GPSA President, Nicole Thomas, is currently pursuing an M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus in Science Education. She will be starting her PhD program under the guidance of Dr. Tina Vo. Nicole's current research interests include identifying and addressing misconceptions in STEM and how to improve science learning and literacy. Nicole served as the GPSA Student Body Secretary from 2020-2021, where she served as Chair of the Activities & Service Committee, the Publications Committee, and as a co-founder of the GPSA/ CSUN Mentorship Cooperation. Nicole is a 2019 Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium Fellow and a member of 500 Women Scientists. She hopes to inspire young women and underrepresented groups to pursue degrees in STEM. In addition to her role in GPSA, she is currently the Graduate Assistant for the undergraduate student government, CSUN, where she assists in advising and organizational efforts. Nicole previously earned her Bachelor’s in Biology from UNLV, where she conducted research in microbial ecology and evolution. She hopes to further expand the GPSA's lobbying efforts in advocating for graduate and professional students while also supporting their graduate research, teaching, and personal endeavors. In her free time, she enjoys attending comic conventions, caring for several houseplants, and hanging out with her geckos.
GPSA Vice President
Godson Ebenezer Adjovu
GPSA Vice President, Godson Ebenezer Adjovu is a Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He joined UNLV in the spring of 2020. His research is focused on the application of remote sensing in water quality monitoring. He works under the supervision of Drs. Sajjad Ahmad and Haroon Stephen, both in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction. He obtained his bachelor's and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering. As a member of the GPSA Executive Board, he aspires to work in the interests of graduate and professional students. He hopes to lead advocacies to address issues regarding research and travel grants and to expand the GPSA's funding opportunities.
Drue Beliveau Sahuc
GPSA Treasurer, Drue Beliveau Sahuc, is a doctoral student in the Sociology department. He began his studies at UNLV in the Fall of 2020 after obtaining his Bachelor's and Master's of Arts in Sociology from the University of New Orleans. His primary areas of research are gender and sexuality and environment and health, with a special focus on the impact of displacement on Transgender individuals and the disparities they face when seeking gender-affirming medical care. Prior to becoming treasurer, Drue served as the GPSA representative for the Department of Sociology. He looks forward to creating more child care openings for graduate students and continuing the legislative work surrounding increasing graduate assistant (GA) stipends.
GPSA Secretary, Rosedaveia Howell, is currently pursuing her Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy. Rosedaveia is an American Physical Therapy Association Centennial Scholar, as well as the founder of the National Association of Black Physical Therapist - Las Vegas, Nevada Chapter. In addition to her role as secretary in the GPSA, she is also a member of the Black Graduate Student Association. Rosedaveia wants to show representation for minorities interested in the medical field, and be an example for children interested in the field as well. Rosedaveia received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from UNLV. She hopes to continue to make diversity and inclusion a main priority in the community at UNLV and throughout her career.