2023-2024 Executive Team
The Executive Team for the 2023-2024 term is here to support the operations of the GSG assembly, and spearhead efforts to build a graduate community that opens up avenues for advocacy for and by graduate students.
Please feel free to reach out to any E-Team member throughout the year. No concern is too small. We are here for you!
Autumn Perkey (she/her)
PhD, Government and Politics
Autumn Perkey is a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Government and Politics specializing in International Relations and American politics. Her research focuses on the intersection between political psychology, American Foreign policy, public opinion, and conflict processes. Her dissertation is focused on how identity and emotions impact perceptions of violence towards foreign civilians. She has multiple years of university service experience in the University Senate, and the Senate Executive Committee, as well as work with Graduate Student Government, the Graduate Council, and throughout Howard County.
Jillian Andres Rothschild (she/her)
VP for Legislative Affairs
PhD, Government and Politics
Jillian Andres Rothschild is a fourth-year PhD student in the Government & Politics department. An East Stroudsburg, PA native, she holds a BA in Government & Law from Lafayette College and an MA in Political Science from Villanova University. Jillian studies public opinion, and her research focuses on conspiracy theories and racial attitudes. Jillian is passionate about advocating for her fellow graduate students, and she looks forward to continuing her advocacy as the GSG VPLA.
Saleel Anthrathodiyil (he/him)
VP for Financial Affairs and Student Fee Matters
Masters, Fire Protection Engineering
Saleel Anthrathodiyil, an international Master's student from India, is currently pursuing his MS degree in Fire Protection Engineering at the A. James Clark School of Engineering. With a robust background in management at a Fortune 500 firm, Saleel brings with him a unique blend of corporate proficiency and academic curiosity. He joined the Graduate Student Government (GSG) in the Spring'23 , and served as the Chair of the Community Development Committee. Beyond his role in the GSG, Saleel has consistently shown his commitment to fostering an inclusive campus culture by actively participating in several committees and boards. These include those centered on DEIJ, community development, and International Student Support
Ankur Mahesh Chavan
Director of Operations
Ankur Chavan is thrilled to take on the role of Director of Operations at the Graduate Student Government for the 2023-2024 academic year. As an international student, he is working towards his master's in Robotics Engineering. When Ankur first set foot at UMD, he was chosen by the Robotics Program students to represent them in the GSG. He also serves as an International Orientation Leader with ISSS, aiding new international students to adjust and feel welcomed at UMD. Beyond his roles in student government, Ankur has always been keen on staying updated with current affairs, formulating policies, and engaging in student activities, a passion he's nurtured since his undergraduate days. Naturally outgoing, he enjoys building new relationships and assisting fellow students wherever possible. Ankur is genuinely eager to contribute to the GSG, aiming to bring about a positive change for all the students at UMD.