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Senators

There are currently 15 open Senate seats, click here to get involved! Positions will be updated continuously. 

 

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 Seat 1

    Alexander Chase 

     

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    Senate Seat 2

     Carlita Washington

     

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    Senate Seat 3

    George Faklis

    Sophomore

    Finance 

    Appointed Fall 2017 

     

    My name is George Faklis and I am a Finance Major at the University of North Florida and currently a member of the class of 2021. I was appointed Senator in the Fall of 2017. I currently serve on the Budget and Allocations Committee and enjoy hearing what different organizations are doing throughout the University through their Travel and Special Requests. I am from Tarpon Springs, Florida and I graduated from Tarpon Springs High School. I was selected by my Principal based on my character and academic success to give a speech at graduation, which I gave successfully. As Senator, I will strive to put the needs of all 16,000 students on campus at the top of my priorities. 

  • Kayla Dougherty
    Senate Seat 4

    Kayla Dougherty

    Elected Fall 2017

  • Michael Hurley
    Senate Seat 5

    Michael Hurley

    Junior

    Appointed Spring 2018

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    Senate Seat 6

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    Senate Seat 7
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    Senate Seat 8

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  • Riley Brown
    Senate Seat 9

    Riley Brown 

    Junior

     Appointed Spring 2018

     

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    Senate Seat 10
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    Senate Seat 11

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    Senate Seat 12

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    Senate Seat 13

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    Senate Seat 14

    Damaris Wambui 

    Sophomore

    Chemistry

    Appointed Summer 2017

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    Senate Seat 15

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    Senate Seat 16

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    Senate Seat 17

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    Senate Seat 18

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    Senate Seat 19

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    Senate Seat 20

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  • Natalie Costello
    Senate Seat 21

    Natalie Costello

    Sophomore

    Elected Spring 2018

     

    My name is Natalie Costello and I am a sophomore. This is my first term as a Senator and I have really enjoyed working for student government so far. I spend a lot of my week in the Lib so if you see me in there, please come say hello! When I am not at the Tommy G Library, I work at a pizza restaurant as a server and hostess. I enjoy watching cartoons, eating, and naps. Feel free to reach out to me for anything! I love meeting and talking to students.

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    Senate Seat 22

    Patrick Healy

    Junior

    Political Science and International Studies

    Elected Fall 2017

     

    I'm Patrick Healy, a junior here at UNF, and this is my first term as Senator. I thoroughly enjoy working for the government, but when I'm not doing that I enjoy eating, watching old vines, and not speaking to anyone. Patrick is currently the Government Oversight Chair. To learn more about the GO Chair click   here .

  • Markos Kampourglou
    Senate Seat 23

    Markos Kampourgolou

    Freshman

    Business Management

    Appointed Fall 2018

     

     My name is Markos Kampouroglou, a freshman studying Business Management. I am from Tarpon Springs, Florida where I attend East Lake High School. I have always had a passion for Student Government and I am so eager to be serving as a Senator for the Fall term. I enjoying being involved in my school and community. Feel free to reach out to me for anything!

  • Griffin Gangwer
    Senate Seat 24

     Griffin Gangwer

    Sophomore

    Marine Biology

    Appointed Fall 2018

    I'm Griffin Gangwer, a sophomore and Marine Bio major. I come from Lakeland, Florida, where I attended Santa Fe High School. I was appointed this Fall, meaning this is my first term as a Senator. When I'm not representing the students at UNF or going to class, I can be found cooking, playing video games, or rock climbing. 

     

  • Thompson Hinman
    Senate Seat 25

    Thompson Hinman   

    Senior

    Appointed Fall 2018

    Senator Thompson Hinman is a senior here at UNF and majors in Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science. Thompson is from St. Augustine, FL and attended St. Joseph Academy where he played football and baseball for all four years. His goals while serving the student body is to ensure student safety on campus while making sure every student has a voice. His goals for after graduation include serving in the U.S. Army National Guard and hopes to serve his hometown of St. Augustine, FL as a police officer. Thompson is the son of Bryan and Kimberly Hinman and has two younger brothers, Carter and Camden.

