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.

GCC Executive Committee Statements

6/04/2020: Graduate Career Consortium Condemns Racial Violence, Commits to Change
7/28/2020: Graduate Career Consortium Condemns Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric and Policies
3/23/2021: Graduate Career Consortium Condemns Recent Anti-Asian Violence
6/18/2021: Graduate Career Consortium - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Items

GCC Executive Committee, August 2022 - July 2023


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

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

Rob Pearson


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

Devin Horton

Diversity & Member Engagement Officer

Devin Horton, Ph.D. (she/her/hers), Graduate Diversity Officer for STEM Disciplines
University of California, Davis

Melissa Bostrom

Professional Development Officer

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


Eric Vaughn, M.Ed. (he/him/his), Director of Career Services
University of Rochester, School of Medicine & Dentistry


Pallavi Eswara, M.S. (she/her/hers), Director of Postdoctoral Affairs                                                          Boston University

Sonali Majumdar

Communications Officer

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

Lauren Easterling

Conference Chair

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

Past Presidents

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