BIOE GSA

Bioengineering Graduate Student Association

Rice University’s Bioengineering Graduate Student Association (BIOE GSA) was founded in 2001 to represent the interests and activities of BIOE graduate students. The primary goals of BIOE GSA are to:

  • Promote professional and social networking among graduate students and faculty
  • Serve as an official outlet for voicing the concerns of BioE graduate students
  • Contribute to the professional development of graduate students

Leadership 2020-21

  • President: Kevin Janson (kevin.janson@rice.edu)
  • Vice President of Internal Affairs: Megan Chang (megan.m.chang@rice.edu)
  • Vice President of External Affairs: Manwal Harb (mmh10@rice.edu)
  • Vice President of Finance: Kevin Lorch (kpl2@rice.edu)
  • Social Chair: Brett Pogostin (bp22@rice.edu)
  • Affiliate Chair: Mollie Smoak (mms10@rice.edu)
  • Communications Chair: Marissa Perez (mrp13@rice.edu)
  • Recruitment Chairs: Samantha Fleury (stf1@rice.edu), Yajur Maker (ynm2@rice.edu), and Emilie Newsham (ein1@rice.edu)
  • MBE Representative: Laura Luo (lll4@rice.edu)
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jordan Miller

Past Leadership

2019-20
  • President: Marjan Majid
  • Vice President of Internal Affairs: Ian Kinstlinger
  • Vice President of External Affairs: Susan Butler
  • Vice President of Finance: Kevin Janson
  • Social Chairs: Katie Brown & Josh Chen
  • Affiliate Chairs: Mollie Smoak & Katie Hogan
  • Communications Chair: Edwin Lai
  • Recruitment Chairs: Tyler Graf, Kevin Lorch, Marina Yu
  • MBE Representative: Eddie Yao
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Caleb Bashor
2018-19
  • Chair: Sai Paul
  • Internal Assistant Chair: Sean Bittner
  • External Assistant Chair: Marjan Majid
  • Treasurer: Ryan Butcher
  • Social Chairs: Greg Berglund & Mollie Smoak
  • Affiliate Chairs: Katie Brown
  • Communications Chair: Adam Navara
  • Recruitment Chairs: Kevin Janson & Erin Euliano
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Caleb Bashor
2017-18
  • Chair: Satya Bellamkonda
  • Internal Assistant Chair: Alyssa Shapiro
  • External Assistant Chair: Manuela Sushnitha
  • Treasurer: Maria Chen
  • Social Chairs: Sean Bittner & Madeleine Gomel
  • Affiliate Chairs: Madeline Monroe & Melody Tan
  • Communications Chair: Letitia Chim
  • Recruitment Chairs: Marjan Majid & Hannah Pearce
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Junghae Suh
2016-17
  • Chair: Annicka Evans
  • Internal Assistant Chair: YuSeon Kim
  • External Assistant Chair: Gisele Calderon
  • Treasurer: Nikki Thadani
  • Social Chairs: Trenton Piepergerdes & John Gawedzinski
  • Affiliate Chairs: Kathryn Kundrod & Dessy Vekilov
  • Communications Chair: Jason Guo
  • MBE Representative: Michael Williams-Hart
  • Recruitment Chairs: Sai Paul & Alyssa Shapiro
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Junghae Suh
2015-16
  • Chair: Emily Reiser
  • Internal Assistant Chair: Annicka Evans
  • External Assistant Chair: Sam Paulsen
  • Treasurer: Bagrat Grigoryan
  • Social Chairs: Dessy Vekilov & Ian Kinstlinger
  • Affiliate Chair: Eric Yang
  • Communications Chair: Chelsey Smith
  • MBE Representative: Jaewoo Park
  • Recruitment Chairs: Trenton Piepergerdes & Kathryn Kundrod
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Junghae Suh

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