Message From Our President

President's Message

Mariko Burgin

2023 IEEE GRSS President

For 2023, I wish you and your families health, happiness, and success. As the new IEEE GRSS President, my resolution for 2023 is to foster an inclusive, accessible, and open GRSS where everyone feels welcome and belongs.

GRSS is evolving from a small to a mid-sized professional organization, and our geographical membership trends are changing. GRSS lacks membership in regions such as Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the Asia-Pacific region and there are declining trends in North America and Europe. Other regions such as China and India are flourishing. We have less than 17% female members, and membership from industry is only a small percentage of the total membership.

If you have ideas or suggestions or – even better! – would like to get involved, email me at or reach out to me at @GRSS_President on Twitter. I would like to work with you on these goals, and I am excited to see what we can do together this coming year.