Stony Brook Graduate Student Organization

Executive Committee

2017-2018 Executive Committee

President – Ramiro Malaga ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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Ramiro is a doctoral student in the Economics Department. His research focuses on analyzing the relationship between depression, family structure, and family  income using machine learning estimation methods.  He has served as Speaker of the GSO Senate during the 2015-2016 period, and he also is the President of the Schomburg Apartments Resident Association (S.A.R.A.). Ramiro is an advocate of improving the housing and funding conditions for graduate students. He enjoys photography,  cooking, international politics, and reading science news.

 

Vice President – Talbot Andrews ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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Talbot Andrews is a doctoral student in the department of political science, where she studies climate change mitigation behavior, political communication, risk preferences, and collective action problems. She served as the department's Senator to the Graduate Student Organization in the fall of 2017, and the Department Mobilizer for the Graduate Student Employees Union since the fall of 2016. As the Vice President, Talbot works to connect students to resources necessary for professional development and facilitates events to bring together the graduate student community. 

 

Treasurer – Karen Wishnia ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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Karen Wishnia is a doctoral student in the Art History and Criticism department, where she instructs undergraduate coursework in the histories of photography and experimental film. In 2016-17, she served as the department’s Senator to the Graduate Student Organization and as Departmental Mobilizer for the Graduate Student Employees Union. She also co-organized the Stony Brook Art History & Criticism Lecture Series.  

As Treasurer, Karen is committed to increasing transparency during the funding and reimbursement process, and to working to allocate childcare stipends for graduate student parents.  
 
Prior to coming to Stony Brook, Karen worked in public programs at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, San Francisco.

 

Secretary – Luigi Pesce Ibarra ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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I am Luigi Pesce Ibarra: I am an International student from Maracaibo, Venezuela. I am 26 years old. 

I have completed a MS in Neuroscience at Stony Brook University (2015), a BS in Life Sciences, Biology at New York Institute of Technology (2014). and a BS in Psychology  at New York Institute of Technology (2013).

I am currently a PhD student in the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences program,in the Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences Concentration. My Research focuses on Identifying neural mechanisms in dual tasks in pediatric concussion/mild TBI, which will lead to the creation new therapies to repair cognitive and motor deficits. 

I have been living in USA for the last 6 years and served multiple college positions such as office assistant, resident assistant, peer advisor, academic tutor, teaching assistant, laboratory instructor, supplemental instruction leader, and last year I was the GSO senator for my department. Additionally, I have been Relay For Life captain for the last 3 years in different teams.

 

Speaker - Roger Shek (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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Roger Shek is a doctoral student in the Biochemistry and Structural Biology program. He currently works in the laboratory of Jarrod French studying nucleobase transporters and protein crystallography. Roger has been the senator for his department for two years and worked to establish a new graduate student club for students conducting research in structural biology. Before coming to Stony Brook, Roger attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa in his home state of Hawaii where he studied biology and chemistry. In his free time, Roger likes to travel and sample new restaurants. 

 

Previous Executive Committees:

 2016-2017:

President: Vahideh Rasekhi (Linguistics)

Vice President: Fall 2016: Tiffany Victor (Chemistry); Spring 2017: Vasiliy Safin (Psychology)

Treasurer: Joseph Verardo (Political Science) 

Secretary: Ramiro Malaga (Economics)

Speaker: Luigi Pesce Ibarra (Health and Rehabilitation Sciences)


2015-2016:

President: Vahideh Rasekhi (Linguistics)

Vice President: Ran Tao (MBA)

Treasurer: Joseph Verardo (Political Science) 

Secretary: Linrui He (Applied Mathematics & Statistics)

Speaker: Ramiro Malaga (Economics)

 

2014-2015:

President: Evgenia Sidorova (Political Science)

Vice President: Max Katz (Physics and Astronomy)

Treasurer: William Kosch (MBA) 

Secretary: Travis Kruse (Biomedical Engineering)

Speaker: Peter Chahales (Molecular Genetics & Microbiology)

  

2013-2014: 

President: Evgenia Sidorova (Political Science)

Vice President: Tomasz Bakowski (Biomedical Engineering)

Treasurer: Spring 2014: Sreekanth Mallikarjun (Technology & Society); Fall 2013: Thomas Kirnbauer (Business)

Secretary: Mallory Locklear (Neuroscience)

Speaker: Max Katz (Physics and Astronomy)

 

2012-2013:

President: Charilaos Papadopolous (Computer Science)

Vice President: Vasiliy Safin (Psychology)

Treasurer: Evgenia Sidorova (Economics)

Secretary: Burak Derkunt (Pharmacology)

Speaker: Tomasz Bakowski (Biomedical Engineering)

 

2011-2012:

President: Charilaos Papadopoulos (Computer Science)

Vice President: Stalin F. Mafla-Trujillo (Biophysics)

Treasurer: Evgenia Sidorova (Economics)

Secretary: Selin Gonen (Economics)

Speaker: Catherine Salussolia

 

2010-2011:

President: Froylán Enciso (History)

Vice President: Kai Wu (Molecular Genetics & Microbiology)

Treasurer: Denise Fillion (Music)

