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

Amber Saenz, PRESIDENT
GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL – 
College of Arts and Sciences
Email: as4789c@student.american.edu
Program: 
Master of Art in Public Anthropology

Amber is a first year MA in Public Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to attending AU, Amber received two Bachelor of Science degrees in Anthropology and Animal Science at Michigan State University. She also received a Master of Science in Pharmacology & Toxicology at Michigan State. She spent many years working in academic animal and biomedical research labs. Her work with animals and medicine would eventually lead her to attending an international veterinarian school. She found she was more interested in the history and culture of the area than the classes themselves and decided to pursue an alternate career. She was accepted into AU and will pursue her passion of studying medical anthropology and archaeological research.

GLC Director of Clubs and Campus Relations

Michael Griffin, DIRECTOR OF CLUBS AND CAMPUS RELATIONS
GRADUATE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL – 
American University
School of Public Affairs – 
Public Administration

While working for the Peace Corps as a Community Development Coordinator in Fiji, Michael crafted a S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) curriculum; Grant writing and interaction with the locals bolstered his written & verbal skills and expanded his ability to teach multiple subjects in topical depth. Michael’s experience as an Education Advisor in AmeriCorps Vista, allowed him to challenge local issues and collaborate with organizations to mitigate poverty. Being a Pre- Law student for the Law School Admissions Council, enabled Michael to garner skills in oratory that further developed his ability in team building. Michael’s responsibilities as a Senate Aide for the Georgia State Senate included examining legislation and tracking it based on committee interests. Furthermore, being a Resident Advisor amplified his aptitude to deliver efficient problem solving when dealing with diverse populations.

GLC Director of Communications

Liwei XuDIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
GRADUATE LEADERSHIP COUNCIL – American University
COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES – Master of Psychology

Liwei is an international student who is currently pursuing an M.A. in Psychology. Prior to AU, she graduated with a B.S. in Community Health from George Mason University, where she earned multiple leadership experiences. While Liwei was an undergraduate student, she served as a Student Senator, Orientation Leader, Leadership Consultant and Secretary of Chinese Students and Scholars Association. She advanced her communication and interpersonal skills as well as strategic planning and event marketing skills by organizing and facilitating multiple workshops and events for academic courses, partnership programs and campus-wide conferences. In the upcoming academic year, Liwei hopes to continue developing her leadership skills and give back to the community by serving on the Graduate Leadership Council.