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The School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM) Student Government Association (SGA) serves as a platform for student concerns and activities by representing the views of students to the administration and faculty. SGA works closely with SPHTM student organizations, other student body governments across Tulane University, and hosts numerous events and activities each year.

We would love for you to become involved!  Your involvement could be through suggestions and feedback about what could help Tulane and SPHTM become better, becoming an SGA representative on various committees, or creating unique programming to fit your needs.  We encourage you to be vocal and we sincerely hope you take full advantage of the opportunities and resources available to you.

Carl Vidrine, student government association president for 2017-18

President: Carl Vidrine

Degree: MHA candidate, Global Health Management and Policy
Hometown: Slidell, Louisiana
Undergraduate Degree: BSPH, Tulane University
Why SGA: The graduate student government isn't like your undergrad government, it is the center of the social and academic life at Tulane. If you want to get something done, or you want to do something, you come to us.
Tulane University Committees: Executive Committee, Executive Faculty, Alumni Association Board and Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA).

  • Schedule and preside over all SGA meetings.
  • Serve as a liaison to students for SPHTM faculty and staff.
  • Coordinate student appointments to standing committees.
  • Coordinate annual budget with the Treasurer and any requests from GAPSA senators.

Kathyrin Yoo, SGA vice president for 2017-18Vice-President: Kathryn Yoo

Degree: MPH, International Health and Development
Hometown: Whitehall, PA
Undergraduate Degree: BS in Biology, Ursinus College
Why SGA: I wanted to be engaged with as many organizations and people as possible in my short two years at SPHTM. The SGA provides the platform to engage with other students and faculty, while trying to improve the experience for everyone at SPHTM.
Tulane University Committees: Curriculum

  • Coordinate and run all SGA elections.
  • Preside over duties in absence of the SGA President.
  • Assist in the development of the annual budget.

Marissa Wiegner, SGA treasurer for 2017-18Treasurer: Marissa Wiegner

Degree: MHA candidate, Global Health Management and Policy
Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts
Undergraduate Degree: BSPH, Tulane University
Why SGA: I am looking forward to being a part of the SGA team and further getting involved with the Tulane community. I have had an amazing experience being a part of the Tulane community for the past 5 years, and I am excited to serve as a greater voice for the student body.
Tulane University Committees: Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA), General Faculty Retreat

  • Maintain an accurate accounting system of SGA revenues and expenditures while reporting budget balances to the SGA Executive Board/Committee.
  • Coordinate reimbursement activities.
  • Maintain and justify monthly financial statements.
  • Develop a budget for the following year with the SGA President.
  • Assist committee members with procuring funds.

Geena George, SGA secretary for 2017-18Secretary: Geena George

Degree: MPH candidate, Epidemiology
Hometown: Valhalla, New York
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science, Fordham University, Bronx, NY
Why SGA: The Executive Board of the SPHTM SGA has the opportunity to influence change and be a voice for students. I hope to help facilitate and encourage greater student involvement. I’m excited for the upcoming year and can’t wait to see everyone at our general body meetings!
Tulane University Committees: Curriculum, General Faculty Meeting

  • Prepare agendas and post announcements for each SGA meeting.
  • Attend all SGA Executive Board meetings and report proceedings to SGA members.
  • Maintain minutes at SGA meetings and disseminate to the student body.
  • Update and maintain, as needed, all SGA social, email and web accounts.