Our Mission

The Council of Graduate Students is the authorized student government on campus representing all graduate/professional students at Michigan State University. Our mission is to promote the academic, social and economic goals of graduate and professional students.

COGS accomplishes its mission through advocacy, innovative programming, and collaboration with other student organizations and the academic and administrative units of the University.

Have a question for any of the Eboard members? Please email them at: office@cogs.msu.edu 

Our EBoard

Hannah Jeffery

Hannah Jeffery

she/her/hers - President

Hannah Jeffery is currently pursuing her PhD in Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology in the department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences. Her research focuses on the genetic and environmental control of cooking time in common beans. She was the representative for her graduate student organization, ACRS, for two years, led an initiative to donate leftover food to nearby food kitchens, and has served as a committee member on several academic conferences.

Carly Gomez

Carly Gomez

she/her/hers - Vice President of Internal Affairs

Carly Gomez is a PhD student in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. Her research focuses on risk modeling, decision analysis, and risk communication for food safety issues in cancer patients. She has been at MSU, in the same major, since her freshman year of undergrad and is still excited to be here. Carly has also served on her department’s BSO and is passionate about outreach for women in STEM.

Luis Suarez Salas

Luis Suarez Salas

he/him/his - Vice President of External Affairs

Luis Suarez Salas is a student in the department of Mathematics.

Miles Roberts

Miles Roberts

he/him/his - Treasurer

Miles is a second year PhD student in the Genetics and Genome Sciences program. His research focuses on the population genetics of plants and the evolution of gene expression. Before becoming Treasurer, Miles represented the Genomics program at COGS meetings for a year. He hopes to eventually have a career working in biotechnology.

Bismarck Amaniampong

Bismarck Amaniampong

he/him/his - Recording Secretary

Bismarck Amaniampong is a student in the department of Chemistry.

Dilavar Goyal

Dilavar Goyal

he/him/his - Parliamentarian

Dilavar is a second year Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) student at Broad College of Business. He did his engineering from India and worked in Oil and Gas industry for 7 years focusing on process development and supply chain optimization. Dilavar is an active member of International Students Association (ISA) at MSU and participates in multiple volunteering roles on campus. Awarded as MBA peer leader by Broad college, Dilavar is passionate about helping MSU students with their career development. Outside work and school, he loves cooking innovative vegetarian dishes and travelling to serene untouched places.

Becca Sutton

Becca Sutton

she/her/hers - Director of Event Planning

Becca Sutton is a rising 3L at MSU College of Law. Prior to law school, Becca attended Virginia Tech where she obtained her B.A. in Communication with a major in Multimedia Journalism. Her interests include environmental, animal, conservation, and international law. Upon graduation she hopes to work with either a non-profit organization or a government agency focusing on wildlife and animal law, with a particular emphasis on protecting endangered species.

Arianna Pittenger

Arianna Pittenger

she/her/hers - Director of Equity and Anti-Discrimination (DoEA)

Arianna Pittenger is currently on the clinical track in the School of Social Work Masters program. She is completing her undergraduate degrees at MSU as well. Arianna is excited to step into this role and work with the executive board for the 2022-2023 school year! If you would like to contact her, her email is pitteng8@msu.edu.

Andres Kenney

Andres Kenney

he/him/his - Law Liaison

Andres Kenney is currently a student in the College of Law.

Annes Kim

Annes Kim

she/her/hers - Medical Schools Liaison

Annes Kim is a rising 2nd year medical student of MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Biomolecular Science with a minor in Applied Statistics and the University of Toledo with a M.S. in Biomedical Science. She is passionate about bridging the gap between healthcare and underserved communities, clinical research and trials, and peer mentoring. Upon graduation at MSUCOM, Annes hopes to get involved in clinical research, developing innovative pharmaceutical or interventional therapies that could benefit broad patient groups.

Dr. Laura McCabe

Dr. Laura McCabe

Advisor

Dr. McCabe, Professor in the Department of Physiology and Director of the MSU Beckman Scholar Program, received her B.A. and Ph.D. from University of Chicago. After graduate training in intestinal physiology, her post-doctoral research at UMass Medical Center. Currently, her laboratory is working to identify novel osteoporosis therapeutics that target the gut. Dr. McCabe has been training undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students for more than 25 years.

Our Staff

Deanne Arking

Deanne Arking

Office Manager
Katherine Martin

Katherine Martin

Major: Marketing

Contact Us

Chittenden Hall

466 W Circle Dr, room 120

office@cogs.msu.edu

517-353-9189