GWupstart Commissioners

The GWupstart Commission encourages and cultivates student-led social innovation by providing institutional support to individuals and organizations to carry out innovative, feasible community service programs and ideas. The Commissioner team is composed of dynamic, graduate and undergraduate students, a staff member and a faculty advisor. The student-led voluntary commission reviews and recommends innovative & action-oriented service projects (or initiatives) for funding based on the proposed plan.

The commissioners meet multiple times per semester virtually or in-person to review the grant applications and provide their comments and suggestions through deliberation and discussion. Commissioners also support and promote Nashman grants and programs throughout the semester.


GWupstart Commissioners 2023-24


Shawn Bayrd Headshot

Shawn Bayrd

Class of 2025

Global Health Policy, Milken School of Public Health

Sadhana Matheswaran Headshot

Sadhana Matheswaran

Class 2024

Public Health, Milken School of Public Health