Florida State University Congress of Graduate Students

Congress of Graduate Students


COGS Executive Board Profiles

Executive Committee













Speaker: VACANT

Contact: COGSSpeaker@admin.fsu.edu



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Deputy Speaker for Finance: Caitlyn Blake-Hedges
Contact: COGSDepSpeaker@admin.fsu.edu


Caitlyn Blake-Hedges is a representative for the College of Medicine. Originally from Port Tobacco, Maryland Caitlyn received her B.S. in Microbiology with a minor in Psychology from Clemson University in 2016. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, where her research interests include the study of embryonic development through cytoskeletal regulation using Drosophila as a model. Her career goals are to work in science policy at the federal level where she can help advocate for the advancement of science and promote funding for scientific research.


Office Hours:

Sunday: 2 p.m.-7 p.m.



Meeting ID: 966 1362 5230


Monday: 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.



Meeting ID: 959 7911 0338


Wednesday: 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.



Meeting ID: 913 8995 8877


















Deputy Speaker for Judicial Affairs: Abby Brinkman

Contact: SGA-COGS-JA@fsu.edu


 Abby Brinkman is a 3L at FSU Law and 2nd LT in the United States Marine Corps. Abby is originally from Ohio, but her hometown is Nashville, TN. She attended undergrad at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio. Abby will be a JAG for the Marines upon graduation. In her free time, she fosters dogs for the local humane society and enjoys running and playing tennis.



Office Hours:

Tuesday: 10:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.



Meeting ID: 794 801 8828








































Deputy Speaker for Communication: Tiffani Mendez

Contact: SGA-COGS-Communication@fsu.edu

 Tiffani Mendez is a representative for the College of Arts and Sciences. Born and raised in South Florida, Tiffani received her B.A in Anthropology from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2018. She is currently in the Anthropology Masters program, where her research interests are New World archaeology, Paleoindian sites, and underwater archaeology. Her career goals are to work as an underwater archaeologist on submerged sites, and participate in outreach to raise awareness about archaeology and preservation. 


Office Hours:

Tuesday: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3 p.m.-5 p.m.


Join Zoom Meeting: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/99314077717

Meeting ID: 993 1407 7717



















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.



Student Program Coordinator:
Jacalyn Butts