2024-2025 GPAS Committees and their Chairs

Interested in joining a committee? Email the committee chair(s) (listed below) or the E-board ( for more information! Committee meetings will also be listed on the Google Calendar.

Social Committee – plans and organizes a variety of events that foster friendships and community between graduate students across all subfields of physics.

Social Chairs: Alicen Houff ( and August Lee (

Professional Development Committee – plans and organizes a variety of events and provides resources that help graduate students develop their professional skills, including the GPAS Annual Conference.

Professional Development Chair: Sergi Castells (

Outreach Committee – works closely with JINA-CEE and the department to plan and organize outreach events in the local community.

Outreach Chair: Fabio Rivero (

International Committee – fosters a community and provides resources to help international students adjust to living in the United States. Also works closely with Social Committee to plan and organize cultural celebrations.

International Chairs: Pranav Nalamwar ( and Ruchi Rathod (

Public Relations Committee – plans and organizes various events to raise funds for GPAS, including Notre Dame Day. Promotes GPAS and its events to the department through email, flyers, social media, etc.

Public Relations Chair: David Shaw (

Gender & Inclusivity Committee – promotes gender diversity and inclusivity in the department

Gender & Inclusivity Chairs: Grace Longbons ( & Jes Koros (

Fundraising Committee – raises funds to aid in the growth of GPAS programming.

Fundraising Chairs: Sam Porter ( and Alicen Houff (

Mentoring Committee – facilitates mentoring relationships between undergraduate and graduate students in the department.

Mentoring Chair: Rey Zite (

If you’re interested in being a part of any committee or are interested in chairing a committee, email or fill out the GPAS Involvement Survey.


Past committee chairs can be found here.