GSC Officers

2021-2022 Officers

Co-President: Lindsay Winkenbach

Officer Job Description: GSC-President

About: The focus of Lindsay’s research is studying how a single, fertilized egg can develop into a complex, multi-cellular organism such as ourselves. Specifically, she looks at how messages inherited from the mother help guide cell fate decisions during the first couple of cell divisions. This will be Lindsay’s second year serving as Co-President, where her main goals have been to improve health access and resources, improving mentor-mentee relationships, and increasing graduate student compensation. She also engages with science policy and communication with the CSU organization Science in Action. Off-campus, Lindsay enjoys being in the mountains skiing, camping, or hiking.


Co-President: Julianne (Juli) Scamardo

Officer Job Description: GSC-President

About: Juli’s research focuses on understanding sediment storage and floodplain function along arid and semi-arid ephemeral streams in the southwest United States to better inform dryland watershed management. Juli enjoys whitewater canoeing, backpacking, cooking, and playing with her two cats.


Vice President of Advocacy: Brittany Lynner

Officer Job Description: GSC VP Advocacy

About: Brittany Lynner (she/her/hers) is a second-year Ph.D. student in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Hailing from Stow, OH, Brittany attended The Ohio State University for her degrees in Psychology (BA ‘16) and Higher Education & Student Affairs (MA ‘18). Thereafter, she worked professionally in Residential Education until coming to CSU to further her education in 2020. Brittany’s research interests include the experiences of burnout for student affairs professionals, work experiences of those in recovery from substance misuse and those who were previously incarcerated, and organizational culture in relation to social justice and well-being. In her free time, Brittany enjoys biking, watching good ‘ole Netflix, and exploring Colorado with her partner, Chris, and their rescue puppy, Bella.


Vice President of Finance: Katie Setty

Officer Job Description: GSC-VP-Finance

About: Hi y’all! I am originally from California, where I lived in a former Gold Rush town near the Sacramento Area. I received my undergraduate degree from Southern Oregon University in Political Science, with minors in History and Economics. I went on to teach History in Little Rock Arkansas and eventually ended up working for a bank in Colorado. Now I am currently pursuing a Master’s in Political Science with a focus on American Politics. My research interests include path dependency, voting behavior, party realignments, and nationalism. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring Colorado and the adjacent states, snowboarding, and PC strategy games. I am looking forward to this upcoming year serving as the VP of Finance for the Graduate Student Council!


Vice President of Information: Edgar Carreno

Officer Job Description: GSC-VP-Information

About: Edgar was born and raised in Washington State where he went to Central Washington University and obtained a B.S in Information Technology and Administrative Management. He is currently pursuing an M.S in Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) and is interested in student development and engagement, particularly among non-traditional and transfer students as well as students that live on-campus. He enjoys watching movies, spending time with family and friends, as well as traveling.


Vice President of Engagement: Derek Newberger

Officer Job Description: GSC-VP-Engagement

About: Derek Newberger was born and raised in Colorado. Derek went to Baylor University for a B.S. in Biology, served in the Peace Corps in Panama for over two years, got an M.S. in Biology from the University of San Francisco, and is now back in Colorado. Derek is a Ph.D. student in the Horticulture and Landscape Architecture department where Derek’s current research is on peaches. Derek enjoys arts and crafts, video games, and reading.


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Vacant positions for Fall 2021, consider applying!

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