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LASSA Executive Team (2022-23)

We are your elected executives for LASSA, the team who organizes events and represents the iSchool with the AMS and GSS.

Laura Weisgarber (she/her)


Hope Gresser (she/her)


Scott Cameron (he/him)


Nick Murphy (he/him)

Communications Officer – Term 1

Eavan McNeil

Communications Officer – Term 2

Hello, I’m Eavan! I took over as Communications Officer second term after starting my MAS/LIS degrees this fall and am so glad you’re here! I grew up in Southern California, spent a few years in Western Massachusetts, and now split my time between BC and Nebraska. When I’m not helping out with LASSA (or AMIA!), you can find me at work at the AMS archives, making art, or formulating some thought or another about archives, photography, and trauma. Don’t be shy to reach out!

Mandy Furru (she/her)

Engagement Coordinator

Hello, all! I’m Mandy, LASSA’s Student Engagement Coordinator. I am finishing up my third and final year of the dual MAS/LIS program at the iSchool. When I’m not doing course work, I enjoy having cozy nights in either reading, baking, or doing some DIY crafts. I hope to meet you in person at one of the LASSA events!

Coco Chen (any/all)

Events Coordinator

Hi hello I’m Coco! I am LASSA’s Events Coordinator for the year – you may have seen me running around in a frenzy on Halloween! I’m in my first year of the Dual MASLIS program and have lived in Metro Vancouver my whole life, with the exception of my undergrad. I currently reside in Coquitlam / kʷikʷəƛ̓əm territory. Come chat with me about Dimension 20, Taylor Swift, coffee (I was a barista for 4 years), photography, or anything, really – I’m chatty!

Jess Leja (she/her)


Emma Smith (any/all)

Faculty of Arts Rep

Rhys Delios (they/them)

MaCL Rep

Rhys Delios is a MaCL student and is this term’s representative for LASSA. They are queer and trans non-binary (they/them) and have a passion for children’s and young adult literatures. Their research interests include the intersections queer fiction, comics, and fantasy literatures. They are passionate about diverse representation in children’s media and love watching (and talking about) young people’s animated shows and movies.

Bri Watson (they/them)

PhD Rep – Term 1

B.M. Watson is (@brimwats) white queer nonbinary settler living in Tsleil-Waututh. They are PhD student at UBC’s iSchool focusing on equitable cataloging in libraries, archives, and museums & how they can use community-supported terminology. They have a MLIS from Indiana University focusing on archives and digital humanities and a MA in history of sexuality and the book from Drew University. They serve as the Archivist-Historia\n of APA’s Consensual Non-Monogamy Taskforce and on the Editorial Board of the Homosaurus.