The GPSO Executive Committee (ExComm) comprises five elected officers, three appointed officers, and two paid staff. ExComm members are responsible for the organization and smooth functioning of GPSO Assembly and committee meetings, as well as other GPSO functions.
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Justin is from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He is a second-year doctoral student pursuing a Ph.D. in physics. For the past seven years, Justin has been involved with student governments and has held various leadership positions in a number of student organizations and committees. In 2012, he spearheaded the founding of a graduate student government at the University of Minnesota Duluth. He hopes to draw upon these experiences to strengthen the GPSO, and is looking forward to serving the IU graduate and professional student community this year. After graduation Justin hopes to continue research in physics, but is also considering a career in science policy.
Zach Bailey - Policy AnalysisThe Treasurer maintains the GPSO’s financial records, prepares the annual budget for review by the Assembly, provides financial updates to the Assembly, requests disbursement of funds as required, works with the Awards Officer to ensure the timely execution of the Awards process, and performs other duties requested by the Executive Committee.
Originally from Greenbrier, Arkansas, Zach is a second-year MPA student in SPEA concentrating in public finance and policy analysis. He recieved his BA in Political Science at IU-Bloomington in 2011. Before entering graduate school, Zach worked as legislative assistant and operations director for the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association and as Deputy Finance Director and personal aide for John Gregg in his campaign for Governor in Indiana. Currently, Zach is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hoosier Social Impact Fund (HSIF), a non-profit microfinance organization, the SPEA graduate student representative on the Bloomington Faculty Council, and a summer intern at the White House.
The Liaison acts as a medium of communication between IUSA, BGSA, LGSA, ISA, other graduate student organizations and GPSO. The Liaison also serves as a member of the External Relations committee.
Julianna is from Millbrook, NY. She is in her second year of the law program. Julianna has had leadership experience while completing her undergrad at Cornell University. She has also held a management position at Brookdale Senior Living in Chicago where she gained experience handling liaison duties. Julianna hopes to further diversity initiatives on campus and to promote events that unite the entire graduate student body.
Skyler Hutto - LawThe Parliamentarian is the authority on procedural questions. This officer ensures that the constitution is up-to-date and also conducts the annual membership audit.
Josh de Leeuw - Cognitive Science & PsychologyThe Awards Officer oversees the awarding GPSO Travel and Research Grants. This involves working with GPSO accounts manager, Dr. Yolanda Treviño, the GPSO Excomm, and the Awards Committee.
Josh is a fourth year PhD student in both Psychological & Brain Sciences and Cognitive Science, studying perceptual learning and expert behavior. He hopes to teach at the college level when he graduates. This is Josh’s second year as the GPSO awards officer, and he previously served as a member of the awards committee. He grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY, via Pittsburgh, PA and Boston, MA, and is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
Benjamin Draper – ChemistryThe Benefits Officer addresses the benefit needs of Student Academic Appointees (SAA’s) and student employees, specifically health insurance, stipends, fee remission structure and related employment issues. The position seeks to recommend improvements to benefit and compensation policies for all graduate and professional students.
Benjamin is from Georgetown, Indiana. He is a third year graduate student in the chemistry department working on instrumental improvements for charge detection mass spectrometry. Benjamin has served on the chemistry graduate resource committee for two years, the most recent as vice-president. He has also served as a GPSO representative and was an active member of the benefits committee. Benjamin is excited to continue the momentum the benefits committee has gained this past year, and work with other members of the executive committee to promote the interests of all graduate and professional students.
Originally from Minnetonka, Minnesota, Andrew is in his second year of the MPA program at SPEA, where he is concentrating in Policy Analysis. His primary professional interests are urban planning and economic development, each of which he approaches with a strong tilt towards sustainable development practices. Andrew works for the Monroe County Planning Department as a SPEA Service Corps Fellow, and he served as a GPSO representative from SPEA last year. Andrew looks forward to pushing sustainability initiatives forward on campus, and to helping strengthen GPSO as an effective and respected voice for advocacy on campus.
The Communications Coordinator facilitates committees, representatives, and student communication. The Communications Coordinator also resolves student concerns, prepares the assembly agenda, and ensures all are properly informed and organized.
Jessie is from Park Ridge, Illinois. She is a second year dual MPA/MSES student in SPEA concentrating in Environmental Policy, Policy Analysis, and Applied Ecology. She recieved her BSPA in Environmental Management from IU-Bloomington in 2013. Jessie has expierence in community outreach and communications for The Bloomington Urban Woodlands Project, The Environmental Management and Sustainable Development Association, The IU Polish Cultural Association, and The Kelley School of Business’ Institute for International Business. She hopes to pursue a career in natural resource management or environmental policy, and is working as an intern this summer for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 5 Office. Jessie also serves as the President of the Environmental Management and Sustainable Development Association.
Community Development Coordinator
Julian Glover - Nonprofit ManagementThe Community Development Coordinator is responsible for community building. Working with the programming committee, the Community Development Coordinator plans the parties, activities, and events that matter to graduate and professional students.
Julian Glover is from Bloomington, Illinois. He is a second year MPA student in SPEA concentrating in nonprofit management. Julian has had experience working in community development while an intern at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and leading coalitions between student organizations and student government while at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Julian plans to pursue a career in nonprofit advocacy for LGBT people on a national and international level. At IU, he also serves as a member of the Transgender Advocacy Group, the LGBT Incidence Team as well as the all campus orchestra (Cello). In his spare time, Julian enjoys traveling, shopping, chatting with friends and voguing.
Dr. Yolanda Treviño - Assistant Dean of the University Graduate SchoolDean Treviño serves as the contact person for graduate students and graduate programs. Her role is to support the GPSO by encouraging a creative environment for scholarship and research, teaching and learning.