GCC Executive Committee

The Graduate Career Consortium (GCC) is an international organization comprised of higher education professionals leading career and professional development for graduate students and postdocs since 1987. In 2023-2024, the Executive Committee adopted these Community Standards and Expectations for its functioning.

GCC Executive Committee, August 2023 - July 2024

Rob Pearson


Rob Pearson (he/him/his), Director of Graduate Career Development and Postdoctoral Affairs
Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies, Southern Methodist University


Derek Attig (they/them/theirs), Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

lauren easterling


Lauren Easterling (she/her/hers), Director of Trainee Services, Graduate Division, Indiana University School of Medicine

Devin Horton

Diversity & Member Engagement Officer

Heather Dillon (she/her/hers), Career and Professional Development Program Manager, Division of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs, University of California San Diego

Melissa Bostrom

Professional Development Officer

Melissa Bostrom (she/her/hers), Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development
Duke University

shana slebioda


Shana Slebioda (she/her/hers), Student Services Advisor - Professional Development and Retention, University of California, San Diego

jana stone


Jana Stone (she/her/hers), Assistant Vice Provost for Professional Development in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education and Director of Postdoctoral Services, Georgia Institute of Technology

Sonali Majumdar

Communications Officer

Sonali Majumdar (she/her/hers), Assistant Dean for Professional Development
The Graduate School, Princeton University 

Past Presidents

Past-President (2020-2023)

Annie Maxfield, M.S. (she/her/hers), Director, Graduate Career & Professional Development
University of Texas at Austin

Past-President (2019-2022)

Briana (Bri) Konnick, Ph.D. (she/her/hers), Director of Career Development
The University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

Past President (2018-2021)

Natalie Lundsteen, Assistant Dean for Career and Professional Development, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Past President (2017-2020)

Mike Matrone, Associate Director, Office of Career and Professional Development, University of California San Francisco

Past-President (2015-2018)

Amy Pszczolkowski, Assistant Dean for Professional Development, Princeton University

Past-President (2016-17)

Alexis Thompson, Assistant Dean, Graduate Student Development and Postdoctoral Affairs
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Past President (2015-16)

Christine Kelly, Director of Career Development
Claremont Graduate University

Past President (2013-14)

Victoria Blodgett, Assistant Dean, Postdoctoral Affairs
Dartmouth College