GSA Committees

Committees function as the workhorse for the GSA as much of what we accomplish is through these committees. As a graduate student, you may be a member of any GSA committee without being an elected Council Representative. This provides the opportunity to become involved with GSA at a smaller level than what is required of a representative. For more information please contact the Internal Vice President.

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee is in charge of both Fall and Spring Awards, including the Fall Graduate Poster Symposium but is not involved in the evaluation of the applications. Tasks include but are not limited to: recruiting faculty members to serve as judges, setting judging criteria per award, and organizing the Graduate Fall Poster Symposium. 

Members: Roshika (Chair), Taissa Lytchenko, Will Carrasco, Nick Kimutis, Mauricio Solorio

Budget, Judicial and Finance Committee

Reviews and amends the Constitution and Bylaws when needed. This committee is chaired by the Internal Vice President of GSA. GSA policies are also reviewed by this committee. The GSA Budget is determined at the beginning of the school year by this committee. The approved budget is presented to the council by the senior advisor at the beginning of the Fall Semester. 

Members: Taissa Lytchenko (Chair), Michael Abdelmalak, Roya Salek Shahrezaie, Sheng Li, Will Carrasco, Fatema Azmee (Alt)

Clubs and Organizations Committee

Approves clubs for official recognition. Responsible for ensuring fair disbursement and proper use of club funding to help clubs hold events and further establish the clubs on campus. 

Members: Tania Akter (Chair), Karan Mehtaji, Ally Abbatangelo, Hadia Kalsoom, Roshika, Roya Salek Shahrezaie

Elections Committee

Members: Taissa Lytchenko, Karan Mehtaji, Will Carrasco, Kendra Isable, Michael Abdelmalak

Events Committee

The Events Committee is in charge of coordinating GSA events such as the Welcome Back Social, Fall Social, Pub n Sub Social, and Spring Awards Banquet. Tasks include but are not limited to: planning the event (location, theme, food, and drinks), organizing volunteers, and promoting the event. 

Members: Arturo Macias Franco (Chair), Ben Iness, M Iffat Hasan, Simindokht Aliabadi, Ariana Julia Gayban, Kingkini Sengupta, Sheng Li

Service Committee

This committee seeks to give back to the university and the greater Reno community in a variety of ways. Tasked with the coordination and implementation of a day of service, in addition to other service opportunities throughout the school year such as clothing drives. 

Members: Alec Brennan (Chair), Ben Iness, Silvana Cooper, Victoria Choi, Kingkini Sengupta, Mauricio Solorio, Will Carrasco

Student Advocacy Committee

Tackles issues that affect the student body that doesn’t explicitly fit within other committee scopes. 

Members: Monika Bharti (Chair), Isaiah Davenport, Ariana Julia Gayban, Hadia Kalsoom, Kendra Isable, Sampada Karandikar, Fatema Azmee