Executive Council

Jeannine Rios

Jeannine Rios

President
Health Studies

Jeannine is in the Health Studies 2015 PhD Cohort where her focus is on health equity for underserved communities. She has a Master of Public Health degree in International Public Health from Loma Linda University. She has been working in the field of Public Health for the last 24 years. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics from UC Berkeley, she joined the US Peace Corps where she worked for two years as a Child Survival Health Specialist in a small village of Honduras with local health workers, midwives, and the town nurse to decrease morbidity and mortality among children from 0-5 years old. She has been fortunate to live in a variety of states, Honduras, and now Texas, for the last 14 years. She is most proud of her daughter who is 18 years old. Jeannine enjoys being active outdoors, rollerblading, and Salsa dancing. She is committed to making this world a better place by helping others.

Tanya Faglie

Tanya Faglie

President-Elect
Sociology

My name is Tanya Faglie, and I am a Ph.D. student in Sociology. My emphasis is on social stratification and inequality and my current research concerns issues related to childbirth. I am married and have six daughters (including twins). When I have free time, I enjoy outdoor activities, spending time with my family, and cooking.

Vanessa Ellison

Vanessa Ellison

Vice President of Advocacy and Sustainability
Sociology

Vanessa Ellison is a "Green Queen" and an agent of change! As a current doctoral student in the Department of Sociology, she hopes to further her knowledge of ways to benefit the community. Vanessa is a Waco, TX native but has adopted Denton as her home since 2007. Her passions are community service, sustainability and helping others understand the importance of interconnectedness to better our community and the planet. She is pleased to serve as the Vice President of Advocacy and Sustainability for the Graduate Student Council.

Edward Steffek

Edward Steffek

GSC Senator
Special Education

Sukhbir Kaur Lulla

Sukhbir Kaur Lulla

Social Media Chair
Biology

Claudia Pacheco

Claudia Pacheco

Dance

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