Information on GSC Officers
Glenn Hughes, President Glenn Hughes is a doctoral candidate researching Topology in the department of Mathematics. Shortly after high school Hughes enlisted in the United States Army and served as an infantryman in the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, NC. After his service in the military, he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Houston in 2006 and 2008. He has been active in University politics and the GSC for the previous two years, serving as a representative for the Department of Mathematics from 2010-11 and as the GSC Webmaster from 2011-12.
Jennifer Duggan, Executive Vice-President Jennifer N. Duggan is a doctoral candidate in Chemical Engineering at Auburn University. Her research is focused on developing simple techniques to synthesize and produce magnetic and metallic nanoparticles of controlled sizes. This research has afforded her many opportunities because she was awarded the top prize for best poster presentation at the International Symposium on Supercritical Fluids as well as the U.S. Steel Fellowship. She obtained a bachelor's degree from Simmons College in Boston, MA, in Physics and Chemistry in 2008 where she worked on the green depolymerization of poly(lactic) acid. In 2007, she was an REU Fellow at Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in Cambridge, MA where she studied particles with tailored electric and magnetic properties. Jennifer has been actively involved with the GSC as a Senator in the past year and she is excited to serve as the Executive Vice President of the Graduate Student Council this year.
Dana Lashley, Vice-President Dana Lashley is a doctoral candidate and research assistant in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Her research is focused around the synthesis of nucleosidic antiviral drugs for the treatment of deadly viral diseases such as Ebola. She obtained her BS in Chemistry at the University of Frankfurt in Germany and joined the Auburn PhD program in 2008. She is a recipient of Provost Mazey’s Fellowship for Outstanding Women in Science. Dana also serves as the President of the Iranian Student Association. She first got involved with the GSC while serving as a Senator for her Department in 2011/2012. She thoroughly enjoys being part of the Auburn Family, participates in intramural sports, and is a big fan of American Football.
Pranav Vengsarkar, Secretary Pranav Vengsarkar is a graduate research assistant in the Department of Chemical Engineering and is working towards his PhD in Chemical Engineering. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) in Mumbai, India in the year 2010. He has acquainted himself with working in industry as a co-op student at the Crop Protection Division at Atul India Limited during summer 2009. After joining Auburn in Fall 2010 he has participated in GSC activities including the Research Forum & Symposium in 2010-2011 and served as a senator for the Department of Chemical Engineering in the GSC in 2011-2012. He is also actively associated with professional organizations like the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and other student organizations like the Council of Engineering Graduate Students (CEGS). He is currently researching the size-selective separation of nanoparticles using Gas-eXpanded Liquids (GXLs) for use in various applications including oil spill cleanup for completing his requirements towards his PhD.
Winston Crowder, Treasurer Winston Crowder is a Master's student in the Aerospace Engineering Department. Originally from Birmingham, AL, he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Auburn University in 2007. His thesis research includes the structural analysis during the ignition of a Solid Rocket Booster, like those used on the Space Shuttle. Winston is now serving his second year involved with the Graduate Student Council, having been a senator last year. He also sits on the Council for Engineering Graduate Students.
Kristi Jones, SGA Representative Kristi Jones was born in Johnson City, Tennessee. However, she grew up in various parts of north and central Alabama. She is at the beginning her second year in the Masters of Public Administration program with a concentration in Election Administration. In addition to her studies, she is a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Political Science. She graduated with honors from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in Spring 2011 with a B.A. degree in Political Science and Philosophy. She is a third generation Auburn student (War Eagle!). She loves serving her university and she believes in giving back to the place that has already given her so much. Graduate students are part of the Auburn family too; therefore, it is an honor and a privilege to her to be representing them this year in the Student Government Association. She is currently a member of the Auburn Student Alumni Association, a social sorority alumnae chapter, the Daughters of the American Revolution, various political organizations, and the First United Methodist Church.
Created On: Sep 19, 2012
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2013