Executive Board

Will Nathan -President 

Currently serves as the President of the Graduate Association at Bowie State University. He hold his B.A. from the University of the District of Columbia in Business Administration and is now pursing his M.A. in Human Resources Development with a certificate in Project Management. Will also serves as a mentor for Bowie State University's Male Initiative Program and the Lt. Governor Designate for the Division 1 of Capital District Kuwanis. Will has received several awards from national organizations for his leadership, community service, and advocacy of black men's issues. Will hopes to gain a sense of purpose through his work and to stay engaged over the long term. His primary goal is to create spaces where people like you, with shared experiences from different backgrounds, can connect, develop, engage, and find support in safe, affirming environments. He is confident that he posses the necessary attributes to effectively act as an unyielding advocate on behalf of the graduate student community.

Priyadarshini (Priya) Persaud - 1st Vice President

Currently serves as 1st Vice President of the Graduate Student Association at Bowie State University.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude with two Associate Degrees, Mass Communications and General Studies. She continued her education at Bowie State University. A National Leadership and Success inductee, she graduated Magnum Cum Laude with a Bachelor Degree in Communications. Priyadarshini is currently attending graduate school at Bowie State University where she is recipient of the Graduate Assistant-ship in the Organizational Communications Department and plans to focus full-time on her business, P2 Media upon graduation. As 1st Vice President of The Graduate Student Association, Priyadarshini is here for your service. She plans to manage publicity, market new ideas and execute the necessary components to ensure success for the graduate student body. 

Office Hours: Monday 10am-12:30pm; Tuesday 12:30p-4:00p

Please feel free to contact me at or (202) 656-6410


Ramonia Morant - 2nd Vice President

Currently serves as 2nd Vice President of the Graduate Student Association at Bowie State University. She is an alumna of Bowie State University, class of 2006. She holds a B.S. in Sociology with a specialty in Criminal Justice. Ramonia is currently pursuing her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and plans to become a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor upon completion of her program and graduation. She also serves as Treasurer of the Chi Sigma Iota International Counseling Honor Society at Bowie State University. Ramonia enjoys community service and helping others. As 2nd Vice President of the Graduate Student Association she plans to be a voice of her fellow graduate classmates, increase the presence of Bowie State University and the Graduate School in and around the community, increase graduate student membership and participation around campus, and last but not least, uphold the mission of GSA and Bowie State.

Office Hours: Tuesday 4-7pm; Wednesday 4-7pm; Friday 5-6pm (As needed)

Valerie Bowden-Allen - Financial Secretary

She currently serves as the Financial Secretary in the Graduate Student Association at Bowie State University. She graduated from Prince George’s Community College with an Associate of Arts in Psychology, Bowie State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology, and is currently pursuing her Masters of Arts in Human Resource Development. In her role as the Financial Secretary, she plans to assist in increasing program participation and creating development opportunities for graduate students’ through authentic and servant leadership.

Office hours:   Tuesday 1:30-6:00pm; Wednesday 1:30-4:00pm; Thursday 1:30-4:00pm                 


Talitha Royster - Secretary

Currently serves as the Secretary of The Graduate Student Association at Bowie State University.  She holds her B.A. from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Business Administration and is now pursuing her M.A in Human Resources Development at Bowie State University. Talitha also serves as a Cadet in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and plans to commission as a second lieutenant in The United States Army upon her graduation.  As Secretary of the Graduate Student Association, Talitha plans to help build a smooth running organization that works with and for the graduate student body.

Office Hours: Tuesday 1-5pm; Thursday 12pm-2:30pm; Friday 8:30am-10am

Brenna Smothers – Parliamentarian/Member-at-Large

Currently serves as Parliamentarian/Member-At-Large of the Graduate Student Association at Bowie State University. Brenna is a first generation college graduate, who graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bowie State University in 2012, where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. In 2010 she obtained an Associate of Arts degree from the Community College of Baltimore County. She is also currently the Secretary of the Graduate Assistant-ship Program. Upon graduation from Bowie State University, her vision is to pursue a position in a private practice as a Mental Health Counselor, while obtaining a certificate in couple and family counseling. Brenna plans to pursue her certification as a spiritual life coach. She also has plans on writing two novels and traveling across the world, conducting workshops and seminars. As Parliamentarian/ Member-at-large, Brenna plans on making sure that all needs of the student body are met and there are no questions unanswered. She also, promises that her team will always do things with elegance, grace and with much professionalism.  

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11:30am-4:30pm