The main purpose of the Radio-Television-Film Graduate Student Organization (RTF GSO) is to advocate for the interests of graduate students in the department and in the Moody College of Communication. The goals of the GSO are to serve as a representative body for addressing major issues and concerns of all RTF graduate students (MA, MFA, PhD); to promote professional development of its membership; and to promote cohesion between the media studies graduate student body and the graduate production student body through social events and academic forums.


The General Body of the RTF GSO consists of all current graduate students (MA, MFA, PhD) in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at The University of Texas at Austin in good standing with the University. The main elected leadership body of the RTF GSO is the RTF GSO Board.  GSO board members serve on departmental search committees. Unless specifically noted, all elected positions are open to any RTF MA, MFA, or PhD student.  Elections for Board members take place at the end of the Spring semester. Terms for all representatives last one academic year.


The RTF GSO holds meetings every month during the academic year.  These meetings are organized and led by the RTF GSO Board, but are open to all current RTF graduate students.  Notification of meeting dates and agenda are distributed through the GSO mailing list.  At meetings, GSO Board members and Representatives discuss the main concerns and issues of the agenda, and plan ahead for future action.  All RTF graduate students are welcome to attend and join the discussion.

2022–23 Board Members

  • Katie Hartzell (Ph.D student)

  • Alex Remington (Ph.D. student)

  • Laurel Rogers (Ph.D. student)

  • Brynne McGregor (MFA Production student)

  • Sophia Abbey-Kuipers (MA student)

  • Kristina Brüning (Ph.D. student)


Opinions are welcome as the GSO takes action to represent the voice of the RTF graduate students. If you have any comments, questions, or concerns regarding graduate student matters in the RTF department, please let us know.  Email the board at or fill out the anonymous feedback form.


Read the GSO charter and bylaws.