Carnegie Mellon University
The GSA Executive Board is comprised of the President and seven Vice Presidents that specialize in a particular area and Advocate positions to address particular topics of the graduate student community. We also have a full time Programs and Events Coordinator.

Josh Gyory

Josh Gyory

President, Mechanical Engineering

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Josh will be starting his fifth year as a Ph.D. Candidate in the Mechanical Engineering Department. His research lies at the intersection of engineering design, machine learning, and cognitive psychology, focusing on human-AI collaboration in engineering design problem-solving. He’s originally from eastern Pennsylvania but has called Pittsburgh home for the past 9 years after completing his bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his Master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon prior to starting his Ph.D., both in Mechanical Engineering. In his free time, he enjoys binging TV shows, trying the newest restaurant in town (or just eating in general), board games, and working out, including running and yoga.


Satvika Neti

Satvika Neti

VP of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Heinz College

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Satvika Neti embraces the hyphens of her queer South Asian identity through her work with Rangoli Pittsburgh, bridges the gap between technology and social impact through her work with the Femisphere Codeswitch initiative, and endeavors to expand the work that organizations are doing to include more people. She's been recognized as a TEDx speaker, a Governor's AAPI Commission honoree, and a Sprout Fund Legacy grantee. Satvika graduated from CMU in 2016, is currently a Heinz MSPPM Data Analytics track student, and has worked with & started multiple city and county organizations since.

Kristen Allen

Kristen Allen

VP of Academic Affairs, Engineering and Public Policy

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Kristen is a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Engineering and Public Policy. Her research adopts natural language processing techniques to estimate people’s risk from their use of language, with a particular interest in mental health. She grew up near Baltimore, MD, did her undergraduate degree at Swarthmore College (land of the labeled trees) and worked near DC for a few years before moving to Pittsburgh. Last year she was GSA VP-Campus Affairs. In her free time, she enjoys yoga and tabletop gaming.

Gary Wilkins

Gary Wilkins

VP of Finance, Biological Sciences

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Gary Wilkins is a 3rd year Ph.D. Candidate in the Biological Sciences Department. His research is on the variation of human protein complexes across genetic and environmental perturbations, using techniques from computational biology and machine learning to inform automated experimentation and improve modeling. Gary is originally from North Carolina (Go Heels!), where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Mathematics with a focus in Physics and a minor in German Studies. He spends his free time training for various 5Ks, marathons, and bike races, listening to "This American Life" or "Snap Judgment," and generally hanging out with his cat Epsilon, his boyfriend Sean, and a glass of quality bourbon.

Maggie McGrann

Maggie McGrann

VP of Graduate Student Life, Drama

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Maggie McGrann is a 3rd Year MFA Candidate in the School of Drama focusing in Costume Design. She earned her Bachelor's degree in English and Theatre from the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA, which also serves as her hometown. After three years in Louisville, KY and a year in NYC, Maggie decided to return to school for her MFA to improve her art skills, widen her artistic community and network, and gain practical design experience with a larger scope. She has served as a GSA Rep for Drama for the last year and a half. This coming year, she will be completing her thesis focused on cabaret performance, its use of modern/avant-garde fashion, and the intersections of escapism and social commentary on current political climates. In her spare time, Maggie enjoys watching and dissecting TV, attending live performances, practicing yoga, and experimenting in the kitchen.

Divyansh Kaushik

Divyansh Kaushik

VP of External Affairs, Language Technologies Institute

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Divyansh Kaushik is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Language Technologies Institute, where he studies ways to develop fair and robust machine learning methods for understanding and reasoning over natural language text. He is a native of Chandigarh, the first planned city of independent India. Divyansh received his Bachelor's from Thapar University based in the royal city of Patiala, following which he completed his Master's in Language Technologies at Carnegie Mellon. He has previously served as Subcommittee Chair for Federal Affairs for GSA in 2018-2019. Divyansh loves a good cold brew and is an ardent Manchester United supporter who loves Pittsburgh for its sporting culture more than anything.


Adam Stein

Adam Stein

VP of Campus Affairs, Engineering and Public Policy

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Adam is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Engineering and Public Policy Department where he studies the future of energy. For the last two years, he was the Partner and Family Advocate for GSA. Originally from the Pittsburgh area, he studied Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh during his undergraduate years. After graduation, he worked in the power industry for several years, started his own firm, and earned a Masters Degree in Business. He lives about 25 miles outside of the city with his wife, 3 kids, and numerous pets. (Yes, the commute is tough). For the last 13 years, he has taught music and performance arts as the Assistant Band Director at a local school district. Coffee is a key component of his work-life-sleep balance.

Santiago Carrasquila

Santiago Carrasquila

VP of Internal Affairs, Biomedical Engineering

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Santiago is a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering. His exciting research is in the development of transplantable corneal tissue using natural biomaterials to treat corneal blindness. He was born in Colombia, lived in south Florida, and graduated from the University of Florida (Go Gators) prior to starting at CMU. In his little free time Santiago dances and teaches Salsa and Bachata at Tartan Salsa, bikes, and runs. Additionally, Santiago appreciates the use of the Oxford comma.

Sarah Meyers

Sarah Meyers

GSA Program and Events Coordinator

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Sarah is GSA's Program and Events Coordinator. She’s a Pittsburgh native and proud of it. She has degrees in both Anthropology & Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. Her interests include crafting, eating nachos, checking out new breweries, and wondering if it’s too early for lunch.