2020-2021 GPSC Executive Board
GPSC President: Shilpita Sen
GPSC Vice President: Adam Roussas
I am currently in my 5th year as a dual MD/MBA candidate. I have served in multiple executive leadership positions in health policy and advocacy, most recently serving a second term on the board of the Arizona Medical Association. I feel very strongly about fighting for justice and equity and have successfully advocated for diversity, inclusion, and health equity via multiple successful national and state resolutions and via my own actions as a leader. Further, I worked to increase medical student funding for policy endeavors, established a diverse state student section representing 800 medical students in Arizona, represented 15 states to national advocacy meetings, and advocate directly on behalf of students at both our state and national capitols every year. I have lived in Greece, Canada, Peru, and multiple US states, and I believe my strong sense of justice and equity manifests directly from my eclectic upbringing. My promise to you is to continue the work of previous GPSC leaders and strengthen GPSC as entity that work for everyone. Please always feel free to contact me about anything.
GPSC Assembly Chair: Shelby Miller
Shelby Miller is from Pottstown, Pennsylvania and is in her fourth year of the Art History Ph.D. program in the College of Fine Arts. She completed her M.A. in Art History at Bowling Green State University in 2017 and her B.A. in Art History and Museum Studies at Juniata College in 2015. Her dissertation research focuses on three domestic single-artist museums. Shelby became involved in GPSC during the 2019-2020 academic year, serving as a representative of the College of Fine Arts, as well as a member of the Governing Documents Committee and the Graduate Council. In her free time, she enjoys attending and curating art exhibitions. Most recently, she co-curated FEMME, an all-female exhibition in Tucson, AZ.
GPSC Treasurer: Srishti Gupta
I am currently a master’s student in Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at teh University of Arizona, originally from Delhi, India. I did my bachelor’s in Technology from Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Engineering followed by 2 years of industrial experience in the Telecommunication domain. My current research focuses on Machine Learning applications in Cyber Security. Having observed the industry closely, my intention is to use that experience to optimize the utilization of resources. In my free time, I enjoy grooving on Bollywood music, learning new languages, meeting new people, and reading about everything and anything interesting.
GPSC Secretary: Sarah Abney
As a Current Ph.D. student in the Department of Environmental Science under the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, advocacy, diversity, and sustainability have served as tenants for every academic pursuit. My research focuses include water quality management, water microbiology and water virology - specifically in drinking waters, irrigation waters and treated wastewaters. The overarching goal is to serve at the nexus of water-management, public health and policy. Bridging the gap is not a future endeavor but is of upmost present importance for graduate and professional students. I intend to bring all graduate students concerns to the council, as everyone deserves a seat at the table. United, we will make a difference.