SASGOV Executive Board 2020-2021
Mimi is a third-year graduate student in Germanic Languages and Literatures. In that department, she researches porous bodies and nature in literature from the 19th and 20th centuries, especially in feminist literature from the late German Democratic Republic. Mimi uses her academic background here in SASgov as she focuses on equity and access for the student body.
VP OF POLICY
Zach is a third-year PhD student in Classical Studies. As VP of Policy, he keeps tabs on federal, state, local, University, and SAS policies that impact graduate and professional students. He also ensures that the voices of graduate students in SAS are heard by the administration by hosting a town hall in the spring and policy initiatives from members of the SASgov General Body and the larger community throughout the year.
AISHA A. CHUGHTAI
VP OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Aisha is a third year PhD/MPH student in Medical Anthropology and served as the department co-representative to SASGov in 2018-2019 and as a SASgov representative to GAPSA in 2019-2020. Aisha's research focuses on global health infrastructure and responses. Aisha is also a local Philadelphia community activist and uses her position in SASgov to help educate and advocate for graduate students across campus.
VP OF FINANCE
Vincent is a fourth-year PhD candidate in the Department of Chemistry. There, he studies the properties of molecules in Earth’s atmosphere and outer space. As VP of Finance, he is responsible for ensuring the financial health of SASgov by working with the other members of the executive board to find the best ways to utilize these funds. He hopes to improve the lives of graduate students through the means of new and continued financial support.
VP OF FINANCIAL OPERATIONS
Maria is the Vice President of Financial Operations for the 2020-2021 academic year. Her responsibilities include balancing the SASGov budget and allocating the Discretionary, Merit, and Travel Funds. She works closely with the President, VP of Finance, and the Finance Committee.
VP OF SOCIAL
Carolyn is the SASgov VP of Social for 2020-2021 academic year. Her ultimate goal is to foster friendships and cohesion among SAS graduate students and other schools by hosting a wide range of events. Carolyn is a 4th year chemistry PhD student studying ultrafast spectroscopy of chlorophyll a and PSI with potential applications towards improved alternative energy sources.
VP OF COMMUNICATIONS
Jaydee is a first year PhD student in the dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences. She is thrilled to dive into the position of VP of Communications and plans to assist the executive board in keeping all of SAS informed. Acting as a GAPSA rep will also provide meaningful connections between GAPSA and SASgov as we work toward the betterment of our university and our students. Her current research interests involve investigating the transport and fate of microplastics in freshwater and atmospheric sources.