Victor Wang

Council Chair

Victor Wang is a 4th year PhD candidate at UC San Diego. In addition to being Council Chair, Victor is also the current GSAUCSD Vice President of Academic Affairs, working on improving faculty-student mentorship quality. He has previously served as a UCGPC Board Member, representing UC San Diego. He is committed to supporting UCGPC’s growth as an organization, building meaningful partnerships across the UC and the nation, and increasing the voice of graduate students in policy processes. When not setting meeting agendas or answering emails, Victor can be found at the research bench synthesizing molecules that forces us to reevaluate our understanding of carbon and organic molecules. In his spare time, Victor enjoys trying new foods, hosting wine nights pre-COVID, and going to the San Diego beaches (of course!).”

Gwen Chodur


Gwen Chodur is a 5th year PhD candidate at UC Davis in the Graduate Group of Nutritional Biology. She is concurrently serving as the EVP for the UC Davis Graduate Student Association, her fourth year as a member of that board, and as the Director of Social Justice Concerns at the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students. When she’s not advocating for graduate students or working on her research, Gwen is a doting single parent to her cat and enjoys cooking and gardening.  

Miriam Goldman is a 3rd year Ph.D. Student in Biomedical Informatics at UCSF. She is also serving as the EVP of Graduate Studies for the UCSF Graduate Student Association. Her research tries to better model the microbiome of people over space and time. In addition to a passion for advocacy during her free time Miriam loves to hike, run, and spend too much energy cooking. 

Vice Chair 

Miriam Goldman




Amy E. Shine is a 5th year Ph.D. in Theatre and Drama in the joint UCI-UCSD Ph.D. program. Her research examines the emergence of women's voices in Western mass media during the Restoration, following the exile of the Interregnum, as playwrights and actresses. Currently, she is UCI's Chief of Staff for their Associated Graduate Students (AGS), AGS Council Representative for the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, and External Liaison for the Palo Verde Residents' Council. Passionate about advocating for her peers, teaching, and dramaturging, Amy recharges her well of drive and inspiration through attending theatre, roadtrips, and keeping her 17-year-old cat, Puppy, alive (through cuddles, in-depth conversations, and Ringer's lactate solution infusions).