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Elected Members

Alexander Plum :: President

Alex is an M.A. Candidate in the Asian Studies program. He has led the Graduate Student Government in significant structural reforms aimed at improving its ability to advocate and represent graduate students as a unified body. These reforms have included a sizable rebranding campaign, a complete constitutional overhaul, and a progressive commitment to graduate-oriented advocacy issues such as the 2017 Campus Plan and the Sexual Assault Climate Survey. He plans to fulfill the organization’s mission by creating opportunities for Georgetown students to develop professionally, socially, and academically while on and off campus—as both an active student and an engaged alumnus.

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deepika ramachandran :: Vice President

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Esther kim :: treasurer

Esther is a dual-degree student pursuing a Master of Public Policy and Master of Business Administration. After graduating with a degree in Spanish and Biology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Esther served as a Teach for America corps member in Houston, TX.  She taught seven different science courses in her three years as a teacher. As the treasurer of GradGov, Esther hopes to ensure students have the opportunity to build relationships with students from other programs through diverse programming offered by GradGov and affiliated student organizations. Additionally, she will work to create funding opportunities for students and student groups to travel to conferences for professional development.

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Kevin Kleber :: Director of Groups
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Heather Walters :: Director of Programming
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Rima Mandwee :: Director of communications

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Appointed Members

Brian Bumpas :: Chief of Staff

Brian is completing the second year of his Master’s candidacy with the Asian Studies Program. After completing his undergraduate studies at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA, he spent two years as a Fulbright grantee in Taiwan, during which time he developed a passion for the study of China-Taiwan cross-Strait relations. As Chief of Staff for GSO, he is dedicated to bridging the divide between individual graduate programs and fostering a greater sense of a Georgetown graduate student community. In addition, he has led GradGov’s efforts to petition for an increase in graduate student space on campus.

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IAn Gabriel :: Deputy Dir. of Programming

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Duncan WalkerDuncan Walker :: Director of Alumni relations

Duncan is an ’17 MPP Candidate at the McCourt School of Public Policy. He is from McClean Virginia, and currently lives in Falls Church with his wife Jenny, his son Grant, and his dog Penny. Duncan received his Bachelors of Science from the United States Military Academy in 2008, and is still currently serving as an Infantry officer in the United States Army. His goal for GradGov is to facilitate communication between the student body, alumni, and the institution in order to retain and further Georgetown’s reputation as a premier Graduate experience.  When not studying or spending time with his family Duncan indulges in his secret love for karaoke.

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