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Graduate Student Representative

Yousr Dhaouadi

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Dhaoudi is a fourth-year Ph.D. chemical engineering candidate in the Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering. She was elected as the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) president after serving as GSO comptroller for two years. She also served as the GSO financial secretary in 2018-2019. Dhaouadi is an international student from Tunisia who lived in the United Arab Emirates prior to coming to Syracuse University. She transferred from American University of Sharjah in the UAE to Syracuse University in 2015 as an undergraduate in chemical engineering, earned a bachelor’s degree in 2017 and then enrolled in the Ph.D. program in 2018. She is conducting research in Professor  Dacheng Ren’s lab with a focus on understanding persister cells residing in biofilms and involved in the resistance of chronic bacterial infections.

Dhaouadi serves as the graduate student representative to the board for the 2021-22 academic year. She participates, ex officio, on the Board of Trustees’ Academic Affairs and Enrollment and the Student Experience Committees and reports to the board at Executive Committee and full board meetings.

As of May 22, 2021