PRESIDENT: CASEY GILBERT
After being First-Year Coordinator in 2021, I’m so excited to be your President this year! I’m currently in my third year, and I plan on studying to become a neuropsychologist once I finish undergrad (although a PhD is also on the table!). By far the best part of my uni experience has been UQPSA. This club has helped me meet some amazing people and make some incredible memories, and I will do everything in my power as President to help our members have a similar experience. This year, I hope to increase PSA’s support of community causes, hold events that appeal to a wider variety of people, and open up more academic/industry possibilities to students.
SECRETARY: GEORGIA GREGORY
This will be my second year as an Exec for UQPSA, last year I was Merchandise Coordinator and I am now proud to be Secretary. I have just started my third year of psychology and I am excited to partake in everything that UQ has to offer. I am passionate about creating events and finding opportunities for fellow students trying to navigate the psychology world particularly for undergraduate students. Since my entire university experience has been warped by COVID, UQPSA gave me the opportunity to socialise and create memories that I will cherish forever.
TREASURER: ASHA RICHARDSON
Hi, my name is Asha and I’m your 2022 Treasurer! I’m about to start my second year of psychology, moving from a Bachelor of Arts with a minor in German to Psychological Sciences this year. I joined the UQPSA at the start of last year, wanting to get involved in uni life after a COVID-affected year 12. I’m so excited to join the 2022 Executive Committee and continue to foster the welcoming, supportive environment I experienced as a confused first year. I promise we’re all approachable, so come and visit if you need anything at all. This year I’m most looking forward to the variety of social, academic, industry and sporting events on offer with the PSA.
ACADEMIC DIRECTOR: REESE MARINIC
I am currently studying my third year of a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours). The PSA is one of the best parts of studying psychology at UQ, and I am so excited to help our members thrive academically. As your academic director, I am here to help you navigate extra-curricular academic pursuits and opportunities, the PSA textbook borrowing system, pathways to postgraduate study, and provide general academic advice. I look forward to seeing both new and returning members at the fun and informative events we have planned for 2022!
FIRST-YEAR DIRECTOR: CHARLOTTE HAFNER
Hey y’all, I’m Charl/Charlotte and I’m going to be your First Year Director for 2022! I started at UQ in 2021 and was so lucky to stumble across the UQPSA. As someone who has been the “new kid” so many times, I know how hard it can be to start from scratch (especially with the way the world is at the moment). So, I hope that I can help some of you first years with adjusting to uni life and making some amazing friends. I love Aus indie music, all things animated, and wearing wacky earrings. I absolutely can’t wait to meet you all and make 2022 the best year yet!!
SOCIAL DIRECTOR: JACQUELINE BROWN
Hi my name is Jackie. Personally, I really love and enjoy the social events put together here at UQ so I can’t wait to do my part. UQPSA has built a beautiful community of people who have everyone’s best interest at heart and are super welcoming! I love the way our events bring people together and create lasting memories. I can’t wait for what this years events has to offer. If you see me around feel free to say hi and ask about the events or just have a chat!
SOCIAL DIRECTOR: LACHLAN HENRY
I believe that your social life is one of the most important aspects of our university experience and is for that reason I have been heavily involved in clubs and societies at UQ for the last 4 years. In addition to being social director for PSA, I am also President of the UQ Thongs Society - one of the largest social clubs at UQ. I am excited to bring my experience working in social clubs and planning events to PSA in 2022. We have so many great events already lined up for this year, I look forward to seeing you there!
INDUSTRY DIRECTOR: KHUSHI TANNA
Hi my name is Khushi and I am in my last year of Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours). As psychology students we don't get much exposure to the industry and I would love to change that. I wish to provide you heaps of opportunities to network and build those connections before you graduate, which will help you have a clearer idea of what you want to do in the future. Please don't hesitate to say hi if you see me around - I am excited to get to know you all!
INDUSTRY DIRECTOR: NITHISHA SHAJEE PETER
Hey everyone! My name is Nithisha and I’m lucky enough to be one of your Industry Coordinators for 2022! Im currently in my 3rd year of Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (Honours). Our aim this year to to provide you guys with all the support and access to information about your possible future career paths no matter your passions. I’m always looking to make new friends so never be hesitant to come say hi! Although I’ve lived in Australia most my life, I can still relate to a lot of issues many diverse people could be facing so never shy away from asking for advice! I love baking, discovering new places to explore and music to listen to! Hope to see You guys around!
MERCHANDISE DIRECTOR: SAMARA VASSILIOU
Howdy Howdy, I’m Samara and I am your Merchandise and Fundraising Director for 2022. This year I am doing my Honours in psychology through the Work Integrated Stream (so come to me if you have any honours related questions!). I am super excited to be apart exec team for UQPSA and hope to meet as many of you as possible. My aim this year with merch is to create items that students actually want and need, in the most aesthetic way possible. So please, let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions about merch/ fundraising ideas!
MEDIA DIRECTOR: CAITLIN BAPTIST
Hi! My name is Caitlin, and I am super excited to be your Media and Marketing Director this year! In 2021, I joined the PSA as a first year and have absolutely no regrets. Fun social events and amazing people, what more could you ask for? This year, I look forward to designing content for our upcoming events, as well as sharing this info with you on our social media platforms. Hope to see you soon!