Program and SOM Representation

Updated 4/1/17

Program Representatives

Our student program representatives are integral to well functioning communication lines between the GSA and the student body. The program representatives both convey concerns to the GSA executive board that can be addressed internally or brought up with the school administration and disseminate information about the GSA and any decisions the school administration makes to the students in their programs.

Program representatives are required to email the GSA general body meeting minutes to their programs. It is encouraged that representatives pick events or topics brought up at the meeting that are especially relevant to their program. Student program representatives will have viewing access to all executive board materials, including: the GSA budget, executive board meeting minutes, travel award decisions, student group funding requests/decisions, contact lists, and important documents (i.e. the Constitution). The executive board shall hold two feedback sessions every year for program representatives to voice their concerns and suggestions for any number of things, e.g. better communication, new social events, new extracurricular education programming ideas, etc.

Student Program Representatives
Department Representative Email
Art as Applied to Medicine Shawna Snyder
Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB) Jonathan Augustin
Biological Chemistry David Zhan
Biomedical Engineering (BME) Makeda Stephenson
Cellular and Molecular Medicine (CMM) Joelle Dorskind
Cellular and Molecular Physiology Pingdewinde Sam
Functional Anatomy and Evolution Deanna Goldstein
Health Sciences Informatics Bowen Li
History of Medicine James Flowers
Human Genetics & Molecular Biology Benjamin Bell
Immunology Rachel Helms
and Brandom Lam,
Neuroscience Purnima Padmanabhan
Pathobiology Swathi Karthikeyan
and Yea Ji Jeong,
Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences August Li
Program in Molecular Biophysics Lauren Que

SOM Committee Representatives

Besides the internal GSA Committees, the GSA provides representation for the graduate student body at multiple levels of the Johns Hopkins University institutions. These committees are an important way to convey students’ concerns and are a great opportunity for current students to gain experience. If you have a question that pertains to a committee, you may reach out to the student representative. If any position is open, we encourage you to contact the GSA President about the position.

Committee Representatives
Committee Representative Email
Graduation Representative Ashley Cook
MA/PhD Committee 1st Year Miriam Akeju
MA/PhD Committee 2nd Year Kyle Cavagnini
Safety Representitve Jesse Yoder
Student Health Committee Cathy Guerra
Faculty Senate Representative Ashley Cook
PDCO Student Group Committee Chang-Ting Lin
Welch Library Advisory Council Adler Archer
Student Assistance Program (SAP) Monika Looney
Doctor of Philosophy Board Emmanuel Datan
Institue for Excellence in Education Board (IEE) James Flowers
Alumni Representative Yinan Liu
Office of Student Diversity Position Open N/A
Office of Cultural Affairs Board Position Open N/A