Graduate School Representatives

GPSG recognizes student governments from each of the schools at Pitt. These organizations receive half of the graduate student activity fee paid by their students and are represented on the GPSG Assembly Board. Please follow the individual links for more information on specific graduate student governments.

Arts & SciencesAmber Griffith
(asg56@pitt.edu)
Mark Fincher
(mef98@pitt.edu)
Elaine Nguyen
(eln29@pitt.edu )
BiomedicalAndrew Bradshaw
(andrew.m.bradshaw@pitt.edu )
Jennifer Boatz
(jcb122@pitt.edu)
Sam Herron
(rsh35@pitt.edu)
Business - Full TimeJulian Ferrante
(jdf59@pitt.edu)
Business - ProfessionalZachary Strickler
(zacharystrickler@pitt.edu)
Computing & InformationRichard Bao
(richardbao@pitt.edu)
Herminio Bodon
(hdb15@pitt.edu)
Dental MedicineAleksandr Kitaygorodskiy
(alk205@pitt.edu)
Eric Bender
(emb189@pitt.edu)
Lee Rodems
(ler69@pitt.edu)
EducationPaulette Vincent-Ruz
(pvincentruz@pitt.edu)
Katelynn Kelly
(kmk178@pitt.edu)
Rachel Bonnette
(rnb19@pitt.edu)
EngineeringErica Stevens
(egso@pitt.edu)
Yusuf Akinbade
(yaa34@pitt.edu)
Lisa Heirendt
(ihl4@pitt.edu)
Michelle Heusser
(mrh109@pitt.edu)
Haley Gardner
(hmg42@pitt.edu)
GSPIAPaul Donnelly
(PLD22@pitt.edu)
Justin Giannantonio
(JEG152@pitt.edu)
Health & Rehab SciencesVince Schiappa
(vjs19@pitt.edu)
Sarah Pupa
(sep95@pitt.edu)
Kara Kaniecki
(kek125@pitt.edu)
LawAlyson Landis
(a.landis@pitt.edu)
Sara Planthaber
(SEP94@pitt.edu )
MedicineMackenzie Nelson
(nelson.mackenzie@medstudent.pitt.edu)
NursingJonna Morris
(jlm356@pitt.edu)
Taya Irizarry
(tai19@pitt.edu)
Pharmacy - PharmDNicole Farah
(Ncf9@pitt.edu)
Pharmacy - PhDChangrui Xing
(chx23@pitt.edu)
Public HealthZoe Kaufman
(zok6@pitt.edu)
Monica Menon
(mom51@pitt.edu)
Social WorkAngela Padovano
(acp69@pitt.edu)
Grace Geisler
(geg50pitt.edu)

GPSG Student Association (GSA’s, formerly GAG’s)

GPSG’s Student Associations are recognized student organizations who are funded annually by GPSG. They provide a voice for their students on the GPSG Assembly Board, representing the interests of graduate and professional student cultural groups at Pitt. Each GSA is allowed one official representative, and this person retains voting privileges at the AB Meetings. GSA’s provide programming open to all graduate students at Pitt, and they also provide various services for their students (such as transportation from the airport and help finding housing for international students arriving in the United States). Please follow the individual links for more information on recognized graduate student organizations.

ANKUR
(Indian Graduate Student Association)
Sourabh Acharya
(pitt.ankur@gmail.com)
Ashutosh Burde
(asb161@pitt.edu)
CSSA
(Chinese Students & Scholars Association)
Junyi Yang
(juy23@pitt.edu)
Shuai Liu
(shl122@pitt.edu)
Xuanqing Wang
(xuw31@pitt.edu)
GOSECA
(Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe & Central Asia)
Amy Karabowicz
(ank137@pitt.edu)
Adam Brode
(amb308@pitt.edu)
ISA
(Iranian Student Association)
Rezvan Mohammadiziazi
(rezvanziazi@pitt.edu)
Saba Dadsetan
(sad149@pitt.edu)
TASA
(Turkish American Student Association)
Tugce Erbay
(tue2@pitt.edu)

GSA’s must renew their status with GPSG each year. In order to do that, each group, as well as any new graduate groups that wish to apply for GSA status, must meet the criteria outlined in the Application and Annual Re-Application for GPSG Student Association Status form. These forms are due to the GPSG Finance Officer no later than the last day of each financial year (the last day of June). All applications and re-applications will be considered at that time, and must be approved through a majority vote of the Assembly Board.

GSA Application

 GPSG Allocations Budget Summary