The Graduate Student Association in Education names its elected officials for 2021-22

Friday, September 17, 2021
2021-22 GSAE Officers

The 2021-22 GSAE Officers (l-r):Diana Magaña, Ali Muller, Isaac Castro, and Mary Franitza


The Graduate Students Association in Education (GSAE) – the official students’ association that exists to promote and represent the interests of students in the Gevirtz School’s Department of Education to the UC Santa Barbara campus community on administrative, academic, and student affairs – has announced its elected officials for 2021-22.

Mary Franitza – President
Isaac Castro – Vice President of Budget and Finance
Ali Muller – Vice President of Social and Community Building
Diana Magaña – Vice President of Communications and Marketing

The GSAE consists of elected officers as well as the general student population. Decisions are made by consensus, with all members having a voice in decision making. The purpose of the association is to promote student participation in a manner that serves and supports the individual needs of students. Some of the responsibilities of GSAE are to relay campus information to new and continuing students and create opportunities for structured conversations around important topics. To this end, GSAE forwards information about community events and social organizing to new and continuing students. Importantly, GSAE works to build community amongst students, staff, and faculty.

To become involved in the GGSE community, to make suggestions, or share ideas:

  • Attend general open-session meetings (determined each quarter)
  • Serve on subcommittees related to (e.g., departmental mentorship program, event planning, conference organizing, etc.)
  • Support other students by serving as mentors to new or junior peers
  • Contact the GSAE at:

Other opportunities arise throughout the year based on scheduled activities. For the latest news,
events, and professional development opportunities, and more visit:
Instagram: @GGSE_GSAE
Facebook page: (forthcoming)

[The newly elected GSAE officers are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at]