, 4th year MD
University Affairs Coordinator: Shanna Lehrman, 2nd year JD
Student Life Co-Chair: Tiffany Wilson, 5th year Civil & Environmental Engineering PhD
Student Life Co-Chair: Ben Shellhorn, 2nd year JD/MBA
Student Group Liaison: Abigail LaBella, 3rd year Genetics and Genomics PhD
Community Outreach Coordinator: Daniel Brown, 5th year Toxicology PhD
Career Development Chair: Junchi Li, 5th year PhD

2012-2013 Executive Board

President: William Hunt, 5th year English PhD
Vice-President: Shannon O’Connor, 4th year BME MD/PhD
Treasurer: Amol Yadav, 3rd year, BME, PhD
Executive Secretary: Pam Mosley, 3rd year Chemistry PhD
Academic Officer: Pan Wu, 5th year Chemistry PhD
Attorney General: Chris Marsicano, 2nd Year MPP/Sanford School
Communications Coordinator: Chris Rowland, 4th year BME PhD
University Affairs Coordinator: Chelsea Gaw, 2nd year JD
Student Life Co-Chair: Andrew Schicho, 2nd year ME PhD
Student Life Co-Chair: Alexis Mann, 3rd year JD
Student Group Liaison: Brad Hover, 4th year Biochemistry PhD
Community Outreach Coordinator: Daniel Brown, 4th year Toxicology PhD
Career Development Chair: Nicholas Brandley, 4th year Biology PhD

2011-2012 Executive Board

President: Felicia Hawthorne, 5th year Genetics and Genomics, Ph.D.
Vice-President: William Hunt, 4th year English Ph.D.
Treasurer: Brittany Love, 2nd year Divinity Master (Spring 2012); Philip Weissman, 3rd year Law J.D. (Fall 2011)
Executive Secretary: Stacey Turner, 3rd year Chemistry Ph.D.
Academic Officer: Bethany Stafford, 2nd year Psychology and Neuroscience Ph.D.
Attorney General: Allison Schmitt, 5th year Chemistry Ph.D.
Communications Coordinator: Yang Yang, 5th year Physics Ph.D.
University Affairs Coordinator: Pan Wu, 4th year Chemistry Ph.D.
Student Life Co-Chair: Nicholas Brandley, 3rd year Biology Ph.D.
Student Life Co-Chair: Alexis Mann, 2nd year Law J.D.
Student Group Liaison: Brad Hover, 3rd year Biochemistry Ph.D.
Community Outreach Coordinator: Daniel Brown, 3rd year Toxicology Ph.D.
Career Development Chair: Liz Bloomhardt, 5th year Mechanical Engineering and Material Science Ph.D.

2010-2011 Executive Board

PresidentDaniel Griffin, 4th year Classical Studies Ph.D
Vice-PresidentFelicia Hawthorne, 4th year Genetics and Genomics Ph.D.
TreasurerFallon Ukpe, 3rd year M.D./M.B.A.
Executive SecretaryAlana Belcon, 4th year Earth and Ocean Sciences Ph.D.
Academic OfficerTheodore Graham, 2nd year Classical Studies Ph.D.
Attorney GeneralCaitlin Ludwigsen, 3rd year Law J.D.
Communications CoordinatorYang Yang, 4th year Physics Ph.D.
University Affairs CoordinatorAli Saaem, 5th year Biomedical Engineering Ph.D.
Student Life Co-ChairMiles Crosskey, 3rd year Mathematics Ph.D.
Student Life Co-ChairHoracio Carias, 5th year Physics Ph.D.
Student Group LiaisonSam Gong, 4th year Physics Ph.D.
Community Outreach CoordinatorAbhilash Sabarathinam, 1st year Masters of Engineering Management

2009-2010 Executive Board

President: Yvonne Ford, Nursing Ph.D, 4rd Year
Vice-President: Adam Pechtel Law Student, 3rd Year
Treasurer: Emeline Aviki, MD/MBA Dual Degree, 4th Year
Executive Secretary: Daniel Griffin, Classical Studies Ph.D.
Academic Officer: Yang Yang, Physics Ph.D, 3rd Year
Attorney General: Rob Tiefenbrun, Law Student, 2nd Year
Communications Coordinator: Rolando Estrada, Computer Science Ph.D., 4th Year
Community Affairs Coordinator: Ali Saaem, Biomedical Engineering Ph.D., 3rd year
Student Life Co-Chair: Miles Crosskey, Mathematics Ph.D.
Student Life Co-Chair: Sam Gong, Physics Ph.D.
Student Group Liaison: Fallon Ukpe, MD Student, 2nd Year
Community Outreach Coordinator: Jennifer Seger, Medical Physics Ph.D., 3rd year

