What is GSG ?

The GSG mission is to enhance the University of Southern California graduate and professional student experience by serving as the face of the student body. To accomplish this, GSG is responsible for managing student resources efficiently, providing a voice for the student community, building a community that fosters interdisciplinary exchanges, and informing students about their rights, resources, and opportunities.Elected officers, senators who represent all schools and departments, and special interest committees tackle issues specific to graduate and professional students and provide venues for interaction beyond the academic realm. An Executive Board of 27 officers are selected every spring by the GSG senators and outgoing executive board members. The Executive Board oversees the daily operations of GSG and works closely with the Senate to promote graduate and professional student interests within the USC administration and academic departments.

GSG senators are elected by their peers in their particular academic department or school, and meet monthly to address issues and concerns of the graduate and professional student population. The Senate’s committees are made up of student volunteers and committee chairs elected within the committees. They provide GSG with special interest programming as well as the research and recommendations behind various advocacy initiatives.

Students participate in GSG and university committees, meet with administration and faculty to discuss issues of joint importance, and call upon the expertise of administration professionals who serve students. GSG continuously works closely with university officials in an effort to enhance graduate and professional student life. By establishing these close ties, GSG is better able to meet the needs of graduate and professional students

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Who we are ?

Graduate Student Government (GSG) is a student led organization that represents the 27,500+ graduate and professional students at USC.

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What we do ?

GSG advocates for student needs, manages student resources, and fosters an interdisciplinary community through programmed events.

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Mission Statement

To enhance the University of Southern California graduate and professional student experience by amplifying student voices and working with USC administrators and senior leadership

Executive Board 2021-22

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Sam Garza

Sam Garza

President
gsgpres@usc.edu
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Elisa Stephens

Senior Vice President
gsgsvp@usc.edu
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Bridgette Do

Vice President, Programming
gsgvppro@usc.edu
NaomiJoyceRodgers

Naomi Joyce Rodgers

Vice President Administration
gsgvpadm@usc.edu
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Esthelle E Boisvert

Vice President, Advocacy
gsgvpadv@usc.edu
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Ben Weekley

Director of Communications
gsgcomm@usc.edu
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Minchang Choi

Director of Academic Affairs
gsgacad@usc.edu
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KJ Queen

Director of Campus Affairs
gsgcamp@usc.edu
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Karina Dominguez Gonzalez

Director of Community Service
gsgcs@usc.edu
SheilaPakadaman

Sheila Pakdaman

HSC Director of Community Service
gsghsccs@usc.edu
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Kelsey McAlister

HSC Director of Social Programming
gsghscsp@usc.edu
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Lauren Sinks

HSC Director of Communications
gsghscco@usc.edu
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Janielle Cuala

Director of Diversity & Equity – Programming
gsgdepro@usc.edu
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Quinn Anex-Ries

Director of Diversity & Equity – Advocacy
gsgdiv@usc.edu
Cynthia Ramirez

Cynthia Ramirez

HSC Director of Diversity & Equity
gsghscde@usc.edu
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John Bryant Cadiz

Director of External Affairs
gsgexaf@usc.edu
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Shirlene Wang

Director of Finance – Approvals
gsgupcfi@usc.edu
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Christine Naya

Director of Finance – Disbursements and Reconciling
gsgfindr@usc.edu
JoseScott

Jose Scott

Director of Finance – Education and Access
gsgfinea@usc.edu
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Julia Stal

HSC Director of Finance
gsghscfi@usc.edu
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Yash Prashant Naik

Director of Accessibility Affairs
gsgaxaf@usc.edu
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Akansha Prasad

Director of Globalization and Inclusion
gsggi@usc.edu
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Sydney Miller

Director of Operations
gsgop@usc.edu
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Ryan Phong

Director of Elections & Recruitment
gsger@usc.edu
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Valencia Belle

Director of Virtual Accessibility
gsgvrax@usc.edu
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Alicia Vogelaar

Director of Sustainability
gsgsust@usc.edu
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Connie Reese

Director of Virtual Programming
gsgvrpr@usc.edu
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Thea Lawson

Director of Social Programming
gsgsoc@usc.edu
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Sarah Kukich

Director of Grants
gsgtgea@usc.edu

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