Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is made up of 6 elected and 8 appointed officers.

For the 2015-2016 term, they are:


Elected Officers

  • Tatiana Zavodny

    President

    Serves as Chair of both the GSA Executive Committee and Council, oversees the direction of the organization and ensures the execution of its responsibilities and commitments.

    Tatiana Zavodny (president@gsa.ucsd.edu): Literature
  • Nathaniel Wood-Cohan

    Vice President of Academic Affairs

    Serves as Chair of the GSA Academic and Judicial Committee and as a representative to the Graduate Council and Representative Assembly of the Academic Senate, coordinates the annual Ph.D. Career Conference in conjunction with the Career Services Center, and appoints, subject to Council approval, grad students to campus-wide academic committees.

    Nathaniel Wood-Cohan (vpacademic@gsa.ucsd.edu): Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Sara Rivera

    Vice President of Financial Affairs

    Serves as Chair of the GSA Finance Committee, oversees the finances of GSA.

    Sara Rivera (vpfinance@gsa.ucsd.edu): Scripps Institute of Oceanography
  • Mark Derdzinski

    Vice President of External Affairs

    Serves as Chair of the GSA Student Advocacy Committee, attends monthly meetings of the University of California Students Association (UCSA), coordinates the regular lobby efforts of the organization, and oversees the work of the Legislative Liaisons.

    Mark Derdzinski (vpexternal@gsa.ucsd.edu): Physics
  • Betty Ramirez

    Vice President of Student and Campus Affairs

    Serves as Chair of the GSA Programming Committee, leads planning for all quarterly festivals, oversees the work of the Cultural Coordinator and Social Coordinators.

    Betty Ramirez (vpcampus@gsa.ucsd.edu): Literature
  • Martin Boston

    VP Diversity, Service, Equity and Inclusion

    Serves as Chair of the GSA Diversity Committee, oversees the organization's outreach efforts and work in support of campus diversity.

    Martin Boston (vpdiversity@gsa.ucsd.edu): Ethnic Studies

Appointed Officers

  • Vladimir Jovanovic

    Legislative Liaison for State and Local Affairs

    Develops legislative proposals and interacts with state and local representatives (appointed by the VP External Affairs).

    Vladimir Jovanovic (ca.legislative@gsa.ucsd.edu): Neuroscience
  • Kimberly McCabe

    Legislative Liaison for National Affairs

    Develops legislative proposals, interacts with national representatives, and maintains relationships with NAGPS and SAGE (appointed by the VP External Affairs).

    Kimberly McCabe (us.legislative@gsa.ucsd.edu): Bioengineering
  • Lynn Waterhouse

    Cultural Events Coordinator

    Organizes cultural programming, including special event ticket sales (appointed by the VP Student and Campus Affairs).

    Lynn Waterhouse (cultural@gsa.ucsd.edu): Scripps Institute of Oceanography
  • Haydee Smith

    Social Events Coordinator

    Organizes social programming, including happy hours (appointed by the VP Student and Campus Affairs).

    Haydee Smith (social@gsa.ucsd.edu): Literature
  • Hayley Weddle

    Chief of Staff

    Manages GSA council and appoints to committees. Acts as the liaison between the executives and council representatives.

    Hayley Weddle (chief@gsa.ucsd.edu): Education Studies
  • Melissa Cohen

    Social Events Coordinator

    Organizes social programming, including happy hours (appointed by the VP Student and Campus Affairs).

    Melissa Cohen (social@gsa.ucsd.edu): Literature
  • Troy Araiza Kokinis

    Community Outreach Coordinator

    Troy Araiza Kokinis (outreach@gsa.ucsd.edu): History
  • Katherine Zaba

    Professional Development Coordinator

    Katherine Zaba (professional@gsa.ucsd.edu): Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Representative(s)
Garrett Bredell - GSA President, Tatiana Zavodny - VP Academic, Sara Rivera - VP Finance, Mark Derdzinski - VP External, Betty Ramirez - VP Student and Campus, Martin Boston - VP Diversity, Hayley Weddle - Chief of Staff, Vladimir Jovanovic - Legislative Liaison for State and Local Affairs, Kimberly McCabe - Legislative Liaison for National Affairs, Lynn Waterhouse - Cultural Events Coordinator, Haydee Smith - Social Events Coordinator, Melissa Cohen - Social Events Coordinator, Troy Araiza Kokinis - Community Outreach Coordinator, Katherine Zaba - Professional Development Coordinator
Administrative Contact
Garrett Bredell (GSA President)
Committee Category
GSA
Committee Status
Active