GSA Vice-President External 2018-2019: Zhihong Pan
"The Vice-President External is responsible for external representation and advocacy, along with the GSA President" (GSA Bylaw and Policy, Section D: GSA Officers, GSA Bylaw, Section D.BYL.2.2.c).
Biography and Resume:
This is my first term as GSA Vice-President External. Prior to arriving in Edmonton, I studied at the China University of Petroleum in Beijing where I also served as Vice-President Academic in the Graduate Student Association. I am a first-year PhD student studying geophysics under Dr. Claire Currie, where the focus of my studies is on subduction zones and upper mantle dynamics and numerical modeling, particularly how the lithosphere removal happens in the inner part of the earth. Outside of academia and work, my passion lies in volunteering for various public service and non-profit organizations. In my remaining spare time I can be found playing midfielder on a soccer pitch, though I am also looking forward to exploring the hiking trails of the Rocky Mountains this summer.