Call for ASN Graduate Student Representatives

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The American Society of Naturalists Graduate Student Council invites applications for two new graduate student representatives to join us!

As a member of the Graduate Student Council you have the chance to participate in the workings of the society and interact with many of the great researchers who are members of the ASN. The ASN is committed to developing a variety of initiatives to provide more valuable services to its student members.

Representatives take part in several committees that include choosing ASN-sponsored workshops, helping choose winners of the annual student research grant, organizing student events at conferences, participating in various committees, and running the website for grad student ASN members at In 2017 ASN formed two new committees: the diversity committee and the advocacy committee, which need student representation. This is a great chance to be part of shaping the mission and activities of these committees, so please let us know if you are interested in participating in either one.

Each year we seek two new members to join for a 3-year term. We are also open to new roles or ideas for things you think the Grad Council could do to encourage student involvement and interaction among researchers.

If you are interested in joining, send an email to Emlyn Resetarits ( by August 31 with the subject line “ASN GC application” and attach a single pdf document containing your CV and a short paragraph (less than 1 page) about what you hope to contribute or why you want to join the grad council.

Emlyn Resetarits
Ecology, Evolution and Behavior Graduate Program
University of Texas at Austin

Emily Weiss, Graduate Student Representative to the Executive Council, at the ASN mixer she organized in Brazil (Evolution 2015) with Am Nat Editor-in-Chief Judie Bronstein

Kim Gilbert (GC rep 2014-2015):
"Serving on the ASN grad council is a fantastic opportunity to not only meet faculty, post-docs, and students from a wide range of universities, but to become more involved in a great community of researchers in ecology and evolution. You learn about how journal societies run, as well as the ins and outs of organizing conference events. You also serve as an important representative for all graduate student members of the ASN to ensure the society is doing its best to meet student's needs at conferences or through other opportunities."

Emily Weiss (GC rep 2013-2014):
Serving on the Grad Council really was an incredibly enriching experience for me, and I hope that many other students will apply and get to have that experience too.

Rafael Maia (GC rep 2013-2014):
"I served the council for a couple years and strongly recommend it. Great society, exciting possibilities!"

Courtney Fitzpatrick (founding GC rep):
"Grad students: excellent opportunity to get involved, meet collaborators/mentors, and learn about your scientific society!"