Mikaela Smith

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Responsibilities

  • Serves as the principal assistant to the AGS President, acting as a liaison in matters of importance on behalf of the AGS President and Vice President of Internal Affairs
  • Coordinate the AGS Symposium
  • Works with the AGS President in the development and drafting of complex and sensitive communications pertaining to AGS
  • Coordinate and organize meetings for the AGS President and AGS Vice Presidents
  • Connect with graduate and professional students clubs and organizations to ensure AGS represents the entire spectrum of graduate and professional student viewpoints
  • Assist the Executive Cabinet in tasks as appropriate
  • Oversee and assist with the productivity/status of ongoing AGS projects
  • Assist the Campus Organizing Director with the execution and organization of the AGS Fall Retreat

Bio

Mikaela is a fourth year student in the Sociology PhD program. This is her second year on AGS and first year as Chief of Staff, where she will be working on recruitment for AGS projects and committees. When not reading about gendered policy issues in the US, Mikaela enjoys hiking, baking, and snapchatting her roommate’s cat.

Contact

cos@ags.uci.edu

Shafee Mohammed

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Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all strategic communications with constituents and university partners
  • Advertise and promote various events organized by AGS
  • Maintain the website and ensure all the information is updated
  • Assist VP Admin in managing council, taking minutes at meetings in their absence
  • Assist the Chief of Staff in communications/logistics regarding the AGS Symposium

Bio

Shafee Mohammed is a 2nd year doctoral student in the School of Education. He is an Optometrist by profession and did his undergraduate studies in India followed by clinical practice for a year and a half. During practice he came to understand the problems that arise in the daily lives of the visually impaired. As a doctoral student at UC Irvine’s School of Education, he intends to understand how visual stimulus aids in learning, how it contributes to working memory and how it alters in the visually impaired population. He is further interested in the potential benefits of cognitive training in improving working memory and learning of the visually impaired. When not researching, he goes on a long drive, a hike, or spends time cooking for friends.

Contact

ccd@ags.uci.edu

Olivia Humphrey

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Responsibilities

  • Design and provide events that fulfill international students needs.
  • Assist service providers present on campus about international students.
  • Doing advocacy for international students.
  • Create a gateway for international students within the Student Government.

Bio

Olivia is a second year history PhD student, and her (somewhat grim) research looks at military death in revolutionary Russia. This is her first fun filled year in AGS, but hopefully it’s the start of a long and beautiful relationship. Away from the stacks of books and papers, she enjoys sports, loves a good cocktail, and is a passionate connoisseur of sweet potato fries.

Contact

international@ags.uci.edu

Aaron Friedman

 

Responsibilities

  • Serve on the Internal Committee and work with VP Internal
  • Represent graduate and professional student interests on the Student Health Insurance Advisory Committee
  • Write reports and referendums for grad student issues
  • Coordinate planning with staff members for Career Conference, AGS symposium, and Happy Grad
  • Lead recruitment efforts for AGS

Bio

Aaron is a third year PhD student in theoretical physics studying interacting quantum matter, quantum computation, and related topics. That’s fun for him. Aaron also enjoys food, music, weightlifting, craft beer, bouldering, the beach, talking to people about things, travel, Netflix and chilling. 

Contact

cod@ags.uci.edu

Becky Hofstein Grady

Responsibilities

  • Work with External VP
  • Educate students on issues affecting graduate education locally/nationally
  • Lobby at SLC and May Regent Lobby visits
  • Lobby at local offices
  • Work with NAGPS

 Bio

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Rahmadi Trimananda

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Responsibilities

  • Work with Graduate Division to help students begin preparing for the job market earlier in graduate career.
  • Work with Career Center and AGS to develop and implement programs to inform graduate students about potential academic and non-academic career paths.
  • Work with Career Center and AGS to develop and implement events to train graduate students in skills necessary to thrive after graduate school.
  • Work with Graduate Division and other departments on campus to change environment concerning non-academic careers for graduate students.
  • Develop relationships with outside companies and universities to set up internship opportunities.

Bio

Rahmadi Trimananda is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Henri Samueli School of Engineering.  Prior to his Ph.D. study, he finished his undergrad studies at University of Pelita Harapan in Indonesia, and his master’s studies at Delft Technological University in the Netherlands, both in Computer Engineering. Then, he worked at University of Pelita Harapan as a junior lecturer and researcher. Subsequently, he worked at Intel Corporation, Penang subsidiary. Throughout his career in academia and industry, he has worked in different projects, both in hardware and software directions. He has also been active in different organizations throughout his studies and career as God calls him to bless other people through what he does. And this is also his main reason of joining the AGS, and particularly the Professional Development Committee.

Ankita Shukla

Bio

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Contact

symposium@ags.uci.edu