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Graduate Student Organization

The Plant Pathology Graduate Student Organization (PPGSO) is a student run association for all graduate students in the Plant Pathology Department at the University of Florida.

Our goals are:

  • To promote communication among graduate students, faculty, and staff.
  • To develop cultural, recreational, and professional activities for graduate students.
  • To provide support for incoming students.
  • To promote interactions with graduate associations in other academic programs at the University of Florida.
  • To sponsor outreach activities to connect with Gainesville community through volunteering.

Board Members


Andy Gitto

Vice President

Aastha Subedi


Matthew Cullen


Mariana Herrera Corzo

REC Representative

Galvin Alonzo Ortiz

Faculty Advisor:

Dr. Matthew Smith