Past Leadership

1969-2022

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) at UC Santa Barbara represents nearly 3,000 graduate students enrolled in over 45 programs. Founded in the academic year of 1969-70, the GSA has been continuously fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community for graduate students and advocating for graduate students' well-being and success across campus and state-wide.

2021-2022

  • Co-President: Pedro Craveiro, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Co-President: Felicity Stone-Richards, Political Science
  • Vice President of Financial Affairs: Melanie Adams, Mechanical Engineering
  • Vice President of Communications and Events: Maya Zaynetdinova, Global Studies 
  • Vice President of Graduate Student Affairs: Jordan J. Tudisco, Comparative Literature
  • Vice President of External Affairs: Heather Prentice-Walz, Anthropology
  • Chief of Staff: MacKenzie Wade, Anthropology
  • Advisor: Dr. Carlos M. Nash

2020-2021

  • Co-President: Pedro Craveiro, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Co-President: Alex LeBrun, Philosophy 
  • Vice President of Financial Affairs: Melanie Adams, Mechanical Engineering
  • Vice President of Communications and Events: Maya Zaynetdinova, Global Studies 
  • Vice President of Graduate Student Affairs: Jordan J. Tudisco, Comparative Literature
  • Vice President of External Affairs: Felicity Stone-Richards, Political Science 
  • Chief of Staff: MacKenzie Wade, Anthropology
  • Advisor: Dr. Carlos M. Nash

 

2019-2020

  • Co-President: Cierra Raine Sorin, Sociology
  • Co-President: Heather Prentice-Walz, Anthropology
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Alex LeBrun, Philosophy
  • Vice President of Budget, Finance, and Committees: Luke Rosedahl, Dynamical Neuroscience
  • Vice President of Communications and Records: Pedro Craveiro, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Vice President of Planning and Events: Aishwarya Rameshbabu, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Vice President of Students Affairs: Maya Zaynetdinova, Global Studies
  • Vice President of External Affairs: Emma Schuster, Feminist Studies
  • Advisor: Dr. Carlos M. Nash

2018-2019

  • President: Cierra Raine Sorin, Sociology
  • Vice President of Internal Affairs: Heather Prentice-Walz, Anthropology
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Raphael Chinchilla, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Vice President of Budget and Finance: Luke Rosedahl, Dynamical Neuroscience
  • Vice President of Communications and Records: Paulina Ramirez Niembro, Chicano and Chicana Studies
  • Vice President of Committees and Planning: Amanda Rodriguez, Sociology
  • Vice President of Students Affairs: Jennifer Selvidge, Materials
  • Vice President of External Affairs: Leihua Ye, Political Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Don Lubach

2017-2018

  • President: David Stamps, Communication
  • Vice President of Internal Affairs: Maximilian Stiefel, Geography & Heather Prentice-Walz, Anthropology
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Chad Spensky, Computer Science
  • Vice President of Budget and Finance: Luke Rosedahl, Dynamical Neuroscience
  • Vice President of Communications and Records: Cierra Raine Sorin, Sociology
  • Vice President of Committees and Planning: Matthew Fritzler, Sociology
  • Vice President of Students Affairs: Jenna Schaal-O'Connor, Philosophy
  • Vice President of External Affairs: Erin Adamson, Linguistics
  • Advisor: Dr. Don Lubach

2016-2017

  • President: David McIntosh, History
  • Vice President of Internal Affairs: Anchal Agarwal, Electrical Engineering & Ali Rahman, Comparative Literature
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Heather Macias, Education
  • Vice President of Budget and Finance: Luke Rosedahl, Dynamical Neuroscience
  • Vice President of Communications and Records: Kyle Crocco, Education
  • Vice President of Committees and Planning: Matt Giles, Communication
  • Vice President of Students Affairs: Jenna Schaal-O'Connor, Philosophy
  • Vice President of External Affairs: Michelle Oyewole, Geography
  • Advisor: Dr. Don Lubach

2015-2016

  • President: Aaron E. De Santiago-Jones, Education
  • Vice President of Internal Affairs: Samantha Powers, Communication
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: John Kaminsky, Mathematics
  • Vice President of Budget and Finance: Greg Maier, Chemistry
  • Vice President of Communications and Records: Quintarrius Shakir, Sociology
  • Vice President of Committees and Planning: Timothy Irvine, Global Studies
  • Vice President of Students Affairs: Kathy Swift, Education
  • Vice President of External Affairs: Yanira Rivas Pineda, Political Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Don Lubach

