The American Society of Naturalists (ASN) Graduate Council is committed to enhancing initiatives that provide valuable services to graduate students. These initiatives primarily involve planning and assisting with outreach efforts, graduate student activities at academic conferences, and ASN committees (e.g., Student Awards, Workshop, and Regional Society Liaison Committees, as well as the Executive Council). Beyond these initiatives, the ASN Graduate Council is developing an online community that supports and encourages the diversity of graduate students in the biological sciences.

We’re soliciting applications for a postdoc ASN member to serve on the symposium organizing committee for the 3rd Joint Congress for Evolutionary Biology meetings in 2024. Full details here.

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Current members:

  • Emma Lehmberg*, 2019-2022 – PhD Candidate, Texas A&M University
  • Kelsey Lyberger, 2019-2022 – Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
  • Simon Tye, 2019-2022 – PhD Candidate, University of Arkansas
  • Katherine Eisen, 2019-2022 – Postdoctoral Fellow, Lund University
  • Nikunj Goel, 2021-2024 – PhD Candidate, University of Texas, Austin
  • Sarah McPeek, 2021-2024 – PhD Candidate, University of Virginia

* Current Graduate Council President