The Executive Board 2018 – 2019

President: Melissa Miller

Melissa Miller is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology. They previously received their Master of Arts degree in Anthropology from TU and also have Bachelor degrees in English and American Indian Studies. Their research focuses on lithic technology and early human environmental modification in southern Africa.  They previously served as a GSA Senator in the 2017-2018 academic year.



Vice-President: John Ostrander 

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John Ostrander is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of chemistry and biochemistry, in his fifth year.  He received his BS in chemistry from Cameron University in 1997 after serving in the United States Army at Fort Sill.   More recently John taught for the public schools in the Tulsa area for several years before making the decision to return to school.  He has been active in GSA for two years.




Secretary: Chelsea Cogan, M.A.

Chelsea Cogan is a fourth year doctoral student in the clinical psychology department. Her primary research interests are PTSD, sleep disturbance, and suicide. She is also the vice president of the Graduate Association for Students of Psychology (GRASP) and the vice chair of the student section of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).



Event Coordinator: Yeshwanth Raj Rajkumar

Yeshwanth Raj Rajkumar is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical
Engineering. He previously received his Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering  from TU and Bachelor degrees from Anna University, India. His research interests are Fluid Mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Erosion and Multiphase Flows.


Treasurer:  Sajith Kareepadath Sajeev 

Sajith is  currently pursuing PhD in Mechanical Engineering.   I joined The University of Tulsa in Aug 2013 for M.S. in mechanical engineering. From that time he has served at various student leadership position as president, Vice- President, Secretary at NACE student chapter and also as a student member at Indian Student



Welcome from the President 

Hello there, graduate students of the University of Tulsa! Welcome to TU and to GSA. Our organization exists to advocate for you and to support you, so don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be bringing you fun events, free food, education and professionalism workshops, and conference travel funding this academic year. Our goal is for each and every one of you to be successful, have fun, and eat! during your time at TU. Here’s to a great year ahead!