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BMVS Graduate Student Association

About Us

VA-MD Vet Med's Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences (BMVS) Graduate Student Association serves to represent the graduate students and residents of the college, including those at the University of Maryland in College Park and the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia.

Our Mission

  • To promote academic, socio-cultural, and service opportunities, as well as unity among graduate students, interns, and residents in the BMVS program.
  • To act as a source of information for BMVS graduate students, interns, and residents on matters pertaining to survival and success in the program.
  • To provide a forum to address the educational needs of BMVS graduate students, interns, and residents and to offer guidance to resolve academic concerns.


Officer Name Email address
President Alessandra Franchini
Vice President/President-Elect Margaret Nagai-Singer
Secretary Casey Hensley 
Tresurer Holly Morrison
Social Chair Tristan Stoyanof
Resident Representative Valentina Stevenson
Resident Representative Anna Hassebroek
SCAVMA Representative Allie Kaloss
Main Campus GSA Rep.
Christina Chuong
Main Campus GSA Rep.
Cody Swilley
Diversity and Inclusion Rep. Telvin Harrell
One Health Rep. Juselyn Tupik

Contact and Connect

  • If you have questions about the BMVS GSA, please contact President Alessandra Franchini. 
  • Follow BMVS GSA on Instagram @vt.bmvs.