Campus Involvement

My primary involvement on campus came through the Graduate Student Assembly. I served GSA as a department Representative in 2009 and 2010 before rising to the role of President. I served as GSA President from December 2010 through June 2012. As President, my main jobs were to coordinate and run meetings, liaise between graduate students and CMU administrators, and help implement a vast number of social events. I served as the executive head of a body with a $900,000 annual budget dedicated to improving graduate student life on campus. Under my leadership, GSA added an annual Beer Tasting event for 1,000 attendees to complement our renowned Wine Tasting. We installed campus maps in five locations and added new bike racks and a bicycle repair station at CMU. Finally, we secured increased funding from the school administration for graduate students teaching summer courses.

I also served on other committees across campus. The most prominent of these was the President's Student Advisory Council (PSAC), which met monthly with former CMU President Jared L. Cohon.