The GPPSA Executive Board is popularly elected by the McCourt student community. Elections are held in the spring of each year.
President: Kelley Schneider | Email
The President serves as the official spokesperson and voice of GPPSA and shall serve as a liaison between GPPSA and all other Georgetown University and non-university bodies or representatives, including regular meetings with other GPPSA Officers and Administrators of the McCourt School. The President presides over GPPSA General Assembly meetings, and works in conjunction with relevant student groups and officers to promote the mission of the Board, including making sure that all GPPSA and MSPP events are carried out with consideration of equal access and sustainability. The President also spearheads the Class Gift Campaign during the spring semester of their tenure.
Vice President: Bri Fernandez | Email
The Vice President oversees and supports all GPPSA-affiliated student groups/activities/organizations at MSPP and serves as the point-person for executive officers of those organizations. The Vice President also serves as liaison to the Georgetown University and MSPP alumni/ae communities by serving on the Georgetown University Board of Governors and the MSPP Alumni Board. The Vice President also oversees academic affairs, conducting regular polling to solicit students’ feedback on curriculum. The Vice President facilitates one annual Town Hall meeting, in consultation with the MSPP Dean of MSPP and the President. The Vice President also meets regularly with MSPP Administration.
Secretary: Moha Thakur | Email
The Secretary shall record attendance at, take minutes of, and record all votes taken during General Assembly meetings, and solicits items for and disseminate General Assembly meeting agendas. The Secretary is also responsible for planning and coordinating elections with the MSPP Associate Dean for Student Affairs. Lastly, the Secretary is in charge of Social Media and external communications for GPPSA, including the GPPSA calendar of events. The Secretary also meets regularly with MSPP Administration.
Treasurer: Danett Song | Email
The Treasurer maintains the financial records of GPPSA, providing the Executive Board with regular discretionary and contingency fund balance updates. The Treasurer manages the GPPSA overall reimbursement system and provides support to GPPSA-affiliated other student groups/activities and other MSPP student organizations on budgetary matters, including creating the annual budget proposal for GPPSA-affiliated student groups/activities whose organizations wish to receive MSPP funding. The Treasurer also meets regularly with MSPP Administration.
MPP-Evening Program Representative: Amy Richards
The MPP Evening Program (MPP-EP) Representative advocates for MPP-Evening Program student concerns before the McCourt administration and faculty and relays MPP evening student concerns at General Assembly meetings. The MPP-EP Representative works with the Executive Board members to organize events and involve MPP Evening Program students in activities.
Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) Program Representative: Liz Cordova
The Master of International Development Policy Program (MIDP) Representative advocates for MIDP student concerns before the McCourt administration and faculty and relays MIDP student issues at General Assembly meetings. The MIDP Representative works with the Executive Board members to organize events and involve MIDP students in activities.
Master of Public Management (MPM) Program Representative: Anthony Joyce and Al
The Master of Public Management Program (MPM) Representative advocates for MPM student concerns before the McCourt administration and faculty and relays MPM student issues at General Assembly meetings. The MPM Representative works with the Executive Board members to organize events and involve MPM students in activities.
The Director of Alumni Outreach plans networking and career events with current students and alumni. The Director of Alumni Outreach works with both the GPPSA Vice President and Career Services to plan events.
The Director of Diversity and International Programs shall be responsible for the promotion and celebration of diversity and inclusion at MSPP and shall serve as the diversity liaison to other MSPP student organizations, task forces, initiatives, and individual MSPP students. The Director of Diversity and International Programs will attend regular meetings regularly with MSPP student organizations to develop feedback channels from a wide array of students.
Director of Service Programs: Sarah Belford | Email
The Director of Service Programs is responsible for overseeing all of GPPSA’s service activities, including a service project during Orientation. The Director of Service Programs serves as Chair of the Service Committee, which meets periodically to plan service events and to support projects for other student groups.
Director of Social Programs: Alejandra Reyes | Email
The Director of Social Programs shall be responsible for overseeing all social and student activities by GPPSA, including:
- Ensuring that at least one GPPSA-sponsored activity is held during the Orientation period.
- Managing and planning the student-controlled portions of graduation and the graduation ceremony.
- Planning Homecoming in the fall semester of the academic year.
- Planning the McCourt Gala in the spring semester of the academic year.
- Planning two happy hour events per academic year.
Director of Incoming and First Year Students: Emily Schmidlin | Email
The Director of Incoming and First -Year Students coordinates the Mentor Program for incoming students, beginning the summer prior to the arrival of the incoming students. The Director of Incoming and First -Year Students holds one event during Orientation, and one event focusing on inter-class relations during Fall semester, and one such event during Spring semester.