Appointed Positions


Policy Action Chair (PAC) - Jordan Young

Jordan is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Geosciences. His research areas include understanding the physics of space weathering and the behavior of extraterrestrial organic compounds. He has served as the Policy Action Chair for the Stony Brook Graduate Student Organization since 2019, and as Senator for Geosciences since 2016. Jordan received a B.S. in Geophysics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2016.

As chair of the Policy Action Committee, Jordan strives to make Stony Brook a pro-worker/pro-student environment by meeting with administrative officials, attending University Senate meetings, and talking with members of the county and state governments.

Jordan invites anyone interested in joining the Policy Action Committee to contact him at

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International Student Advocate - Ida Nikou

Ida Nikou is a PhD student in the Stony Brook University Sociology Department. Her research area is at the intersection of development and social movements. Prior to SBU, she earned her MA in Sociology at the University of Houston and a BSc in Electronic Engineering at Azad University.


As the International Student Advocate, Ida is responsible for addressing concerns, questions, and issues related to international graduate students. Her main goal is to build a bridge of understanding between the international students and the administration and faculty, with the ultimate purpose of improving students' experiences at SBU. Contact her at


Productions Director - Taylor Martin

Taylor Martin graduated from the University of Rhode Island with her B.S. in Marketing and Merchandising. She has interned for French Connection, Fitness Magazine, Ralph Lauren and the Southampton Historical Museum. Taylor is currently an Assistant in the Advancement Department at SBU and she's pursing her MBA in Healthcare Management. She took an interest in healthcare after completing observation hours at a cancer clinic and her goal is to become an Executive at a hospital or healthcare company. Contact her at