Executive Committee & Senators

AY2020/21 GSS Executive Committee

President: Karla Oñate Melecio 

EMAIL: kgo1009@wildcats.unh.edu

Karla is a 3rd year graduate student in the department of physics. Her research focuses on developing a low energy particle detector to measure the polarization properties of gamma ray bursts (GRBs). She thoroughly enjoys her role as the Housing Senator because she gets to work alongside other passionate graduate students to make a difference in the grad community at UNH.

Karla Onate Melecio

Vice President: Vacant

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Financial Affairs Officer: Sreelekha Dandu

EMAIL: sd1282@wildcats.unh.edu

I am a Graduate student at UNH Manchester Information Technology programme. I have my Bachelor’s degree in computer science, I plan to graduate and earn my master’s degree in December 2021. I have previous experience of handling financial matters within an organisation. I will try my hundred percent to excel in the job I’m chosen to and be helpful to all of you. I’m an avid reader and I love to paint and I love to drive. I look forward to meet/ work for my fellow students and make it worth while.

Sreelekha Dandu

Community Coordinator: Harini Bairy

EMAIL: hb1142@wildcats.unh.edu

 

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External Relations Officer: Christian Merheb

EMAIL: cem1031@unhlaw.unh.edu

 

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Communications Officer: Taylor Baldwin

EMAIL: tdb1024@unhlaw.unh.edu

 

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AY2020/21 GSS Senators 

College

Senator  Information

Contact Information and Constituencies

UNH Online

Janie Bright

(Community Development Policy and Practice Masters)

Janie Bright

Janie Bright is the Vice President of Financial Inclusion and Community Strategies with Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU), a financial cooperative serving the financial needs of local government employees and volunteers, elected and appointed officials, and their families in North Carolina. Bright is a first year Master of Community Development Policy and Practice student. This is her first year serving as a GSS CHSS senator and she looks forward to serving in this capacity and encourages constituents within the College of Health and Human Science to share your concerns at any time.

Email: janie.bright@lgfcu.org

Constituencies:

UNH Online (all programs)

UNH Manchester

Vacant 

 

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Constituencies:
UNH Manchester (all programs)

UNH Law

Gera Adomako

(UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law)

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Email: ga1072@unhlaw.unh.edu

 

Constituencies:
UNH Law School

UNH Law

Griffin Kmon

(UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law)

Griffin Kmon

Griffin is a 2nd year law student at UNH School of Law in Concord. He is interested in how our laws and policies affect human and environmental health and looks to pursue a legal career in those areas. In addition to Graduate Student Senate, Griffin is involved with other clubs at the law school that advocate for a variety of social issues. In his free time, Griffin likes to spend time outdoors and practice music. Griffin is passionate about creating a welcoming environment and strives to create a university that works for all its students.

Email: griffin.kmon@unhlaw.unh.edu

 

Constituencies:
UNH Law School

Graduate Student Housing

Vacant

 

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Constituencies:
Babcock Hall Residents

College of Liberal Arts (COLA)

Ben Bernier

 

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Email: ben.bernier@unh.edu

Constituencies:

Education
History
Sociology

 

College of Liberal Arts (COLA)

Kamala Nasirova

(Education PhD)

Kamala Nasirova

 Kamala is a 1st year Ph.D. student in Education with research interests in equity, student opportunity gap, inclusion, teacher development, and school leadership. She is from Azerbaijan and came to the U.S. as a Fulbright student and graduated from Saint Michael’s College in VT with a degree in Masters’ in Education. She loves the colors in the fall in New England and is excited to contribute to the UNH community as a Graduate Senate.

Email: kn1070@wildcats.unh.edu

 

Constituencies:
Liberal Studies
Psychology
Justice Studies
Political Science
Masters in Public Administration
 

College of Liberal Arts (COLA)

Chelsea Cabral

(English Studies MA)

Chelsea Cabral

Chelsea is a first-year M.A. student in UNH’s English Studies program. As a New England native, she grew up and attended college in Massachusetts where she received her B.A. in English Literature and Political Science. Her literary and research interests include contemporary American literature, multiethnic feminisms, women authors, and literary theory. She is currently engaged in work on the fiction of Margaret Atwood and simulation. She is looking forward to serving with UNH’s GSS to help foster a safe, equitable, and enriching environment for all students.

Email: cc1536@wildcats.unh.edu

 

Constituencies:
English
Music
Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
 

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS)

Diana Swanson

 

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Email: ds1289@wildcats.unh.edu

 

Constituencies:
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering

 

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS)

Vacant

 

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Constituencies: 
Computer Science
Earth Sciences
Electrical and Computer Engineering
 

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS)

Elizabeth Mamros

(Mechanical Engineering PhD)

Elizabeth Mamros

Elizabeth is a 2nd year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. Her research focuses on sheet metal forming processes and manufacturing biomaterials for trauma fixation hardware (implants) as part of NH BioMade. She looks forward to her first year serving as a member of the GSS and advocating for the UNH graduate community. 

Email: emm1109@wildcats.unh.edu

 

Constituencies:
Mechanical Engineering
Materials Science
Mathematics
Ocean Engineering
Physics
 

College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)

Sydney Olson

 

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Email: seo1007@wildcats.unh.edu

 

Constituencies:
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Family Studies
Health Management/Public Health
Kinesiology
Recreation Management & Policy

 

College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)

Vacant

 

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Constituencies:
Social Work
 

College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)

Vacant

 

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College of Health and Human Services (CHHS)

Vacant

 

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College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA)

Vacant

 

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Constituencies:
Communication Sciences & Disorder
Family Studies
Health Management/Public Health
Kinesiology
Nursing
Recreation Management & Policy

Paul College

Acacia Giberson

 

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Email: alg1@wildcats.unh.edu

 

Constituencies:
Accounting 
Analytical Economics 
Business Administration 
Business Analytics 
Economics 
Finance

Paul College

Vacant

 

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Constituencies:
Accounting 
Analytical Economics 
Business Administration 
Business Analytics 
Economics 
Finance

International Graduate Students

Chandra Annasamy

(Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems PhD)Chandra Annasamy

I am a 2nd year Ph.D. student from India, pursuing my research in the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems.  I am working with New Hampshire grape cultivars growing on two different training systems, their biochemical, physiological parameters, and resistance towards biotic and abiotic stresses.  Being my first year in GSS, looking forward to working with all the grad students. Having experience in the field of academia for many years, and by nature, I like to reach out to students for any kind of advice and guidance. 

Email: ac1242@wildcats.unh.edu

 

Constituencies:
International Students

 Graduate School

Caroline Kanaskie

(Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science PhD)

Caroline Kanaskie

I am second-year PhD student in the NRESS program, and have been a member of the UNH graduate student community since 2017 when I started my Master’s in Natural Resources. I am also a graduate assistant for the UNH Grad School focusing on student support programming. In GSS, I represent students in programs that are housed in the Graduate School. In joining GSS, I hope to learn more about the concerns and needs of our graduate student body, and I plan to use what I learn to guide Grad School programming in my role as a GA. 

Email: crk1025@wildcats.unh.edu

 

Constituencies:
Public Policy
Analytics 
College Teaching
Development Policy & Practice
Geospatial
NRESS