Name: José González-Acuña

LGSA Position: President

Academic Program and Year: MS in Plant Pathology, 2nd year

Hometown: Curridabat, San José, Costa Rica

Hobbies: Playing fútbol, reading, playing guitar.

Favorite Quote: "Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question...Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn't it is of no use" ~ Don Juan Matus

Name: Melissa Arroyo-Mendoza

LGSA Position: Vice-President

Academic Program and Year: Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, PhD, 3rd year

Hometown: Bethesda, MD

Hobbies: Horseback riding, pilates, hiking, and reading

Favorite Quote: “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved” ~ Helen Keller

Name: Gabriela Morel-Gadea

LGSA Position: Treasurer

Academic Program and Year: Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, 5th year

Hometown: San Lorenzo, Paraguay

Hobbies: Running, mushroom foraging, and reading.

Favorite Quote: "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" ~ Eleanor Roosevelt