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Nutritional Sciences Graduate Student Association (NGSA)

The primary goal of the NGSA officers is to promote and foster departmental graduate student advocacy and support. We serve as the voice of the graduate students and present questions and concerns to the appropriate governing body (i.e., the Graduate Student Association, departmental faculty).

The NGSA has five objectives in order to enhance the graduate student experience in the Nutritional Sciences department, as outlined below:

  1. To promote the interests and opinions of the Nutritional Sciences graduate student body;

  2. To undertake and promote events which are of the benefit to Nutritional Sciences graduate students;

  3. To serve as the voice of Nutritional Sciences graduate students on matters of academics, student welfare (physical and mental), and finances (e.g., identify funding opportunities, disseminate financial information such as insurance changes);

  4. To facilitate communication and interaction among nutrition graduate students, including hosting graduate student only social events;

  5. To act as the bridge between faculty and graduate students in matters of curriculum reform, funding, and departmental policy.

Contact us: NGSAoffice@austin.utexas.edu

NGSA Officers 2022-2023

President - Jesse Balderrama 

Vice President - Ashley Neely

Communications Director - Natalie Watkins

Events and Professional Development - Montavius Coleman

President Emeritus - Rachel Rickman