2019-2020 Executive board

Vice Chair:  Samantha Fuchs   Institution:  University of Texas at Austin   E-mail:  vicechair.sage@gmail.com   Bio:  Samantha Fuchs is a fifth year MS-PhD student in Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering. She has previously served in UT Austin's Graduate Student Assembly as a representative, as Legislative Affairs Director, and as President. Samantha is proud and excited to be serving as Vice Chair of SAGE because of the need to fight for the rights and welfare of graduate and professional students. She looks forward to managing best practices discussions, presidents' calls, encouraging everyone to take an active role in local and federal policy, and keeping everyone on time.

Vice Chair: Samantha Fuchs

Institution: University of Texas at Austin

E-mail: vicechair.sage@gmail.com

Bio: Samantha Fuchs is a fifth year MS-PhD student in Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering. She has previously served in UT Austin's Graduate Student Assembly as a representative, as Legislative Affairs Director, and as President. Samantha is proud and excited to be serving as Vice Chair of SAGE because of the need to fight for the rights and welfare of graduate and professional students. She looks forward to managing best practices discussions, presidents' calls, encouraging everyone to take an active role in local and federal policy, and keeping everyone on time.

Political Director:  Abbie Shew   Institution:  University of Washington   E-mail:  policy.sage@gmail.com   Bio:  Abbie is currently a PhD Student in Communications at the University of Washington studying public representation of science and health issues. She is also currently serving as the Organizing Director for the UW Graduate and Professional Student Senate. Her master's and undergraduate degrees are all from the University of Northern Iowa.

Political Director: Abbie Shew

Institution: University of Washington

E-mail: policy.sage@gmail.com

Bio: Abbie is currently a PhD Student in Communications at the University of Washington studying public representation of science and health issues. She is also currently serving as the Organizing Director for the UW Graduate and Professional Student Senate. Her master's and undergraduate degrees are all from the University of Northern Iowa.

Director of Communications:  Ashley Melnick   Institution:  University of Michigan   E-mail:  communications.sage@gmail.com   Bio:  Ashley is a second-year graduate student in the Cell and Molecular Biology Program and starting a duel certificate program in Science, Technology, and Public Policy. She received her Bachelor’s degree and Masters degree from Michigan State University in animal science and molecular genetics. In her spare time she enjoys camping, kayaking, and playing board games.

Director of Communications: Ashley Melnick

Institution: University of Michigan

E-mail: communications.sage@gmail.com

Bio: Ashley is a second-year graduate student in the Cell and Molecular Biology Program and starting a duel certificate program in Science, Technology, and Public Policy. She received her Bachelor’s degree and Masters degree from Michigan State University in animal science and molecular genetics. In her spare time she enjoys camping, kayaking, and playing board games.