Officers

Each spring, the TAA membership elects union officers to carry out the day to day business of the union. Any member is eligible to run for office and the term is one year. The elected officers of the TAA sit on the Executive Board along with the chairs of the TAA’s standing committees.

Co-Presidents:

Adrian George

ze/zem/zir + they/them

I’m a fourth year Geography PhD student, studying past climate change and interactive maps. In my free time, I love dancing, reading queer sci-fi, and sailing. As one of your co-presidents, I help coordinate everything going on in the union & work to make the union a more democratic, antiracist space. Reach out to me & Bright at president@taa-madison.org.

Sajirat “Bright” Palakarn

he/him

I am a second year graduate student in the Asian Languages and Cultures Department. Also a cat person.

Treasurer:

Anupreksha Jain

she/her

I am a second year graduate student in the Entomology department. I make sure the bills get paid and that our spending serves our shared values and goals.

Membership Secretary:

Madeline Topf

she/her

I’m a graduate student in microbiology. My goal is to make new members feel welcomed! When I’m not organizing, I am running or hanging out with my dog. Get in touch at taamembershipsec@gmail.com.

Recording Secretary:

Nina Denne

she/her

I’m a second year Cell & Molecular Biology PhD student. As recording secretary, I take meeting notes at membership meetings and send out weekly update emails to union members. I also run a weekly STEM organizing meeting! Feel free to contact me at nldenne@gmail.com with any questions!