It’s that time ladies and gents! We have been honored to serve as your eboard for the past year, but life has a funny way of moving you along. Below are the photos and bios for our candidates for all four positions. Please take some time to read and vote HERE. We will announce the new eboard next Tuesday, May 28.
PRESIDENT – MARGARET EDLING
Hey y’all, I’m Margaret Edling and I am running for GSA President. I am currently in the History Master’s Program with a concentration in Early Modern Europe. I went to undergrad at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, although I am from Texas. There I earned a History, Secondary Education degree and am a certified high school teacher. I was the Vice President of Scholarship for my sorority in undergrad for a year and a half so I am used to being in a leadership role. I am currently the chair of the representation committee for GSA and serve on the Stern Advisory Board. I have also filled in for Martin at a Board of Trustees meeting and feel I can handle the responsibilities that come along with being the GSA President.
VICE PRESIDENT – LINA WAYMAN
Hello! My name is Lina Wayman, and I’m running for the position of Vice President for the GSA. I’m originally from up north, bouncing around between NJ, NYC, and PA, and I just moved to Charleston this past August for graduate school. I’m currently halfway done with my Masters in Public Administration and am also finishing up the graduate certificate in Urban and Regional Planning. I’m running for this position because I really enjoy being involved in extracurricular activities on campus. All throughout my undergraduate studies I was involved in a variety of different clubs and organizations and thoroughly enjoyed being active in the campus community, so now I would like to do the same at CofC! The GSA really helped me in getting familiar with campus, meeting awesome new friends, and giving back to the local community, and I would love to help cultivate those perks for new and current GSA members in the upcoming school year.
TREASURER – MEL CAMPOS
SECRETARY – GILLIAN D’ERAMO
My name is Gillian D’Eramo, I am in the English program, and would love to be considered for the position of GSA secretary. I hail from Lexington Kentucky, and prior to my adventure in Charleston, I received a BA in History and English Literature from Miami University in Oxford, and spent summers working internships in legal, HR, and administrative positions. In my free time, I enjoy writing, singing, and social gatherings. I want nothing more than to be a lively and dedicated participant in my school; I enjoy the community environment GSA has provided so far, and would love to help it continue. Along with other English students, I have also helped to reboot the Graduate English Association in order to better keep myself and other students in my program more actively involved as a whole.