As chairs of the Graduate Student Advisory Committee, the co-chairs are the first people contacted to speak for the graduate students in the math department. You may be asked to sit on committees where representation from graduate students is needed.


Alex Beams


Peter McDonald

GSAC committees

Graduate colloquium

Jose Yanez

Organize speakers for the GSAC colloquium and advertise these talks.


Keshav Patel

The GSAC colloquium has $50 a week for colloquium snacks. The GSNACS committee organizes these snacks: either getting them, or delegating to other graduate students.

Retention, Promotion, Tenure, and Hiring

Jacob Madrid (Chair)

Hannah Hoganson (Hiring Chair)

Claire Plunkett

Trung Chau

Vaibhav Pandey

Make recommendations to the Department concerning promotion, tenure and retention of faculty members.


Qixian Zhao

Trung Chau


Trent DeGiovanni (Chair)

Keshav Patel

Organizes visiting weekend, including what activities will be available, matching prospective students to graduate student hosts, setting up meetings, etc.

Fun & Friendship

Peter McDonald

Sam Swain

Eli Clark

Planning math graduate student community events.

Professional Development

Anna Nelson

Hannah Hoganson

Intramural Sports

Organizing math graduate student intramural teams, such as basketball, inner tube water polo, soccer, kayak battleship, etc.


Eli Clark

Keeps the GSAC webpage updated and functional. This mainly consists in updating the colloquium page. At the beginning of new academic years, the contact page also needs to be updated. Our GSAC Webpage can be a great opportunity to spread information and awareness about grad student initiatives.