BGSA Student Leadership

Executive Board
Each year, the BGSA general assembly elects an executive board that holds its own monthly meetings, conducts BGSA operations, and represents BGS students in Penn's university-wide Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA). For more information on general assembly meetings click here.

Current Executive Board Members
Chair Vice Chair of Administrative Affairs Vice Chair of Academics
Yin Li
Yin Li
NGG
bgsa.chair@gmail.com

Leads the General Assembly, represents BGSA to the University administration, and is responsible for guiding BGSA
Alexandra Bryson
Alexandra Bryson
CAMB
bgsa.vc@gmail.com
Works with the Chair to represent BGSA to the University, and serves as acting Chair if the Chair is absent.

Elaine Liu

Elaine Liu
NGG
bgsa.academic@gmail.com
Develops programming and establishes goals to enhance the academic environment for BGS students, and serves as a liaison between students and faculty.

Vice Chair of Social Affairs Vice Chair of Finance Vice Chair of Operations

Jenessa
Jenessa Smith
CAMB
bgsa.social@gmail.com

Develops programming and establishes goals to enhance the social environment for BGS students, and also ensures that BGSA is represented during recruitment and Orientation events.

Scott Dooley
Scott Dooley
CAMB
bgsa.finance@gmail.com

Oversees the BGSA budget and expenses.

Shivon Robinson
Shivon Robinson
NGG
bgsa.operations@gmail.com
Records the minutes of all meetings and reports announcements to BGS students, and is responsible for event logistics and organization. Maintains BGSA website.

GAPSA Representatives
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Laura Bryant
NGG
Nate Snyder
Alejandro Arroyo
PGG
Meilin Garcia
Meilin Fernandez
BMB
Anna Stern
Anna Stern
NGG
Advocate for and represent BGSA and its concerns at GAPSA meetings, and make regular reports to BGSA on GAPSA events and issues. All GAPSA representatives can be reached at bgsa.gapsa@gmail.com.


Group Representatives
Each of the graduate groups within BGS elects a representative who manages designated BGSA funds and ensures that students within his or her graduate group are represented fairly at BGSA general assembly meetings. Please contact your graduate group representative with concerns about funding of events specific to your program. Click the links to see your current program representatives.

Current Program Representatives
Cell and Molecular Biology
Geof Hannigan
Geoffrey Hannigan, 4th year
ghanni@upenn.edu
Rakesh Jambusaria
Rakesh Jambusaria
rjamb@upenn.edu
Rebecca Rivard
Rebecca Rivard, 3rd year
rsrivard5@gmail.com
Biochemistry and Molecular Biophsyics Epidemiology and Biostatistics Genomics and Computational Biology
Nate Snyder
No program rep
Julie Kobie
Julie Kobie, 4th year
jkobie@mail.med.upenn.edu
Sarah Middleton
Sarah Middleton, 4th year
sarahmid@mail.med.upenn.edu
Immunology Neuroscience Pharmacology
Nate Snyder
No program rep
Morgan Taylor
Morgan Taylor, 4th year
taym@mail.med.upenn.edu
Nate Snyder
Isabel Lee islee@mail.med.upenn.edu