Meet the Team
Elected by the Senate, our team is dedicated to ensuring graduate students receive better representation and are more engaged in the campus community. Come meet our Executive Board, and don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments.
President - JONAH KLEMPNER
DIRECTOR OF ADVOCACY - TAELOR LOGAN(M.S. Global,International & Comparative History '22)
Taelor Logan (she/her) is a second-year master student in the Global, International and Comparative History (MAGIC) program studying the intersection of US-Japan Diplomatic Relations and Environmental Conservation. As Director of Advocacy, Taelor aims to build a more inclusive environment for Georgetown grad students of all backgrounds to facilitate a stronger sense of belonging. Taelor’s goal is to listen to grad students’ concerns and desires in order to bring attention to these matters and open dialog to resolve them.
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING - CESAR F. SALGADO PORTILLO(PH.D. Candidate, LITERARY and culture studies)
¡Hola everyone! My name is César and I am a first generation student from Los Angeles, CA. I hold a BA in International Relations and Education from UC Davis, an MA in Linguistics, Literary and Cultural Studies from NYU, and I am currently a 3rd year PhD Fellow in the Latin American Literature and Culture Program, specializing in Central America Studies, at GU. As your Director of Programming, I hope that we can foster deeper connections and build meaningful relationships across the GU community. When I am not teaching, mentoring or researching, you can catch me eating pupusas, dancing cumbias or drinking margaritas with my loved ones.
DIRECTOR OF GROUPS - ANASTASIA JOHNSON(M.S. Aging and health '22)
Hello GU Community! My name is Ana, and I am a second-year Aging and Health Master's student. As a part of GradGov’s executive board, my focus this year will be to foster communication among the various student groups. My vision is for all graduate students to find their place in the community to grow and thrive with other like-minded individuals. If you have an idea for a new group that would add value to our campus, please don't hesitate to reach out! We can work together to ensure that there is a diverse array of opportunities for our peers.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS - SAM HYMES (MBA/MPS '23 )
Sam Hymes is currently in a master's program where he is working towards receiving a MBA and MPS dual degree. He is originally from Washington D.C. area but went to school in Philadelphia, PA for his undergrad.
Director of web and TECHNOLOGY- RANJAn Biswas (MBA '23 )
Ranjan Biswas is a flex student at the McDonough School of Business. He currently works in a supervisory capacity at the Library of Congress, in-charge of their Digitization and Modernization efforts. His goal for GradGov is to be able to develop an immersive platform for students to openly discuss any comments or concerns they may have regarding Georgetown and be the working liaison between graduate students and Georgetown University faculty.
DIRECTOR OF FINANCE - LUOPENG ZHENG
DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI RELATIONS - NADIA SARFRAZ(PhD Chemistry)
Nadia is a PhD student in the Chemistry Department. Her research focuses on fluorescent tool development for RNA probing and dynamics studies. Nadia also serves as the vice-president of the Georgetown Graduate Student Consulting Club (GGCC), the Chemistry DEI graduate student representative, the co-president of Women in Chemistry (WoChem), a volunteer analyst for Phelan-Mcdermid Syndrome (PMS) in conjugation with Harvard Medical School and Patient Centered Outcome Research group (PCORI), and serves as a the founder and chair of The Us Foundation (TUF) a nonprofit group based in Zimbabwe that aims to support youth facing homelessness. Nadia is an avid advocate for human rights and STEM policy, working on multiple collaboration efforts to bridge the siloed spheres of policy, law and science globally. Her career goals lay at the intersection of her passions and interests, as she hopes to continue to be an active leader and member of the greater world. Nadia prides herself on being a good friend, sister, daughter, dog-aunt and outdoor enthusiast, ensuring she enjoys the small and simple things in life along the way.
Chief of Staff - HENRY WATSON