The Comparative Human Development Student Association (CHDSA) is the official student organization for HD students. Meeting times vary and are announced via email. Regular participation in CHDSA meetings and events is expected of students during their coursework and is encouraged thereafter. Traditionally, second year students hold most of the administrative positions for CHDSA and first year students assist in setting up events.

2019-2020 Positions

  • President - Johan Rocha
  • First Year Outreach & Social Chairs - Graham Steffen and Chengwen (Kevin) Zheng
  • Treasurer - Xue Han
  • Colloquia Liaison: Tracy Brannstrom

2018-2019 Positions

  • President - Mary Cook
  • First Year Outreach - Natalie Dowling
  • Treasurer - Amy Leung
  • Social Chairs - Zoe Berman and Arvind Ilamaran
  • Colloquia Liaison: Shruti Vaidya

2017-2018 Positions

  • Co- Presidents - Hilary N. Tackie and Krista Olsen
  • First Year Outreach - Stephanie Palazzo
  • Treasurers - Layne Teska and Bronwyn Nichols
  • Social Chairs - Almaz Megshina and Coltan Scrivner

2015-16 Positions

  • Co- Presidents - Gabe Velez and Talia Gordon
  • First Year Outreach - Camille Roussel
  • Treasurer - Sharon Seegers
  • Social Chair- Nora Nickels

2014-15 Positions

  • President - Sanja Miklin
  • Treasurer - Amanda Brown
  • Social Chair - Carly Bertrand
  • Faculty Liaison - Erin McFee
  • Workshop Coordinator - Sanja Miklin

2013-2014 Positions

  • President - Erin McFee
  • Treasurer - Becca Frausel
  • Social Chair - Sean Coyne
  • Faculty Liaison - Rita Biagioli
  • Workshop Coordinator - David Ansari

Meeting Information

Meeting Location: Foster 008
Meeting Day: typically Thursday at the beginning of the quarter
Meeting Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm

Organization Purpose

  • Provide a platform for a more coherent and unified Human Development students voice in the university.
  • Organize social and community events related to the needs of Human Development students specifically and the university community in general, and
  • Organize opportunities for members and the university community to exchange ideas on subjects related to human development.