Officer and Steward Elections 2018

The following is the result of our 2018 Officer and Steward Elections. Click here to see the list of Officer/Steward candidates and their statements. If you have any questions, please email us at


Co-President for Bargaining

  • Claudio Gonzales

Co-President for Grievance

  • Katie Bellamy Mitchell

Communications Secretary

  • Katie Nolan

Financial Secretary

  • Yaniv Ron-El

General Secretary

  • Natalia Piland Chicchón

Divisional Representative for Biological Sciences

  • Audrey Williams

Divisional Representative for Divinity

  • Andrew Kunze

Divisional Representative for Humanities

  • Yueling Ji

Divisional Representative for Physical Sciences

  • Gourav Khullar

Divisional Representative for Social Sciences

  • Kristin Hickman

Divisional Representative for Social Service Administration – Vacant

Stewards – 1 steward slot per 25 members in each department (rounded up)

  • Biological Sciences Division
    • Cell and Molecular Biology
      • Jason Casler
    • Committee on Evolutionary Biology
      • Ben Otoo
      • Ryan Fuller
    • Computational Neuroscience
      • Peter Malonis
    • Ecology and Evolution
      • Arvind Pillai
    • Human Genetics
      • Manny Vazquez
    • Medical Physics
      • Eyjólfur Guðmundsson
    • Neurobiology
      • Joe Pak
  • Divinity School
    • Divinity
      • Andrew Kunze
  • Humanities Division
    • Art History
      • Sylvia Wu
      • Zsofi Valyi-Nagy
    • Cinema & Media Studies
      • Katerina Korola
    • East Asian Languages and Civilizations
      • Yueling Ji
    • English
      • Katie Nolan
      • Arianna Gass
      • Noah Hansen
    • Germanic Studies
      • Ella Wilhelm
    • Linguistics
      • Gallagher Flinn
    • Music
      • Barbara Dietlinger
      • Anna Gatdula
    • Near Eastern Language and Culture
      • Ella Karev
      • Teagan Wolter
      • Betül Kaya
    • Philosophy
      • Stephen Cunniff
    • Romance Languages and Literatures
      • Isabela Fraga
  • Physical Sciences Division
    • Astronomy/Astrophysics
      • Philip Mansfield
    • Biophysical Sciences
      • Steven Redford
    • Chemistry
      • Clara del Junco
      • Jonathan Fetherolf
      • Elizabeth Bain
      • Bodhi Vani
      • Andrew Phillips
      • Kate Berger
    • Computer Science
      • Joe Wingerter
      • Mingzhe Hao
    • Geophysical Sciences
      • Grant Macdonald
    • Mathematics
      • Kevin Casto
      • Faidon Andriopoulos
      • Mathilde Gerbelli-Gauthier
    • Physics
      • Lipi Gupta
      • Robert Morton
  • School of Social Service Administration
    • School of Social Service Administration
      • Matthew Borus
      • Kristen Ethier
  • Social Sciences Division
    • Anthropology
      • Grigory Gorbun
      • Yukun Zeng
      • Kelsey Rooney
      • Alejandra Azuero
      • Yaqub Hilal
    • Comparative Human Development
      • Shruti Vaidya
    • History
      • Savitri Sedlacek Kunze
    • Political Science
      • Agatha Slupek
    • Psychology
      • Hannah Kim
    • Sociology
      • Peter Fugiel
      • Danya Lagos
      • Rishi Arora

Per our recently-ratified Constitution, the supreme governing body of our union is its membership — all of us! Nominations were opened on March 8 and closed on March 28.  Our 2018 Officer and Steward elections were conducted on April 23 and April 24.

Subsidiary to membership are two additional bodies: the Stewards Council and the Steering Committee.

The Stewards Council will be the primary body responsible for fostering engagement and representing the concern of members, and will be made up of Stewards from departments and programs in every division:

Steward: Official departmental organizers, responsible for building an engaged membership in their department and receiving grievances as needed. Responsible for overseeing the Steering Committee.There is one steward position for every 25 members in a department (any fraction is rounded up to the nearest whole number).

The Steering Committee will be responsible for the day-to-day governance of our union, subject to the oversight of the Stewards Council and ultimately membership. There are 11 members of the Steering Committee:

Divisional Representative (PSD, BSD, SSD, HUM, SSA, DIV): Represent and advocate for the concerns of their respective divisions on the Steering Committee, work with stewards to organize departments. There will be Divisional Representative elected per division.

Co-President: Serve as official co-leaders of the organization, and represent GSU as needed to the University and affiliate conventions. One co-president shall be responsible for charing the bargaining committee, while the other shall be responsible for charing the grievance committee.

General Secretary: Maintain institutional archive and membership information, distributes info and materials, signs checks.

Financial Secretary: Maintains finances, collect dues, sign checks, prepare budget.

Communications Secretary: Point on GSU’s media outreach and communications strategy. Creates and solicits content for newsletter, maintains website, social media.

See, Article V for more information about the structure of our union and the responsibility of Officers and Stewards.