GLC Online Student Liaison

Lauryn Hankerson, Online Student Liaison
GRADUATE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL – American University
Email:  lh1648a@student.american.edu
Online Program – Master of Healthcare Management

Lauryn Hankerson is a second year Master of Healthcare Management student. Lauryn was born and currently resides in New Jersey. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Administration and Policy from University of Maryland, Baltimore County. After graduation, she worked in the clinical research industry as a Research Coordinator and Regulatory Specialist. Currently, Lauryn is an Assistant Clinical Project Manager at Bioclinica, Inc, in which she helps manage a variety of clinical trial projects and acts as a liaison between pharmaceutical  sponsors and CROs. One day, Lauryn aspires to become a director in clinical project management at one of the top pharmaceutical companies. She is very humbled and excited to fulfill this role as the Online Graduate Student Liaison and serve the graduate student and administrative body. 



Student Budget Roundtable

Use the Links Below to Download the Reports

Event Description

The University Budget Committee (UBC) completed its deliberations and by way of its co-chairs, Dean of Academic Affairs Mary Clark and CFO Doug Kudravetz have agreed to host a forum for students on Thursday, February 21 at 8:15 PM in the SIS Founders Room

The purpose of the roundtable is to share the guiding principles for the proposed budget and answer questions. Please take a look at the above reports to prepare for the meeting.

If you can’t make the meeting or want to submit your question in advance, you can click here to access our Google Form for Question Submission.

GLC International Student Liaison

R. Amalia Laksmiputri, INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LIAISON
GRADUATE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL – American University
Email: Rl6800a@student.american.edu
School of International Service – Master in Intercultural and International Communication

Amalia is a first-year international student from Indonesia, pursuing an MA in Intercultural and International Communication. She completed her bachelor degree in International Relations at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia, and went to study abroad in Hong Kong and Singapore. During her undergraduate study, she served as the Project Manager of Cross-Cultural Understanding Club. She also had working experience interning at the Indonesian Embassy for the USA, worked as International Student Affairs officer at Global Engagement Office, and participated in an ASEAN internship in Thailand. Amalia is passionate about cross-cultural communication, public diplomacy and mental health awareness. She loves to sing, traveling and exploring the city, but she started to learn piano in Covid-19 quarantine. She is excited to serving the international graduate students at American University.

GLC Diversity & Inclusion Liaison

Derek Gainsboro, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION LIAISON
GRADUATE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL – American University
Email:  dg7205a@student.american.edu
School of Public Affairs – Master of Public Administration

I am in my 2nd year of the MPA program and currently work full-time for the District of Columbia Government. I was born in Boston, MA, but spent the majority of my life in Charlotte, NC, prior to moving to DC two years ago. I look forward to serving the GLC and the students community in any capacity I can. 

CAS President

Justin Sisk, PRESIDENT
GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL – 
College of Arts and Sciences
Email: casgrad@american.edu 
Program: 
Master of Art in Public Anthropology

Justin Sisk (he, him, his) is the current president of the Graduate Student Council for the College of Arts and Sciences. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from the University of Mary Washington and will be receiving his masters in Public Anthropology from American University in 2023. In addition to being an academic, Justin is also an actor and has portrayed characters in film, television, and on stage. He lives in Fredericksburg, VA with his fiancé Anna.

GLC Director of Clubs and Campus Relations

Saurabh Shah, DIRECTOR OF CLUBS AND CAMPUS RELATIONS
GRADUATE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL – American University
School of Public Affairs – Public Policy
 

Saurabh is currently pursuing a Master of Public Policy from the SPA. He earned his Bachelor’s in Political Science and Legal Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and later worked in the tech industry for several years in recruiting, marketing, and operations. After completing his graduate program, Saurabh aspires to work in a think tank where he can work in multiple policy areas such as transportation, technology, and state/local governance. 

His passion and experience in leadership will serve him well in helping students maximize the resources and experiences available to them in a college setting.

GLC Director of Communications

Alexis SikorskiDIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
GRADUATE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL – American University
SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL SERVICE – Master of Ethics, Peace and Human Rights

My name is Alexis Sikorski and I am currently getting my Master of Arts from American University for Ethics, Peace and Human Rights with a concentration in Consulting for Non-Profit Management. I graduated from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts with a major in Sociology and a double-minor in Public Policy and Journalism. I have an extensive background in Marketing and Communications and currently hold a position as a Digital Media Consultant. I’m fortunate to be well-versed in research methods, community outreach, social media marketing, analytical research, and project design.