Departmental Representatives

The following are Departmental representatives with their respective departments. The students are elected and chosen to represent your voice in GSC General Meetings. If you have an issue you would like brought forward to GSC, please contact your department representative or GSC, directly. These representatives commit vast amounts of their time to ensure their colleagues and fellow graduate students are informed of all UIC services and opportunities. GSC Officers appreciate their commitment and contribution!


If your department does not have a representative listed, please speak with your Director of Graduate Studies and reach out to us at

Department RepresentativeAlternate Representative
Anatomy and Cell Biology
AnthropologySravanthi DasariHolly Asling
Art HistoryEmily Olek
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
BioengineeringVictor Aguilar
Biological SciencesKimberly GoodwinGarry Lewis
Biomedical and Health Informatics SciencesOlivia DeKokDalena Huynh
Biomedical Visualization
Business AdministrationRumela SenguptaSerkan Saka
Cellular and Molecular PharmacologyAdrianne LeeLissette Magana
Chemical Engineering
ChemistryNaysha Pinet VelezDaniel Sotelo
Civil Materials and Environmental Engineering
Computer Science
Criminology, Law, & JusticeKaitlin DevaneySami Kay
Curriculum & Instruction (education)Mary Rose O'Shea
Disability and Human DevelopmentMichael McNicholasRachael Wanjagua
Earth and Environmental SciencesDan RussoSarah Khoury
EconomicsRaissa DantasCarmen Esposito
Policy Studies (Education)
Educational Psychology (education)Megan EdginJolanta Dohrmann
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Environmental and Urban Geography
FinanceHetal DesaiKofi Mensah
French and Francophone StudiesAngeli, Julianne M
Germanic StudiesPhill CabeenKarina Duncker-Hoffmann
Hispanic and Italian StudiesAnna Torres Mallma
HistoryEmily Olek
Information and Decision Sciences
Kinesiology and NutritionSydney DejongeNoah Galen Dubose
Latin American and Latino Studies
Learning Sciences - LAS
MarketingGarima Pathak
Mathematics, Statistics, & Computer Science
Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringJohn JutoySachin Kumar Singh
Medical Biotechnology
Microbiology and ImmunologyIlina BhattacharyaJuliana Theorell
Museum and Exhibition Studies
NeuroscienceElizaveta MangutovAditi Doshi
NursingCherdsak Duangchan
Occupational TherapyNataliya AleshchenkoAlexis Vittallo
Oral Sciences
Pharmaceutical SciencesChangfeng ChengTyler Kalanquin
Pharmacology and Regenerative Medicine
Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and PolicyJyotirmoy SarkerMonika Mandava
PhilosophyEmily LacyBertín Ortega-Polito
Physical Therapy
Physiology and Biophysics
Polish, Russian, and Lithuanian StudiesBrian ZdancewiczVladislav Zemenkov
Political Science
PsychologyRebecca EasterChristen Park
Public AdministrationJun LiXiaoyan Hu
Public Health Sciences
Rehabilitation Sciences PhDVera KaelinLakshmi Kannan
Social Work (PhD only)Sara DuffeyChristine Barber
Special Education (education)Veronica KangTaMia West
Urban Planning and Policy