Stewards and Staff

Head Stewards and Joint Council Delegates

Adithya Harsha Babu, steward in Tandon.
 Ben Stillerman is a PhD student in Social Psychology and a GSOC steward in STEM. He has been active with GSOC since his second year.
Bhumika Chauhan is a PhD student in Sociology. She has been organizing with GSOC since her first year, and served as a co-chair for the Organizing Committee from Fall 2017. She became a steward in Spring of 2018, and is a Unit Representative for Fall of 2018. She has been working with other union members to building stronger solidarity with other campus unions. She is also a proud member of Academic Workers for a Democratic Union.
Caroline Bowman is a Ph.D student in Philosophy and is currently serving as a GSOC delegate to Local 2110’s Joint Council. She began organizing with GSOC in fall 2016, and has served as a steward, co-chair of the organizing committee, and unit representative. She is excited to help build GSOC’s rank-and-file power and build solidarity with other campus unions. She is a proud member of Academic Workers for a Democratic Union.

 
Colin Vanderburg, steward in GSAS Humanities and Social Sciences.
Daniel Birkerhoff Young, steward in GSAS Humanities and Social Sciences.
David Catchpole, steward in GSAS Humanities and Social Sciences.
Dylan Ianitelli, steward in GSAS STEM.
Ellis Garey is a PhD student in History & Middle Eastern Studies. She began organizing with GSOC in Fall 2015 and is currently serving as a steward in GSAS Humanities and Social Sciences. She is excited to organize with fellow workers for a strong, social justice contract in 2020. She is a proud member of Academic Workers for a Democratic Union. 
Guilherme Meyer, steward in GSAS Humanities and Social Sciences.
Haider Fancy, steward in Steinhardt.
Ian J. Alexander is a PhD student in the department of Media, Culture, & Communication. He studies carceral technologies and the production of the prison society as common sense. NYU is Ian’s first organized workplace, but thanks to some exceptional guidance from GSOC’s union veterans he became a steward in 2018. He is a member of Academic Workers for a Democratic Union, and was immediately drawn to GSOC’s and AWDU’s emphasis on strong rank & file participation and workers’ solidarity across and beyond the university.
Iraj Eshghi, steward in the Physics department, currently also serving as Organizing Committee co-chair. He is a member of Academic Workers for a Democratic Union.
James Eastwood, Joint Council representative
Kate Storey-Fisher is a PhD student in the Department of Physics and is serving as a steward for GSOC. She is excited to galvanize graduate students in STEM about the union and work to harness their currently underutilized collective power. Kate has been active in GSOC-led campaigns against gender-based harassment and broader issues of oppression in the workplace, and will continue to push NYU to create a supportive climate for graduate workers of all identities.
Kyle Shybunko is a Ph.D. student in the Department of History. He has been involved in GSOC since 2014 and was active in the campaign for a fair contract. He hopes to use his seat at the Join Council to make transparency and open communication a priority ensuring that members’ concerns are brought to the Joint Council and that the activities of the Joint Council and our Local are made accessible to all members.
Meg Wiessner is a PhD Student in the department of Media, Culture and Communication, and joined GSOC as a steward in 2019. She is excited to carry on a long tradition of union organizing at NYU, and to make sure that tradition is passed on to future grad workers by building collective power before upcoming contract negotiations.

 
Yining “Nick” Feng, steward in Tandon
Paul McNulty, steward in GSAS STEM
Shayan Momin is a Ph.D. student in anthropology. He is serving his first year as GSOC steward and excited to be a part of the union as we work towards negotiating our next contract.
Shreyas Ramegowda, steward in Tandon
Surya Teja Sharma, steward in Tandon
Virgilio Urbina Lazardi is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology. He is proud to serve as steward for GSOC starting in 2019, and is excited to deepen its internal democracy and organizing reach. He believes that a union that is as attentive to base-building as it is to community support is the only kind of union that will have the latent power necessary to shape the university that we all wish NYU could be.
 

UAW staff

Maida Rosenstein, President of Local 2110, became involved in the union as an office worker at Columbia in the 1980s. She joined the organizing committee immediately eventually started organizing full time and the rest is history. She has worked with GSOC since the first negotiations.
Patrick T. Shepherd, Local 2110 Representative, started on staff with Local 2110 in 2017. Before that, he worked as union organizer on higher ed campaigns at The New School, Barnard College, and Florida State University, as well as campaigns in other industries in NYC and in the south.