Graduate Student Advisory Council

The Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) facilitates community building and serves as a liaison between the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and its graduate students. Members of the council represent each of the school’s six academic and research groups and both Ph.D. and master’s students.

The council hosts events that provide academic and social support, enhancing the graduate student experience and to bring CEE graduate students together. Additionally, the council members serve as ambassadors to the School’s External Advisory Board, alumni, supporters, and prospective students.

Council members are available to answer questions, offer insight and advice, and field suggestions. Feel free to contact a member – just click on their photo to send an email – or speak with them at an upcoming event.

Prospective students: Please direct your questions to for assistance.

Graduate Student Advisory Council

Christian Douglas
Ph.D., Transportation Systems Engineering
Jose Torres Gonzalez
Ph.D., Geosystems Engineering
Hana Herndon
Ph.D., Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials
Savannah Howard
Chair, Advocacy and Support Group
Ph.D., Ocean Science and Engineering, Geosystems
Hannah Kessler
Vice Chair
Ph.D., Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials
Ryann Khalil
Chair, Career Development Group
Ph.D., Geosystems Engineering
Aryiana Moore
Ph.D., Environmental Engineering
Pareese Pathak
Master's, Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering
Michelle Reckner
Ph.D., Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering
Matteo Saracco
Chair, Social Development Subcommittee
Dual MS CE/CRP-Transportation Systems Engineering
Daniel Sperling
Master's, Environmental Engineering