Officers

President Samuel Belknap

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Email: umainegsgpresidentATgmailDOTcom

Hometown: Damariscotta, Maine

Degree Program(s): Anthropology and Environmental Policy (PhD)

Year in School: 4th

Future Plans: Working for a State or non-profit organization dealing with climate change and community issues in coastal Maine.

Hobbies/Fun Fact: Spent over 20 years as a Maine lobstermen

Where did you complete your undergraduate studies? UMaine, I’m a Black Bear all the way!

Are you also involved in other clubs/organizations? If so, which one(s)? I was involved in UMaine’s anthropology club, but have stepped aside to dedicate myself to the Graduate Student Government. I am also a member of several academic honors societies (PHI BETTA KAPPA, PHI KAPPA PHI, and LAMDA ALPHA)

Why did you choose to be a part of the GSG? I wanted to become involved in the discussions regarding the future of graduate education at UMaine. The GSG has a strong track record of creating meaningful change at UMaine and I wanted to be part of that moving into the future. The GSG and our involvement with UMaine’s Graduate School enables graduate students from all discipline to have their voices heard and serves as an advocate for those pursuing advanced degrees at UMaine.

What is one goal you have for the GSG? In addition to being an advocate for UMaine’s graduate students, I hope to use my time as GSG president to address issues of declining graduate student enrollment. UMaine is a great institution providing world-class graduate educations. We need to make sure that we continue to attract intelligent, motivated leaders to continue placing UMaine’s mark of the world stage.

 

Vice President Jack McLachlan

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Treasurer Sky HellerTresurer

Office Hours: By Appointment

Email: gsgtreasurerATgmailDOTcom

Hometown: Little Marsh, PA

Degree Program(s): Anthropology and Environmental Policy PhD, A2C2 IGERT Fellow

Year in School: 3rd Year PhD.  I also have a MS in Quaternary and Climate Studies from UMaine.

Future Plans: I would like to spend my life gleaning as much information as possible from endangered archaeological sites before they disappear forever.

Hobbies/Fun Fact: I like to quilt, watch football, and play video games.

Where did you complete your undergraduate studies? I double-majored in Anthropology and Religious Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Are you also involved in other clubs/organizations? Besides GSG and my IGERT activities, I focus on my research.

Why did you choose to be a part of the GSG? The student government has provided me with a lot during my time here at UMaine, I felt it was time I did something in return.

What is one goal you have for the GSG? I simply want to ensure that we can continue to provide the same fun and services from which I was able to benefit.  GSG provides an invaluable forum for graduate students to take their time at the University of Maine into their own hands and make the most of it.

 

Secretary Piper Black

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Email: gsgsecretaryATgmailDOTcom

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Grants Officer Erin Carter

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Outreach and Professional Development Officers Megan Leach & Nora Theodore

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Board of Trustees Representative Kimberley Rain Miner

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