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Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) serves the 7,000-member strong graduate and professional student population at the University of South Carolina through advocacy, collaboration, and engagement.

2023 GSA Election Timeline: 

  • Filling of Candidacy: March 5th to March 19th, 2024
  • Meeting with Candidates: March 20th, 2024 at 4:00P
  • Campaigning: March 20th to March 25th, 2024
  • Voting: March 26th and March 27th, 2024


Executive Officers

Andrew Kramarchyk Headshot

Andrew Kramarchyk, President

I am a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences. I previously served as the Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs and chair of the Constitutional Amendment Ad Hoc Committee. During my tenure I have had the opportunity to meet many other graduate students from a variety of colleges and programs and what is most remarkable to me is despite the rich and diverse backgrounds, interest, and  skills that the graduate community brings to the fore, many graduate and professional students rarely venture out beyond their own program or department. There is much we can offer one another through communication and collaboration, and the GSA can be that conduit. By leveraging my experiences in leadership and management I pledge to work with our talented GSA team to enhance the representative nature of the GSA and to enrich the graduate experience of our members.

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Rajat Das Gupta Headshot

Rajat Das Gupta, Vice President

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Epidemiology in the Arnold School of Public Health. I previously served GSA as the Graduate Council Representative in 2022-23 and as the Co-Secretary of General Health in 2020-21. I pledge to advocate for ensuring livable stipends for all graduate assistants. I also will work to increase the representation of graduate and professional students across the university and strive to make GSA an effective communication bridge between graduate students and university leadership.

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Iftakhar Admad Headshot

Iftakhar Admad, Treasurer

I am a third year international Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Computing. I previously served as the Secretary of Parking and Transportation. I have also served as Treasurer and President of the Bangladeshi Student’s Organization. Having faced challenges myself, and seeing the struggles of other graduate students has motivated me to service. I will use my office in GSA to ensure transparency in all financial matters of GSA, make GSA events more engaging through proper use of funding, and promote diversity on campus through fund disbursements.

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Gaurav Harshe Headshot

Gaurav Harshe, Graduate Council Representative

I am a rising second-year international student pursuing a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration in the College of Education. I previously served GSA as the Secretary of Awards. As a Students Affairs scholar-researcher-practitioner, I study the internationalization of higher education and have been awarded the 2022 New Professional Award by NAFSA Region VII in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of international education. As the Graduate Council Representative of GSA I am determined to center the myriad voices of emerging researchers in executive spaces capable of creating changes to afford graduate/professional students the better quality of life they deserve.

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Secretary of Graduate Student Organizations

Jillian Chamberlain

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Secretary of International Student Affairs

Samuel Cheung

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Secretary of International Student Affairs

Lakshmi Tanuja Tanga

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Secretary of Professional Development


Secretary of Veteran's Affairs




Iftakhar Ahmad, Chair

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