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Graduate Student Body Council (GSBC)

The Graduate Student Body Council (GSBC) is a group of elected students who serve as the voice of graduate students on campus. By serving on committees with faculty, we represent student interests and help in decision-making. An important goal of the GSBC is to keep graduate students informed about new policies regarding their thesis work.  We gain insight from students about changes they would like to see happen at UMass and work hard to implement these changes. One of our major goals is to further relationships between graduate students on campus, in addition to interprofessional relationships with both the medical and nursing students. The GSBC encourages fellow colleagues in their studies, hosting events for first year students during their core coursework. We offer social events throughout the year to foster friendships and support groups and hold local volunteer activities such as Working for Worcester and Habitat for Humanity. We also partner with the Career and Professional Development group and host events for students that help prepare them for their career path of interest.

2020-2021 Graduate Student Body Committee

Faculty Advisor: Daryl Bosco, PhD
Co-Presidents: Joseph Magrino and Heather Learnard
GSBS Assembly Representatives: Javier Solivan-Rivera and Peren Coskun
Career Development Co-Chairs: Silviana Lee and Grant Weaver
Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chairs: Judy (Qiu Yu) Huang and Sarah Cleveland
Community Outreach and Service Co-Chairs: Erica Katz and Pooja Parameswaran
Student Life Co-Chairs: Emily Lowry and Thomas Nyalile
Information Technology and Publicity Representatives: Emily Agnello and Wendy Tan

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