Secretary: Al Herrera-Alcazar (Philosophy)

Speaker: Paolo Espinosa (Molecular and Cellular Biology)

 

2009-2010:

President: Dylan Selterman (Psychology)

Vice President: Angel Gonzalez (Psychology)

Treasurer: Christopher Young (Materials Science and Engineering)

Secretary: Matthew Engel (Biomedical Engineering)

Speaker: Gregory Sabino (Molecular and Cellular Biology)

 

2008-2009:

President: Liliana Naydan (English)

Vice President: Dylan Selterman (Psychology)

Treasurer: Christopher Young (Materials Science and Engineering)

Secretary: Jose Colmenares (Materials Science and Engineering)

 

2007-2008:

President: July - December 2007 - Ryan Soule (Political Science); January 2008 - Robert Gersh (Genetics); February - June 2008 - Liliana Naydan (English)

Vice President: July - August 2007 - Ruchi Gupta (Chemistry); September - December 2007 - Robert Gersh (Genetics); January - July 2008 - Louis Esparza (Sociology)

Treasurer: Luigi Longobardi (Physics and Astronomy)

Secretary: Eran Shor (Sociology)

Speaker: Andrei Antonenko (Linguistics; Applied Math and Statistics)

 

2006-2007:

President: Andrei Antonenko (Linguistics; Applied Math and Statistics)

Vice President: Alton Frabetti (Art & Philosophy)

Treasurer: Ryan Soule (Political Science)

Secretary: Louis Esparza (Sociology)

Speaker: Ruchi Gupta (Chemistry)

 

2005-2006:

President: Andrei Antonenko (Linguistics; Applied Math and Statistics)

Vice President: Paul Ioan Fodor (Computer Science)

Treasurer: Anirban Dutta (Mathematics)

Secretary: Ilektra Christidi (Physics and Astronomy)

Speaker: Kristopher Baker (Marine Sciences)

 

2004-2005:

President: Prasanna Kumar Thoguluva-Santharam (Material Sciences)

Vice President: Monicca Shanthanelson (Neurobiology and Behavior)

Treasurer: Rong Su (Computer Science)

Secretary: Ilektra Christidi (Physics and Astronomy)

Speaker: Andrei Antonenko (Linguistics; Applied Math and Statistics)

 

2003-2004:

President: Angeliki Field-Pollatou (Physics and Astronomy)

Vice President: Monicca Shanthanelson (Neurobiology and Behavior)

Treasurer: Rong Su (Computer Science)

Secretary: Venkat Reddy Pasham (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Speaker: September - November 2003 - Shawn Pottorf; November 2003 - June 2004 - Prasanna Kumar Thoguluva (Material Sciences)

 

2002-2003:

President: Bin Tang (Computer Science)

Vice President: Masa Prodanovic (Applied Math and Statistics)

Treasurer: Bryan J. Field (Physics and Astronomy)

Secretary: Angeliki Field-Pollatou (Philosophy)

Speaker: Chris LaBarbera (Theatre Arts)

 

2001-2002:

President: Pegine Walrad (Molecular and Cellular Biology)

Vice President: Tanya Michelle Smith (Anthropology)

Treasurer: Jasmina Sinanovic (Theatre Arts)

Secretary: Sherrye Glaser (Molecular and Cellular Biology)

Speaker: Masa Prodanovic (Applied Math and Statistics)

 

2000-2001:

President: July 2000 - February 2001 - Kunal Das (Physics); February 2001 - June 2001 - Jean Cadet (Applied Math and Statistics)

Vice President: July 2000 - February 2001 - Jean Cadet (Applied Math and Statistics); February 2001 - June 2001 - Geralyn Datz (Psychology)

Treasurer: David Spears (Sociology)

Secretary: July 2000 - February 2001 - Geralyn Datz (Psychology); February 2001 - June 2001 - Pegine Walrad (Molecular and Cellular Biology)

Speaker: July 2000 - February 2001 - Pegine Walrad (Molecular and Cellular Biology); March 2001 - June 2001 - Tanya Smith (Anthropology)

 

1999-2000:

President: Victor Henriquez (Neurobiology)

Vice President: James Polichak (Psychology)

Treasurer: Kunal Das (Physics and Astronomy)

Secretary: Martin Barron (Sociology)

Speaker: David Spears (Sociology)

 

1998-1999:

President: Kunal Das (Physics and Astronomy)

Vice President: Victor Henriquez (Neurobiology)

Treasurer: Marc Colosimo (Microbiology)

Secretary: Roy Roberts (Pharmacology)

Speaker: David Spears (Sociology)

 

1997-1998:

President: Hasan Imam (Physics)

Vice President: Antonette Louka (English)

Treasurer: Jeffery Hack (Physics)

Secretary: Eugene Sokolov (Chemistry)

 

1996-1997:

President: Eric Knappenberger

Vice President: David Brown

 

1994-1995:

President: Ann Mayer

Vice President: Josh Billig

Treasurer: Susan Kratina

Secretary: Wilbur Farley

 

1991-1992:

President: Monica McTigue

Vice President: September 1991 - February 1992 - Dom Chan; February - June 1992 - Fons Haffmans