Executive Committee

Sara Johnston – President

Sara Johnston is pursuing a Master of Arts in English with emphases in pedagogy and writing. She is a Teaching Assistant in the English department whose goal is to teach composition and technical writing at the college level. She discovered her love for teaching writing at Grand Valley State University during her three years of working as a writing consultant in the writing center. She graduated from GVSU with her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing with a minor in writing in 2013. She has been involved with the Graduate Student Association since coming to NMU in Fall 2013 and was most recently treasurer. Her plans for GSA include engaging with graduate students through social events, doing group volunteer work, and fostering professional development. You can email Sara at johsara@nmu.edu.


Bridget Parler – Vice President

Bridget Parler is originally from Detroit, MI. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in sociology from Michigan State University. She is a first-year graduate student pursing a Master of Science in Psychology at Northern. She plans to earn a PhD in cognitive/educational psychology with a focus in education policy and subject matter learning. Her plans for the Graduate Student Association are to enhance the experience of graduate students through professional development, address the issues of graduate life, and help students engage with the community and each other. You can email Bridget at bparler@nmu.edu.


We're still looking for a secretary/treasurer and social chair! If you're interested in filling either of these positions, please email us at gsa@nmu.edu.