Assistant to the Dean: Current Year

Assistant to the Dean: Current Year

The Graduate Student Assistant to the Dean of Graduate Studies and to the Chancellor (GSADC) serves as a liaison between graduate students and the administration at UC Davis. In addition to regular meetings with the Dean of Graduate Studies, the Chancellor, Graduate Council, and other campus administrators, the GSADC is available to meet with graduate students, both formally (through the GSA and other graduate student groups and organizations) and informally in order to represent graduate student concerns and perspectives as accurately as possible.

Angel Hinzo

​Graduate Student Assistant to the Dean and Chancellor 2014-15

Angel M. Hinzo (Winnebago/Ho-Chunk) was born in Sioux City, Iowa and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Native American Studies with a designated emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research. She received her B.A. in history from the University of California San Diego and specializes in history and federal Indian policy from mid-19th century to the present. She was a 2013-2014 Professors for the Future Fellow where she co-founded the Native American Studies Graduate Research Journal (NASGRJ) which provides opportunities for emerging scholars to peer review manuscripts and publish research. The journal is especially interested in showcasing work that engages, challenges, and contributes to the developing field of Native American Studies. For more information visit

Ms. Hinzo will continue to serve as an advocate for graduate and professional students in her role as Graduate Student Assistant to the Dean and Chancellor. She plans to develop strategies to address the concerns voiced in the 2013-2014 Diversity Dialogues on Graduate Education in collaboration with the Graduate Ally Coalition (GAC) and to continue dialogues regarding social justice on the UC Davis campus. Please contact her with any questions or concerns at