The Psychology Graduate Students Organization (PGSO) is a group designed to support the academic and social experience of everyone in the University of Chicago Psychology Department.

The organization was initially formed in 1991 to help foster professional and social relationships amongst students as well as between students and faculty. All psychology graduate students are welcome to attend PGSO's quarterly meetings and participate in all of our events.

Officers 2016-17:

President: Kim Lewis
Treasurer: Jessie Bregant
Secretary: Kelly Faig


Academic Life Committee: Josh Foster, Elliot Layden, Nick Nichiporuk, Jimmy Waller

The Academic Life Committee’s purpose is to address issues in student academic life, both those identified by students as well as by faculty. We hope to foster change in the department by improving communication about academic issues both among students, and between students and faculty through quarterly meetings.

IM Sports Coordinator: Kim Lewis

Social Committee: Jenny Lu, Ché Lucero, Andrew Sheriff, Freddy Rockwood

Diversity Committee: Carlos Cardenas-Iniguez, Jae Peiso, Jason Sattizahn, Cristina Carrazza, Jalisha Braxton, JP Riggle

The Diversity Committee’s purpose is to promote initiatives that address topics impacting the graduate student experience, but may not be covered by efforts promoting academic/professional development such as (but not limited to) race, gender, religion and sexual orientation.

Professional Development Committee: Nicole Hakim, Heather Harden, Julianne Herts, Maddy Oswald

The Professional Development Committee is generally responsible for spearheading efforts to bring information about career options/training to students. This can be in the form of Student-Faculty events, training workshops, external speakers, and reception events following the department's colloquia.

Mentorship Coordinator: Cristina Carrazza

Psychfest: Becky Lau

Website: Anam Barakzai