Please join me in congratulating our newly-elected Grad Student Junior Co-Chair, Peter McPartlan. Peter McPartlan is a third-year student in Learning, Cognition, and Development at the University of California Irvine. His research focuses on how teenage students’ social lives can support or diminish their academic motivation. We want to thank all of the seven wonderful candidates we had this year – it’s great to be part of a such an impressive group that’s so eager to be involved. We look forward to working with Peter and with all who expressed willingness to help out the SIG. All graduate students who are interested in being more concretely involved in the SIG can reach out to me directly (email@example.com) and I will provide information on additional opportunities.