Letter from the GSC C0-Chairs

Dear Colleagues,

The 2021-2022 Graduate Student Council (GSC) team has been working hard to fulfill its core mission: to create more service, leadership, and professional development opportunities for our graduate student members. We are heartened by the continued resilience, support, and participation of our graduate student colleagues during these difficult times. We are hopeful that the worst has been over and better days are ahead waiting for us.

As the co-chairs of the AAAL Graduate Student Council, it is an honor and privilege for us to serve our community this past year. Like in previous years, several grad student colleagues joined our events and initiatives this year as we worked together to support the next generation of applied linguists from around the world in their professional development.

We are grateful for the opportunity to serve the GSC and know about the work that many members are doing to help the world be a better place through research, teaching, service, and activism. Please accept our sincere appreciation for all the wonderful work you have been doing.

We would like to thank you all for actively participating in our events. We hope that 2022 will continue to be a productive year full of great experiences!!

Thank you!

Laxmi Prasad Ojha and Svetlana Koltovskaia

Co-Chairs