2016-2017 Presidency

Elyse Barnes

GSS President

Elyse is a second-year Master of Public Administration candidate with an emphasis in finance. She attributes her love of trees, rain, and the Oregon Ducks to her Pacific Northwestern upbringing in Eugene, Oregon. Elyse thinks every graduate student deserves a donut and a friend and is excited that the Graduate Student Society can give you both and more. 

Nick Estrada

Vice President of Publicity

Nick is from Idaho Falls, but now calls Provo home, He earned his undergrad in Poli Sci and Russian from BYU. Nick is now in his second year of his MPA, emphasizingin local government. He loves photography, cooking, theater, and biking. He is sorry for all the emails, but he really wants you to come to all the great activities the GSS has prepared just for you!

Emily Steele

Vice President of Operations

Emily is from Orem, Utah and studied Psychology at BYU. She is in her second year of her Master's program in Social Work, hoping to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She enjoys anything outdoors, likes to eat, and in her spare time she loves traveling the world and spending time with fun people. Emily is excited to be part of the Graduate Student Society and can't wait to get involved in serving her fellow graduate students.

Emily Lund

Vice President of Events

Emily is from Salt Lake City, Utah where she studied Communications and Business at the University of Utah.  With an unconventional background in advertising, event planning, and promotions, she is now beginning her first year at the J Reuben Clark School of Law. She hopes to work in international law and religious freedom. She loves boxing, running, and hiking and you can almost always find her with a Diet Coke in hand. Emily is excited to be part of the Graduate Student Society and can't wait to get involved in enhancing the graduate student experience.