COGS Executive Board Profiles
Speaker: Adam O’Neill
Adam O'Neill is a representative for the College of Engineering. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Adam received his B.S. from Saint Louis University in 2017. He is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, where his research interests include the study of separation bubbles in turbulent boundary layers and reduction of aircraft noise.
Deputy Speaker for Finance: Matthew Uttermark
Matthew Uttermark is a representative for the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, serving since the 22nd Congress. Originally from Duluth, Minnesota Matthew received his B.S. from the University of Iowa in 2014. He is currently a doctoral student in political science specializing in research on U.S. state politics and federalism.
As Deputy Speaker for Finance, Matthew oversees the COGS budget, issues reports on the balance and expenditure of COGS accounts and prepares budget request for ratification by the Assembly. He also oversees the disbursement of COGS travel grants and assists the Speaker as needed with the administration of COGS.
Deputy Speaker for Judicial Affairs: Lauren Lange
Lauren Lange is a representative for the College of Social Science and Public Policy. From Tampa, Florida, she earned a B.S. in Political Science and Sociology from Florida State University. Representative Lange is currently a graduate student in the Masters of Public Administration Program with a focus in policy and child welfare. She currently works for the Florida Government and has served in many political roles. Additionally, she serves as the VP of Policy for the FSU Public Administration Graduate Student Association. She is looking forward to helping more students get involved in COGS.
Deputy Speaker for Communication: Ericha Stewart
Ericha A. Stewart is a representative for the College of Social Science and Public Policy. Hailing from Deerfield Beach, Florida, she earned a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in African American Studies from Florida State University. Representative Stewart is currently a graduate student in a joint master’s programs for Urban and Regional Planning and Public Health, where she is specializing in healthy communities, urban design, land use, and neighborhood planning. Her optimal career goal is to serve as the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
As the newest Deputy Speaker for Communication, Rep. Stewart is committed to creating networking and professional development for all graduate students during their time at the University.
COGS | SGA Staff Profiles
COGS and SGA are supported by a team of professional staff, who ensure that our student officers, representatives, and constituents get the most out of our student government. The full team is listed on the SGA website.
COGS Program Associate: Whitney Brown
Director: Danielle Morgan Acosta, Ph.D.
Assistant Director: Carolyn Harris
SGA Business Manager: Kim Dicks