Our team & structure

Learn more about our current leadership team and opportunities for involvement

officers

Executive Board Members

Elected officers serving a two year term

Francesca Santos

President











2019 - 2021

Francesca is an Anthropology and Social Change PhD student studying economic anthropology; labor, leisure, post-work imaginaries & utopian paradigms. Currently living and working in Los Angeles, Francesca is an appointed Hispanic Scholar, UN Youth Delegate, Diversity & Opportunity Scholarship awardee, Society for Visual Anthropology mentee and current President of the National Association of Student Anthropologists (NASA).

In addition to her anthropological work, Francesca works full-time as a sustainable communities & economies developer where she collaborates on projects that support solidarity economies, worker cooperative initiatives, and grassroots economic organizing.

Bridget Kelly

President-Elect












2020 - 2022

Bridget is a PhD student in sociocultural anthropology at the University of Michigan. In her dissertation research, she will explore how the semiotics of agrarian material culture, especially human-plant relationships, in rural Transylvania have changed during the transitions into and out of state socialism.

Before serving as President Elect and President, she was the journal editor of NASA’s peer-reviewed publication, Student Anthropologist, for two years. She looks forward to a fruitful final year with NASA and welcomes any students interested in joining our team to reach out. 

Sheena Harris

Secretary-Treasurer














2020 - 2022

  • Responsible for the submission and maintenance of NASA’s annual budget as well as the timely dispersal of meeting minutes and other pertinent communications
  • Ensures both timely communication amongst NASA members and a lasting record of NASA activities for future members of the Association.

Vacant

Anthropology News Editor​

  • Maintains responsibility for NASA’s presence in Anthropology News, and solicits contributions for the student column

Stephanie Mojica

Student Anthropologists Editor












2020- 2022

  • Responsible for editing and producing NASA’s web-based journal
  • Solicits articles and works with the E-Journal’s committee and the AAA Publications representatives to create and disseminate the journal on a yearly basis

Vacant

Undergraduate Student













Representative-at-Large

  • Actively represents all interests of undergraduate NASA members in the
    same capacity as the Graduate Representative-At-Large

Vacant

Undergraduate Student













Representative-at-Large

  • Actively represents all interests of undergraduate NASA members in the
    same capacity as the Graduate Representative-At-Large

Vacant

Graduate Student













Representative-at-Large

  • Solicits new members, attends to student questions, creates student
    networks throughout the year, and disseminates scholarship and professional
    opportunities throughout the year
  • Chairs a NASA Committee

Vacant

Graduate Student













Representative-at-Large

  • Solicits new members, attends to student questions, creates student
    networks throughout the year, and disseminates scholarship and professional
    opportunities throughout the year
  • Chairs a NASA Committee

Join our team! ​

Submit your application here

Interested in one of our vacant positions? let us know!

Positions are open to all members in good standing – check out our application page for details on how to apply

Ad-Hoc Positions

Officers by appointment serve until the end of the current term, with re-appointments in November.

Vacant

Nominations Officer











  • Posts the annual Call for NASA Elections, disseminates the application
    materials, and submits the recommendations of the nominations committee
    to the AAA and NASA membership for vote (November-January)
  • Chairs the Nominations Committee

Vacant

Communications Officer












  • Maintains NASA’s website, Twitter, and Facebook accounts (Officer should
    have basic knowledge of WordPress and/or HTML, or be willing to learn it.)
  • Develops and disseminates materials that increase NASA’s visibility and
    strengthens member engagement
  • Chairs the Website Committee

Maura Stephens-Chu

Listserv Editor














2018 - 2021

  • Follows announcements/opportunities from a range of AAA listservs on a daily basis and forwards those announcements/opportunities relevant to anthropology students to the NASA listserv members in a timely manner
  • Updates NASA’s website calendar with upcoming deadlines for opportunities posted on the list
  • Manages new listserv members subscriptions and requests to unsubscribe

Join our team! ​

Submit your application here

Interested in one of our vacant positions? let us know!

Positions are open to all members in good standing – check out our application page for details on how to apply

Ad-Hoc Committees

Officers by appointment serve until the end of the current term,

with re-appointments in November.

AAA Annual Meeting
Programming Committee

Solicits and reviews proposals for the AAA Annual Meeting, and coordinates the Annual Meeting sessions including special
events, workshops and invited sessions

  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Vacant

Publications Committee

Works with the NASA Student Anthropologist (SA) Editor, and the AAA
Publications representatives to create and disseminate the SA journal

  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Vacant

Website Committee

Creates and designs content for both the NASA website and the AAA
Resources for Students in Anthropology

  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Vacant

Clubs Committee

Maintains an active database of North American Anthropology clubs, and supports the creation of Anthropology clubs on college and university campuses

  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Vacant

Awards Committee

Identifies the recipients for the Emerging Leaders in Anthropology Program Award, the Carrie Hunter-Tate Award and the Emergency Relief Fund

  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Vacant

Nominations Committee

Coordinates NASA’s election cycle, and makes recommendations for suitable candidates

  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Vacant

Bylaws Committee

Reviews, on an on going basis, NASA’s Bylaws and drafts changes at the request of the Executive Board, or as mandated by the membership base

  1. Vacant
  2. Vacant
  3. Vacant

Join our team!

Submit your application here

Interested in working on a committee? let us know!

Committee seats are open to all members in good standing – check out our application page for details on how to apply