Caitlin Janiszewski is a first year PhD student in Latin American, Caribbean, and US Latino Studies. Her areas of interests are Indo-Caribbean culture, immigration, education, race, and gender. As president of the GSA she hopes to empower UA graduate students and will work to build our capacity to advocate for ourselves and develop professionally. Her primarily goals for the year are to establish a clear GSA mission statement, re-establish diversity and affirmative action objectives as key priorities, develop supportive partnerships with other offices and organizations on campus, improve communication among graduate students, and establish a greater sense of community on campus. She is passionate about teaching, theater, film, and cooking.