Hats off to the many wonderful graduate students who volunteer with the Graduate Researchers in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (GREEBs) in order to make the department run more smoothly in myriad ways. GREEBs is the student organization in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology that supports students, communicates about issues, and organizes and plans activities.
“This year, we've been especially focused on community-building,” said Jillian Myers, GREEBs president. “We've been coming up with new initiatives and opportunities for graduate students to receive support, both from each other and the department more generally. We've worked hard to build the motivation required to make positive changes in the department and are determined to keep up the momentum. There are some great things coming!”
The 2017 – 2018 committees are represented by the following students:
Admissions Committee: Andrew Wood and Michelle Fearon
Diversity Committee: Teal Harrison, Tamara Milton and Stephanie Alcala
Executive Committee: Joanna Larson
Graduate Affairs Committee: Beatriz Otero
Retreat Committee: Wes Bickford and Haiqing Xu
Seminar Committee: April Wei and Kevin Amses
Social Committee: Mariah Kenney
Tuesday Lunch Seminar Committee: Kristel Sanchez and Drew Larson
Undergrad Affairs Committee: Jacqueline Popma
President: Jillian Myers
Peer mediators: Marian Schmidt and Gordon Fitch
EEB & STEM social justice journalist: Zachary Hajian-Forooshani
Big sibs/little sibs: Peter Cerda
ECSS Planning Committee: Lisa Walsh
“The GREEBS do a lot for the department. It's gratifying to be a part of that, and it feels good to be in service to the department and to current and future graduate students,” Myers added.
Fittingly, this week (April 8 – 14) is Graduate Student Appreciation Week. We appreciate our graduate students this week and throughout the year!
(Not pictured: Stephanie Alcala, Teal Harrison, Joanna Larson, Mariah Kenney, Beatriz Otero, Jacqueline Popma, April Wei.)