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GPSA

MSC03 2210
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Student Union Building
1021

Phone: (505) 277-3803

People

PRESIDENT – BONEY MUTABAZI
(gpsapres@unm.edu)

Boney earned his Master of Science in Health Informatics from the University of Rwanda in 2016. Afterwards, he enrolled in School of Architecture at the University of New Mexico in pursuit of a second master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning. During his free time he enjoys hiking, DIY projects, and meeting new people.

Boney is currently the GPSA president for the 2018-2019 school year. His goals are to provide any needed support to graduate students who need assistance navigating the opportunities as well as the financial resources available for them, facilitating better communication in terms of networking and bridging resources, and promoting diversity on all accords. He strives to continue the upholding of GPSA’s mission, which is to advocate for our graduate students by further solidifying their importance in the overall representation of the UNM Community.


COUNCIL CHAIR – JAMES KAMINSKI
(gpsacouncil@unm.edu)

James is a man of mystery and power, whose power is exceeded by his mystery and fueled by his caffeine dependence. Thankfully caffeine consumption is not viewed as much of a problem. He has a passion for helping others and discovering how the world works. James is a veteran, a student, an entrepreneur, a pilot and so much more.


CHIEF OF STAFF – MELISSA C HENRY
(gpsacos@unm.edu)

Melissa is a third year Doctoral Candidate in the Counselor Education program in the department of Individual, Family, and Community Education in the School of Education at UNM. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a part-time instructor for the IFCE department. Melissa has been serving as Chief of Staff for GPSA since June 2018. Melissa is originally from California and received her BA in Psychology and MS in Marriage, Family, Child Counseling and School Counseling from California State University, Fresno. In her free time; she likes to read, garden, and rock climb.


ELECTIONS CHAIR – GREGOR HAMILTON
(votegpsa@unm.edu)

Gregor studies invasive species effects on stream food webs as a 2nd year Ph.D. student in the Biology department. His favorite things about living in New Mexico are: reptiles, beer, and wilderness areas. In addition to serving as GPSA Elections Chair, he serves on the GPSA Grants Committee, as a representative on the GPSA Council, the Social Co-chair for the Biology Graduate Student Association, and is the sitting drummer for the Hufflepuff House Band.


FINANCE CHAIR – KYLA CHARLEE
(gpsafin@unm.edu)


GRANTS CHAIR – URUSHA THAPA
(gpsafunding@unm.edu)

Urusha is completing her first Master’s Degree in Business. She is an international student from Nepal. Coming from Himalaya, she has always been fond of hiking and trekking.


LOBBY CHAIR – MARILYN OMAYA
(gpsalobby@unm.edu)

Marilyn is getting her Master’s Degree in Public Administration. She is an international student from Germany and is planning on working for a nonprofit in the future. When not working, she enjoys traveling, reading and swing dancing.


PROGRAMS CHAIR – HODGIN SERRULLO
(gpsaprograms@unm.edu)

Hodgin Serrullo is a second year graduate student pursuing his Masters in Community and Regional Planning in the School of Architecture and also doubles up as the Graduate representative of American Planners Association (APA) student chapter.
He has been a volunteer at GPSA as an Office Assistant in the Fall and Spring semesters of 2017.


STUDENT SUPPORT & ADVOCACY CHAIR – CAROLINE STAPLETON
(gpsasupport@unm.edu)

Caroline is a first year Graduate Student in the Speech Language Pathology Graduate Program. She is so excited to be serving as your Student Support and Advocacy Committee Chair and hopes to lead, assist and advocate for the graduate and professional students as best she can. Go Lobos!


Legislative Steering Committee - Simon Suzuki

(GPSACOR@UNM.EDU) 


OFFICE STAFF

Office Manager - BriAnne D. Amador (gpsaoff@unm.edu)


LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES


Legislative Steering Committee Chair- TBD  (gpsalsc@unm.edu


JUDICIAL

Chief Justice -TBD

Associate Justice- TBD