About Us

Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology Student Association (REESSA)


The Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology Students Association (REESSA) is the governing body for graduate students in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology at the University of Alberta, Canada. We are composed of Master's and PhD students in the program who are elected to the various positions within the association. We work with students, faculty and administration to promote a friendly atmosphere and advancement of our students interests within both the department and the university as a whole.

As the representative of students from a variety of academic and cultural backgrounds we organize events that encompass a wide range of interests, and that foster a fun and friendly environment in which to study and socialize.

We encourage everyone to come out to REESSA events and welcome new suggestions as to how we can make things even better.

2017-2018 REESSA Team

Chair: Stephanie Budynski

Vice-Chair: Alexandra Frias Luna

VP Finance: Geoffrey Durocher

VP Academic: Merlin Uwakala

VP Communications: Alix Schmidt

VP External: Yangzhe Cao

VP Social: Micki Baydack

VP Sports: Chelsea Martin

Members at Large: Shuo Wang and Roxanna Orellana