COGS Executive Committee ('21-'22)

The Executive Committee is a subset of the Leadership Team responsible for holding monthly meetings, voting during General Assembly meetings, and conducting a majority of COGS administrative operations.

The Executive Committee consists of a Speaker who presides over meetings, and a Board of Directors who are voting members with fiduciary obligations. The President and Vice President of COGS, members of the Judiciary Committee, President of the Council of International Graduate Students (CIGS), and Associate Directors sit in as ex officio members.

Rielle Swanson
Rielle Swanson

(President) Rielle (she/her/hers) is a 3rd year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Animal Science. Her research focuses on dairy cattle behavior and welfare, specifically the relationship between calf health and feeding behavior collected by autofeeder software. Outside of the lab, she enjoys traveling, being active, and tending to her house plants, dogs, and chickens.

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Federico Facciolo
Federico Facciolo

(Vice President) Federico is a 2nd year Ph.D. student in Social and Administrative Pharmacy in the Department of Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems. His current research focuses on devising innovative processes for evaluating pharmacy faculty impact. He also conducted research and published peer-reviewed articles in the areas of community pharmacy services and pharmaceutical policy. He enjoys watching college sports games (especially college basketball), traveling, and watching movies.

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Richard Gonigam
Richard Gonigam

(Speaker)

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Jayne Kinney
Jayne Kinney

(Director of Internal Relations)

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Noah Wexler
Noah Wexler

(Representative to Graduate Student Advisory Board)

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Emily Kurtz
Emily Kurtz

(Representative to Board of Regents)

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Brendan King
Brendan King

(Representative to Student Senate Consultative Committee)

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Nikoleta Sremac
Nikoleta Sremac

(Associate Director of Grants)

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Nishank Varshney
Nishank Varshney

(Director of Programming)

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Adam Negri
Adam Negri

(Director of Finance)

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Dong-gyu Kim
Dong-gyu Kim

(Director of Communications and Public Affairs) Dong-gyu is a 3rd year M.S. student in the Department of Plant Pathology. His studies explore the molecular interactions between nematode pests and soil fungi, with the advancement of pest control strategies in mind. If he is not testing new recipes or cycling, he can usually be found in a local craft brewery.

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Alya Ansari
Alya Ansari

(Associate Director of Programming; Social)

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Logan Stapleton
Logan Stapleton

(Associate Director of Programming; Social)

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Casey Griffin
Casey Griffin

(Associate Director of Programming; Co-curricular)

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Prof. Joseph Konstan
Prof. Joseph Konstan

(Faculty Advisor)

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