Build your CV, gain leadership experience, and get involved with TAMU PDA by joining one of our committees:

Executive Committee (by election)

  • Coordinating all aspects of TAMU PDA, including all other committees, budget, events, and communicating with DoR.

  • 1-year term, nominations open in March, voting in April.

  • President: responsible for setting and presiding over monthly Executive Committee Meetings and the biannual General Meetings. The President also serves as liaison to TAMU, initiates PDA events in conjunction with other PDA Executive Committee members.

  • Vice-President: assumes roles of other PDA Executive Committee members in their absence and compiles the annual report to be presented at the spring General Meeting. The Annual Report details all completed and ongoing business, as well as future plans from all subcommittees.

  • Treasurer: administers all PDA cost codes and accounts, keep records of all financial dealings, creates and managed budgets, and works with the PDA Executive Committee to pursue additional funding opportunities for the PDA.

  • Corresponding Secretary: responsible for all PDA communications, websites, and social media. The Corresponding Secretary responds to email and website inquiries, and also works with other PDA and other postdoc committees to distribute announcements about upcoming events.

  • Recording Secretary: keeps meeting minutes for the General Meetings and Executive Committee Meetings and works to maintain records of current and past PDA members.

Advocacy Committee
  • Determine where/how we can have a voice in the University. Represent and advocate for the TAMU PDA within/between other groups on campus. Assemble a list of resources for postdocs.

Communications Committee

  • Work with Corresponding Secretary to maintain this website and generate content for the website, newsletter, and social media. Create new TAMU PDA promotional materials.


Election Committee

  • Organizing the election for new Executive Committee members includes collecting nominations, conducting polling, and compiling votes. Members of the committee may not be running in the election. Begins February and ends in April. Contact us if you would like to be on the committee for the 2019 election.


Postdoc Symposium Committee

  • Coordinate with the DoR to put on the Postdoc Symposium during National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) in September.


Patricia Eri Ishii, DVM

Department of Small Animal & Clinical Sciences


Vice President

Loren J Rivera Vega, PhD 

Department of Entomology



Tyler Jay Raszick, PhD

Department of Entomology


Corresponding Secretary

Josefina Kjoellerstroem, PhD

Department of Veterinary Veterinary Integrative Biosciences


Recording Secretary

John Boswell, PhD

Department of Soil and Crop Sciences


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