Nursing Student Government Association (NSGA)

NSGA officers

About Us

The purpose of the Nursing Student Government Association (NSGA) is to encourage fellowship among students, faculty, and staff by creating an atmosphere of collaboration and understanding at the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON). NSGA inspires professional growth by providing programs representative of fundamental and emerging trends in the field of nursing and promotes a dynamic and diverse student body dedicated to the highest quality of health care.


  1. Advocate for all students, encourage good fellowship among students, and create a sense of unity and facilitate communication between faculty, staff, and students
  2. Instill an appreciation for the necessity of continuous professional growth
  3. Develop and maintain a functional government, which addresses diversity within and among the members of the student body


All undergraduate students of the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) are members of the NSGA and have the right to vote in general elections. The monies received by UMSON from the Student Activities Fee are paid by each student at the time of registration for each semester. The University of Maryland allocates these funds to the NSGA according to established financial policies and procedures.



President: Salina Sarma

Hi, my name is Salina Sarma and I am from Frederick, MD. I participated in the 2+2 program and completed my first two years obtaining my prerequisites at University of Maryland, College Park. I'm a third semester student and I currently work in the Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit at UMMC. I hope to further my nursing career by completing a DNP program in critical care and continue working in high acuity cardiac units. My hobbies include dancing, yoga, reading, baking, and traveling. I'm looking forward to making this one of the best years for NSGA!

Vice President: Lindsay Sneller

Hi! My name is Lindsay Sneller and I am from Ellicott City, MD. I began my undergraduate studies the University of Maryland, College Park, focused on Nutrition, before I changed my path to study Nursing. I am a 3rd semester student and I currently work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UMMC. I hope to continue my nursing career working with infants and children to create and promote a healthier generation of people. My hobbies include running, reading, hiking, biking and volleyball. I am looking forward to a great year with the NSGA!


Treasurer: Muneit O’Brien

I am a 4th semester nursing student and have been involved with NSGA since my 1st. I enjoy being a part of the college community for the opportunities to engage in community service while influencing others within the college community. Nursing is my second major, after studying Civil Engineering, where I found my fervency in working with people. I plan to work in Critical Care upon graduation and later pursue a DNP. For now, I'm very excited to give this last semester my best, especially with NSGA!

Secretary: Neda Mirijafary

Hello! My name is Neda Mirjafary and I am from Bel Air, MD. I graduated from University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in Public Health, and following that I decided to pursue nursing as a career. I am a 3rd semester BSN student and currently work as a surgical technician for Maryland Vein Professionals. In the future I hope to apply for the CRNA/DNP program at UMD and would love to also pursue Global Health. In my spare time I love to travel and get outdoors as much as possible!


NSNA Chair: Lucy Rose Davidoff and Amanda Palmer


Community Chair: Amanda Palmer


Big/Little Chair: Emily Han and Muneit O'Brien


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