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School of Graduate Studies and Research

GSA Executive Board 2016-2017

Graduate Student Association

Executive Board for 2016-2017


Allie Sheldon, President
Allie has a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Central Florida and a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Environment from the University of Oklahoma. She is originally from Florida and has lived and worked in Najing, China, the Gambia, Nicaragua, Peru and around the US. She is currently a graduate student in the Primate Behavior and Ecology program studying family dynamics in gibbons.

Meghan Gilbert, VP

Kaylen Kilfeather, Secretary
Kaylen in a graduate student of Primate Behavior and Ecology.  Her thesis research concerns gestural communication in northern white-cheeked gibbons at the Gibbon Conservation Center.  Originally from Virginia, she completed undergraduate B.A. in Anthropology at James Madison University.

Jessica Murillo-Rosales, Treasurer
Jessica is a graduate student for the Master of Education, Higher Education program. Along with that, she is the student rep and council member of the Washington Student Achievement Council. She loves to dedicate her time at CWU to creating fun events as well as entering film festivals with her friends!

Carly Batist, Social Media Chair
Carly is a first year Master's student in the Primate Behavior program. She graduated from Cornell University in 2016 with a B.S. in Animal Science and a minor in Anthropology. Her thesis research focuses on social learning and culture in spider monkeys.


Senator (1-2 positions)
Event coordinator (social and educational events)
Graduate Council Reps (1 from each college)

Please contact Alexandra (Allie) Sheldon at if you have questions about the association.

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