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Meet Your Representatives

MEET YOUR REPRESENTATIVES

2019-2020

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Alexis Hawley

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Criminal Justice, College of Applied Arts

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Cody Brown

Integrated Agricultural Sciences, College of Applied Arts

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Liliana Renteria

Exercise Science, College of Education

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James Dyer

Graduate House Parliamentarian 


Developmental Education, College of Education

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#1 Tip for Surviving Grad School: 

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Jorlanditha Austin

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Co-chair, Budget +Finance Committee | Interim co-chair, Social Media + Technology Committee

Graduate College Outstanding Mentor Award Committee


Communication Studies, College of Fine Arts and Communication

Graduate Teaching Assistant - Communication Studies; Research Assistant - Translational Health

Research Interests: Interpersonal Communication between military couples, Nonverbal Communication, Organizational Communication

Other Organization: Communication Graduate Student Association

Hobbies: cooking, reading, and laying on the beach

#1 Tip for Surviving Graduate School: Always plan more time than you think you will need for any task.  Give yourself a cushion. 

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Thi (T) Nguyen

Co-chair, Diversity + Inclusion Committee | Interim co-chair, Social Media + Technology Committee

Graduate College Outstanding Mentor Selection Committee Member


Communication Design Master's Program, College of Fine Arts and Communication

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Research Interests: Design literacy, human-centered design, and data-driven graphic design.

Other Organization: American Institute of Graphic Design (AIGA)

Hobbies: Drinking coffee, being outdoors, people watching, practicing contemporary dance and hand-lettering, playing sports/music, and watching dog videos. 

#1 Tip for Surviving Graduate School: Be patient with your success, be kind and sleep tight!

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Leah Frye

Chair Campus Life Committee 


Master's of Healthcare Administration, College of Health Professions

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#1 Tip for Surviving Graduate School: 

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Joanna Fohn

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Graduate Student Representative for the Graduate Council  | Graduate Student Representative for the University Leadership Assembly


Healthcare Administration, College of Health Professions

Research Interests: Public health, health information systems, strategic management

Other Organizations: Healthcare Leadership Coalition, Case Competition Team, American College for Healthcare Executives, Healthcare Financial Management Association

Hobbies: Hiking, travelling, playing with my dog, attending concerts and music festivals. 

 

#1 Tip for Surviving Grad School: Be able to prioritize your tasks in order to manage your time effectively.

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Taylor Mireles

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Graduate Student Representative for the Council on Inclusive Excellence |

Co-Chair for the Social Media + Technology Committee | Co-Chair for the Diversity + Inclusion Committee

Graduate Student Representative for the Presidential Aware for Excellence in Teaching Committee


Sociology, College of Liberal Arts

Hobbies: Going to the movies, watching TV, skateboarding, basketball, hanging out with friends

#1 Tip for Surviving Grad School: Find little moments for self care each day

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Maël Le Noc

Geography Doctoral Program, College of Liberal Arts

Graduate Assistant, Department of Geography

Research Interests: Geography of the Holocaust, Qualitative GIS

Other Organizations: Alpha Chi, Geography Graduate Forum

Hobbies: Gardening, cooking, and eating.

#1 Tip for Surviving Grad School: Talk to your professors.

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Jessica Ramos-Karmaker

Round Rock Representative

Graduate House Secretary

Texas Business Hall of Fame Scholar


Master's Business Administration, McCoy College of Business

Research Interests: Hidden Bias, Diversity, Stereotyping, Sexual Abuse, Human Trafficking.

Other Organizations: McCoy Graduate Student Association (VP of Round Rock), Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, National Association of Women's MBA, Student Leadership and Activites Organization, Alpha Gamma Pi, Terry Foundation Scholars, FunNation Foundation (VP Board of Directors) 

#1 Tip for Surviving Graduate School: Smile, it's contagious. Breathe,  its necessary. Don't Procrastinate, you'll regret it. 

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Nishant Gurung

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Graduate House Leader

Co-Chair Budget + Finance Committee


Masters in Computer Science, College of Science and Engineering

Research Interests: Data Structures and Algorithms

Hobbies: Reading and watching Movies. 

#1 Tip for Surviving Graduate School: Acknowledge your past, embrace your present and prepare for your future 

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Jenn Idema

Aquatic Resources Doctoral Program, College of Science and Engineering

Instructional Assistant and Steward for the R/V Manta during the summer

Research Interests: I do visitor studies research for zoos & aquariums, to help provide evidence for why these places matter. My dissertation focus is how culture influences how we learn, think, and act towards marine conservation.

Other Organizations: NOAA Volunteer Corps, Texas Parks & Wildlife Volunteer, International Zoological Educators Association, Informal Science Educators of Texas, and the North American Association for Environmental Educators. 

Hobbies: Travel the world and experience new cultures, SCUBA diving, and photography. 

#1 Tip for Surviving Graduate School: As insane as your schedule may be, be sure to take time out for yourself. Devote time every week to doing something you love that isn't necessarily school related. Go see that movie, float the river, or go for a hike. It's good for your sanity.

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