Carnegie Mellon University

Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC)

The Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC) is an organization for graduate students in the Materials Science and Engineering department at Carnegie Mellon University. We plan social events that include both students and faculty members in order to foster relationships outside of classes and the lab. We plan events tailored to help graduate students prepare for various milestone in the PhD program, act as an interface between MSE graduate students and faculty, and plan social events to encourage interaction and collaboration between students. In this regard, we ensure that our interests are voiced in MSE affairs as well as general GSA meetings and ensure the quality of graduate student life.  Want to know what we have planned? Find us at

GSAC Roster
Sven Burke President, Social Chair, GSA rep
Gaurav Balakrishnan DEI Chair, GSA rep
Megan DeBari Recruitment Chair
Rachel English Treasurer, Graduate Symposium Chair
Andrew Huck Social Chair
Katelyn Jones Member
Andrw Kitahara Secretary, Technomancer
Michael Kitcher Member
Anna Mian Graduate Symposium Chair
Keian Minnich Social Chair
Marcus Ochsendorf Member
Dana O'Conor Recruitment Chair
Nisrit Pandey Professional Chair
Katrina Ramirez-Meyers Member
Maria Stang Member
Rafael Giacomin Social Chair
Kuai-Kuai Jin Professional Chair, Social Chair
Maxwell Li President
Alice Perrin Social Chair