2016-2017 Executive Board

President Nikolai Lipscomb

President - Nikolai Lipscomb


Nikolai Lipscomb is in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at UNCW. He holds a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. His current research areas are numerical partial differential equations and nonnegative matrix factorisation. Nikolai enjoys spending his free time with his fiancée and pets.


VP Deepak Krishnappa

Vice President - Deepak Krishnappa


Deepak is currently pursuing a Master’s in Computer Science and Information Systems at UNCW. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and has worked as Software Engineer at Tesco. His areas of Interests are Tech Consulting and Project Management. Deepak is also the President of the Graduate Student Association – MSCSIS and associated with many other student organizations at UNCW. He loves to travel, meet more people, make new friends, and finds happiness in volunteering.


Treasurer Colton Sinkovich

Treasurer - Colton Sinkovich



Colton Sinkovich is a first year graduate student pursuing a MS in Instructional Technology. He currently works on various UNCW websites as a web content manager. His main interests are edtech, web development, and learning theory. As Treasurer for the GSA, Colton looks forward to helping graduate students utilize the different resources available to them and to assist them in learning outside of the classroom, whether it be attending conferences, collecting data, or traveling to present their research.




Secretary Heather Buyu

Secretary - Heather Buyu


Heather is currently pursuing a M.Sc in Mathematics with a concentration on pure Mathematics. Her plan is to, hopefully in the near future, get a PhD in Mathematics. In her free time she enjoys reading and taking long naps.



Senator - Elizabeth Kane


Libby Kane is a student in the Cameron School of Business' MBA program. Her undergraduate work and interests are in public relations, higher education, athletics and digital media. As the graduate school senator, Libby's objectives in serving is to represent the needs, interests and issues of all graduate students


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