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MSC03 2210
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Student Union Building

Phone: (505) 277-3803


President - Abigail Robertson (gpsapres@unm.edu)


Abigail Robertson is a PhD Student in the English Department, in Medieval Studies. She is a recipient of the Bulinski Fellowship, and has previously served as GPSA Council Chair. This is her last semester at UNM, and she will be moving to LA in the fall to start a fellowship at the Getty. 


Council Chair

David Medrano (gpsacouncil@unm.edu


Mark NarvaezChief of Staff - Trajuan Briggs (gpsacos@unm.edu)

College of Education

Legendary Trajuan Briggs is a first year Masters in Sport Administration student in the College of Education's Health, Exercise, & Sport Sciences Program. Raised in San Fernando, California, Trajuan attended the University of California-Berkeley, before transferring to the University of New Mexico. A student and two-time letterman Lobo football player, he received a B.A. in Liberal Arts 2014. After graduating, Trajuan began to cover USC athletics for the SB Nation website in 2015 producing articles, podcasts, and web-series. In 2016 Trajuan put the microphone down and picked up a whistle returning to New Mexico to become a graduate assistant for the Lobo football team. Trajuan enjoys reading, bowling, and facetiming his little sister who resides in California whenever he is not doing homework.

Deputy Chief of Staff - TBD (gpsaproj@unm.edu)  

Elections Chair  - TBD  (votegpsa@unm.edu)

MarisaFinance Chair - Christopher Dow (gpsafin@unm.edu)

Anderson School of Management

Chris completed his undergraduate degree from NMSU in International Business and is currently working towards his MBA with a focus in Finance and Accounting. During his time at NMSU, Chris worked in the Outdoor Recreating Department teaching students rock climbing, backpacking, and kayaking. Currently, he works in the UNM Athletics Business Office as a Fiscal Tech with Softball, Skiing, Women's golf, and Men's Soccer. He is excited to apply his education and knowledge of University Spending Policies and Procedures to assist graduate and professional students to have rewarding academic careers.  


SallyGrants Chair - Sally Barker (gpsafunding@unm.edu)

School of Public Administration

Sally Barker completed her undergraduate degree in English. After traveling the world working for Kaplan and seeing places like Chicago, IL and Farmington, NM she decided to return to Graduate School to study Public Administration. Currently, she is interested in focusing on public management. She is very enthusiastic about facilitating the collaboration between administration, faculty, and students here at UNM and promoting transparency and ethical behavior in financial decisions. When not studying or working, Sally enjoys relaxing at home with her kitten, reading all of the books, hanging out with friends and family, going to concerts, and playing outside. 

TristanLobby Chair- Tristan Adams (gpsalobb@unm.edu)

School of Public Health/School of Medicine

Tristen Adams graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Mexico with a double major in Biology and Spanish and a minor in Chemistry. She is a dual-degree medical and Master in Public Health student. Through various experiences, she has learned that health is more than the lack of injury; health is an evolving, multifaceted part of everyone that is intimately connected to where one lives, eats, plays, works, etc. This outlook has impassioned her to become involved with politics and advocacy. Naturally, therefore, she became keenly interested in the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) Lobby Chair position. She believes she is qualified to serve in this capacity, as she has held an assortment of roles that have strengthened, matured, and taught her to be a more effective leader, better communicator and listener, and productive member of a team as well as her experiences working in varied environments with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. She is enthusiastically ready to acquire new knowledge and skillsets that come with the territory of being Lobby Chair. She looks forward to a lifelong career of collaboration, advocacy, and policy and values the opportunity to serve as a student leader in the GPSA. When not pursuing advocacy work and academic endeavors, she enjoys traveling, dancing, and being outside, enjoying the NM weather! 

Programs Chairs- Brianne Amador & Jasmine Casados  (gpsaprog@unm.edu)

Student Support & Advocacy Chair - Abdelbaset S. Haridy (gpsasupport@unm.edu)

Abdelbaset Haridy (aka Baset) is a PhD candidate at the department of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies. Baset received a BA in English followed by an MS in Information Technology and another MA in curriculum and instruction from Cairo University. After he came to the U.S, Baset received a third MA in TESOL and is currently doing another MA in Translation and Psycholinguistics using Eye Tracking technologies while writing his PhD thesis. Baset won many national and international academic awards including the 2011 Fulbright FLTA award, the 2013 and 2014 Carl P. and Erma W. Dunifon award, the 2014/2015 Tony Hillerman fellowship, the 2015/2016 Outstanding TA of the year, and the 2016/2017/2018 William and Roberta Fellowship.Baset is also a political activist and human rights defender who organized events against the military coup in Egypt and published a number of articles in the Middle East version of Huffington Post. Most of these articles advocate for the democratic path that has been overturned by the military coup in Egypt. Baset enjoys reading and playing chess, but his utmost pleasure is in spending time with his family (wife and three kids.)

Legislative Steering Committee - David Medrano (gpsalsc@unm.edu)



Marilu MelendezOffice Manager - Marilu Melendez (gpsaoff@unm.edu)

School of Architecture and Planning

Marilu Melendez is completing her first Master’s Degree in Community and Regional Planning. Her interests include management and social outreach. When not working, she enjoys learning about all of Texas’ policies and culture. She also enjoys running half-marathons. 


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


Chief Justice -TBD

Associate Justice- TBD