Florida State University Congress of Graduate Students

Congress of Graduate Students


COGS Executive Board Profiles

Executive Committee










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. 


Contact: COGSSpeaker@admin.fsu.edu

Office Hours:
Sunday 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

Monday 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

Wednesday 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Thursday 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
















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.


Contact: COGSDepSpeaker@admin.fsu.edu


























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.




Contact: SGA-COGS-JA@fsu.edu


Office Hours:
Monday 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Wednesday 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Friday 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.











Deputy Speaker for Communication: Michael J. Morgan

Contact: SGA-COGS-Communication@fsu.edu
















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.


Interim Director: 

Danielle Morgan Acosta

Director: Danielle Morgan Acosta, Ph.D. 

Contact: dmacosta@fsu.edu











Assistant Director: Carolyn Harris


Contact: cjharris@fsu.edu