Graduate Student Council

For all graduate students at CWRU

Jasmine Gajeton - Vice President for Public Relations 
About Jasmine
I am originally from the Bay Area in California and went to college at UCLA. Shortly after graduating, I came straight to Cleveland to join the Molecular Medicine Program. I am starting my fourth in as a Ph.D. Candidate currently working in Olga Stenina's Lab at the Lerner Research Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.

This is my second year in the Graduate Student Council - I was the VP of Public Relations last year (yeah, I'm *that* Jasmine, who spammed everyone with events and the GSC newsletters haha). This year, I am taking my experience with communications as VP of Internal Communications. My goal for the year is to make what GSC does more transparent with the graduate student body by making governing documents, minutes, etc. more accessible and organized on our OrgSync portal. I hope to fill all the GSC Representative spots, or at the very least have one representative from every school.

I'm looking forward to a new year with GSC!

I love trying new food places - If you know a place, let me know!!

Leah Plasek  
About Leah
Rachel E Stegemann - Vice President for Student Organizations 
About Rachel
I am currently a fourth year graduate student in the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. My dissertation work deals with the epigenetic inheritance of diet-induced obesity resistance. For the current academic year (2017-2018) I am the President of the Biomedical Graduate Student Organization and I am continuing my role as the VP for Student Organizations within the Graduate Student Council. I am passionate about connecting with people and about volunteering with non-profit organizations such as the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Rita Tohme - Vice President for Social and Special Programs 
About Rita
I am a fourth year doctoral candidate in the Molecular Medicine PhD program at the Cleveland Clinic. I am passionate about Cancer research, a field that has been my main focus for the past 7 years.
This past academic year (2015-2016), I was given the chance to serve on the Social and Special Program committee and plan the GSAW masquerade ball. Shortly after, I ran for the VP of Social and Special Programs position on the Graduate Student Council and was elected to serve on the council. This upcoming year (2016-2017), I will be serving as the SSP VP for the Traditional and Special Event Subcommittees and I am more than ecstatic to work with my co-VP David Chen and our subcommittees and plan some of the best events the CWRU committee has ever witnessed! ;)

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