2018-2019 Executive Officers

Peter Su, President

Peter Su, President


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Peter is a fourth year PhD candidate in Materials Science and Engineering and the President of the GSC. His research focuses on photonic materials and devices, for chemical sensors and other applications. He’s been involved in the GSC’s external advocacy efforts for all three years that he’s been at MIT, and that has fueled his interest in pursuing a science policy career after graduation. He strongly believes in the basic goodness of people and that most conflicts have win-win solutions.

Orpheus Chatzivasileiou, Vice-President

Orpheus Chatzivasileiou, Vice-President


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Alkiviadis Orfefs Chatzivasileiou, known to most people as Orpheus, is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Chemical Engineering. His research involves engineering bacteria for the overproduction of value-added chemicals. He received his Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 2013. He previously served as a member of the Ashdown House Executive Committee for two years, the GSC Secretary for two years, and has also held the position of GSC Representative for the Dept. of Chemical Engineering.

Richard Zhang, Secretary

Richard Zhang, Secretary


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Richard is a third-year PhD in applied mathematics, specializing in numerical partial differential equations. He’s current Secretary of the GSC and the former co-chair of the Academics, Research, and Career Committee, dedicated to improving the academic and professional life of MIT graduate students. He got his bachelor’s degree from New York University in physics and mathematics. Born in Beijing, China, Richard immigrated to Canada when he was 10 years old. At 18, his family immigrated again to the United States. As a dual citizen of US and Canada, he often struggles to decide which team to cheer for when the Blue Jays plays against the Red Sox.

Richard is an enthusiast of world politics, international relations, and artificial intelligence. He has lived in nine cities across four countries, and speaks Mandarin as the first language, Russian as the second language, and English as the third language. He also loves Marvel movies and the House of Cards.

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Nicole Moody, Treasurer


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Nicole Moody is a Chemistry PhD student and the current treasurer of the Graduate Student Council.

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