Program and SOM Representation

SOM Committees

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 President, Kyle Cavagnini ( about the position.

Committee Representatives
Committee Representative Email
Graduation Representative

Kyle Cavagnini
International Representative Rahul Agarwal
MA/PhD Committee

Miriam Akeju, 

Kaiti Wood

PDCO Student Group Committee

Katie Marshall

Student Health Committee

Mary Soliman, 

Maria del Carmen Vitery,

Faculty Senate Representative

Ashley Stewart

Career Series Chair Kaya Zelazny
Welch Library Advisory Council

Chirag Vasavda

Student Assistance Program (SAP)

Monika Looney

Office of Student Diversity Position Open N/A
Office of Cultural Affairs Board Position Open N/A
Doctor of Philosophy Board Position Open N/A

Program Representatives

Student program representatives are integral to well functioning communication lines between the GSA and the student body. The student 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.
Student program representatives are required to email their program the GSA general body meeting minutes. 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.

Program Representatives
Department Representative Email
Art as Applied to Medicine

Jenny Wang

Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB)

Jonathan Augustin

Biological Chemistry Chris Mahone
Biomedical Engineering (BME) Makeda Stephenson
Cellular and Molecular Medicine (CMM) Selena Guerrero-Martin
Cellular and Molecular Physiology

James Osei-Owusu

Functional Anatomy and Evolution

Aneila Hogan

Health Sciences Informatics
History of Medicine James Flowers
Human Genetics & Molecular Biology

Elizabeth Partan, Heather Wick,


Brandom Lam and Alana MacDonald;


Jarred Hinkle


Pan-am Chaisawangwong, Lionel Chia;

Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences

August Li

Program in Molecular Biophysics Drew Morley