Graduate Student Organization

Hello from the GSO!

The Graduate Student Organization is Tisch's graduate student council, comprised of one representative from each graduate department. GSO is the voice of the grad community to the administration, faculty, and NYU's Student Government Assembly (SGA). 

GSO works to foster interdepartmental collaboration at Tisch, and programs include social and networking events, speaker panels, art conferences, film screenings, co-sponsorships, and more. GSO also hosts an annual grant funding program

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2020-2021 GSO BOARD

Mikey Rosenbaum, Co-President

Mikey Rosenbaum sitting at a piano


He | Him | His

Musical Theater Writing, Class of 2021

Mikey Rosenbaum is a professional amateur, composer, actor, and director. He is currently the Summer Director of the Performing Arts at The American School in Switzerland (TASIS) where he continues to develop new musicals for international students every year. As part of FLIP THE SCRIPT CREATIONS, Mikey co-develops several new productions for both TYA and professional theater every year. Recent scores include: Out of the Woods;  Cry Wolf, The Prince and the Pauper (Children’s Stage Adventures); Epic: The Musical, Prince of Poyais, Windcatcher, Same Sky, Sketch, The Great Divide (TASIS);  Catch and the Sirens (Amios Theater, NYC), Monstress (Hunger and Thirst Theatre, workshop), Big Love (The Party, Nashville), Metropolitan (Fresh Fruit Festival '19). As an actor, he is a proud member of Actor’s Equity and continues to work in Nashville, NYC, and Europe. Mikey is currently pursuing his MFA in Musical Theater Writing at Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.  

​IG: @thedumbamerican


Ryan Grippi, Co-President

Ryan Grippi experiencing a virtual reality demo


He | Him | His

Interactive Telecommunications Program, Class of 2021

Ryan is the co-President for the Tisch GSO. His three professional passions include Film, Theatre, and Technology. He loves storytelling of all forms and and is currently studying volumetric capture, VR filmmaking and Augmented Reality. 


Reese Antoinette, Senator and SGA Director of Diversity

Reese Antoinette


She | Her | Hers

Graduate Acting, Class of 2021

I am an actress and activist who has spent over a decade advocating for women, immigrants and youth empowerment across New York City. As a first generation Jamaican-American I understand the complexity of culture and identity. That’s what inspires me to bring curiosity to my work, and seek the humanity in the race, class, religion, gender and politics of my characters.

My passion for storytelling inspired me to write and produce LIBERTY, a web series highlighting the intersectionality of race, gender and politics on Staten Island. I also recently wrote the Sci-Fi short film JOAN, and is currently in production of ORIXA, a theatrical black experience using VR, AR and CGI technology. I love stories that reimagine how black women contribute to stories in the past, present and the future: Everyday girls and women who do extraordinary things. 

I am currently in my final year of the NYU Graduate Acting program Class of 2021.  I serve as the NYU Tisch Graduate Student Organization Senator, Chair of the NYU Diversity committee, and I am the artistic director of Homebase 2021.

Kindall H. Almond, Alternate Senator

Kindall Almond

She | They

Design for Film and Stage, Class of 2022

Originally from Colorado, Kindall is a Brooklyn-based costume designer, stylist and fabricator, currently pursuing their MFA in costume design from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts.


Charlie Harper, Secretary and Publicity Director

Charlie Harper

She | Her | Hers

NYU Game Center, Class of 2021

Charlie Harper is a game designer and performer located in the greater NYC area, currently pursuing her MFA in Game Design.  She is the current student  representative for the NYU: Game Center class of 2021. 

Charlie uses her work in games to explore the relationship between interactive media and the personal lives of players. She finds endless opportunity in the spaces we create through rules, narrative, and aesthetic. Her passion is to continue to push the limits of what games can do - move people in new ways, craft new stories, and tackle new technological challenges.

In her spare time, Charlie streams indie titles and audience interactive projects on twitch. Charlie was also a featured streamer on the 2020 IndieCade Summer Series, showcasing E3 IndieCade titles, and classic IndieCade Alumni. 

"I'm always available for a chat, and I love to take part in jams -  I hope you reach out if you would like to create something together." | @CharlieArtifact | 


Khalea Ross Robinson

Khalea Robinson Headshot

She | Her | Hers

NYU Graduate Film Program, Class of 2022

Khalea Ross Robinson is an MFA candidate at NYU's Graduate Film program, and its representative to the Tisch Graduate Students Organization. She has written and directed three short films -- The Gift, Elle, and Maria, receiving an Alexander Black and Debra and Leon Black Family Foundation Prize, the W. T. C. Johnson Scholarship, and a Blackhouse Foundation Fellowship at Sundance. Before entering NYU's MFA film program, she majored in Civil Engineering at MIT, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and left the JD program at Harvard Law School to pursue a career in media, producing for Tavis Smiley on PBS, Face the Nation on CBS, and 60 Minutes' digital platform, 60 Minutes Overtime. She is a member of the Producers Council at the Producers Guild of America.

Raymond Pinto

Raymond Pinto is a student in Performance Studies.