The SNR Graduate Student Association is the group that serves graduate students within the School of Natural Resources. All students enrolled in a graduate program within SNR are automatically members of SNR GSA, no dues are required. This means that YOU can get involved and help improve the organization and our activities! We organize a few main events that take place each year, and a number of other smaller events. 

At the beginning of the Fall semester in August we host an Orientation for incoming and returning students. The prupose of the Orientation is to ensure students have the most up-to-date information about programs at the University, health care options, and opportunities available through SNR GSA and other avenues (such as travel funding or professional development). 

We do Outreach in to educate the community about natural resources and science. Recently we have organized natural resource education activities for middle school students with the Irving Middle School Science Club, and we have participated in educating kids about science through BioBlitz.

We also have monthy social events where you can get to know other graduate students in SNR. There are a lot of us, and we are spread all over the building, so this is a great way to get to know others and build community within the program.

Elected Positions (Executive Committee)

Chair: Runs the monthly meetings and is responsible for sending agendas, minutes, and reminder e-mails, calls meetings of the executive committee when needed, appoints chairs of standing committees (Outreach, Fundraising, and Social chairs), and appoints representatives to SNR committees (Graduate Committees, Safety and Facilities Committee). Ensures that annual RSO paperwork is filed in a timely fashion (with help of past Chair). Attends annual RSO orientation (required)

Co-chair: Acts in place of the Chair when he/she is not available. Provides support for GSA activities and leads projects as needed. Keeps an eye and ear out for activities the GSA could participate in or contribute to.

Treasurer: Responsible for maintaining the SOFS account, and reporting back to SOFS for the annual account review (occuring in the summer, basically checking our account balance against SOFS record of our account balance and ensuring they match). Also must attend an RSO orientation, along with the faculty advisor. Responsible for coordinating deposits to SOFS and signing paperwork when needed for reimbursements.

Secretary: Records the minutes of each meeting and sends minutes to Chair for distribution.

For more information on the responsibilities of SNR GSA to maintain Recognized Student Organization (RSO) status, see the RSO Book and the Responsbilities Page.

Officers (2022-2023)

Chair: Katie Campbell (

Co-chair: Caily Schwartz (

Secretary: Krista Starr (

Treasurer: Emily Rowen (


Appointed Positions

Social Coordinator: Brooke Mott (

Outreach Coordinator: VACANT

Fundraiser Coordinator: Caily Schwartz (

Seminar Coordinator: Uchechukwu Ogbenna (



UNL GSA Representative: Jerome Onoja Okojokwu-Idu (

SNR Graduate Student Committee Representative: Katherine Graham (

SNR Faculty Advisory Committee Representative: Sophia Becker (


SNR Committee Representatives

Diversity & Inclusion:
Katherine Graham ( & Hasnat Aslam (

Safety & Facilities: Noah Berkowitz (

Social Committee: Brooke Mott (

Wellness Committee: Emily Rowen (