Graduate Council Representatives

The Graduate Student Council consists of voting “Department Representatives” and non-voting “Cultural Club Representatives.” These representatives attend monthly council meetings, the minutes for which can be found here.

Department Representatives


  • Attend all Graduate Student Council meetings
    • If unable to attend, the individual must contact the VP of Student Development at least 5 days in advance with the name and email of the proxy
  • Forward announcements e-mailed via the GSA-reps listserv to the graduate students in his/her department
  • Organize one GSA event per semester OR serve on a University standing committee or internal GSA committee
  • Participate in GSA Representative’s Retreat
  • Ensure a new department representative is instated prior to stepping down
    • The April GSA Council Meeting is traditionally when this occurs
    • The VP of Student Development must be informed of the change-over
Department Name Email (
School of Architecture
Architecture Evio Isaac evio
Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies
Masters of Liberal Studies Pat Wild and Lisa Wojahn patwild
Teaching, Masters of Arts  Mary Ann Wosenitz mary.ann.wosenitz
George R. Brown School of Engineering
Bioengineering Manuela Sushnitha ms117
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Arthur Sloan Arthur.W.Sloan
Civil and Environmental Engineering Eric Rice ewrice
Computational and Applied Mathematics Eric Antley eric.m.antley
Computer Science Zak Kingston zak
Electrical and Computer Engineering Chance Tarver cat12
Materials Science and Nanoengineering Lucas Isenhart lci1
Mechanical Engineering Danielle Perdue dmp6
Professional Masters in Engineering James Hwang jph3
Statistics Katherine Shoemaker kas23
School of Humanities
Art History Christine Starkman-Kwiatkowski cs80
English Sam Stoeltje Samuel.F.Stoeltje
History Hannah Francis hjf2
Philosophy Stijn Taollen sjt1
Religious Studies Tim Grieve-Carlson trg4
Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management
Jones School of Business Raymond Ma raymond
Shepherd School of Music
Music, Shepherd School of Matt Ross
Jacob Schafer
Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Applied Physics Brian Anthonio bea1
Biochemistry and Cell Biology Ramya Ganiga Prabhakar rg42
Chemistry Logan Bishop ldb3
Earth Sciences  Billy Farrell william.c.farrell
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Madeline Burns Madeline.P.Burns
Mathematics Vitalii Gerbuz Vitalii.Gerbuz
Physics and Astronomy Erik Weaver etw1
Professional Masters in Science Mohamed Ziane Mohamed.Ziane
Systems, Synthetic and Physical Biology Emm Fulk ef16
School of Social Sciences
Anthropology Katie Ulrich kmu
Economics Robert Idel rmi5
Linguistics Bazile Lanneau bazile.r.lanneau
Masters of Global Affairs Kevin Markowski kgm3
Masters of Energy Economics Ahmed Al Tammar aa96
Political Science Carly Mayes carlymm
Psychology Stephanie Zajac stephanie.zajac
Sociology Asia Bento asia.bento

Organization Representatives

Organization Name Email (
Brazilian Student Association Luiza Gomes Ferreira luiza.g.ferreira
Indian Students at Rice Souptik Barua  souptik.barua
Korean Graduate Student Association Jin Bae jin-hyung.bae
Latin American Graduate Student Association Eduardo Villarreal eduardo.villarreal
Rice Iranian Society Aria HasanzadeZonuzy a.zonuzy
Rice Muslim Student Association Quazi Z. Rasool quazi.z.rasool