Graduate Student Council Fall 2015 - Spring 2016

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Vanessa Montgomery

Vanessa Montgomery, GSC Chair

School of Leadership and Education Sciences

vmontgomery@sandiego.edu

Vanessa is a second year student in the master teaching credential cohort program through SOLES. She is getting her credentials in special education and in multiple subjects. She was able to study in Oxford last summer with USD and observe schools in the United Kingdom. Vanessa is originally from Calaveras County, which is located in Northern California. Before receiving her B.A. in History from UC Santa Cruz she went to San Diego Mesa Junior College. She is an active member in a non-profit organization called Eye To Eye, which is a mentoring program that helps students who have learning disabilities. Vanessa had lived in the San Diego area for a total of six years and loves to be apart of the community.  On her free time she likes hanging out with friends and going to local events, going to the beach, and finding cool spots to watch the sunset. 

Spozmi Nouri

Spozmi NouriGSC Vice Chair

School of Leadership and Education Sciences

snouri@sandiego.edu 

Spozmi is in her second year of the MA Higher Education Leadership Program. She originally hails from Queens, New York and received her BBA in Human Resource Management from Pace University in 2014. She is currently a Graduate Assistant in the Student Leadership, Involvement, and Changemaking space where she advises Associated Students.  Spozmi enjoys exploring different neighborhoods in San Diego and is on the quest for finding the best taco in town! 

Andrew

Andrew, Communications & Operations Coordinator

College of Arts and Sciences

usd.gsc@gmail.com

Andrew is in his first year in the MA International Relations Program. He earned his BA in Political Science from the University of Nevada – Reno in 2012. Prior to his graduate coursework, he volunteered as a mentor to low socioeconomic elementary kids. He also worked on important projects at the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development. In January 2015, he left the snow and mountains of Reno, Nevada for the sunny beaches and palm trees of San Diego. Still new to San Diego, he makes an effort to explore San Diego’s hidden spots when he has spare time. He also runs in obstacle course races and can often be seen running Tecolote Canyon. 

Members

Keith Van WagnerGSC Council Member
School of Law
usdlawpres@gmail.com

Kris ThompsonGSC Council Member
School of Law
kathompson@sandiego.edu

Jasmine Afshar, GSC Council Member
School of Peace Studies
jafshar24@gmail.com

Eli BellerGSC Council Member
School of Peace and Justice
ebeller@sandiego.edu

Angela Prindle, GSC Council Member
School of Business
prindlea@sandiego.edu

Sahil Bansal, GSC Council Member
School of Business
sahilbansal@sandiego.edu

Maurice Souza, GSC Council Member
Hahn School of Nursing
mauricesouza@sandiego.edu

Jenna McKnight, GSC Council Member
Hahn School of Nursing
jwmcknight@sandiego.edu

Trevor Hanson, GSC Council Member
Hahn School of Nursing
trevorjhanson@sandiego.edu

Emily Davis, GSC Council Member
School of Leadership and Education Sciences
eadavis@sandiego.edu

Jillian Payne, GSC Council Member
Hahn School of Nursing
jillianpayne@sandiego.edu

Natalie Crook, GSC Council Member
School of Leadership and Education Sciences
ncrook@sandiego.edu

Tonalli Juarez, GSC Council Member
School of Leadership and Education Sciences
tjuarez@sandiego.edu

Megan Petersen, GSC Council Member
School of Leadership and Education Sciences
meganmpetersen@sandiego.edu

Catherine Hargenrader, GSC Council Member
College of Arts and Sciences
chargenrader@sandiego.edu

Mariann Sanchez

Mariann SanchezGSC Advisor
marianns@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2227

Mariann Sanchez is the new Interim Coordinator for Graduate Student Life. She has been an employee at USD since 2004. Mariann serves as the Administrative Ex-officio (advisor) to the GSC. Shee completed her Masters in International Relations at USD.  Mariann also helps over see the operations of the Graduate and Law Student Commons in SLP 401. If you ever need any help at USD please do not hesitate to contact her or a GSC member for assistance.

Ariela Canizal

Ariela CanizalGraduate Assistant GSC Advisor
School of Leadership and Education Sciences
amcanizal@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-2227

Ariela is starting her first year of graduate school in the SOLES Master’s Higher Education Leadership program. She is the Graduate Assistant for Graduate Student Life and serves as an ex-officio (advisor) to the GSC with Mariann, Interim Coordinator for Gradate Student Life. Ariela also helps overs see the daily operations of the Graduate & Law Student Common in SLP 401. Ariela is from East Los Angeles, California and received a BA in Communications from Marymount Manhattan College. 

Contact Information

Graduate Student Life
Student Life Pavilion 401
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-2227