Officers

GSA PRESIDENT
Volkan Aktas
aktavolk@isu.edu
Degree Sought: Master of Arts in Public Administration
Volkan is the International Admissions and Recruitment Assistant at Idaho State University Graduate School. His academic background includes a Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Volkan would like to serve the public administration sector and further explore how policy approaches meet cultural diversity. Following his graduation from the MPA program,Volkan hopes to join a multinational institution or organization. His research and studies will enhance his ability to understand functional mechanisms behind multinational institutions and organizations. Volkan’s aim is to join policy efforts to help global organizations operate more efficiently within the globalized world.
GSA VICE PRESIDENT
Jessica Sargent
sargjess@isu.edu
Degree Sought: Master of Arts in Sociology
Jessica is the Vice President for the Idaho State University Graduate Student Association.
GSA SECRETARY
Nana Eduonoo
eduonana@isu.edu
Degree Sought: Master of Business Administration: Finance

Nana is the Graduate Assistant for the Management Department in the College of Business at Idaho State University. She is also a member of the Africa Student Association (ASA) and a VITA volunteer. Previously, she worked in a bank as a Customer Service Officer and subsequently as the Operations Coordinator. Her academic background includes a Bachelor of Business with a concentration in Banking and Finance. Nana's aim is to serve people and build herself as a better person by getting involved with extra curriculum activities and actively participating in volunteering activities.



GSA TREASURER
Diep Nguyen (Jenna)
nguydie2@isu.edu
Degree Sought: Master of Business Administration - Informatics and Accounting
Jenna is the Treasurer for the Idaho State University Graduate Student Association.
GSA Outreach Officer
Braeden Udy
udybrae@isu.edu
Degree Sought: Masters of Arts in Public Administration
Braeden is the Outreach Officer for the Idaho State University Graduate Student Association. He will be ISU's primary contact for the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS). Braeden currently works for ISU as an ETS TRIO Planner/Advisor in the Idaho Falls area. His interests include connecting first-generation low-income students to post-secondary access, stimulating diverse students in STEM careers/fields, and nuclear sector energy policy.
GSA Online Marketing Officer
D'Andre Mathews
mathdand@isu.edu
Degree Sought: Master of Science in Human Resource Development
D'Andre is the Online Graduate Students Representative at Idaho State University. He has a deep passion for higher education and student leadership. He spent his entire time as an undergraduate student serving his campus through student leadership in two different large universities. He loves sports of all kinds, and anything outdoors.
ADVISOR
Amanda Eakins, M.Ed.
Interim Associate Director for Operations, Graduate School
eakiaman@isu.edu