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Graduate Student Association

GSA E-Board 2019-2020

About the Graduate Student Association (GSA)

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is the governing body for all graduate student organizations registered with Student Life and serves all graduate students across Drexel's colleges and schools. The Executive Board Members of the GSA are nominated and elected by current Drexel students annually in the spring and serve for one fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). In collaboration with the Graduate College, Student Life and various academic and student support offices University-wide, the GSA and its daughter organizations host hundreds of programs and events for graduate students each year. These events meet the many interests of the graduate student population at Drexel and bring together students, faculty and professional staff across academic disciplines and organizations. From research symposiums, academic panels, interdisciplinary workshops, and writing boot camps to ski trips, white water rafting, intramural sports and happy hours, there is something for everyone in our vibrant Drexel graduate student community. All current Drexel graduate students (and in some cases alumni, faculty and professional staff) are encouraged to participate in GSA and daughter organizations' programs and events.

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Executive Board Members of the GSA 2019-2020

For general inquiries, please contact the GSA E-Board at

Facilitates academic, professional, and social event opportunities and advocates for the graduate student body

Karly Soldner
PhD Program in Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
Vice President of Operations
Manages external email communications, tracks inventory, and organizes Executive Board Meeting agendas and minutes
Amy Honnig PhD Program in Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Manages operation of academic events and opportunities, including Scholars Share, travel award and the Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars (DEGS) Conference
Guillermo D. Ibarrola Recalde PhD Program in Education, School of Education

Vice President of Student Life
Manages operation of personal development and social events, including welcome-back cruise masquerade ball, ski trip, midterm munchies, finals feasts and happy hour events

Saurajyoti Kar PhD Program in Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
Vice President of Finance
Oversees allocation of GSA and affiliated student organization funding for events and improvements
Luis Rebollar Tercero
PhD Program in Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering
Vice President of Communications
Creates and distributed promotional and informational communications for GSA's events and other student opportunities
Martin Walsh PhD Program in Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering
Social Chair
Assists in the planning of Student Life events
Nivedya Ashokan Master's Program in Business Analytics, LeBow College of Business

More Information 

For a list of recognized graduate student organizations, click here

For information about the International Graduate Student Association (IGSA), visit the International Students page.

For information about the College of Medicine and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies Graduate Student Associations, visit their website.

For a complete list of Drexel's student organizations, visit DragonLink.

For questions or more information about student organizations, visit the Student Life website or contact Student Life.