2014-2015

  • President: Zachary Rentz, Philosophy
  • Vice President of Internal Affairs: Emma Levine, Music
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Alexander Pucher, Computer Science
  • Vice President of Budget and Finance: Sasha Coles, History
  • Vice President of Communications and Records: Quinn Mayers, Sociology
  • Vice President of Committees and Planning: Dusty Hoesly, Religious Studies
  • Vice President of Students Affairs: Jason Hopkins, Sociology
  • Vice President of External Affairs: Yanira Rivas Pineda, Political Science
  • Advisor: Dr. Don Lubach

2013-2014

  • President: Gary Haddow, Education
  • Vice President of Internal Affairs: Emma Levine, Music
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Marcel Brousseau, Comparative Literature
  • Vice President of Budget and Finance: Caitlin Rathe, History
  • Vice President of Communications and Records: Ester Trujillo, Chicano and Chicana Studies
  • Vice President of Committees and Planning: Dusty Hoesly, Religious Studies
  • Vice President of Students Affairs: Jaycee Bigham, Education
  • Vice President of External Affairs: Amber Rose González, Chicano and Chicana Studies
  • Advisor: Dr. Don Lubach

2012-2013

  • President: Mario Galicia Jr., Education
  • Vice President of Internal Affairs: Emma Levine, Music
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Marcel Brousseau, Comparative Literature
  • Vice President of Budget and Finance: Caitlin Rathe, History
  • Vice President of Communications and Records: Ester Trujillo, Chicano and Chicana Studies
  • Vice President of Committees and Planning: Gary Haddow, Education
  • Vice President of Students Affairs: Gary Fox, Electrical Engineering
  • Vice President of External Affairs: Ellie Siacky, Education
  • Advisor: Dr. Don Lubach

2011-2012

  • President: Diana T. Dyste Anzures, Anthropology
  • Vice President of Internal Affairs: Jessica Lopez Lyman, Chicano and Chicana Studies
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Marcel Brousseau, Comparative Literature
  • Vice President of Budget and Finance: Malaphone Phommasa, Education
  • Vice President of Communications and Records: Tiesha Tallman, Education, & Gary Haddow, Education 
  • Vice President of Committees and Planning: Dusty Hoesly, Religious Studies
  • Vice President of Students Affairs: Lily Anne Welty, History
  • Vice President of External Affairs: Ellie Siacky, Education
  • Advisor: Dr. Don Lubach

2010-2011

  • President: Diana T. Dyste Anzures, Anthropology
  • Vice President of Internal Affairs: Eddy Alvarez, Chicano and Chicana Studies
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Lily Anne Welty, History
  • Vice President of Budget and Finance: Natalie Fawcett, Religious Studies
  • Vice President of Communications and Records: Kara Otto, Education
  • Vice President of Students Affairs: Dustin Ryan Walker, History
  • Vice President of External Affairs: Ellie Siacky, Education
  • Advisor: Dr. Don Lubach

2009-2010

  • President: Reginald Archer, Geography
  • Vice President of Internal Affairs: Diana T. Dyste Anzures, Anthropology
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Indy Hurt, Geography
  • Vice President of Budget and Finance: Rachel Winslow, History
  • Vice President of Communications and Records: Ryan P. Fuller, Communication
  • Vice President of Students Affairs: Aimee Woznick, English
  • Vice President of External Affairs: Adam Truxler, Education
  • Advisor: Dr. Britt Adreatta

2008-2009

  • President: Amber M. Gonzalez, Education
  • Vice President of Internal Affairs: Diana T. Dyste Anzures, Anthropology
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: April E. Harris, Education
  • Vice President of Budget and Finance: Emily Molina, Sociology
  • Vice President of Communications and Records: Reginald Archer, Geography
  • Vice President of Students Affairs: Stephen Gosnell, Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
  • Vice President of External Affairs: Filiberto Nolasco, History
  • Advisor: Dr. Britt Adreatta

