Hello Everyone!

The Organization for Graduate Academic and Professional development (OGAP) seeks active members in its pursuit to enhance graduate student professional development at the University of Florida. OGAP membership provides excellent opportunities to increase your professional development, networking opportunities both within the UF community and the greater Gainesville community, and leadership opportunities. Being a OGAP member will also allow you to get involved collaborative projects with departments outside your field. Our flagship events are Graduate Student Research Day held in the fall, and the 3-Minute Thesis™ competition held in the spring. These events are open to all graduate students at the University of Florida. We also welcome new ideas of what graduate students would like to see in these events. As a OGAP member, you will be closely involved with the graduate school and the provost in order to make significant changes in our university.

Next OGAP meeting

Thursday June 16th from 4-5 pm Grinter 264

Our website will soon be moved to the graduate school domain. Please look forward to it.


Congratulations to the winners of the poster competition 2015.


About OGAP



The Organizaion is the driving force of the I-Cubed Program in shaping graduate education campus wide. We help prioritize students’ interests and needs, as well as facilitate effective communication between graduate students, faculty advisors and university administrators.


Council Meetings and Members

If you’d like to join our discussion and learn more about how we can transform the graduate education at UF, please contact one of us:

  • Jude Masannat, President
  • Sunantha Sethuraman, Vice President
  • Margaret White, Treasurer
  • Manasi Pradhan, Secretary and Webmaster
  • Varsha Sundaresan, Publicity Manager
  • Toluwani Oloke, Publicity Manager
  • Ektaa Rochiramani, Publicity Manager
  • Elizabeth Currin, Parliamentarian
  • Timothy Brennan, Social Chair
  • Morgan Harding
  • Jacob Landis
  • Derek Allen
  • Shaina Anderson
  • Shagun Arora
  • Ross Beardsley
  • Meghan Bentz
  • Olufemi Bolarinwa
  • Juan Castillo
  • Jamie Coxon
  • Elizabeth Currin
  • Jerone Dunbar
  • Leigh Franklin
  • Anthony Frei
  • Hoda Ghahfarokhi
  • Maura Gleeson
  • Mesfin Gobena
  • Clarissa Harris
  • Shujun Hu
  • Micah Johnson
  • Nalini Kumar
  • Melissa Lyon
  • Regina Teresa Martuscello
  • Sam Mitrani
  • Ha Nguyen
  • Michelle Nolan
  • Hrishit Parikh
  • Akshay Rajonpahye
  • Atonietta Restuccia
  • William Schmahl
  • Brad Sewell
  • Ratna Suthar
  • Danielle A. Tolson
  • Shanshan Wang
  • Rhonda L. Williams

Academic Avisor: Dean Henry Frierson

Associate Director of Graduate Professional Development: Dr. Katie Indarawis

Interested in Joining OGAP?

Here is the application form to fill out OGAP application form

Submit a Profile for current members