Department of Chemistry

Graduate Leadership

The Graduate Student Leadership Committee (GSLC) builds community among our graduate students and postdocs.

The Graduate Student Leadership Committee (GSLC) is a group of eight graduate students from various lab groups throughout the department. The committee hosts events such as a weekly Journal Club and monthly socials. 

Mission Statement

The Chemistry Graduate Student Leadership Committee (Chem-GSLC) aims to create a supportive community through which graduate students may find camaraderie, a means to strengthen their bonds with their peers, and a means to voice their opinions in a confidential environment.  Chem-GSLC accomplishes this mission by adhering to the following tenets: 

Through our work we aim to maintain the morale of our department and the passion for chemistry which has guided each student to pursue higher education. It is our belief that adhering to the tenets above will ensure the success and happiness of our peers.

  • The Chem-GSLC aims to strengthen interpersonal bonds between students by hosting and encouraging participation in social events and research based activities, such as trivia nights or journal club.
  • The Chem-GSLC serves as a mediator between students and faculty. We function as a mouthpiece for the student body by ensuring all concerns are confidentially reported to staff and addressed seriously.
  • The Chem-GSLC aims to ensure that the entirety of the student body is made to feel welcome and ensure none are alienated. This is accomplished not only through efforts to maintain a diverse representation in Chem-GSLC as well as direct partnerships with the departmental diversity and inclusion committee and coalition for international scholars.

Our 2023-2024 GSLC Members

  • Meg Shieh

    Meg Shieh

    Graduate Student, G3, Xian Group (Lead Director and Communications Director)
  • Timea Kolozsvary

    Timea Kolozsvary

    Graduate Student, G3, McDonald Group (Lead Director and Activities Director)
  • Giovannia Barbosa

    Giovannia Barbosa

    Graduate Student, G4, Delaney Group, (Communications Director)
  • Sebastian Rueda

    Sebastian Rueda

    Graduate Student, (G4, Events Director)
  • Julia Cook

    Julia Cook

    Graduate Student, (G3, Delaney Group, Events Director, Secretary)
  • Savannah Rheingold

    Savannah Rheingold

    Graduate Student, G2, Robinson Group (Communications Director, Events Director)
  • Natalie Warren

    Natalie Warren

    Graduate Student, G2, Klein Group (Treasurer)
  • Michael Cleary

    Michael Cleary

    (G1, Kim Group, Events Director)
  • Elizabeth Donahue

    Elizabeth Donahue

    Graduate Student, (G1, Klein Group, Communications Director, Events, Director)
  • Jameson Pommenville

    Jameson Pommenville

    (G1, Basu Group, Events Director)
  • Samantha Renard

    Samantha Renard

    (G1, Robinson Group, Events Director)
  • Becca Tobias

    Becca Tobias

    Graduate Student, (G1, McDonald Group, Communications Director, Events Director)
  • Andes Willemsen

    Andes Willemsen

    Graduate Student, G1, Klein Group, (Events Director)