2007-2008

  • President: Benjamin Shockey, English
  • Vice President of Internal Affairs: Dominique Monie, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Kimberly Dachel, Theater and Dance
  • Vice President of Budget and Finance: Jeanette Hagan, Geology
  • Vice President of Communications and Records: Reginald Archer, Geography
  • Vice President of Students Affairs: Amber M. Gonzalez, Education
  • Vice President of External Affairs: Jesse Bernal, Education
  • Advisor: Carolyn Buford

2006-2007

  • President: Melissa Kwon, Education
  • Vice President of Internal Affairs: Laurence Christian, History
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Benjamin Shockey, English
  • Vice President of Budget and Finance: Lamia Youseff, Computer Science
  • Vice President of Communications and Records: Theresa Robertson, Psychology
  • Vice President of Students Affairs: Amber M. Gonzalez, Education
  • Vice President of External Affairs: Jesse Bernal, Education

2005-2006

  • President: Melissa Kwon, Education
  • Vice President of Internal Affairs: Laurence Christian, History
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Jin Zhang, Chemical Engineering
  • Vice President of Budget and Finance: Alexis Filippini, Education
  • Vice President of Communications and Records: Matthew S. Allen, Computer Science
  • Vice President of Students Affairs: Jeremy Johansen, Mechanical Engineering
  • Vice President of External Affairs: Joe Bishop, Education

2004-2005

  • President: Matthew S. Allen, Computer Science
  • Vice President of Internal Affairs: Troy Baker, Materials
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Corine Holly Musgrove, Anthropology
  • Vice President of Budget and Finance: Alexis Filippini, Education
  • Vice President of Communications and Records: Carlos M. Nash, Linguistics
  • Vice President of Students Affairs: Karen Blair Yip, Geological Sciences
  • Vice President of External Affairs: Christine Shearer, Sociology

2003-2004

  • President: Matthew S. Allen, Computer Science
  • Vice President of Internal Affairs: Troy Baker, Materials
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Corine Holly Musgrove, Anthropology
  • Vice President of Budget and Finance: Alexis Filippini, Education
  • Vice President of Communications and Records: Carlos M. Nash, Linguistics
  • Vice President of Students Affairs: Karen Blair Yip, Geological Sciences
  • Vice President of External Affairs: Christine Shearer, Sociology

2002-2003

  • President: Edward Collins, Geography
  • Vice President of Internal Affairs: Soomin Chun, Political Science
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Jonathan Pearl, Music & Sarah Kriz, Cognitive Psychology
  • Vice President of Budget and Finance: Kathy Meyer, Political Science
  • Vice President of Students Affairs: Jessica Barrie, Education
  • Vice President of External Affairs: Matthew C. Andrews, Education

2001-2002

  • Internal President: Jonathan Shawn Landres, Religious Studies
  • External President: Edward Collins, Geography
  • Vice President of Administrative Affairs: Sarah Battersby, Geography
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Kelly Pollock, Religious Studies
  • Vice President of Student Affairs: Sarah Battersby, Geography
  • Treasurer: Kathy Meyer, Political Science
  • Press Secretary: John Corbett, Geography

2000-2001

  • Internal President: Jessica Winston, English
  • External President: Edward Collins, Geography
  • Vice President of Administrative Affairs: Jim Dalton, Environmental Science & Management 
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Jonathan Shawn Landres, Religious Studies
  • Treasurer: Alison Keleher, Political Science
  • Press Secretary: Grace Credo, Chemistry

1999-2000

  • Internal President: Grace Credo, Chemistry
  • External President: Eick Oshel, Environmental Science and Management & Jim Dalton, Environmental Science and Management
  • Vice President of Administrative Affairs: Edward Collins, Geography 
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Jessica Winston, English
  • Vice President of Student Affairs: Minu Sebastian, Communication
  • Treasurer: Heidi Haynal, Mathematics
  • Press Secretary: Tim Radsick, Materials

1998-1999

  • Internal President: Chris Martin, ​Physics
  • External President: Jessie DeAro, Chemistry
  • Vice President of Administrative Affairs: Katia Pravia, Chemistry
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Sarah Hunter, Social Psychology
  • Vice President of Student Affairs: Jim Dalton, Environmental Science & Management
  • Treasurer: Grace Credo, Chemistry
  • Press Secretary: Minu Sebastian, Communication

1997-1998

  • Internal President: Jody Brandon, Education
  • External President: Poyam Afkham-Ebrahimi, Geography
  • Treasurer: Grace Credo, Chemistry
  • Secretary: Katia Pravia, Chemistry
  • Press Secretary: Chris Martin, Physics

