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School of Graduate Studies and Research

Graduate Student Association Executive Board

Graduate Student Association

Executive Board for 2017-2018



Erik Ekberg is a graduate student in the Experimental Psychology
program at CWU. Erik graduated from Washington State University with a B.S. in mathematics and psychology and experience in web development. Using his background in usability research and technology, Erik servers as the graduate representative on several committees at CWU, such as the Student Technology Fee Council and Student Academic Senate.


Vice President 
Meghan Gilbert is the graduate student in the Experimental Psychology program at CWU. Originally from Ellensburg, WA, Meghan founded the Undergraduate Research Club and graduated with a B.S in psychology from CWU. Now as a graduate student at CWU, Meghan is doing her thesis on GRIT and student success.

Social Media Executive 
Victoria Green is a graduate student in the Primate Behavior Program at CWU. She graduated from Rutgers University in 2015 with a B. S. in Evolutionary Anthropology and Philosophy. She is planning on combining her knowledge in both science and philosophy by focusing her studies on perceptions humans have
toward non-human primates, and how they may influence ethical decisions in research and animal care.
Danielle Peecher is a second year experimental psychology student focused on bio-psychology. Her thesis at CWU is on polycystic ovary syndrome, which is an infertility disorder in women that also increases the risk of depression or anxiety.
In addition to her research, Danielle enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, rock climbing, kite-boarding, snowboarding, and napping in the grass. Danielle grew up in Minnesota but fell in love with the Pacific Northwest because of the outdoor recreation. And once graduated from CWU, Danielle hopes to continue
her education in a behavioral neuroscience PhD program.
 Kate Torgerson-Montana is a first year School Psychology student. She graduated from Central Washington University in 2017 with a B.A. in Psychology.  She enjoys learning new things and is currently trying to learn to sew. She likes spicy food, fly fishing, wildland
firefighting and camping. Kate is from Montana and hopes to one day move back to heaven on earth.


Scott Kugel is a second year master's student in the Cultural and Environmental Resource Management program originally from Anchorage, Alaska. For his thesis he is examining the environmental effects of abandoned mines on the water quality of ofthe Yakima River. When he is not learning about mines he enjoys hiking, camping, and other outdoor pursuits.


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