GSA co-chairs: Anna Paraskevopoulos (Anna.Paraskevopoulos@colorado.edu) & Sam Rothberg (Samantha.Rothberg@colorado.edu)
GSA Secretary: Zach Schwartz (Zachary.Schwartz@colorado.edu)
GPSG Rep: Heather Kenny-Duddela (Heather.Kenny@colorado.edu)
IT Rep: Airy Gonzalez Peralta (Airy.GonzalezPeralta@colorado.edu)
First Year Rep: Ella Henry (Ella.Henry-1@colorado.edu)
International Student Rep: Katie Kariatsumari  (Katherine.Kariatsumari@colorado.edu)
General GSA email: gsa.ebio@gmail.com
The purpose of the EBIO Graduate Student Association is to provide an organized and central forum for graduate students to build community, discuss experiences in the department, and enact positive changes. The broad mission of the GSA is to facilitate communication among graduate students, support graduate student well-being, identify concerns related to faculty or administration, and support the formation of working groups to address current issues in the department that affect graduate students. It is also a space for emerging leaders in the department to get experience with roles in service at a departmental and university-level. See the GSA Bylaws for more information. The GSA is also responsible for keeping this working groups page up to date, and for updating the Graduate Handbook webpage. GSA meetings are open to all EBIO graduate students and are held on a monthly basis. . 
GSA monthly meeting time and location: TBD

EBIO Grad Rep

Alec Chiono


Attends faculty meetings and updates graduate students, updates grad students and recruits input on grad student issues to report to faculty. This is an annually elected position (Dec to Dec); anyone can run.

CTL Lead 

Jessica Rush (jessica.rush@colorado.edu)

This person promotes graduate teacher (TA & GTPI) training and professional development in EBIO and serves as the department's representative for the Center for Teaching and Learning program (a division of the Graduate School).  This is a one-year, paid position that primarily involves training by the GTP program and conducting non-evaluative teaching consultations for graduate student TAs to help them improve their teaching skills.  


Co-chairs: Aly Ennis (alyson.ennis@colorado.edu) & Sam Ahler (sam.ahler@colorado.edu)

Colloquium committee plans and runs the EBIO Colloquium Speaker Series. This is the largest committee in the department, with many positions ranging from high to low involvement: committee chairs, tech support, grad lunch support, etc. Members of Colloquium Committee also vote on speakers for the upcoming academic year. Everything about the seminar series is organized by graduate students and this committee is an excellent way to be involved in the department with however much involvement you want to commit to. Meetings to bring in new members occur in the Spring Semester.



Lunch and Learn
Gladiana Spitz, Sara Garcia
Lunch and Learn calendar:  Wednesdays 12:20-1:10 pm in Ramaley N240

This is EBIO’s informal seminar series.  Grad students, postdocs, faculty, and guests are all welcome to share their research, travel photos, or present workshops for the benefit of department members.  Grad students who regularly attend can enroll for one credit.

EBIO Social Committee

Hannah Miller (Hannah.Miller-4@Colorado.EDU)

In charge of organizing community-building events for the department, including happy hours and coffee and bagels once a month.

EBIO Club Graduate Representatives

Peter Innes (peter.innes@colorado.edu), Sara Padula (sara.padula@colorado.edu)

This committee works with the Undergraduate Biology Club to provide opportunities for undergraduates to get engaged in the department beyond coursework.  The main event is the Grad-Undergrad Social that happens each spring, where all EBIO grad students are invited to recruit undergrads to work with them on their research.  The committee updates resources for this event each year, including grad student research blurbs and contact info. The committee also seeks to boost attendance for or create 2-3 additional events each year, including the fall faculty-undergraduate research social, campus-wide undergraduate recruitment events (e.g., the UROP symposium), and events to address other needs of undergraduates in the department (e.g., a career panel or job fair).

Bugslist Manager

Alec Chiono (Alec.Chiono@colorado.edu)

Helps grad students subscribe to and unsubscribe from this informal EBIO grad listserv

Evolution Outreach Committee (EOC)


This group develops outreach events to improve the public’s understanding of evolution.  Some annual events include: Controversial Topics Teacher’s Workshop (with Climate Change Outreach) in early Fall, and Evolution Family Day at the museum in early Spring.

Position Available: Members and leaders to restart the group. 

Climate Change Outreach
Past details: This group develops outreach events to improve the public’s understanding of topics related to climate change.  Some projects include: Controversial Topics Teacher’s Workshop (with Evolution Outreach), a weekend field trip at the Mountain Research Station for middle school students, and recruiting volunteers to judge at local youth science fairs.

Position Available: Needs someone with initiative to re-start. 

Green Labs EBIO representatives

Contact Green Labs or visit this page for more info.


Works with Green Labs to develop departmental projects that improve energy efficiency, reduce research waste, etc.  This is a paid position and the time commitment is flexible.