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Welcome to the Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA). We represent the graduate students of the Utah State University Biology Department. The BGSA organizes social events, gatherings, and public outreach programs for the Biology graduate students and local community. These include weekly happy hours, end of year socials and officer elections, yearly yurt trips, fundraisers, and more.

The BGSA maintains a facebook page.

For more information, please contact:

  President: Ashley Dederich 

  Vice-President: Binod Borah

  Academic Committee Chair: Elsa Jos - 

  Outreach Committee Chair: Savannah Adkins

  Social Committee Chair: Valerie Martin 

  Fundraising Chair: Ellie Smith-Eskridge

The Department has established a Graduate Research Travel Award to help fund travel expenses for current students presenting their research at national and international conferences or conducting field research. If you'd like to contribute to this fund visit for details.