Amy Shine

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

Contact

cos@ags.uci.edu

Amanda Brown

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

Contact

ccd@ags.uci.edu

Reginald Thomas Gardner

Reginald is a 2nd year Ph.D. student in Informatics specializing in Games Studies. Under the advisement of Constance Steinkuehler, their work investigates fighting games and the communities around them, as well as esports in colleges and universities. Reginald has made public service a priority since graduating from high school in 2009. At their previous institution, Reginald became a member of Alpha Phi Omega, a national public service fraternity, and served on over 40 committees dedicated to improving student life. Here at UCI, Reginald hopes to actively promote efforts for overall improvements to graduate life, including student wellness, basic needs, and socio-emotional support. Reginald remains dedicated to amplifying the voices of those most affected by institutional shortcomings. When they aren’t studying, writing, or working, Reginald can be found lurking around Twitch and Kickstarter or deeply immersed in another virtual world. 

Responsibilities

  • Assess and address issues relating to Campus Climate
  • Consultant for FRESH Basic Needs Hub
  • Monthly Bagel Days 
  • DACA Advocacy
  • Apprise AGS of housing and food insecurity needs

Contact

campusclimate@ags.uci.edu

Eric Alexander Hernandez Barraza

Responsibilities

  • Work with External VP
  • Educate students on issues affecting graduate education at the state, national and local level
  • Coordinate lobby visits with national policy makers and assist in visits to state and other policy makers
  • Coordinate training of graduate students on principles of lobbying and advocacy
  • Coordinate efforts with our partner organizations, NAGPS and SAGE
  • Coordinate lobby visits with policy makers in Orange County and Sacramento
  • Coordinate efforts with our UCGPC and UCSA

Contact

legislative@ags.uci.edu

Maryam Asghari

Maryam is a third-year Ph.D. student and NSF-GRFP fellow in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department. Her research aimed at a more sustainable, efficient power generation and clean environment. She has been involved with AGS since 2017. She was AGS Annual Graduate Research Symposium Co-Chair and Legislative Director for the Association of Graduate Students (AGS) during the last two years. She has been involved with Association of Energy Engineers at UCI, MAE Graduate Student Association, and DECADE in different capacities during the last couple of years. Her passion is to advocate for graduate students’ rights and make changes in minorities’ lives. She will be continuing to advocate for student right as UCI UCGPC Liaison during the 2019-2020 year. 

Responsibilities

  • Work with External VP
  • Educate students on issues affecting graduate education at the state, national and local level
  • Coordinate lobby visits with national policy makers and assist in visits to state and other policy makers
  • Administrative needs related to System-Wide work as set forth by the External Vice President and Legislative Director

Marzieh Ataei

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.

 

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Contact

symposium@ags.uci.edu

Vesta Afzali Gorooh

Vesta Afzali Gorooh is a 3rd year Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Engineering. The focus of her research is using new generation of geostationary satellite datasets and machine learning techniques to improve satellite-based precipitation estimation. Recently, she has started volunteer involvement as Co-President of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Association at UCI and this is her first time as AGS International Engagement Chair. Vesta hopes to help connect international students to AGS and play a role to enhance the quality of international student’s lives at UCI. She enjoys outdoor activities especially biking, and paddle-boarding. Vesta is not a good cook, but she loves food. Please feel free to suggest good restaurants!

 

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.

Contact

international@ags.uci.edu

Yenda Prado 

Responsibilities

  •  identifying and assessing the needs and desires of graduate students with family and implementing quarterly events of a social, professional development, or networking nature.

Contact: family@ags.uci.edu

Canton Winer

Canton Winer is a 3rd-year Sociology Ph.D. student. His research focuses on masculinity, gender, and sexuality. Canton has served as president of the Queer Graduate Caucus since 2018, and this is his first year serving as AGS LGBTQ Engagement Chair. Please reach out if you have any thoughts/concerns about making UCI a better place for LGBTQ+ graduate students.

Responsibilities:

  • Identifying and assessing the needs and desires of LGBTQ graduate students
  • Implementing quarterly events of a social, professional development, or networking nature and coordinating with the clubs and resources on campus.

Contact: cwiner@uci.edu