Below are the candidates for 2012/2013 GSA Executive Board! Voting will be on Friday, April 27th. Details coming soon!
My name is Martin Erbele, I’m in the Master of Public Administration program, and I’m seeking the position of President in the Graduate Student Association (GSA). This past year was an incredible introduction to the College of Charleston, the greater city, and the people within both. I’ve been lucky enough to meet a phenomenal group of friends and become involved with the campus. Over this past year I’ve co-hosted a weekly radio show with a fellow grad student, helped start the new Graduate Urban Studies Club, regularly attended events with the Master of Public Administration Student Association (MPASA), became a trained SafeSpace Ally, and of course worked with the GSA.
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I’m Robin Garcia, and I would love the opportunity to serve as secretary of the Graduate Student Association. I am originally from DC and have a degree in marine science/biology from the University of Miami. I am currently finishing my second year in the Graduate Program in Marine Biology. I became very active in GSA this past year with encouragement from friends and was able to meet some wonderful people and become involved in school-wide issues and events. GSA is the voice of graduate students in the College of Charleston community, a great resource for grad students, and has become an important aspect of my grad school career. I am ready to give back to GSA and everyone involved.
At Miami, I was involved with the marine science honor society and helped run Ocean Kids, an event that brought low-income students to the campus for a day of marine science education. In addition to GSA, I am also a member of the Marine Biology Graduate Student Association and a SafeZone facilitator, assisting with ally trainings. These roles have required good communication skills, which I will bring to the position. In addition to continuing correspondence between GSA and students, I would like to increase announcements of activities on campus and in the city that are of interest to grad students. I will also work with the rest of the e-board to improve on the amazing things that have been accomplished this year, including the funding of student projects and finding health insurance options. Hopefully I will see you all in the fall as your secretary! And if you haven’t yet, please come to GSA meetings; they’re so much fun!