The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is dedicated to the advancement and development
of the nearly 7,000 graduate and professional students at the University of South
2023 GSA Election Timeline:
Filling of Candidacy: March 7th to March 21st, 2023
Meeting with Candidates: March 22nd, 2023 at 4pm
Campaigning: March 22nd to March 27th, 2023
Voting: March 28th and March 29th, 2023
Maxwell Akonde, President
I am a fourth year PhD candidate in Epidemiology at the Arnold School of Public Health.
I previously served as the Secretary for Data Management and Vice President of the
association, and this year I am excited to serve as the President. I am particularly
passionate at repositioning GSA so that we can advocate better and be well represented
at all levels of the university where the voices of graduate and professional students
are needed. I want to hear from you, so email me about anything.
Catherine is a PhD student in the Linguistics program here at USC. She is serving
as the GSA Vice President for the 2022-2023 academic year and is looking forward to
advocating for graduate students' needs all across campus.
I am originally from New Jersey, but my family recently relocated to Beaufort, SC!
I am getting my masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs and I am a graduate
assistant with the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity. In my free time
I like to play with my dogs, go to the beach, and binge watch a good show! I look
forward to working with everyone and please don't hesitate to reach out if you ever
Rajat Das Gupta is a PhD candidate in Epidemiology in the Arnold School of Public
Health. He is the graduate council representative at GSA in 2022-23. He previously
served as the co secretary general health at GSA in 2020-21.