2018 GPSC Executive Board
GPSC President: Marie Teemant
Marie is in her third year of the Art History PhD program in the College of Fine Arts, after completing her MA in Art History at the University of Arizona in 2016. Her primary area of research is in the History of Photography, following her interests both in the scholarship and her work as a practicing photographer. Marie became involved in GPSC during the 2017-18 academic year, serving as a representative of the College of Fine Arts as well as the GPSC Social Chair.
GPSC Executive Vice-President: Teja Konduri
Teja is a third year PhD student in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering department. He came to UoA after obtaining his master degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ecole des Mines, France. His research is primarily focussed on computational modeling of composite materials. He became involved with GPSC in 2018 as the representative for College of Engineering. He served briefly as the Social Chair before taking up the role of EVP.
GPSC Administrative Vice-President: Dustin Tran
Dustin is a fourth year PhD student in Biomedical Engineering. His primary research interest is in developing optical techniques and instruments for cellular imaging. Prior to joining the University of Arizona, Dustin completed his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and MS from Columbia University. Dustin has been involved with GPSC over the past 2 years, serving as a representative for the Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP) in 2016 and Administrative Vice-President in 2017.
GPSC Assembly Chair: Taylor Gee
My name is Taylor Gee; I have served on the Graduate and Professional Student Council for two years representing the College of Science. I am a fourth year Biochemistry Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. I study how opioid and dopaminergic signaling are altered in response to pain. Hobbies include playing volleyball and happy hour with friends!
GPSC Treasurer: Gaurav Deshpande
GPSC Secretary: Ashton Leo
Ashton is in his second year of the Plant Pathology MS program in the College of Agriculture and Life Science, after completing his BA in Plant Sciences at the University of Arizona in 2016. His primary research interest is in the use of native soil microbes to enhance crop plant growth and to develop STEM teaching modules for education. Ashton became involved in GPSC during the summer of 2018, serving as a representative of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Secretary.