YGSE Council Members

 

To contact the YGSE, please visit our contact form, here.

 

YGSE ROLE NAME WHAT DO THEY DO?
PH.D. CHAIR Sheetal Prasad Liaison between the YGSE and the Graduate Program in Education Executive. To contact the chair, please fill out the contact form here.
M.ED CHAIR Esther Martinez Liaison between the YGSE and the Graduate Program in Education Executive. To contact the chair, please fill out the contact form here.
SECRETARY Lisa Smith In charge of record keeping, IT, and communications. To contact the secretary, please fill out the contact form here.
TREASURER Aurra Startup In charge of budgets and finances. To contact the treasurer, please fill out the contact form here.

COMMUNITY & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Ismath Ara Bari Social and professional development events. To contact the C&PD Coordinator, please fill out the contact form here.
CHIEF RETURNING OFFICER Marika Kunnas Oversees the election process. To contact the CRO, please fill out the contact form here.
GRADUATE CONFERENCE COORDINATORS Chunlei Liu

Chloe Jones-Westgarth

Organizes the annual Graduate Student Conference in Education. To contact the GCC, please fill out the contact form here.
CUPE 3903 STEWARD Ryan Collis

Ellie VanBerkel

Union representatives for Unit 1 TAs. To contact the stewards, please fill out the contact form here.
DADAAB (KENYA) COHORT REPRESENTATIVE Unavailable this year. Unavailable this year.
URBAN INDIGENOUS COHORT REPRESENTATIVE Vacant. Liaison between YGSE and the Indigenous Cohort. To contact the UIC Rep, please fill out the contact form here.
PHD REPRESENTATIVE Stella Kim Liaison between YGSE and the PhD Cohort. To contact the PhD Rep, please fill out the contact form here.
M.ED REPRESENTATIVE Jessica D'Andrea Liaison between YGSE and the M.Ed Cohort. To contact the M.Ed Rep, please fill out the contact form here.
ANTI-BLACK RACISM COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE Shayna Brissett-Foster Liaison between YGSE and anti-black racism initiatives. To contact the ABR Rep, please fill out the contact form here.
FACULTY GRADUATE STUDIES (FGS) REPRESENTATIVE Unavailable this year. Representative between YGSE and FGS. To contact the FGS Rep, please fill out the contact form here.
GRADUATE LOUNGE MANAGER Mercedes van Noppen Oversees the needs for the Graduate Lounge in Winters. To contact the Lounge manager, please fill out the contact form here.
GRADUATE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM COORDINATORS Jenna D'Andrea

tim martin

Oversees the needs for the Mentorship Program. To contact the Coordinators, please fill out the contact form here.
YUGSA REPRESENTATIVES Note: They don't work for YUGSA. They represent YGSE in YUGSA meetings. Representative between YGSE and YUGSA. Reports on issues YGSE raises to YUGSA. To contact the reps, please fill out the contact form here.
EQUITY AND COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATORS Shayna Brissett-Foster

Helen Liu

Acting as a point of contact for the student body and student council who identify equity concerns within YGSE, and working with YGSE to address issues raised. To contact them, please visit the Equity & Communications page.
FACULTY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES Jenna D'Andrea

Ryan Collis

Representative for YGSE during Faculty Council meetings concerning the department. To contact the rep, please fill out the contact form here.
COMMITTEE FOR FACULTY RESEARCH, AWARDS, AND GRANTS (CFRAG) REPRESENTATIVE Lisa Smith Representative for YGSE on faculty awards and grants. To contact the rep, please fill out the contact form here.
ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE Rick Powless Representative for YGSE concerning admissions for the academic year. To contact the rep, please fill out the contact form here.
HIRING COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES Sonia Martin Representative for YGSE concerning the faculty hiring process. To contact the rep, please fill out the contact form here.
TENURE & PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVE Jenna D'Andrea Representative for YGSE concerning faculty promotions. To contact the rep, please fill out the contact form here.
COORDINATING & PLANNING COMMITTEE Chloe Jones-Westgarth Representative for YGSE responsible for making big decisions regarding the faculty of education’s structure, direction, and future. To contact the rep, please fill out the contact form here.
JOURNAL MANAGING EDITOR Sheetal Prasad Oversees the production of YU-WRITE: Journal of Graduate Research in Education. To contact the manager, visit here.