Graduate Student Senate Senators

Meet the 2021-22 Senator Representatives

There are up to nine senator representatives to complete the Graduate Student Senate. They represent the voice of the Associated Graduate Students of the University of San Francisco (AGSUSF). Senator representatives are responsible primarily to their respective AGSUSF constituent community.

Aneesh Madhavan

College of Arts and Sciences Representative

Aneesh Madhavan
Degree: Masters of Science
Program: Computer Science
School: College of Arts and Sciences
Hometown: New Delhi, India
Email: amadhavan2@dons.usfca.edu

Aneesh is a first year graduate student in the Computer Science MS program and looks forward to meeting new people, making new friends, and helping address the needs of the graduate student community. Aneesh's hobbies include watching and playing soccer and playing the violin!

Office Hours: R: 11:30am-1:30pm via Zoom Link

Alberto Gardner

College of Arts and Sciences Representative

Alberto Gardner
Degree: MA
Program: International/Global Studies
School: College of Arts and Sciences
Hometown: Veracruz, Mexico
Email: agardner2@dons.usfca.edu

Alberto was born and raised in Veracruz, Mexico; although he has moved around the globe as well. He lived in Canada, France, the UK, and has spent a few months in Colombia, Costa Rica, and Spain. Alberto has a Business Management background, but has always been interested in the Arts, Philosophy, and Humanities. With the goal to pivot into his real interests, Alberto is pursuing the International Studies MA program at USF. He thoroughly enjoys reading critical theory, engaging with nature, and music. He is also currently doing a two-year acting program at the MTS.

Office Hours: By Appointment Only

Poonam Kakodkar

School of Education Representative

Poonam Kakodkar
Degree: EdD
School: School of Education
Hometown: Goa, India
Office Hours: By appointment
Email: pkakodkar@dons.usfca.edu

Poonam has worked as a senior Human Resource professional in the field of education, pharmaceutical, and financial services companies. She has completed a Masters in the fields of Clinical Psychology, School of Psychology, and Human Resources. Possessing a strong commitment to community service, she has been a Rotarian and the President of the Rotary Club of Mumbai Kalakar. Her passions include nature photography, singing, and creative writing. Currently, Poonam volunteers at the Silicon Valley chapter of TiE Global, a non-profit organization devoted to fostering entrepreneurship.

"Sol" Solomon Abrams

School of Education Representative

"Sol" Solomon Abrams
Degree: EdD
Program: Organization and Leadership
School: School of Education
Hometown: San Francisco, California
Email: sabrams@dons.usfca.edu

Solomon grew up in San Francisco and always wanted to be a "Don". Sol earned a masters in O&L at USF in May 2021 and a Bachelor's at the University of Arizona many moons ago in Business Administration. Currently, Sol works as the Director of Student Services at a middle school in San Francisco. Sol has served on the Board at San Francisco State, and has been working in the non-profit sector as a director with students for over 10 years. Sol's long term goal is to stay student facing in higher education, become a professor, and teach research methods. 

Office Hours: By Appointment Only

Crystal Ly

School of Management Representative

Crystal Ly
Degree: MS
Program: Marketing Intelligence
School: School of Management
Hometown: Stockton, CA
Email: cnly2@dons.usfca.edu

Crystal graduated from University of the Pacific in 2021 with a BS in Business Administration along with a concentration in Marketing and HR/Management. Crystal's free time includes watching movies and taking pictures. Crystal also loves to travel and has made it a goal to visit every country!

Office Hours: By Appointment Only

Dakshin Bharathi

School of Management Representative

Dakshin Bharathi
Degree: MS
Program: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
School: School of Management
Hometown: Tamil Nadu, India
Email: dcbharathi@dons.usfca.edu

Dakshin is a MS in Entrepreneurship and Innovation student at the University of San Francisco 2021-2022 batch. Dakshin was born in Tamil Nadu, which is the South side of India and has been brought up in Muscat, Oman (The Middle East) which has provided Dakshin with multi-cultural experiences and perspectives. Dakshin enjoys vibing to any type of music, loves to swim, and looks forward to pursuing the hobby of traveling the world. Dakshin has worked among Software, Fintech, EduTech, and Staffing companies in Sales/Business Development/Strategic growth and has always loved consumer facing roles. Dakshin aspires to make a shift towards product facing roles which would provide Dakshin with a different business perspective focusing more on the developing side. Dakshin's long term goal is to lead and build high tech companies which solve global purposes, making people's life more efficient and hassle free. 

Office Hours: Sat: 3:00pm-5:00pm

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS REPRESENTATIVE

Theresa Hayes
Degree: MA
Program: MPH
School: School of Nursing and Health Professions
Hometown: Oakland, California
Email: tmhayes2@dons.usfca.edu

Hayes is a market researcher with an expertise in research design, questionnaire development, and analysis of consumer behavior and trend data to inform business decision making. Hayes has a deep motivation to serve as a leader and mentor to others couples with a passion for fostering a healthy, safe, and inclusive workplace environment that supports employees in their professional development. In addition, Hayes is a dedicated and active volunteer in community-based organizations and public health institutions focused on promoting racial justice, social justice, and health equity for under-resourced communities. Currently, Hayes is pursuing a Masters in Public Health at the University of San Francisco and plans to pursue a career in public health where skills in marketing communications and market research can be applied. Hayes strives to apply her passion and skills towards improving the quality of life for the BIPOC living in under-resourced communities in the San Francisco Bay area.

Office Hours: By appointment

Kalinn Pogue

SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS REPRESENTATIVE

Kalinn Pogue
Degree: Master
Program: MPH
School: School of Nursing and Health Professions
Hometown: San Diego, California
Email: kspogue@dons.usfca.edu

Kalinn was inspired to apply to USF because of the slogan "Change the world from here". At first, this meant a physical location such as San Diego as Kalinn is an online student. The more Kalinn has learned from fellow students, professors, faculty, and the USF community at large, Kalinn has learned that it no longer meant the physical location, but it meant changing the world from the heart and the Jesuit values. 

Office Hours: By appointment only

Campus Representative

Vacant position. Please contact gss@usfca.edu for more information.