2008-2009 Executive Board

President: Alethea Duncan, Chemistry Ph.D.
Vice-President: Yuvon Mobley, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology Ph.D.
Treasurer: Bart Michalczuk
Executive Secretary: Laura Barnard Masters of Divinity & Clinical Psychology Ph.D. (Spring 2009); Kat Mitchel, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, 2nd yr (Fall 2008)
Academic Officer: Sara Salahi, Biomedical Engineering Ph.D., 2nd year
Attorney General: Yvonne Ford, Nursing Ph.D
Communications Coordinator: Laura Johnson, Evolutionary Anthropology Ph.D.
Community Affairs Coordinator: Ali Saaem, Biomedical Engineering Ph.D.
Student Life Chairs: Marina Dickens and Andrew Fontanella
Student Group Liaison: Jessi Bardill, English Ph.D.
Community Outreach Coordinator: Jennifer Seger, Medical Physics Ph.D.

2007-2008 Executive Board:

President: Crystal Brown, Law
Vice-President: Elizabeth Rach, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Ph.D.
Treasurer: David Kahler, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Executive Secretary: Christie Eyler, Medical Scientist Training Program, Molecular Cancer Biology Ph.D.
Academic Officer: Cong Jin, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Ph.D.
Attorney General: Yvonne Ford, Nursing Ph.D.
Communications Coordinator: Claire Gordy, Immunology Ph.D.
Community Affairs Coordinator: Ali Saaem, Biomedical Engineering Ph.D.
Student Life Chairs: Jessi Bardill, English Ph.D., & Alethea Duncan, Chemistry Ph.D.
Student Group Liaison: Wadia Haddaji, Finance Ph.D.
Community Service Coordinator: Julie Roy

2006-2007 Executive Board:

President: Audrey Ellerbee
Vice-President: Nathan Kundtz
Treasurer: David Kahler
Executive Secretary: Joshua Wilson
Ombudsperson: Megan McCrudden
Attorney General: Lara Oliver
Communications Coordinator: Dmitriy Morozov
Community Affairs Coordinator: Gavin Rogers
Student Life Co-Chairs: Gautham Pandiyan and Gabi Wurmitzer
Student Groups Liaison: Elizabeth Irish

2005-2006 Executive Board:

President: Bill LeFew
Vice-President: Lettye Smith
Treasurer: Scott Smith
Executive Secretary: Audrey Ellerbee
Ombudsperson: Megan McCrudden
Attorney General: Kelly DeMeester
Communications Coordinator: Lara Oliver
Community Affairs Coordinator: Heather Dean
Student Life Co-Chairs: Jenny Woodruff and Stela Plaku
Student Groups Liaison: Elizabeth Irish

2004-2005 Executive Board:

President: Heather Dean
Vice-President: Brian O’Dwyer
Treasurer: Sara Becker
Executive Secretary: Kellye Kirkbride
Ombudsperson: Audrey Beck
Attorney General: Matt Block
Communications Coordinator: Rachel Lovingood
Community Affairs Coordinator: Rob Saunders
Student Life Co-Chairs:  Bill LeFew and Lara Oliver

2003-2004 Executive Board:

President: Rob Saunders
Vice-President: Colleen Hanlon
Treasurer: Heather Dean
Executive Secretary:
Ombudsperson: John Cook
Attorney General: Katie Regan
Communications Coordinator: Zach Schafer
Community Affairs Coordinator: Audrey Beck
Student Life Co-Chairs: Lara Oliver and Ben Cooke

2002-2003 Executive Board:

President: Rob Saunders
Vice-President: Audrey Beck
Treasurer: Heather Dean
Executive Secretary: Jandy Hanna
Ombudsperson: Elayne Heisler
Attorney General: Carol Chancey
Communications Coordinator:
Community Affairs Coordinator:
Student Life Co-Chairs: Tobin Freid and Ben Cooke
At Large: Amy Vickers and Marc Sokol