About

The Graduate Student, 5th Year Masters, and Postdoc Advisory Council (G5PAC) was formed as part of the resolution process around a union grievance in the summer of 2018 with the goal of giving the graduate and postgraduate community in CSE a way to dialogue with school leadership and work together towards addressing the long term needs of researchers, TAs, and the school.

2018-19 Progress Report

It has been a busy year, and we've prepared a summary report of all of the Council's major activities as well as some of the areas we're working in right now. You can find the progress report here.

Current Members

The current council members for fall 2019 are:

  • Laura Arjona (postdoc)
  • Nicasia Beebe-Wang (PhD student)
  • Elise deGoede Dorough (Director of Grad Student Services)
  • Philip Garrison (PhD student)
  • Dan Grossman (faculty)
  • Jane Hoffswell (PhD student)
  • Melissa Hovik (5th year Masters student)
  • Samia Ibtasam (PhD student)
  • Esther Jang (PhD student)
  • Matt Johnson (PhD student)
  • Maarten Sap (PhD student)
  • Ather Sharif (PhD student)

Previous Quarters

  • Fall 2018: Shumo Chu (PhD student), Philip Garrison (PhD student), Dan Grossman (faculty), Kameron Harris (postdoc), Melissa Hovik (5th year Masters student), Esther Jang (PhD student), Matt Johnson (PhD student), Joe Redmon (PhD student), James Wilcox (PhD student)

  • Winter & Spring 2019: Elise deGoede Dorough (Director of Grad Student Services), Philip Garrison (PhD student), Dan Grossman (faculty), Jane Hoffswell (PhD student), Melissa Hovik (5th year Masters student), Esther Jang (PhD student), Matt Johnson (PhD student), Maarten Sap (PhD student), Anna Kornfeld Simpson (PhD student)

  • Summer 2019: Nicasia Beebe-Wang (PhD student), Elise deGoede Dorough (Director of Grad Student Services), Philip Garrison (PhD student), Dan Grossman (faculty), Melissa Hovik (5th year Masters student), Esther Jang (PhD student), Maarten Sap (PhD student), Anna Kornfeld Simpson (PhD student)

Contact

If you would like to be involved (we are especially looking for Postdocs!), have ideas for other areas that the council could improve, or have any questions or comments please contact us at g5pac@cs.washington.edu.