About Us




About GSG

The Graduate Student Government is the only campus organization sponsored, staffed and run exclusively by graduate students. If you are a graduate student, you are automatically a member of the GSG, and your Student Activity Fee goes directly to the funding of this organization. We are completely independent of the university administration, and we report only to the graduate student body. We advocate for graduate students on and off campus, bringing our concerns to University officials, USM officials, the Board of Regents, and lawmakers.

Officers (2017 - 2018) 

President Stephanie Cork
Legislative Affairs Adria Schwarber
Public Relations Katie Brown
Student Affairs Michael Goodman 
Community Development Jamie Welch
Committee Affairs Dwayne Parker 
Academic Affairs Stephanie Folling 
Financial Affairs Devin Scott

All executive positions are open for nominations during the general election in the spring. Each VP is expected to work approximately five hours per week for the GSG. For this work, they receive an honoraria of $1,334 per semester. Attendance of the Assembly is mandatory for all executives. If three Assembly meetings are missed, they are automatically cited with a Charge Of Neglect and the Assembly votes on impeachment.

For a list of officer descriptions, please visit the Officer Descriptions page.

GSG Staff

Caden Fabbi
Chief of Staff
Caden is a 2nd year Master's student in the School of Public Policy. GA in SORC and President of USMSC. 
Contact Caden




Every fee-paying graduate student at the University of Maryland is a member of Graduate Student Government. A smaller number of students, called Program Representatives, convene monthly as an Assembly to discuss issues which require collective action. Anyone can attend these open meetings, but only the Representatives can vote on the resolutions and amendments presented. We follow parliamentary procedure in the Assembly to ensure democratic and reasonably efficient operations.

To learn more about the responsibilities and duties of a Program Representative, please visit our Representative Responsibilities page. 

AHRP Emma Schrantz
AMSC Duncan McElfresh
ANSC Latisha Judd
AOSC Casey Cavanagh
ASTR Carrie Holt
BISI Jurrian JH Van Haaren
BISI Haleigh Eppler
BPHD Roxanne Jaffe
CHEM Leila Duman
CLAS David McDonald
CMSC Yehuda Katz
CMSC Roozebeh Yousefzadeh
COMM Sifan Xu
ENCE Paresh P Singhai
ENEE Ciara Lynton
ENME Roozbeh Bakhshi
ENAE Clark Esty
ENST Barret Wessel
ENTS Franklin Solomon Christu Doss Clement
ENTS Aditya S Lad
FMSC Shy Porter
GEOG Rachel Lamb
GEOL Erin Cunningham
HIST Guy Aldridge
JOST Daniel Trielli Paiva da Silva
KNES Lauren Weiss
LING Aaron Doliana
MCHS Yassaman Vafai
MIEH Becky Patterson
NACS Felix Bartsch
PSYC David Ampofo
SPAP Kayla Watson
URPD Holly Simmons
WMST Nat Baldino

For a full list of programs with open seats, please click here.

Governing Documents


The governing documents of the GSG are the Constitution and the Bylaws. Changes to the constitution require a referendum that goes out to the graduate student population in which at least 500 students vote. Bylaws, on the other hand, can be changed by a two-thirds majority in the GSG Assembly. Click on the following links to download the documents: