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Legislative Branch

Positions will be updated continuously. We currently have nine Senate seats not yet filled within the Legislative Branch. Please refer to the Student Government homepage for any relevant applications.


The Legislative Branch of the University of North Florida's Student Government is responsible for serving the university's students in the Senate by passing legislation and resolutions on their behalf. The Legislative Branch is also responsible for representing the students in all national, state, local, and university-wide concerns as their elected representatives.

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Senate President

Thatcher Hart


The Senate President is responsible for leading the Senate.


Thatcher Hart is from Jupiter, Florida and is studying Political Science here at UNF. Thatcher is very active on campus while being involved in multiple clubs and intramural teams. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music and podcasts, playing sports outside, going to the beach, and reading. Thatcher is very passionate about Student Government and enjoys hearing from the students.




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Senate President Pro Tempore

Marisa Materazzi


The Senate President Pro-Tempore maintains all Senate and Committee records. They are responsible for leading the Constitution and Statutes Committee, which resolves conflicts concerning the Constitution and Statues, and the Senate Policies and Procedures.


Marisa is greatly enjoying her time here at UNF. She is participating in Spinnaker, Student Government, and the Hicks Honors College. She was born and raised in Jacksonville, but hopes to move to New York after college. A fun fact about Marisa is that she is a triplet! She loves to shop for clothes, travel, and most importantly drink coffee.

Legislative Cabinet

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Senate Secretary

Miranda Bird


The Senate Secretary takes minutes at Senate Meetings and Committee Meetings. The position is also responsible for maintaining the Legislative, Judicial, and Elections portions on the Student Government website. 


Miranda Bird was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, and is studying both Biology and Political Science here at UNF. In the future, she hopes to attend law school and become an agricultural/environmental lawyer. During her free time, Miranda enjoys listening to music, reading books, and volunteering. Miranda is excited to be a part of the Legislative Cabinet and can't wait to see what the future holds.

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Budget & Allocations Chair

Markos Kampouroglou



Budget and Allocations Committee (B&A) is responsible for allocating funds to organizations for Special and Travel Request. The committee is fiscally responsible and hears all requests unbiased. B&A also assists the Student Body Treasurer in creating a Budget Report of $5 million.  


Markos Kampouroglou is a sophomore studying Business Management with a minor in Leadership. Markos has been involved with Student Government since Fall of 2018, and strives to become a better leader to help make an impact on the university. 

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Government Oversight Chair

Kristen Ballard


The Government Oversight Committee is responsible for oversight in all intergovernmental affairs of Student Government. The GO Committee is responsible for vetting and forwarding candidates for Senate, as well as forwarding presidential appointments for the Executive Cabinet and Supreme Court.


Kristen Ballard is going into her senior year at UNF. She is an avid One Direction and concert enthusiast, is pursing a degree in Political Science and will be attending law school after graduation. Ballard is also a supervisor at the Public Opinion Research Lab on campus and the President of the Model United Nations Club. Kristen loves all things coffee and book related. If you have any questions - feel free to reach out and get in contact with her!


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University & Student Affairs Chair

Kayla Dougherty


The University and Student Affairs Committee is responsible for acting as a liaison, connecting students, administration, and Student Government. The committee hosts four events a semester; including Osprey Voice, Roundtable, and Finals Frenzy. These events are designed to hear students concerns, engage students, and provide solutions.


Kayla Dougherty plans on going to law school after she graduates. When she is not studying, Kayla is figure skating, drinking coffee, or watching Friends. This is Kayla's fourth semester in Senate and so far, she loves representing the student body. Kayla can't wait to see what the rest of the school year has in store.