Officers and Staff


Destinee Grove (President):

Destinee is a second-year M.S. Kinesiology student (College of Public Health) in the athletic training program. She serves as an anatomy and physiology teaching assistant. A North Carolina native, Destinee joined TUGSA to learn more about unions and help advocate for her and peers; this will be her second year as a member and first year as president. She looks forward to engaging with members to increase union power and create a healthier work environment. In her free time, Destinee serves as an athletic trainer for Temple’s cheerleading squads and various club sports. You can find her in Pearson 253.



Evan Kassof  (Vice President):



Brandon Miller (Director of Organization):



Elysia Petras (Treasurer):



Matt Ford (Director of Community Outreach):

Matt Ford is a second-year Ph.D. student and Teaching Assistant in the Department of Sociology. He holds a BA in English and Sociology from the University of Delaware and a MS in Criminal Justice from Saint Joseph’s University. He believes strongly in the importance of working with and learning from as diverse an array of individual voices and likeminded organizations as possible, both inside and outside the bounds of Temple’s campus. Furthermore, Matt feels the insights provided by an organized, active, and expansive membership are essential to TUGSA’s ongoing efforts at bettering the lives of our colleagues, neighbors, and allies.


Jennifer Burd (Secretary):




Natalie Midiri (Staff Organizer):

Margrace Navarra (Membership Organizer):

Ariel Natalo-Lifton (Sexual Harassment Officer):

Lindsay Bartkowski (Office Organizer):



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