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Vice President

Abby Grief


Abby Grieff is a second-year, dual-degree student pursuing a Master's of Social Work and a Master’s of public health, specializing in health and aging and health behavior and health promotion. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Sciences from the University of Kentucky in 2019. Abby’s academic interests include mental health, wellness, aging, caregivers of individuals with dementia, and end-of-life care. She has also served as the CGS Health, Wellness, and Safety chair in the 2020-2021 academic year. In addition to serving as the Vice President of CGS, Abby has worked as a disease intervention specialist on The Ohio State University Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Team, as well as a research assistant with Dr. Karen Moss in the College of Nursing on research that focuses on advance care planning in lower socioeconomic status African American older adults living with dementia. Abby is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and is excited to be back in her home state for graduate school, and hopefully for her career post-graduation. 

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Vice President is the primary contact for members of the CGS. The VP is responsible for the internal running of the organization in order to enable the President to be the primary contact with external entities and advocate for Graduate Student issues at the University level. The primary responsibilities of the Vice President are set out in the Constitution and include the following:

  • Coordinating the Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum.
  • Representing the Council of Graduate Students in the planning of orientation and welcome week-related activities and events.
  • In the absence of the President, or if the President is temporarily unable to fulfill their duties, the Vice President  shall serve in the President's place.
  • Chairs the Organization and Elections Committee and is responsible for ensuring that all delegate and committee positions are filled.
  • Is responsible for ensuring that CGS committee and member records are properly maintained.
  • Shall serve as a liaison between CGS and other student organizations.
  • The Vice President shall fulfill other duties as directed by the Council, the Executive Committee, and the President.