At the beginning of each year, the GSA Executive Committee is elected by the broader graduate student body. The Executive Committee oversees the Senate budget and all GSA activities, can make appointments to fill Senate vacancies and can charter and disperse funds to graduate student clubs and organizations. Executive Committee members are expected to dedicate a minimum of two work hours per week.

Executive Committee

Following is a list of Executive Committee officers for the 2022-2023 academic year:

Ronunique Clark
Ronunique Clark
Co- Chair

I am a 1st year MPP student concentrating in Economic and Racial Equity hailing all the way from Richmond,California. I am a recent 2021 graduate of Boston University with my Bachelors in Political Science and certificate in Criminal Justice. In addition to my role on the senate I am the Administrative Coordinator for the Heller Student Association. I hope with my role on the senate I am able to cultivate meaningful experiences and create cross-cultural collaborations amongst all graduate students.

Yashodhan Damle
Yashodan Damle
International Business School

I am an MBA candidate, concentrating in Marketing and Data Analytics, at the International Business School. I hold a B.A (Hons) in Hotel Management from the Institute of Hotel Management-Aurangabad and Huddersfield University, UK. I have worked extensively in the Luxury Hospitality industry and Customer service at some of India's finest Hotels and Palaces. I love solving problems and helping people. I strive to make the world a slightly better place every day. I also love drawing, writing short stories, traveling, hiking, and meeting new people. Please feel free to reach out to me with any suggestions to help improve your graduate student experience at Brandeis. I look forward to hearing from you

Charishma Puli
Director of Events & Marketing
International Business School

I am Charishma Puli, but  I can go by Cherry.  I am pursuing a Master's degree in Business Analytics at Brandeis International Business School (STEM-Designated). I'm always thinking about how I can make learning, working, and living here more accessible to students of all backgrounds. I'm here to make sure you had a wonderful experience at Brandeis by organizing events and assisting you with any minor issues you may have. As a fellow peer and representative of yours, I'm all ears for your ideas. And I promise to listen and support. Feel free to discuss anything under the sun. I'm always up for discussing personal, professional, marketing, events, well-being, and food.

Beatriz Pleités
Director of Treasury & Organizations

I am a second-year SID candidate at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management. I'm a highly motivated woman with a bachelor's degree in law committed to creating a more inclusive and tolerant community.  Curious by nature, I try to have fun at every opportunity I get.  My main goal as a member of the GSA is to become the link between the student body and Brandeis to build a united community.  Let's make a great team together!

PerinAnn Katrak
PerinAnn Katrak
Director of Advocacy & Collaborations

I am a 2nd year student of Sustainable International Development at the Heller School, from Bengaluru, India. I am a vocal advocate for issues relating to climate change, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, and mental health, and hope to continue working on these within the International Development field. I also strongly believe in the importance of education, having spent 2 years working in low-income schools with Teach for India. I love connecting with like-minded people and am excited to use my position to collaborate with students, staff, and faculty alike. I enjoy being outdoors, travelling, hiking and camping, as well as spending time with animals.

Jonathan Korsah
Jonathan Korsah
Director of Communications

I am from Ghana, and is a MSBA student at the Business School.  I hold a BS in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana. Prior to starting his master’s degree, I worked as a Business Intelligence Analyst and Data Analyst in two different banks in Ghana over a four-year period.  I enjoy teaching, mentoring, and supporting people to reach their full potential. In my free time, I love playing board games and lawn tennis and watching soccer and documentaries. 

Hemant Mograi
Board of Trustees Representative
International Business School

I am a first-year Master of Science in Finance student at Brandeis International Business School. I received my bachelor's degree in commerce from Delhi University. During my bachelor's degree, I was very involved in the community; I co-founded Enactus in college, where we developed sustainable business models for various communities, and I also worked with Make a Difference (NGO), where I mentored orphan high school students. Following graduation, I worked as a credit analyst for WNS Global Services for three and a half years, with most of my analysis focusing on not-for-profit educational institutions and the healthcare industry. During my time here, I hope to learn more about sustainable finance because I believe that carbon emission targets are important for our planet and that we can achieve those targets effectively with an efficient financial ecosystem. In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, meeting new people, and trying new cuisines. As a representative on the Board of Trustees, I hope to streamline some of the ongoing processes to make the graduate student experience more informed and enjoyable.

The Graduate Student Senate makes important decisions on bettering the lives of graduate students.

The Senate is composed of one member from the Heller Student Association, one member from the International Business School Student Association and two members from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, one from the division of sciences and one from the division of humanities. social sciences, and the arts. The body meets monthly throughout the academic year to discuss issues, work on initiatives and gather feedback from the graduate student body.

Senate Committee Members will be announced in the fall of 2022.