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    Student Government Director

    Dawn Knipe


    Dawn Knipe is responsible for the operations and advisement of Student Government, its branches, and its agencies. Dawn has a comprehensive background in higher education centered in student affairs and enrollment management. At Pace University in New York City, she held the positions of Assistant Dean for Students, Director of Enrollment Services, and Director of the Schimmel Center for the Arts. While there, she obtained a MBA from the Lubin School of Business and a BA in Dramatic Arts from the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to her commitment to student development at UNF, Dawn enjoys theater and the arts, especially directing new plays by aspiring playwrights.

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    SG Administrative Secretary

    Sasha Kuntsevich


    As the Administrative Secretary, Sasha Kuntsevich assists the SG Director in everyday tasks and is in charge of maintaining the SG Library. Sasha is an alumna of UNF with a Bachelor's in Marketing and a Minor in History, and is in the process of getting her MBA. In summer 2017, she studied abroad in Italy, focusing on Art History. Sasha is originally from Minsk, Belarus; while not working, she enjoys reading mystery novels and traveling.

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    Student Government Advisor

    Victoria Shore


    A native of Mansfield, Ohio, Victoria graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Humanities and a Master's in Higher Education Administration from UNF. Victoria has lived in Florida since 1975 where she met and married her husband, Brian, and has three children and eight grandchildren. She has worked for UNF since 2010 in Student Affairs and currently as the Student Government Advisor, where she oversees the Legislative, Judicial and Office of Elections.

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    SA Specialist for Osprey Productions

    Kayleigh Harrison


    Kayleigh Harrison is an alumna of the university and graduated with her Bachelor’s in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and a minor in American Sign Language/Deaf Studies. While studying at UNF, Kayleigh was involved with many organizations on campus, including Student Government, Housing and Residence Life and the Communication Department. She enjoys volunteering, exercising and spending time outdoors.

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    Student Government Office Manager

    Lucy Tison


    Lucy Tison comes to UNF from Neptune Baptist Church where she served as the Ministry Assistant to the Worship Arts Ministry. Prior to that she was a stay at home mom for 18 years where she was actively involved with the PTA and volunteering at her children’s schools. She began her career in the Mortgage Banking industry where she advanced from clerk to Loan Officer for Southeast Banks, NA. Lucy is married, has two children and two perfect grandchildren whom she loves spending time with.

  • Business & Accounting Office
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    Business Office Manager

    Katrina Willis


    Katrina Willis comes to the University of North Florida with a background in customer service, payroll, and budget planning. She also has experience organizing educational workshops, coordinating travel and processing expenses. Originally from Ohio, Katrina traveled internationally for several years doing missions and relief work before settling in Jacksonville, FL. She is looking forward to continuing her education at UNF. Katrina enjoys spending time with family, traveling and baking.

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    Accounting Associate

    Timothy Barnes


    Tim Barnes has been with Student Government for three years, helping students with their budget and travel needs. Tim is a native of San Diego, California, and enjoys time with his wife and two yellow labs. Tim also enjoys riding his motorcycle when the weather is nice, as well as watching sports and golf.

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    Accounting Associate

    Erica Calorel


    Erica Calorel currently serves as support staff for SG agencies, with specific focus on Club Alliance and Club Funding. She has been at the university for seven years, and continues to work with Student Government. Her main focus is to help any and all students with any questions about club funds and events. In addition to working with students, Erica enjoys many fandoms, comics, and photography. In her spare time, she creates, crafts, and designs art, including painting canvases and miniature figures.

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    Accounting Associate

    Lauren King


    Along with her regular accounting duties, Lauren King also maintains the daily operations of the Business and Accounting office, oversees the SG Scholarships, and edits the SG Website. Lauren is a recent UNF graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Minor in Criminal Justice. As a student, she was heavily involved with Student Government and her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. In the Fall of 2016, Lauren studied abroad in Dundee, Scotland, focusing her studies on Forensic Psychology. While not working, she enjoys playing lacrosse and video games, reading fiction novels, and planning her future trip around the world.

  • Student Assistants
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    Alexis Horne
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    Nahum Michel
    Nahum is an international student originally from Haiti. He transferred to UNF after his receiving his Associates of Arts from Florida State College at Jacksonville. He is a Junior currently working on his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. Nahum is scheduled to graduate Spring 2020, and hopes to get some experience in a local company in Jacksonville before returning home. In his free time, Nahum enjoys watching action movies.
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    Julia Palenzuela
    Originally from Winter Springs, Florida, Julia Palenzuela started at UNF in Fall 2016. She is currently working towards her Bachelor’s in Health Administration and is set to graduate in the spring of 2020. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a Master’s degree in Health Administration. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her friends and explore what Jacksonville has to offer.
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    Gracie Wilkinson
    Gracie started at UNF in the fall of 2017. She moved here from Tampa and is currently an English major and wants to someday teach English overseas. When she isn’t in class or working, Gracie enjoys going to the beach, hanging out with friends or being outside.