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Meet Our Staff

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SG 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 Assistant Director

Jason Edgar


Jason is responsible for the overall administration of programs, policies & procedures of SG's business functions and the Lend-a-Wing pantry operations. A native of Brooklyn, NY, Jason has a background in enrollment services management, team development and leadership, as well as data and root cause analysis. He obtained his BS in Operations Management from Syracuse University, his MBA from UNF, and is currently working towards his EdD in Educational Leadership. When not working or studying, he enjoys cycling, baking and photography.

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SG Branch 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 Student Involvement Center

Kellen Hill


Kellen Hill currently serves as advisor for Student Involvement Center in the SG office and assists with Club Funding. He is from the Jacksonville area but recently moved back after years living in Illinois, New York City and Texas. His background is in digital marketing and student affairs and is currently a graduate student at Brooks College of Health studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In addition to working with students, Kellen enjoys photography, ideating, sports and learning about new cultures. In his spare time, he likes to cook, eat tons of food and travel.

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SG Office Manager

Lucy Tison


Lucy Tison came to UNF in 2014 with a background in administration and customer service. Lucy is the Office Manager for Student Government. A native to Jacksonville, Lucy is married to Nick, has two children and four grandchildren.

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Accounting Manager

Katrina Willis


Katrina Willis oversees the operations in the Business Office as its Accounting Manager and also provides accounting support to the Executive Branch and Lend-A-Wing Pantry. Katrina is a native of Ohio and traveled internationally for several years before settling in Jacksonville. She also enjoys spending time with family, baking and traveling.

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Accounting Associate

Timothy Barnes


Tim Barnes' current duties in Student Government include providing accounting support for the Travel Index, Osprey Productions, Rec & Wellness, Elections, Homecoming and the Judicial Branch. He has been with the department 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

Sasha Kuntsevich


Sasha Kuntsevich provides accounting support for the Student Involvement Center and Club Funding. 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.

Office Assistant

Robin Robertson


Robin Robertson provides office support for the Student Government Business Office and also provides support to Lend-A-Wing Pantry and Student Involvement Center. When not working she enjoys, watching sports and spending time with family and friends. 

Student Assistants

Ge'Naya Berry-Hughes

Ge'Naya Berry-Hughes is a Nursing major here at the University of North Florida. She is a first year college student with aspirations to become a successful Travel Nurse. When she graduates in 2022 she wants to explore the world and help those in need.

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David Melillo

This is David's third year with Student Government. He works as a Student Assistant to support Student Leaders and SG Staff.  David graduated from Lake Mary Preparatory School in Lake Mary, FL. Here at UNF, he plans to major in international Business and Economics with a minor in Spanish.  He hopes to stay at UNF for all four years and possibly continue his academic career by pursuing his MBA from UNF.

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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.

Alexis Williams