NGSA

The Neuroscience Graduate Student Association (NGSA) is INS’s student organization. All students in the program automatically become members and receive all invitations to social events, outreach events, etc. Each summer, a new executive board is elected. Working both individually and collaboratively, the officers on the board perform a variety of tasks to serve INS graduate students. For example, officers represent student interests to faculty and to UT’s Graduate Student Assembly, organize outreach and mentoring opportunities, build and maintain resources for students, plan social events throughout the year, and work with faculty and staff to organize program events such as recruitment weekend and the monthly INS Dialogues talks. The guiding goal of the board is to improve students’ experiences, whether that be by scheduling a group outing to the Austin Bouldering Project or by advocating for changes to the Graduate School’s health insurance policies. In addition to bettering the training environment for current and future students, NGSA helps build a stronger sense of community among INS students, facilitating the growth of support networks that bolster students’ professional success and personal wellbeing.

Current Officers
President:
 Stephanie Shields
Vice President & NURP Coordinator: Mandi Severson
Outreach Coordinator: Kate Davis
Recruitment Coordinator: Sufia Ahmad
Treasurer & INS Dialogues Coordinator: Andrea Nam
Secretary & INS Retreat Co-Coordinator: Adriana Gregory Flores
Historian & INS Retreat Co-Coordinator: Alexa-Rae Wheeler
Executive Committee Representative: Meg Donahue
Curriculum Committee Representative: Dylan Le
Graduate Student Assembly Representative: Emma Brockway
First Year Representative: Bailey Remmers