Kroc Graduate Student Association

The Kroc Graduate Student Association’s mission is to enhance and empower post-Graduate students while adding value to their overall academic experience at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies.

The Association provides various resources including a place to discuss ideas and concerns alike while bringing higher visibility to the school not only within the USD community but on a local, national and international level. The Association supports student-organized events for students and faculty, both on- and off-campus, that raise awareness for important issues that are relevant to the mission of the School and of the Association.

If you would like to receive the bi-weekly newsletter that describes upcoming events and features student and faculty, please let us know via email:

Make sure to follow KGSA on Instagram.

2023-2024 KGSA Executive Board

  • President: Shandi Eissa
  • Executive Board:
    • Leeya Appleby
    • Sara Kuhn
    • Maria Jose Molina Sanchez Odell
    • Raquel Rodriguez
    • Jessica Schwartz

We invite you to subscribe to the KGSA calendar and stay tuned about upcoming events and opportunities through KGSA.

The event sponsorship request form is for anyone who wishes to have an event through KGSA! Please submit the form one month before the event to allow for scheduling, marketing, follow-up questions, and event planning. We look forward to working with all of you in enhancing and empowering all your diverse thoughts, skills, and professional goals.