The Graduate Student Senate consists of senators representing constituencies whose members pay the Graduate Student Activity Fee, as well as At-Large senators representing all graduate students who pay the Graduate Student Activity Fee. If you are interested in being a senator or have any questions about your group’s representation please contact our Parliamentarian Khaled Axel Djebbari ( or

GSS Declaration of Intent Form

GSS Senator Candidacy Application Form AY 2023-2024

GSS Apportionment Table (Updated 10/15/2020)



GSS At-Large Senators, Senators representing Academic and Tier II organizations for AY 2023-24:

Constituency Senators Email
1. American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Hangyu Wu
2. Department of Animal Science Veera Venkata Praveen Raja Kosuri
3. Department of Animal Science Sulthana Humayoon Muttathukonam
4. BONGO Saurabh Goswami
5. Department of Earth Sciences Laura Lapham
6. Psychology Graduate Students Advisory Committee (GSAC) Martina Villa
7. Psychology Graduate Students Advisory Committee (GSAC) Alev Ecevitoglu
8. EEB GSA Cindy Barreto
9. English Graduate Student Association  (EGSA) Ruba Bouzan
10. English Graduate Student Association  (EGSA) Kyle Labe
11. Geoscience Graduate Group Saranya Gautam
12. GO: MCB Mike Griffith
13. Grad SWE Lindsay Barnum
14. GradBlack STEM Adaeze Maduako
15. Graduate Students of Color Association (GSCA) Zachary Ellish
16. LingClub Aarón Sánchez
17. Marine Sciences Graduate Student Organization Riley Pena
18. Marine Sciences Graduate Student Organization Emma Siegfried
19. Materials Science and Engineering – Materials Research Society Mehedi Hassan Dipu
20. Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Association Clara Ramirez
21. Department of Molecular Cell and Biology Laura Holt
22. Department of Physiology and Neurobiology Jairo H. Orea
23. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Usman Ali
24. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Alaa Selim
25. Natural Resources and the Environment Graduate Student Association Madeline Kollegger
26. Neag Graduate Student Association Hannah Cooke
27. Nepalese Graduate Student Association Kamal Gautam
28. Nigerian Students Association – Graduate Anietie Wisdom Williams
29. Nigerian Students Association – Graduate Nurudeen Musa
30. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Shah Saki
31. Philosophy Graduate Student Association Tiana-marie Blassingale
32. PSGSA Spencer Hayes
33. SAGE Makduma Zahan Badhan
34. SAGE Syed Rezwanul Islam
35. Society of Plastic Engineers Brenden Ferland
36. Structural Engineering Institute- Graduate Chapter Brian Lassy
37. Student Association of School Psychologists (SASP) Allesandra Bergmark
38. TARANG Prakash Ranjan
39. UConn Grad SHPE Luis Ortiz
40. Senator At Large Toyin Ogunbiyi
41. Senator At Large Satadru Bhattacharyya
42. Senator At Large Chao Wang
43. Senator At Large Megha Arora
44. LANGSA Rahul Koonathara
45. Senator At Large Gabrielle Corso