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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 Caitlin Armstrong 
Co-Vice President/President-Elect    
Secretary Chelsea Cereghino
Tresurer Brittany Heath
Social Chair Brie Trusiano
Resident Representative Camille Brassard
Resident Representative    
SCAVMA Representative Shannon Carney
Main Campus GSA Rep.
Amir Mortazavigazar
Main Campus GSA Rep.
Diversity and Inclusion Rep. Jatia Mills
One Health Rep. Charlotte Nyblade

Contact and Connect

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