The purpose and mission of BYU Graduate Student Society is to:

  1. Enrich the BYU graduate student culture by providing events that promote intellectual growth, professional development, spirituality, and social interaction,
  2. Enhance the BYU graduate student experience by providing a campus-wide voice for graduate student needs and concerns, and
  3. Encourage scholarly and creative contribution by promoting innovative research and field-preparation opportunities.

Carlee is from Herriman, Utah, and studied Behavioral Science with an emphasis in Family Studies at Utah Valley University.

Spencer is from Des Moines, Iowa. He studied Genetics and Business at BYU during his undergrad and is now starting his second year in his Master's program of Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology. He hopes to pursue an MBA after graduation and eventually work in the biotech industry. Spencer enjoys hiking, backpacking and fishing. Spencer has been an active member of GSS for a year, and is excited to serve on the GSS presidency this coming year. He looks forward to helping BYU graduate students enjoy their experience as much as he does.

Joe graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations from BYU in 2015 before returning to BYU the next year for Law School. He was born in Provo. He was raised in Provo. And he is proud to call Provo "home." Notwithstanding, he takes every opportunity he can to get out of town and see the world. Joe enjoys reading, running, and rock-climbing (but he doesn't claim to be well-read, particularly fast, or an expert climber).

Emily is from Salt Lake City, Utah where she studied Communications and Business at the University of Utah. As a third-year law student at the J Reuben Clark School of Law, Emily is excited to begin practicing after graduating (this year!) and utilizing all she has learned. She recently spent her summer working in immigration law and is pursuing a career in the immigration law practice.  She loves boxing, running, and hiking and you can almost always find her with a Diet Coke in hand.

Want to represent your program and your fellow BYU graduate students? Send us an email at and let us know you are interested. We'll be in touch!

We are the presidency of BYU Graduate Student Society! We look forward to meeting you and helping make your experience at BYU a fulfilling one.

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