BGSA Mission Statement
To provide a welcoming and supportive space for all biology graduate students to bring questions and express concerns regarding their graduate experience at San Diego State University (SDSU). BGSA prioritizes a diverse and inclusive membership and is committed to representing students regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, and/or socioeconomic status. BGSA will bring student concerns to the administrative level by engaging with Biology department leadership and the university-wide Graduate Student Association. Additionally, BGSA strives to host social and academic events to encourage community building among students, faculty, staff, administrators and greater San Diego.
BGSA Diversity & Inclusion Mission Statement
We, the Biology graduate students at San Diego State University, are committed to creating an environment that is inclusive of all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Every student should be able to pursue an education free from harassment and discrimination, and we know that diverse perspectives increase the quality of our research and community. We affirm the great need in STEM fields to increase diversity and we are dedicated to ensuring our programs are actively working towards that goal. We condemn any acts of intolerance, abuse, or other divisive behaviors that take place within our graduate community, the Biology department, and SDSU’s College of Science.
All views expressed on this website are those of the Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA) and not San Diego State University. The BGSA and SDSU make no warranties, either expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of the information contained on these webpages.
Co-Presidents: Amanda Alker & Kylie Curtis
Treasurer: Greta Schmidt
Ecology: Brianne Palmer
Evolution: Ben Scott
Cell & Molecular: Brandie White