Stewards and Staff

 

Unit Representatives

Ellis Garey is a PhD student in History & Middle Eastern Studies. She began organizing with GSOC in Fall 2015 and has served 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.                         

 

Marwan Shalaby, steward in Tandon and Unit Representative
Sarah Sklaw is a PhD candidate in the History Department and currently serves as a unit representative for GSOC for Summer 2020. She is a proud member of Academic Workers for a Democratic Union

Stewards

Adithya Harsha Babu, steward in Tandon.
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 was 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.                         

 
Camille Rullán is a PhD student at the Center for Neural Science and is serving as GSOC steward since May 2020.
Claire Berkowitz is a Master’s Candidate at the NYU Silver School of Social Work. She is serving as a GSOC Steward in the Professional Schools.
Colin Vanderburg, steward in GSAS Humanities and Social Sciences.
Chris Ick is a PhD student in the Center for Data Science, and is working as a steward starting in the summer of 2020.
Daniel Brinkerhoff Young, steward in GSAS Humanities and Social Sciences.
Daryl Meador is a PhD student in the Cinema Studies department and GSOC steward in Tisch. She is serving as GSOC Unit Representative in Spring 2020.
Dylan Ianitelli, steward in GSAS STEM.
Emma Maniere is a PhD student in History and a steward in GSAS Humanities and Social Sciences. She is excited to work toward a just response to the Covid Crisis alongside fellow workers, and build coalitions within and beyond the University on the way. She is a proud member of Academic Workers for a Democratic Union.
Elsy El Khoury is always excited to fight for graduate workers’ rights, particularly in STEM
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.
James Eastwood, Joint Council representative
Jessica Durdock Morenosteward in Professional Schools
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.
Luke Bowe is a PhD student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. He became a GSOC Steward in 2020 and is looking forward to horizontal organizing amongst departments to push for a better NYU.
Mariko Whitenack is an American Studies PhD student in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, and a steward in GSAS Humanities and Social Sciences. She is a proud member of Academic Workers for a Democratic Union.
Marwan Shalaby, steward in Tandon and Unit Representative
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.                         

 
Sandy Abu El Adas is a PhD student at the Communicative Sciences and Disorders department and a steward in Steinhardt.
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.
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.