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MSC03 2210
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Student Union Building

Phone: (505) 277-3803


profilePresident - Texanna Martin (gpsapres@unm.edu)

School of Public Administration

Texanna is currently enrolled in the MPA program in the School of Public Administration. Aside from being passionate about student representation, she enjoys spending quality time with her son, Spencer.


Council Chair - Hilary Wainwright (gpsacouncil@unm.edu)

College of Arts & Sciences

Hilary is currently pursuing an MA in Rhetoric and Writing. She enjoys the challenge that learning offers both as a UNM student and UNM Bookstore employee. Escaping town for weekends in the sun or snow and spending time with family and friends are some of her favorite ways to unwind.



Chief of Staff - Sally Barker (gpsacos@unm.edu)

School of Public Administration

Sally Barker is in her second semester of the MPA program, and is currently serving as GPSA Chief of Staff.  Sally has a BA in English from UNM, and her professional background has focused on project management, process implementation, system integration, course authorship, learning management system administration, and curriculum implementation. Sally has worked primarily in higher education and is excited to bring her skills and knowledge to GPSA.

Moses Allen

Elections Chair - Moses Allen  (votegpsa@unm.edu)

College of Education

Moses Allen was reputably born at a very young age. He came to UNM to pursue a doctorate in Educational Linguistics. Moses is an avid world traveler, life enthusiast, lifelong learner and recommended by 4 out of 5 people that  recommend things. A strong believer in community, he is involved in College of Education’s graduate student community. He invites others to help build the student community they want to be a part of here at UNM.

Austin Megli

Lobby Chair - Austin Megli  (gpsalobb@unm.edu)

School of Law

Austin is currently a J.D. candidate at the UNM School of Law. When he is not on campus or studying in the library you can usually find him at the gym, trying new restaurants, or walking around searching for free samples.

Student Support & Advocacy Chair - Glenda Lewis  (gpsasupport@unm.edu)

College of Education

Media & Outreach Chair - Abigail Robertson  (gpsamedia@unm.edu)

College of Arts and Sciences

Abigail Robertson is a second year Ph.D student in Medieval Studies. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Abigail received her B.A. from The Ohio State University and master's degree from Bowling Green State University in northwest Ohio. Abigail currently serves as Digital Media Officer for the Medieval Studies Student Association and produces a vlog on her experiences as a Ph.D student for jobs.ac.uk. Abigail has presented her research at conferences all over the continental United States and will be giving her first international presentation in July 2016 in the United Kingdom. When she's not buried in books, Abigail enjoys sports (especially Ohio State football and Columbus Crew soccer), traveling, and hiking with her dog, Lupin (yes, like the Hogwarts professor).


Grants Chair- Matthew Barstow  (gpsafunding@unm.edu)

College of Architecture and Planning

Currently engaged in graduate level studies at the University of New Mexico School of Architecture. Matthew Barstow most recently served as the national board member, president, chairman, and past president of the American Institute of Architecture Students in Washington, DC from 2011-2014. Simultaneously Matthew served as a international board member of the American Institute of Architects and as a member of the five presidents council of architecture. 


Programs Chair- Bich-Hanh Thi Nguyen  (gpsaprog@unm.edu)

College of Education

Hanh volunteers with many entities within the University of New Mexico such as the UNM's Secretary Office, UNM Alumni Association Greater Albuquerque Chapter, UNM Parent Association just to name a few. She is a graduate student in the College of Education. Hanh enjoys playing Sudoku, at least two different games a day: a Sudoku game a day keeps the doctor away.


Alaa Elmaoued

Graduate Health Chair - Alaa Elmaoued  (gpsahealth@unm.edu)

School of Medicine

Alaa is currently an MD candidate. When not studying or nerding out in science, he enjoys reading topics in history and trying to understand its convoluted impact on our contemporary world. Afterwards, he enjoys nerding out in long discussions on culture, anthropology, and genetics while cooking with friends. If he could be anywhere in the world, it would be up in a tree somewhere in the mountains.


Legislative Steering Committee Chair- Cameron Goble  (gpsalsc@unm.edu)



Chief Justice
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Associate Justice
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Victoria   Office Manager - Victoria Otero  (gpsaoffice@unm.edu)

   School of Public Administration

 Victoria is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Health Administration. She is a former graduate of the Anderson School of Management where she earned a BBA in Human Resource Management. She is interested in working   towards improvement in the local healthcare system in terms of access, quality, and cost. After graduation, she hopes to become a hospital or clinic administrator.Currently, Victoria is the Office Manager for the Graduate & Professional Student Association and a member of NMHE. In her free time, she enjoys reading, movies, fitness, travel and spending time with family.

Javier Astorga

Assistant Office Manager - Javier Eli Astorga Villarroel 

School of Anthropology

Javier is completing an MA in Latin American Studies, with a concentration in anthropology and human rights at the LAII-UNM. Besides studying about an interesting anthropological case related to postcolonial issues in the Dutch Caribbean, Javier enjoys learning from everyday life at the UNM campus, taking long walks all around in the company of his beloved wife.