Executive Committee

Jesse Wright – President

Jesse Wright graduated Summa Cum Laude with honors in a degree in Finance from UMB in 2013. He is currently in the MBA program and is scheduled to graduate in May 2014. When not in school, he work as the Graduate Assistant in the Chancellor’s office. In his free time, Jesse  likes to play golf and spend time with his wife, Valerie, and 2 dogs, Samson and Jewels.

Office Hours: Mon 12-2; Tues 12-2

Laurie Scannell – Vice President

Laurie Scannell has been a member of the UMass Boston community since 2004. She holds both her B.A. and M.A. in English from UMB. Currently, Laurie is a graduate student in the LTET program, where she is concentrating her studies on higher education administration. Through the LTET program, Laurie is also pursuing graduate certificates in Instructional Design and Critical and Creative Thinking. She plans to work within higher education as a student affairs advisor.

Office Hours: Tues 2-4; Thurs 2-4

Luna Lin –  Treasurer

Office Hours: Wed 9-11; Thurs 9-11

Ashley Brewer-  Secretary

Originally from North Carolina, Ashley Brewer joined the UMB family in 2012. She received a Masters degree in Appalachian Studies in 2011 and is currently working on a second graduate degree in American Studies where she examines the historical and contemporary significance of African American banjo players. In addition to her involvement in GSA, Ashley works as a teaching assistant in the Women’s and Gender Studies program.

Office Hours: Mon 2-4; Wed 2-4

GSA Open Office Hours:
Monday 12-4
Tuesday 9-10 & 12-3:30
Wednesday 9-11 & 2-4
Thursday 9-11 & 2-3:30

Each member of the Executive Committee receives a quarter-time assistantship, which includes a full tuition waiver, a 25% fee waiver, and a partial health care benefit. Any graduate student can run for an Executive Committee position.