GSC Officers

2017-2018 Officers:

President: Ryan Czarny

Officer Job Description: GSC President JD

About: I am a 2nd year PhD student in the department of Biochemistry. Originally, I am from Texas but have since moved away and tend to think of myself as Coloradan now. My undergraduate and masters work was in Chemistry at Colorado School of Mines. Now, I am researching how DNA modifications and protein recognition of those sites have co-evolved and what implications there are in reversing or pushing forward the evolution processes. On the non-work side of things, I like to climb, volunteer teach with children, and watch movies.

Vice President for Graduate Engagement: Della Agbeke

Officer Job Description: GSC VP Engagement JD

About: I’m originally from Tuscan, Arizona, but I’ve spent 22 out of my 24 years of life in the beautiful state of Colorado. Not wanting to leave, I went to undergrad at the University of Denver where I double-majored in Psychology and Sociology. I’m currently in the Industrial and Organizational Psychology program where I focus on workplace policies and environmental factors that affect marginalized populations. I’m passionate about effective policy change, social justice and generally just love people. Some of my hobbies are hiking, writing poetry and rollerblading.

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.

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 Mountian hobbies like skiing and climbing. Her last Netflix binge was Wild Wild Country (so good!) and her favorite local hiking spot is Vedauwoo, WY.

Vice President of Information: Savannah Hobbs

Officer Job Description: GSC VP Information JD

About: I am a 3rd year Ph.D. student studying Food Science and Human Nutrition. I am interested in looking at the effects of chronic stress on metabolism and health. In my spare time, I enjoy skiing, working out, traveling, eating, exploring Colorado, and drinking good beer.

Deputy Director of Graduate Affairs: Vishwajeet Bhosale

I am currently working as the Deputy Director of Graduate Affairs at ASCSU. I act as a liaison between GSC and ASCSU. Some of the things I hope to achieve in my tenure are – securing more funding for GSC from ASCSU, increasing the presence of GSC on campus, Filling the Senator seats allocated to graduate students and many more. Last year I was working as a Senator for ASCSU and as a department representative for GSC. I hope to utilize the things I learned from that experience in making GSC a prominent student organization on campus.

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

Ryan Czarny – Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

ASCSU Senators: (site)

(Vacant positions for Fall 2018, consider applying!)

ASCSU Associate Senators:

(Vacant positions for Fall 2018, consider applying!)

There are several vacant Senator and Associate Senator positions. Contact ASCSU Senate Membership or attend the next GSC Meeting if you wish to serve. Time requirements are minimal.