Staff

cenerelli_finalExecutive Director: Pierre Cenerelli
pierre.cenerelli@sfugradsociety.ca
778-782-3899

Pierre began as Executive Director in September 2015. Previously, he has worked in external relations for the AMS at UBC and in international relations for the Quebec government. He received a PhD in Comparative History from Brandeis University in Massachusetts. He has served or is serving as a volunteer and board director for a number of non-profit organizations, including the Stanley Park Ecology Society.
The Executive Director ensures that the goals of the Society, as set in its by-laws, strategic plan and Council, are met in a timely fashion. He provides oversight and direction for its daily operation and works collaboratively with a team of elected student directors and standing committees. He is responsible for supervising the work of a number of dedicated, talented, unionized part-time staff members.

 

Batstone_Christina_32finsqAdvocate & Policy Advisor: Christina Batstone
advocacy@sfugradsociety.ca
778-782-9412

The Advocate and Policy Advisor provides support for students in conflict, while concurrently building collaborative, mutually respectful relationships with key players at the University. Additionally, Christina helps the Society with macro-advocacy concerns that affect graduate students as a whole and with internal governance.

 

Administrator: Jeanette Ordóñez
jeanette.ordonez@sfugradsociety.ca

Jeanette joined the GSS in July 2016. She received a Masters in Political Science from SFU, and a B.A. in Political Science and Asian Studies from Texas A&M University. She has previous experience in the non-profit and government sectors in the US. She came to SFU from Washington, D.C. and will not miss an opportunity to tell you how much she misses real Mexican food from Texas!

The Administrator is the go-to person for Caucuses, Committees and Councillors. Jeanette also provides operational support, including (but certainly not limited to!) bookkeeping, financial reporting and analysis, handling insurance matters and maintaining the official records of the Society.

 

Administrative Assistants
info@sfugradsociety.ca

The Administrative Assistants are always current graduate students. They are responsible for many duties around the GSS office. In addition to the basics like filing and copying, they run the coffee service, book rooms, schedule meetings, distribute cheques to students, answers questions, orders supplies, design posters and assist student leaders and other staff with GSS projects and events.

Allison Westin
allison.westin@sfugradsociety.ca
Allison joined the GSS team as an Administrative Assistant in October 2015. She is an Earth Sciences MSc candidate in the Engineering Geology and Resource Geotechnics Research Group.

Roshane Miller
roshane.miller@sfugradsociety.ca
Roshane joined the GSS team as an Administrative Assistant in December 2015. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in International Relations from the University of the West Indies, Mona and is currently enrolled in the Master’s of Publishing program at SFU.