University of Florida

Animal Sciences Graduate Student Association (ASGSA)

The Animal Sciences Graduate Student Association (ASGSA) is active in promoting career development, academic success, and social interaction between graduate students and faculty. Each year ASGSA sponsors a number of events including the professional seminar series which brings in speakers from academia, industry, and other career options to the department; social events such as tailgates, happy hours, and the Annual Cook-off, and fundraisers that support student travel grants and other activities of the organization. Feel free to email any questions to the board and we hope you join us when you come to UF!

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President Juliana Ranches
Vice - President Jason Rizo
Secretary Lautaro Rostoll
Treasurer Michael Schmitt
Public Relations Paula Cristina Molinari
Social Chair Katie Gingerich
Professional Development Chair Mackenzie Dickson


Raluca Mateescu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Beef Cattle Nutrition
Department of Animal Sciences
Peter J. Hansen, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor & L.E. "Red" Larson Professor
Reproductive Biology/Environmental Physiology
Department of Animal Sciences