About the GAP

The Graduate Advisory Panel (GAP) is a group of nominated second-year graduate students that engage as a collective body in information sharing, problem solving, and idea generation at the Divisional level.

The GAP acts as a sounding board, focus group, and steering committee for the Division. As the graduate community continues to consider increasingly complex issues around curriculum innovation, professional development, diversity, community, and cross-departmental communication (to name but a few), it is crucial that students' opinions and solutions are continuously present within administrative conversations.

GAP members will:

Graduate students should consider GAP members their voice in conversations with the administration. Reach out to your GAP representatives if you have thoughts, concerns, or questions about the graduate student experience at SAIC.

Graduate Coordinators and Program Heads in each department nominate GAP panelists in the spring.

GAP Roster

First Name Last Name Department
Cat Bluemke AIADO
Kendall Wrightson AIADO
Kekeli Sumah AIADO
Mariana Moreno Art Education
Catharine White Art Education
Ivonne Cruz Art Education
Daisy Charles Art History
Luna Goldberg Art History
Lindsey Bell Art History / Arts Administration Dual Degree
Baiqi Chen Arts Administration & Policy
Israel Pate Arts Administration & Policy
Libia Bianibi Lopez Mateos Arts Administration & Policy
Nicky Ni Arts Administration & Policy
Allie McCormick Art Therapy & Counseling
Brianna Beck Art Therapy & Counseling
Kushala Vora Ceramics
Ben Harle Ceramics
Hannah Holden Fashion
Jilian Musielak Fashion
Nathan Hoyle Fashion
Alex Younger Fiber & Materials Studies
Paris Jomidiao Fiber & Materials Studies
Julia Sharpe FVNMA
Jillian Musielak FVNMA
Nicole Frank Historic Preservation
Maggie Wong Low-Residency MFA
Micco Caporale New Arts Journalism
Brian Driscoll Painting & Drawing
Jeane Cohen Painting & Drawing
Frederikke Christensen Performance
Misael Soto Performance
Catherine "Catie" Rutledge Performance
Yitian Yan Photography
Jasper Goodrich Printmedia
Joo Young Lee Sculpture
Ashley Freeby Sculpture
Galen Odell-Smedley Sculpture
Nicole Rinde Sound
Jen Hill Sound
Stefan Weich Sound
Mackenzie Suben Visual Communication Design
Annie Leue Visual Communication Design
Evan Graham Visual Critical Studies
Celia Wickham Visual Critical Studies
Reid Drake Writing
Sejake Matsela Writing


September 2017 GAP Minutes