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Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC)

Information about the Committee

University COVID-19 Graduate Student Advisory Committee

The Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC) was formed in September 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Committee consists of twelve representatives from various constituencies of the graduate population on campus. Our mission is to advocate for the health and wellbeing of graduate students by advising the VPGE and VPSA offices regarding the University’s ongoing COVID response.

To reach the committee regarding the University’s COVID-19 response and its impact on you as a graduate student use this Google form. We will be periodically checking your responses, and we ask for your patience as we work through the raised concerns.

If you have a specific question that needs to be addressed quickly, we encourage you to contact the Graduate Student Council ( You can use this Qualtrics form to directly reach the University administrators who are leading the COVID-19 policy implementation. As a reminder, the GSAC does not have access to concerns you raise directly to the administration.

More information about the University’s response to the pandemic can be found on Health Alerts (including a dashboard about current cases on campus) and the Grad Updates website.



Jamie Fine (she/her), co-chair

ASSU Integrity and Honor Code Reform

Cat Sanchez (she/her), co-chair

Stanford Disability Initiative

Sanna Ali ()

Stanford Solidarity Network; Graduate Student Council

Jason Beckman

ASSU Affordability

Minseung Choi (he/him)

Graduate Housing (EV) Community Associate

Wes Michaels (he/him)

Graduate Housing (Rains) Community Associate

Ayinwi Muma (she/her)

Wellness Information Network for Graduate Students (WINGs)

Mark Sanchez (he/him)

Stanford Medical Student Association

Mekedlawit Setegne (she/her)

Black Graduate Student Association

KC Shah ()

Stanford Law Association; Graduate Student Council

Filip Simeski (he/him)

School of Engineering Dean’s Graduate Student Advisory Council

Lucy Xu (she/her)

Stanford Biosciences Student Association