1996-1997

  • Internal President: Travis Dixon, Communication
  • External President: Anastasia Telesetsky, Anthropology
  • Press Secretary: Keith Maddox, Sociology

1995-1996

  • Internal President: Victoria Meyers
  • Vice President of Administrative Affairs: Gwendolyn Reece, Religious Studies
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Travis Dixon, Communication
  • Vice President of Student Affairs: Brenda Britsch, Educational Psychology
  • Treasurer: Richard Jensen
  • Press Secretary: Charlotte Zaremba, Chemistry

 

1994-1995

  • Internal President: Michael Yaziji, Philosophy
  • External President: Victoria Meyers
  • Vice President of Administrative Affairs: Gwendolyn Reece, Religious Studies
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Toks Fashola, Educational Psychology
  • Vice President of Student Affairs: Brenda Britsch, Educational Psychology
  • Treasurer: Richard Jensen
  • Press Secretary: Charlotte Zaremba, Chemistry

1993-1994

  • Internal President: Marisela Márquez, Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • External President: Don Harjo Daves, History
  • Vice President of Administrative Affairs: Kevin M. Flynn, Physics
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Elizabeth Derek Jordan, Sociology
  • Vice President of Student Affairs: Toks Fashola, Educational Psychology
  • Treasurer: Ying Yuen, Statistcs & Malikah Marrus, History
  • Press Secretary: Shonna Stamps, English

1992-1993

  • Internal President: Scott Thomas, Education
  • External President: Marisela Márquez, Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • Vice President of Administrative Affairs: Toks Fashola, Educational Psychology
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Elizabeth Derek Jordan, Sociology
  • Treasurer: Ron Dollin, Computer Science
  • Press Secretary: Darryl Carr, English

1991-1992

  • Internal President: Bill Stern, Art History
  • External President: Marisela Márquez, Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • Vice President of Administrative Affairs: George Vaughan, Mathematics
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Jackson Dodge, Art History
  • Treasurer: Daraius Irani, Economics
  • Press Secretary: Edward Cella, Art History

1990-1991

  • Internal President: Peter Loedel, Political Science
  • External President: Marisela Márquez, Chicana and Chicano Studies
  • Vice President of Administrative Affairs: Paul Hillner, Physics
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Doug Gurevitch, Mechanical Engineering
  • Treasurer: Daraius Irani, Economics
  • Press Secretary: Chris Arnold, Anthropology

1989-1990

  • Internal President: Lisa Phaneuf, Art History
  • External President: Reinhart Lutz, English
  • Vice President of Administrative Affairs: Peter Loedel, Political Science
  • Treasurer: Helen Wang, Asian Studies

1988-1989

  • Internal President: Chris Crawford, Economics
  • External President: Reinhart Lutz, English
  • Vice President of Administrative Affairs: Mike Begay, Political Science
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Bess Everett
  • Treasurer: Helen Wang, Asian Studies 

1985-1986

  • Internal President: Art Morin, Political Science
  • External President: Nancy Cole, Business Economics
  • Vice President of Administrative Affairs: Ray Richards, History
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Robert Young, Engineering
  • Treasurer & Secretary: Susan Phillips, Chemical Engineering
  • Press Secretary: Anna Brusutti, Psychology

1984-1985

  • Internal President: Art Morin, Political Science
  • External President: Tamara Scott, English
  • Vice President of Administrative Affairs: Steve Wiener, Political Science
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Sharon Whitney, Political Science
  • Treasurer & Secretary: Anna Brusutti, Psychology
  • Press Secretary: Nancy Cole, Business Economics

1983-1984

  • Internal President: Art Morin, Political Science
  • External President: Ralf Saalbach, Sociology
  • Vice President of Administrative Affairs: Michael Cruzcosa, Psychology
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs: Robert LaDrech, History
  • Treasurer: Paul Reed, Psychology
  • Press Secretary: Marie Antonini, Philosophy

Ad Hoc GSA Ratification Committee for the GSA Foundation (1969-1970)

  • Clide Leeman, English 
  • Judd Adams, Psychology  
  • Bill Van Ness, Religious Studies
  • Larry Beloof, English 
  • Harold Epp, English 
  • James Matthews, Sociology  
  • Alan Picker, History
  • Jackson Royal, Psychology