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). Click the links to see your current board members.

For more information on general assembly meetings click here.

  • Chair: Leads the General Assembly, represents BGSA to the University administration, and is responsible for guiding BGSA.
  • Vice-Chair of Administrative Affairs: Works with the Chair to represent BGSA to the University, and serves as acting Chair if the Chair is absent.
  • Vice Chair of Academic Affairs: 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: 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.
  • Vice-Chair of Finance: Oversees the BGSA budget and expenses.
  • Vice-Chair of Operations: 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: Advocate for and represent BGSA and its concerns at GAPSA meetings, and make regular reports to BGSA on GAPSA events and issues.

 

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 Executive Board Members

Chair

 

Yin Li

Yin Li
NGG
bgsa.chair@gmail.com

Vice Chair of
Administrative Affairs

Alexandra Bryson


Alexandra Bryson

CAMB
bgsa.vc@gmail.com

Vice Chair of
Academic Affairs


Elaine Liu

Elaine Liu
NGG
bgsa.academic@gmail.com

Vice Chair of Social Affairs

Jenessa

Jenessa Smith
CAMB
bgsa.social@gmail.com

Vice Chair of Finance

Scott Dooley

Scott Dooley
CAMB
bgsa.finance@gmail.com

Vice Chair of Operations

Shivon Robinson

Shivon Robinson
NGG
bgsa.operations@gmail.com

GAPSA
Representative

Laura picture

Laura Bryant
NGG
bgsa.gapsa@gmail.com

GAPSA
Representative

Nate Snyder

Alejandro Arroyo
PGG

GAPSA
Representative

Meilin Garcia

Meilin Fernandez
BMB

GAPSA
Representative

Anna Stern

Anna Stern
NGG




Current Program Representatives

Cell and Molecular
Biology

Geof Hannigan

Geoffrey Hannigan, 3rd year
ghanni@upenn.edu

Cell and Molecular
Biology

Sudil Mahendra

Sudil Mahendra, 5th year
sudil@mail.med.upenn.edu

Cell and Molecular
Biology

Rebecca Rivard

Rebecca Rivard, 2nd year
rsrivard5@gmail.com

Biochemistry and Molecular
Biophysics

Epidemiology and
Biostatistics

Julie Kobie

Julie Kobie, 3rd year
kobie@mail.med.upenn.edu

Genomics and Computational Biology

Sarah Middleton

Sarah Middleton, 3rd year
sarahmid@mail.med.upenn.edu


Immunology

Michael Cho

Michael Cho, 3rd year
chomicha@mail.med.upenn.edu

Neuroscience

Morgan Taylor

Morgan Taylor, 3rd year
taym@mail.med.upenn.edu

Pharmacology

Sima Patel

Sima Patel, 4th year
simap@mail.med.upenn.edu