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Political Science Student Association (PSSA)


The Political Science Student Association at UCSD (PSSA) was founded in Winter 2018. 

To hear about events, meetings, and other matters relating to PSSA, follow the PSSA Facebook Page.


The purpose of the Political Science Student Association (hence, PSSA) shall be to promote the general welfare of Political Science Students at UCSD. The PSSA will do this by providing a place where Political Science Students of all backgrounds and ideological views can discuss without fear of persecution not only academic subjects but also current events and any other topics that students wish to discuss. It is expected that all members of the PSSA be courteous to those who do not share their views. The PSSA also aims to provide a place where Political Science Students can meet other Political Science Students outside of a classroom setting and provide opportunities for Political Science Students to further both their academic and career goals. The organization aims to do this through hosting informational meetings, study sessions, guest speakers, and other Political Science related events that promote either Academic or Career growth. Most updated Constitution.


Executive Board:

Co-Presidents: Jordynne Jarvis and Tom Brailey
Vice President – Finance: Roger Fox-Starkey
Vice President – External Communications: Alexia Keng
Vice President – Internal Communications: VACANT
Co-Secretaries: Beth Kushner and Anabel King

Concentration Representatives:

American Politics: Jacob Sutherland
Comparative Politics: VACANT
Data Analytics: Xixi Zheng
International Relations: Alexandra Sarkis
General Political Science: Treya Parikh
Political Theory: VACANT
Public Law: Lane Schoof
Public Policy: VACANT


Perspective Representatives:

International Students: Karandeep Singh
Commuter Students: Oscar Montero Vega
Transfer Students: Laura Zwicker

General Body Meetings

Spring 2019:

  • Wednesday, April 17th from 5:00 - 7:00pm (Eleanor Roosevelt College Room)
  • Wednesday, May 1st from 5:00 - 7:00pm (Eleanor Roosevelt College Room)
  • Wednesday, May 15th from 5:00 - 7:00pm (Eleanor Roosevelt College Room)

Winter 2019:

  • Tuesday, January 29th from 5:00 - 8:00pm (Eleanor Roosevelt College Room)
  • Wednesday, February 13th from 5:00 - 8:00pm (Bear room, Price Center)
  • Monday, March 11th from 5:00 - 8:00pm (Writing Hub in Geisel Library)

Fall 2018:

  • Thursday, October 4th from 4:30 - 6:00pm (Green Table Room, Price Center West)
  • Thursday, November 1st from 5:00 - 7:00pm (Earl Warren Room, Price Center Lvl 3)
  • Wednesday, November 14th from 6:00 - 8:00pm (Earl Warren Room, Price Center Lvl 3)
  • Thursday, November 29th from 5:00 - 7:00pm (Earl Warren Room, Price Center Lvl 3)

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