The Graduate Student and Post-doc Association (GSPA) is an advocacy group for graduate students and post-docs that are in the biology department. GSPA aims to 1) promote intellectual discourse and camaraderie across the various disciplines of the Biology Department, 2) solicit and discuss administrative issues that affect the lives of graduate students and post-docs, 3) choose and invite speakers to give departmental talks, 4) support graduate student research and professional development opportunities, and 5) organize outreach activities to share graduate student and post-doc work with the public.