Graduate Student Body President 2015-2016
Jennifer Jones is a Coastal Resources Management PhD student studying the challenges to cultural resources in the beach zone along the eastern seaboard. From Church Hill, Tennessee, Jen graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a BA in anthropology, concentrating in archaeology, a Masters in Historical Archaeology from the University of York, and a MA in maritime studies at ECU. Jennifer is the former GPSS Executive Associate and hopes to continue providing current and relevant information to the graduate student organizations and serving as a liaison to various university boards.
Vice President 2015-2016
Summer Anderson is a Clinical Health Psychology PhD student investigating psychosocial awareness of medical students and their intentions to address stress management with patients and psychological and physiological effects of two types of stress management interventions. This Cedar Falls, Iowa native received a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Integrative Physiology from The University of Iowa. I am interested in gaining additional experience in, and exposure to, university administrative processes and to represent ECU’s graduate students in university-level decision making. I hope to increase the visibility of our graduate programs as well as highlight the benefits that graduate students bring to ECU and the larger Eastern North Carolina community.
Jamie Hibbert is a Bioenergetics and Exercise Science PhD student. I am the current president of the Kinesiology Graduate Student Organization (KGSO) and have been an active member of KGSO for each of the last three years. My active participation has helped me gain experience and perspective regarding the operating procedures for student organizations here at ECU. I have also had the opportunity to work on several funding requests with KGSO that are a little more involved than the typical request. These have provided good learning experiences that I will transfer to GPSS Treasurer.
Executive Associate 2015-2016
Nathaniel Fry is a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD student studying mRNA methylation. From Hanover, Maryland, Nate graduated from Liberty University with a BS in Molecular Biology and interned at the NIH. Nate taught science in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and served as a middle school soccer coach. Nate was a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department representative and is currently the BGA (Brody Graduate Association) travel officer. Nate thinks critically, adapts easily to rising problems, and is a level headed individual who will utilize his talents and serve the ECU community.