GSC Officers

2017-2018 Officers:

Co-President:Dylan Parker

Officer Job Description: GSC President JD

promote scientific engagement in the realm of policy. Outside of the lab and graduate organizations, you’ll find Dylan jumping around on his skateboard, wandering around the mountains with a backpack, or snowboarding someplace in the Rockies.

About: Dylan is a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program at Colorado State University. His research is focused on the ways in which animal cells can differentiate, particularly through post-transcriptional regulation of mRNAs. Beyond his role as co-president of the GSC, he works with Science in Action to help

Co-President:Matt Saxton

Officer Job Description: GSC President JD


Vice President for Graduate Engagement: Lindsay Winkenbach

Officer Job Description: GSC VP Engagement JD

About: I am a third year PhD candidate in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program at Colorado State University. The focus of my research, and a long-term fascination of mine, is how a single, fertilized egg can develop into a complex, multi-cellular organism such as ourselves. In addition to serving as VP of Engagement for the Graduate Student Council as CSU, I am the on-campus liaison for the Northern Colorado Chapter of Graduate Women in Science and an officer for the science policy and advocacy group at CSU called Science in Action. In my free time you’ll likely find me in the mountains skiing, camping, or hiking.


Vice President for Graduate Advocacy: Amanda Koch

Officer Job Description: GSC VP Advocacy JD

About: I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department. I study how viruses hijack human cell machinery to synthesize viral proteins. I love advocating for science and scientists to the public and to policy-makers and hope to continue to do so in my future. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my partner in crime, Ben, our puppy Meeko, and our friends. We all camp, adventure, garden, drink and play soccer together.


Co-Vice President of Finance: Charlotte Cielek

Officer Job Description: GSC VP Finance JD

About: Charlotte Cialek is a PhD candidate studying gene expression regulation in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department. She moved here from Michigan in 2015, and already feels very “Colorado” after getting a 4×4 truck, a little Aussie dog, and Rocky Mountain hobbies like skiing and climbing. She loves doing science outreach to learners of all ages — from girl scouts and elementary school students to old folks in an assisted living home.

Co-Vice President of Finance: Kayln Bonn

Officer Job Description: GSC VP Finance JD


Vice President of Information: Savannah Hobbs

Officer Job Description: GSC VP Information JD

About: Savannah Hobbs is a 4th year Ph.D. candidate studying Food Science and Human Nutrition. She is originally from Anchorage, AK, but grew up in Nebraska. She is interested in looking at the effects of chronic stress on metabolism and health. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, working out, traveling, eating, exploring Colorado, and eating some more.


National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) Liaison: (site)

Ryan Czarny – Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

ASCSU Senators: (site)

Vacant positions for Fall 2019, consider applying!

Contact ASCSU Senate Membership or attend the next GSC Meeting if you wish to serve. Time requirements are minimal.