The Neuroscience Graduate Student Association (NGSA) is INS’s student organization. All students in the program automatically become members and receive all invitations to social events, outreach events, etc. Each summer, a new executive board is elected. Working both individually and collaboratively, the officers on the board perform a variety of tasks to serve INS graduate students. For example, officers represent student interests to faculty and to UT’s Graduate Student Assembly, organize outreach and mentoring opportunities, build and maintain resources for students, plan social events throughout the year, and work with faculty and staff to organize program events such as recruitment weekend and the monthly INS Dialogues talks. The guiding goal of the board is to improve students’ experiences, whether that be by scheduling a group outing to the Austin Bouldering Project or by advocating for changes to the Graduate School’s health insurance policies. In addition to bettering the training environment for current and future students, NGSA helps build a stronger sense of community among INS students, facilitating the growth of support networks that bolster students’ professional success and personal wellbeing.

Current Officers
 Mandi Severson 
Vice President & NURP Coordinator: Andrea Nam
Secretary: Suna Guo
Treasurer & INS Dialogues Coordinator: Cole Maguire
Outreach Coordinator: Logan Becker
Recruitment Coordinator: Kat Motovilov
Event Coordinator: Bailey Remmers
Commuinity Values Coordinator: Jamie Palmer
Executive Committee Representative: Ayesha Nadiadwala
Graduate Student Assembly Representative: Shelby Towers