Graduate Student Council

Our Mission:  

SMS-GSC provides a voice for graduate students within the School of Molecular Sciences to promote success, holistic wellness and inclusion among the diverse communities we represent and serve. Our goal is to provide resources and guidance to the school’s graduate students through professional development, advocacy and service opportunities.

Social Media:  

SMS-GSC WebpageFacebook GroupLinkedIn Group

SLACK Channel: “sms-graduatestudents”  

Please log in through which should provide you with the appropriate access to “The College” workspace and the SMS graduate student channel. You will need to use your ASURITE ID and password to log in. Our SLACK channel is within “The College” Workspace. If you open “The College” workspace, you should see the “sms-graduatestudents” channel there.

Contact Our Leadership team:  

President: Bethany Kolbaba Kartchner (

Vice-president: Thao Nguyen (

Treasurer: Abhik Manna (

Director of Professional Development: Michele Costantino (

Director of International Student Affairs: Kazi Waheeda (

Director of Communications: Skyler Henry (

Director of Student Life: Nilojan Jehanathan (

We are always actively looking for volunteers in specific departments of our council, please feel free to reach out to us at or to individual leadership members if you are interested and also stay tuned for our future events. Cheers!