GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION JUDICIARY
The Graduate Student Association Judiciary is comprised of three members, appointed by the GSA President. Their job is to rule on questions about the nature of constituencies and credentials of delegates. The judiciary is responsible for hearing cases of impeachment and appeal and will make the final decision in these cases. The judiciary interprets the Constitution, oversees elections, and conducts audits of GSA financials at the beginning of each term.
Scott Engstrom is pursuing his Juris Doctor degree at the Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, and plans to graduate in May 2013. Originally from Appleton, Wisconsin, Scott received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010.
Prior to serving as a Justice in the Graduate Student Association, Scott served as a class representative to the Law School's Student Bar Association, and worked on the SBA budget committee. Additionally, Scott has served as Vice President of Outlaw, and was a 2011 nominee for Penn State's Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equity (CLGBTE) Ally Recognition Award. This past summer, Scott was awarded the Degenstein Foundation/Cherie M. Milage Fellowship for his work at the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, a public interest law firm in Philadelphia dedicated to serving individuals with HIV/AIDS who cannot otherwise afford legal representation. Scott was appointed to a GSA Justice position based on his credentials and his interest in becoming an active member of the GSA. After graduation, Scott hopes to practice transactional law while continuing to serve his community through work with public interest groups. Although busy with school work and other responsibilities, Scott has many outside interests. Scott is an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and enjoys golfing, staying fit, and spending time with his dog.
Nicole Onni is currently pursuing her J.D. at the Penn State-Dickinson School of Law and plans to graduate in May of 2014. Originally from Fair Haven, NJ, Nicole received her B.A. in Communication and English at Rutgers University in 2004. In addition to serving as a member of the Judiciary, Nicole is participating in the 2013 National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition and works as a part-time finance consultant. Prior to attending Law School, Nicole lived in New York City and worked at American International Group, Inc for 5 years, most recently as the Director of Operations and Finance for the Commercial Casualty Claims Department. Before AIG, Nicole worked for American Express in the Consumer Card Acquisition Group as an Assistant Marketing Manager. Nicole also volunteers when she is in New York and is certified by the State of New York as a volunteer advocate for the Crime-Victims Treatment Center of Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital. Nicole plans to return to New York after graduation. For fun, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, watching movies, music, shopping, food and wine, being outdoors, yoga, and painting.
David is a 6th year Ph.D. student in Theoretical Physics. His research focus is Loop Quantum Cosmology where he studies cosmological models derived from the full theory of Loop Quantum Gravity. Specifically, he works on applications of quantum corrections to classical solutions of general relativity in a canonical framework. He was formerly a Delegate in the GSA Assembly for the Eberly College of Science and took on the role of Judiciary Chair in the 2011-2012 school year. David also serves on the Grad Council.
Judiciary organization chart