Officers

President Jeffrey E. Falvey

Office Hours – By Appointment

Email: umainegsgpresident@gmail.com

Hometown: Syracuse, NY

Degree Program(s): Master of Human Development and Family Relations

Year in School: 2nd Year

Future Plans: Law school to further my education.

Hobbies/Fun Fact: I was a Tight End for the Maine Black Bears football team from 2008-2012.  I love to read, write and exercise.  I also like to think of myself as a big movie and classic rock buff.

Where did you complete your undergraduate studies? B.S. Child Development and Family Relations at the University of Maine, Class of 2012.

Are you also involved in other clubs/organizations? If so, which one(s)? I am the graduate student coordinator for a peer education group called Athletes for Sexual Responsibility (ASR).  The group is comprised of all student-athletes here at UMaine and this group performs a workshop consisting of skits addressing the many issues surrounding sexuality on a college campus.  I have also contributed to Male Athletes Against Violence (MAAV), which is a spin off of ASR.  Also, as previously mentioned, I was a member of Maine football team (’08-’12).

Why did you choose to be a part of the GSG? I chose to be a part of the GSG because I sought a platform to adequately contribute my leadership skills I have developed through my five-plus years here at UMaine.  I also wanted to contribute to the University in a way that would enhance the overall graduate student experience.  This is my second year as a member of the GSG, and my first as the president and I have been able to see how the GSG provides many great opportunities for students to network, connect and interact with other students, faculty and staff at the University.  I pride myself on positively influencing as much of this kind of interaction as possible.

What is one goal you have for the GSG? Something that we all have expressed as an area in need of improvement is the overall outreach to the many (over 2100) graduate students here at the University of Maine.  Through Richard Luc’s brief time as president, we have seen some great improvements in this area.  However, I believe we can continue to improve in this specific area with help from our executive committee and senate.  The graduate student body needs to be more aware of what we are doing and the resources we can offer.  After all, our primary function is to serve the student body as efficiently as possible.  I am ready and willing to meet with any student or group of students to discuss any subjects in need of attention.

 

Vice President Robin F. Arnold

Office Hours – By Appointment

Email: umaine.gsg.vp@gmail.com

Hometown: Orono, ME

Degree Program(s): M.S. Program in Earth & Climate Science

Year in School: 2nd Year

Future Plans: Work in the Coastal Zone.

Hobbies/Fun Fact: Love to go mining, work with animal rescue and community service.

Where did you complete your undergraduate studies? B.S. in Earth Science at the University of Maine.

Are you also involved in other clubs/organizations? If so, which one(s)? President of the Classified Employee Advisory Council at UMaine. Member of the Blue Sky Committee. Founding Member of the BlackBear Exchange. Participant in National Science Foundation Supported Antarctic Exploration.

Why did you choose to be a part of the GSG? I am a firm believer in our institution and believe that part of being a good community member is to get involved and give back when possible.

What is one goal you have for the GSG? I would like to see GSG inspire more involvement throughout the Graduate Student Community to get involved and build a strong network for present and future UMaine Graduate Students.

 

Treasurer Jackie Deng

Office Hours: By Appointment

Email: gsgtreasurer@gmail.com

Hometown: Houlton, ME

Degree Program(s): Master in Business Administration

Year in School: First Year

Future Plans: Physician and hospital admin

Hobbies/Fun Fact: Outdoor activities, riding motorcycle, learn about random topics

Where did you complete your undergraduate studies? University of Maine; B.S. Biochemistry

Are you also involved in other clubs/organizations? If so, which one(s)? Alternative Breaks, Kappa Delta Phi,

Why did you choose to be a part of the GSG? I wanted to network with other grad students from different dept and help in any way that I can to facilitate the GSG.

What is one goal you have for the GSG? My goal to be on GSG is to make sure everyone is enjoying their experience on GSG and not to worry about the money or financial numbers.

 

 

Secretary Abigail Jones

Office Hours – By Appointment

Email: gsgsecretary@gmail.com

Hometown: Owls Head, ME

Degree Program(s): Communication

Year in School: 2nd Year

Future Plans: Moving to Chicago and take part in Second City.

Hobbies/Fun Fact: Improvisation; I studied abroad in Bulgaria.

Where did you complete your undergraduate studies? The University of Maine.

Are you also involved in other clubs/organizations? If so, which one(s)? No.

Why did you choose to be a part of the GSG? I wanted to be more active in Graduate School.

What is one goal you have for the GSG? I’m hoping we can reach out to more Grad students.

 

Grants Officer Amamihe Onwuachumba