College of Education: Community Counselingmyerswie@seattleu.edu
Biography: Katie Myers-Wiesen is starting her final year in her Master's of Community Counseling and is looking forward to a busy year as Chair of Graduate Student Council, President of Chi Sigma Iota Honors Society, and Intern at Seattle Counseling Services. As a representative on the GSC in the 2012-2013 academic year she was excited to collaborate with the Undergraduate Research Association to present graduate students with the opportunity to present their research on campus. She works several on campus jobs and is passionate about social justice and working with college students. She will be presenting at several conferences this coming year and advocating for more professional development and personal growth opportunities for graduate students on campus. She is honored to be in the position of chair and is always open to new ideas and a cup of coffee with a fellow colleague at Seattle University. It's going to be an incredible year!
David GrantCollege of Educationgrantd1@seattleu.edu
Biography: David Grant has served as
the GSC doctoral representative and is beginning his second-year as an
Educational Leadership Doctoral student in the College of Education.
Personal research interests include student success and retention
methodologies, as well as collaborative group/team development. His
upcoming presentations include the 2013 International Association for the Study
of Cooperation in Education (IASCE) conference in Scarborough, UK, where he'll
be presenting on 'Transforming the Educational Leadership Program through
Cooperative Community-Based Research.' As Vice Chair of Finance and
Strategic Planning, he looks forward to continuing the excellent work of the
2012-13 council while also striving to improve processes and promote the
graduate student experience here at Seattle U!
Irene DeMarisSchool of Theology & Ministrydemarisi@seattleu.edu
Biography: Irene DeMaris is a second year Master of
Divinity student at the School of Theology and Ministry. She enjoys hot yoga, reading, her two dogs, and watching the E! channel
to relax. Her goals for the next year include finding a fairly consistent
e-newsletter for GSC information, setting up a blog to talk about where our
grant money is used, what students are up to, what alumni do and etc., specific
Facebook targeting of SU grads, and making sure our GSC events/information is
readily available to students/all graduate schools for referencing. She's open to
new ideas and excited to work with her committee (it's going to be great, who
wants to join me?).
Erin LewisCollege of Educationlewise@seattleu.edu
Erin Lewis is originally from Eugene, OR (go Ducks!). She's currently in her final year of the Student Development Administration Masters program and works as the Graduate Coordinator in the Office of Leadership Development at SU. She's excited to represent the graduate student community as the Vice Chair of Community Relations largely because she has chosen to be a “student of students” for her career, and she believes that graduate students are an underserved population on most college campuses. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to program specifically for graduate students and to put the needs of our unique population at the forefront of the program-planning process. In addition to continuing the tradition of planning social events, her vision for next year includes implementing a graduate student health & fitness program series (in collaboration with the Fitness Center) and running a table talk series for students with similar interests to build relationships with individuals outside of their academic programs. She has many other ideas that she looks forward to sharing in the future, and she also welcomes any suggestions. "I'm honored to have this incredible opportunity, and I'm looking forward to a wonderful 2013-2014 year!"
E-mail us at GSC@seattleu.edu