The DPS Nominating Subcommittee has identified the following candidates for the 2020 DPS elections for Vice Chair, Committee, and Student Representative.
Note that following the changes made to the DPS Bylaws in 2019, this year we will be electing one Student Representative to the DPS Committee:
Vice-Chair (1 to be elected):
- Diana Blaney, JPL
- Nader Haghighipour, University of Hawaii
Committee (2 to be elected):
- Jessie Christiansen, IPAC
- Edgard Rivera-Valentin, LPI
- Kelsi Singer, SwRI
- Matt Tiscareno, SETI
Student Representative to the DPS Committee (1 to be elected):
- Malena Rice, Yale
- Maya Yanez, USC
According to the DPS Bylaws, the Student Representative shall be a Full Member, Graduate Student Member, Undergraduate Student Member, International Member, or an Affiliate Member. The Student Representative shall be enrolled in a degree program at the start of the term of office. The Student Representative term of office is two years; therefore, the next Student Representative election will be in 2022.
Per the DPS Bylaws, additional candidates for Vice Chair, Committee and Student Representative, supported by a petition of at least 20 DPS members, may be nominated by May 15th. Please send any nominations to the DPS Secretary, Anne Verbiscer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The DPS Committee thanks the members of the Nominating Subcommittee for their dedicated service to the DPS:
Carrie Nugent (Chair)
Desiree Cotto Figueroa