Biomedical Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

Executive Board 2021-2022

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.

 

Rina Kim

Rina Kim
BGSA Chair
 bgsa.chair@gmail.com

Leads the BGSA General Assembly meetings and represents BGSA to the University administration.


Carolyn Lou

Carolyn Lou
Vice Chair of Administrative Affairs
 bgsa.vc@gmail.com

Works with the Chair to represent BGSA to the University and serves as acting Chair if the Chair is absent.


Bernadette D'Alonzo

Bernadette D'Alonzo
Vice Chair of Academics
 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.


Sarah Hegarty

Sarah Hegarty
Vice Chair of Finance
 bgsa.finance@gmail.com

Oversees the BGSA budget, expenses, and reimbursements. 


Priyanka Chatterjee

Priyanka Chatterjee
Vice co-Chair of Social Affairs
 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.


Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav
Vice co-Chair of Social Affairs
 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.


Nick Illenberger

Nick Illenberger
Vice Chair of Operations
 bgsa.operations@gmail.com

Records the minutes of all BGSA executive board and general assembly meetings, reports announcements to BGS students, and is responsible for maintaining the BGSA website.


Angela Zhu

Angela Zhu
Vice Chair of Social Media
 bgsa.socialmedia@gmail.com

Manages BGSA social media content.



GAPSA Representatives

Emily Getzen

Emily Getzen
 bgsa.gapsa.1@gmail.com

Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) representatives advocate for and represent BGSA and its concerns at GAPSA meetings. 


Zeenat Diwan

Zeenat Diwan
 bgsa.gapsa.3@gmail.com

Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) representatives advocate for and represent BGSA and its concerns at GAPSA meetings. 


Gary Hettinger

Gary Hettinger
 bgsa.gapsa.4@gmail.com

Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) representatives advocate for and represent BGSA and its concerns at GAPSA meetings. 


Jorge (Jay) Ortiz-Carpena

Jorge (Jay) Ortiz-Carpena
 bgsa.gapsa.5@gmail.com

Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) representatives advocate for and represent BGSA and its concerns at GAPSA meetings. 



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