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Autumn Anthony

Supervisor of the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships & Fellowships

Autumn Anthony is the Supervisor of the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships & Fellowships.  In her role, Autumn is responsible for the budget and fiscal management of centrally funded graduate awards as well as the operating budget for the office.  Autumn oversees staff across all administrative operations at OGSAF and works together with the Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs on strategic planning and portfolio development of OGPA initiatives. Autumn is also the Program Director of the Presidential Fellowship, which was recently reinstated after a two-year hiatus.

Prior to joining OGSAF in the spring of 2022, Autumn worked in GW’s Office for International Programs where she developed international agreements at the undergraduate level as well as served as the central point of contact for advising agreements managers within each graduate school to establish, update and maintain international contracts.

Autumn is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Middle East Studies at the Elliott School for International Affairs at GW.  Prior to that, she obtained her BA in International Relations from the University of Colorado at Boulder where she focused on the Middle East region and pursued minors in Political Science and Arabic.  A language enthusiast, Autumn speaks Spanish, French, and Arabic as a result of having an international education starting at the age of nine. In her free time she also enjoys painting, ceramics, gardening and being outdoors.

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Megan Steiner Potier

Program Associate

In her position as Program Associate, Megan Steiner Potier coordinates graduate award administration, advises graduate students about funding opportunities, and administers the Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program. Megan also manages the office web presence and mass communications with internal partners.

Prior to joining GW, Megan worked in municipal government and higher education in her hometown of Milwaukee, WI. She holds a BA in International Studies from St. Norbert College and is currently pursuing a MPS in Sustainable Urban Planning from GW's College of Professional Studies.






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Amica Rapadas

Senior Administrative Assistant

Amica provides administrative support for the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. She advises students about funding opportunities and supports students applying for the Boren and Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships. Amica also assists with graduate awards administration and events management.

Prior to joining GW, Amica was a Fulbright Grantee in Taiwan. She graduated from The University of Alabama with degrees in International Relations and Geography and is currently pursuing an M.A. in International Development Studies at the Elliott School.



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Conner Zelmer

Program Associate

In his position as Program Associate, Conner Zelmer coordinates graduate award administration, advises graduate students about funding opportunities, manages Banner workflow as well as the faculty hire application processes.

Prior to joining GW, Conner worked in Virginia Tech University’s International Center. He was the recipient of the MEXT scholarship and was granted an M.A. in sociology from Keio University in Tokyo. He holds a B.A. in cultural anthropology from Ball State University.