GCAP Board 2018

Katherine Lee – President (president@gcap.org.au)

Of the many things that came as a blessing for being here at Griffith University, GCAP is one of the significant ones for me. Being away from home and having little to no connections, GCAP has helped create opportunities to network and get to know other like minded people from different fields! In addition, the many fun expedites, GCAP presents and other social activities have been such an eye opener and a much appreciated experience. As President, I hope to help ensure the continual success of GCAP and make Griffith a more enjoyable university for all postgrads!


Bridie Mulholland (vp@gcap.org.au)

I am currently in the second year of my PhD in Medical Science and have called Griffith University Gold Coast home for the past six years. I have been fortunate enough to experience first-hand the wonderful opportunities that GCAP provides post-graduates. Through their academic services and networking events, GCAP has helped me to grow both personally and professionally, to forge new friendships and to network with colleagues. As Vice President, I endeavour to work with my fellow committee members to continue the instrumental work of GCAP, and enhance the lives of all post-graduates here at GUGC. Whether it be professionally, academically or socially, GCAP is the friend you didn’t know you needed! Danke!


Daniel McKeating – Director of Communications (communications@gcap.org.au)







Henry Snaza – Director of Event(events@gcap.org.au)

I am Henry from the United States of America. I am pursuing my Master of Business in event management here at Griffith University. I joined GCAP to meet new people and to take part in the heaps of events they host throughout the year. After attending the winery tour and the masquerade ball I realized that I wanted to be a part of the committee that helps create these awesome events. I applied and became the director of events for 2018/2019. I have a large background in the music and event industry. I have worked for Inception Music festival in Cancún Mexico, as well as worked for The World Surf League hosting the Quiksilver pro surfing event in Coolangatta. I look forward to bringing my diverse background and knowledge and applying them to GCAP events. I look forward to collaborating with the GCAP board, as well as all GCAP members to create fun, exciting and memorable events for us all to enjoy.


Anna Chruscik – Director of Funding (funding@gcap.org.au)

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away (Also known as QUT), I started my bachelor degree in Biotechnology and continued with an Honours degree in the field of wound healing and native flora. And after 4.5 years in Brisbane, I decided to take a leap of fate and move to the Gold Coast to do a PhD in Bowel Cancer. Since all of my friends, acquaintances, known faces and coffee stalls that remember my order were in Brisbane, I felt like a fish out of the sea and onto a BBQ grill in the oddly relaxed world of GC. But being part of GCAP helped me make so many new and amazing friends and really reassured me that you didn’t have to do post-grad alone. I fell in love with the work that they do, not to mention the social events. In early 2016 I became the secretary for the Griffith Anime Society, and realising how much I could help out by just being on the ‘other side’, I decided to also join the committee for GCAP to see just how amazing we can make the next few years!


Sharna McIntosh – Secretary (s.mcintosh@griffith.edu.au)

I am the Student Support and Advocacy Manager at the Student Guild, Griffith University Gold Coast Campus. My role is to support the Board Members in developing and implementing services for all Gold Coast campus postgraduate students.




VACANT POSITION – Director of Equity

The Director of Equity is responsible for assisting GCAP by fulfilling its commitment to equity, social justice and ethical practice. This is an exciting opportunity to develop student support an well being skills. For more information email s.mcintosh@griffith.edu.au or apply now


Christine Pickersgill – Board Member


Christine doesn’t like to talk about herself, a lovely quality, which along with her quick wit and cheery attitude make her an absolute asset to our team. She’s a face everyone knows – Christine has always been highly involved with campus life, you’ve probably seen her volunteering at many the Student Guild’s events, helping the Griffith Mates out and working at the UniBar.​



Fahimeh Alaei – Board Member

I was working in the field of Visual Arts for 8 years, then, I decided to change my path and start a bachelor degree in Computer Science. The new path took me to different places with different cultures. After ten years of moving around, I ended up in Gold Coast where I started my Ph.D. at the School of Information and Communication Technology. Becoming a member of the GCAP in the first year of my study encouraged me to be a committee member to create more networking opportunities and have fun with the postgraduate students. I wish you to enjoy your time with the GCAP. 


Ghazaleh Taherzadeh – Board Member 

I am Gazelle from Iran doing my second year of PhD majoring in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. After living abroad for six years, I found out that everywhere would be home if you are surrounded by lots of lovely people who care about you and you care about them as well. Thus, to me the aim of joining GCAP was to help the committee to make a better life for our GCAP mates on the Gold Coast campus. I am passionate, optimistic and dedicated person who takes the responsibilities with utmost enthusiasm. I am also engaged to the other non-academic activities to explore myself. As the Director of Events, I am lucky to have a chance to be a part of support for all GCAP members to achieve their goals and paving the way of success for their future. I look forward to see you all in the campus and wish you all enjoy being a GCAP’s 2017 member.


Karlee Quinn – Board Member 

Any Allied Health student may know my face – Hi I’m Karlee! I am completing my PhD in Exercise Science and of course, have a passion for all things sport related. Moving from Northern NSW you have a sense of community, and GCAP is that place where you can enjoy the company of familiar faces in a fun, social environment. I became a General Board member in 2017, where I have helped to facilitate our great GCAP events as well as contribute new ideas to develop our ever-growing opportunities for Post Graduates. We are always looking for new Board members to join our team, so get in touch if you’d like to be involved!


Tracie Cheng – Board Member