M.R.P. student elected to serve on student assembly
First-year master of regional planning student Erica Gutierrez (M.R.P. ’10) was elected to be the executive vice president of the Cornell University Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GPSA) for the 2009–10 academic year.
The GPSA represents 6,000 graduate students on the Cornell campus by working to improve their quality of life. Gutierrez will serve along with Darrick Evenson, president, from natural resources and Brian M. Forster, vice president of operations, from microbiology.
Gutierrez hopes to see more graduate student participation in the GPSA and in campus and community affairs in general; to open up more dialogue on diversity on campus; and to work closely with the newly formed university sustainability committee.