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 encouraged to attend PGSO's quarterly meeting and participate in all our events.  The PGSO maintains a website for announcements and general information for members. If you have any questions or issues accessing the PGSO website, please contact the webmaster at <>.

A Point Person has volunteered to be the primary recipient of all committee-related emails and updates. PGSO members can direct their inquiries or comments to the Point Person, or if they feel so inclined, the full committee.

Officers 2022-23:

President: Jharnae Love
Treasurer: Anna Corriveau
Secretary: Tesnim Arar

Mentorship & Orientation Coordinators: Molly Tallberg and Katie Vasquez


Academic and Career Development Committee: Gaby Akcelik, Isobel Heck, Cambria Revsine, William Thyer, John Veillette (Point Person - William Thyer)

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. 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.

Diversity and Inclusion Committee: Gaby Akcelik, Zeynep Aslan-Sisman, Isobel Heck, Rachel King, Vanessa Lazaro, Michelle Madlansacay, Ben Morris, Radhika Santhanagopalan, Kaila Scott-Charles, Veronica Vazquez-Olivieri (Point Person - Rachel King)

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee’s purpose is to promote initiatives that support inclusion and equity and address aspects of identity that may impact the graduate student experience. These include initiatives pertaining to an individual's race, gender, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, and/or sexual orientation.

Health and Wellness Committee: Anna Corriveau,  Henry Jones, Nicole Miller, Katie Reis, Anita Restrepo, Emily Silver (Point Person - Anita Restrepo)

This committee will organize events and provide information about physical and mental wellness resources at the University. The committee also oversees the PGSO intramurals team.

Social Committee: Zeynep Aslan Sisman, Gaby Akcelik, Anna Corriveau, Letitia Ho, Katie Reis, Emily Silver, Molly Tallberg, Katie Vasquez (Point Person - Katie Reis)

The social committee is responsible for spearheading efforts to enhance the social relationships between students. This includes on- and off-campus events, including pub nights, holiday parties, etc.

Travel and Research Committee: Tess Fulcher, Ben Morris, Emma Megla, Euan Prentis, Hayoung Song, Molly Tallberg, Veronica Vazquez Olivieri, Mia Velazquez (Point Person - Veronica Vazquez Olivieri)

The travel and research committee is responsible for allocating funds to PGSO members for research-related travel and for conducting studies.

Unionization Committee: Hannah Hok, Henry Jones, Rachel King, Ben Morris, Nak Won Rim, Andy Savoy (Point Person - Ben Morris)

The unionization committee's purpose is to liaison with the Graduate Student Union (GSU) and unionization efforts on campus.