Student Committees


Positions for 2018-2019

Positions become effective on July 1st of each year.

EECB Student President (1)

Danny Nielsen 

Stephanie Coronado - 2019 Elect

EECB Student President should be a student who has passed written comprehensives.

  • Organize a minimum of two student meetings per year (more if needed)
  • Serve as liaison between students and EECB director and faculty
    • Join faculty listserv in order to receive all pertinent emails
    • Faculty contact: Lee Dyer, EECB Director
  • Organize beginning of year social function
  • Engage EECB students to participate in decisions, functions, etc. related to EECB
  • Keep in touch with other EECB officers to ensure duties are being met
  • Jenkins Award: solicit nominations from EECB students, select finalists, and collect votes.  Engrave Jenkins Award plaque and announce recipient at final spring colloquium.
  • Attend and welcome new graduate student cohort at New Student Orientation

Political Outreach (6+)

Ericka Kay; Charlie Truettner; Valentina Alaasam, Avery Grant, Devon Picklum 

Trevor Faske, Steve Hromada, Devon Picklum, Valentina Alaasam - 2019 Elect

  • Work with EECB faculty to provide resources to politicians about the effects of global change in Nevada to a global scale.

Representatives to Faculty (2)

Nadya Muchoney and Jake Francis 

Anson Call and Nadya Muchoney - 2019 Elect

  • Attend faculty meetings and report meeting minutes to EECB students
    • Faculty contact: Lee Dyer, EECB Director
  • Attend curriculum meetings, suggest student ideas for new classes and restructuring or elimination of old classes, and report meeting minutes to EECB students
    • Faculty contact: Angela Smilanich

Admissions Representative (1)

Anne Espeset 

Danny Nielsen - 2019 Elect

Coordinator should be well into their Ph.D. research or possess a Masters degree.

  • Attend admissions committee meetings and review prospective student applications
    • Faculty contact: Marjorie Matocq

Colloquium Nomination Committee (4)

Jared Fuller, Phillip Street, Israel Borokini, Aramee Diethelm 

Josh Hallas, Aramee Diethelm, Tessa Behnke, Anjana Parandhaman - 2019 Elect

  • One representative for each section: Ecology, Evolution, Conservation Biology, and Ecosystem/Plant Science
  • Solicit nominations for colloquium speakers before the fall and spring semesters
  • Organize schedule of speakers for each semester
  • Work with website committee to ensure colloquium is up-to-date on web page

Colloquium Logistics Committee (6)

Fall 2018: Charlie Truettner; Micaela Enger; Marcus Blum; Thomas Riecke 

Spring 2019: Danielle Salcido; Adriana Parra; Danielle Miles; Santiago Villamarín

Fall 2019 - Elect: Jessica Reimche, Christopher Halsch, Danielle Salcido, Thomas Riecke 

Spring 2020 - Elect: Danielle Miles, Marcus Blum, Adriana Parra, Jason Wurtz

  • Send email announcements [if the host prefers] and post fliers
  • Ensure all reimbursement paperwork is complete
  • Help speaker get set up properly in colloquium room before the talk
  • Provide snacks for reception

Ecolunch Coordinator (1-2)

Fall: Katie Uckele 

Spring: Devon Picklum

  • Reserve meeting room through UNR Reservations and Scheduling
  • Schedule speakers to give Ecolunch and send out announcements
  • Arrange for pizza delivery and handle itemized receipts
  • Apply for club funds from GSA [optional]

Website Committee (3+)

Danny Nielsen, Jessica Reimche, Adriana Parra

Jessica Reimche, Lauren Benedict, Leanne Diss - 2019 Elect

  • Designate at least one committee member for CMS training and site access for content updates
  • Designate at least one committee member for calendar administrator account
  • Solicit information annually and update pages of students, postdocs, faculty, and alumni (CMS account required)
  • Update news feed regularly with major grants, publications, awards, media coverage, etc. (CMS account required)
  • Update calendar regularly with colloquium, ecolunch, candidate seminars, defenses, outreach, grant deadlines, etc. (calendar administrator account recommended)
  • Ensure new students are subscribed to the EECB student sympa listserv (sympa owner/administrator account required)
    • SUBSCRIBERS: to subscribe or unsubscribe from listserv, email the administrator or visit the sympa page

New Student Orientation Committee (1-2)

Angela Pitera, Gabi Rios-­‚ÄźSotelo, Danny Nielsen, Thomas Riecke 

Stephanie Coronado, Angela Pitera, Jennifer Heppner, Leanne Diss - 2019 Elect

  • Add contact information to prospective student page and respond to emails received
  • Organize new EECB student orientation before the fall semester each year
  • Update and distribute student orientation handbook to all new and transfer students
  • Organize post-orientation meet-up for new and continuing students

Peer-Review Group Coordinator (1-2)

Phillip Street 

Fall 2019 Elect: Jake Francis

Spring 2020 Elect: Anson Call

Coordinator should be well into their Ph.D. research, or possess a Masters degree.

  • Organize twice-monthly meetings to review student manuscripts
  • Organize snacks or coffee

Grants Committee (1+)

Jake Francis 

Anna Tatarko - 2019 Elect

  • Manage grant calendar and send grant deadline reminders to listserv

Outreach Coordinators (2+)

Ben Sonnenberg, Josh Hallas, Nadya Muchoney, Angela Pitera, Su'ad Yoon, Avery Grant, Jake Francis, Tessa Behnke 

Chanchanok Sudta, Lydia Doan, Jennifer Heppner, Nadya Muchoney, Ben Sonnenberg, Angela Pitera, Lauren Benedict, Adriana Parra, Tessa Behnke, Jake Francis, Jason Wurtz, Haley Moniz, Su'ad Yoon, Maya Zowlodzki - 2019 Elect

  • Establish and maintain connections with on- and off-campus community service and science education organizations (e.g., Museum of Natural History, Darwin Day, Upward Bound, TRIO, BBBS, TINS, Nevada Bugs & Butterflies, Discovery Museum, etc.)
  • Organize two outreach activities per year and encourage EECB student participation

Social Committee (2+)

Ericka Kay, Maya Zawlodzki, Haley Moniz, Valentina Alaasam

Haley Moniz, Valentina Alaasam, Kelli McKeegan, Ericka Kay - 2019 Elect

  • Plan EECB student parties (responsible for communication with faculty host, purchase of food and beverages and coordination with Graduate Director)

Representative to GSA Council (1) [optional]

EECB does not have a dedicated GSA representative position; interested students should run for election in their respective college.

  • Serve as a liaison between EECB students, faculty, and the Graduate School
  • Alert EECB students and faculty to relevant issues