Carnegie Mellon University
January 21, 2015

Grad student Krista Freeman becomes Chair-Elect of the APS Forum on Graduate Student Affairs

Krista FreemanKrista Freeman, a PhD student in the Department of Physics, has been elected Chair-Elect of the Forum on Graduate Student Affairs (FGSA) of the American Physical Society (APS).  Next year, she will become Chair of the Forum. 

The FGSA was established in 2001 to expand graduate students’ involvement in the APS and in the scientific community at large.  FGSA enhances the ability of APS to meet the needs of graduate students.  FGSA offers support services and encourages participation in activities and decision-making in the physics community.

Krista will formally represent FGSA in its interactions with APS and the physics community in general.  She will attend the annual APS Leadership Convocations, where she will meet and work together with the chairs of the other APS Divisions.  Krista will supervise the planning of FGSA sessions at the 2016 APS March and April meetings.