  • Kathryn Schnieder
    Senate Seat 26

    Kathryn Schneider

    Sophomore

    Sociology and Political Science

    Elected Spring 2018

     

    My name is Kathryn Schneider, but you can call me Ally! I'm a native of Jacksonville, and have loved my time at UNF so far. I'm currently a sophomore majoring in sociology and political science, and I plan to pursue a PhD in sociology after I graduate. In my free time, I love to read and spend time with my friends at a variety of coffee shops around Jacksonville. Please feel free to reach out to me about any ideas or concerns you have regarding UNF; my job is to represent and serve the students, and I want to make sure I do just that!

  • Thatcher Hart
    Senate Seat 27

     Thatcher Hart

    Freshman

    Political Science

    Appointed Fall 2018

     

    Thatcher Hart is a Freshman at UNF and is a Political Science Major. Growing up in Jupiter Florida and graduating from Jupiter High School he enjoys going to the beach, hanging out with friends, and learning new things. Thatcher is very passionate about student government and wants to hear from the students about how they think  the University of North Florida can be a better place for all that attend it.

     

  • Marrisa Materazzi
    Senate Seat 28

    Marisa Materazzi

     Appointed Fall 2018

     

  • Valerie Fonseca
    Senate Seat 29

     Valeria Fonseca

     Appointed Fall 2018 

  • Sonia Vargas
    Senate Seat 30

    Sonia Vargas

    Sophomore

    Political Science 

    Appointed Summer 2017

     

    Sonia Vargas is a sophomore at UNF majoring in Political Science. A Jacksonville native she graduated from Paxon School for Advanced Studies in 2017. After graduating from UNF, Sonia plans to go to graduate school and study to become a politician. Sonia is dedicated to serving the student body, and looks forward to being able to hear what the students want to see done at UNF this upcoming year. Sonia is currently the Senate President Pro Tempore. To learn more about the Senate President Pro Tempore position and the legislative cabinet click here.

     

  • Joy Ayano
    Senate Seat 31
    Joy Ayano
    Appointed Fall 2018
  • Meghan Pilcher
    Senate Seat 32

    Meghan Pilcher

    Junior 

    Political Science

    Elected Spring 2018

     

    Meghan Pilcher is a Junior here at the University of North Florida. She is majoring in Political science and double minoring in Public Administration and International Relations. Born and raised in Brooksville, Florida, Meghan graduated from Hernando Christian Academy and attended Pasco Hernando State College for a year and a half. She was recently elected this fall to the Senate and is on the Budget and Allocations Committee. 

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    Senate Seat 33

    Karlee Gordon 

    Elected Spring 2018

  • Camden Dean
    Senate Seat 34

    Camden Dean 

    Junior

    Appointed Fall 2017

     

    Camden is currently the B&A Chair. To learn more about the B&A Chair position click here 

  • Anthony Hall
    Senate Seat 35

    Anthony Hall

    Senior 

    Psychology

    Elected Spring 2018

    Independent 

     

    Anthony Hall is a Psychology major entering his senior year here at UNF. Anthony received his Associates degree form Valencia college where he was a student leader and President of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Being elected to Senate in Spring 2018 Anthony plans on using the skills from his past to serve the student body here at UNF as a Senator. After graduating from UNF, Anthony plans to seek a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. While not in senate Anthony enjoys listening to audiobooks, enjoying the company of friends and family, and listening to many different types of music. 

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    Senate Seat 36

    Robert Lessen

    Appointed Fall 2018

  • Madison Otoole
    Senate Seat 37

    Madison Otoole

    Elected Spring 2018

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    Senate Seat 38

    Thomas Pluchon

    Sophomore

    Political Science & International Studies

    Appointed Summer 2017


    Thomas Pluchon is a dual Political Science and International Studies major. Born in France and raised in Miami, Florida, he attended and graduated from Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High  School in 2017. Thomas was originally appointed to the Senate in the summer of 2017, before being chosen as Senate President Pro Tempore in the Fall. After graduating from UNF, Thomas plans to pursue a career in either business or politics. In his spare time Thomas enjoys reading, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family. Thomas is currently the Senate President. To learn more about the Senate President position and the legislative cabinet click here

  • Daniel James
    Senate Seat 39

    Daniel James

    Elected Spring 2018

  • Thomas Johnson
    Senate Seat 40

    Thomas Johnson 

    Junior

    Biology 

    Elected Spring 2018

     

    Thomas Johnson is a Biology Major with a concentration in Biomedical Sciences. He is a Presidential Envoy serving as student ambassador to the Alumni Association and the Office of the President. After graduating UNF, Thomas hopes to attend pharmacy school to become a pharmacist. Thomas is thankful for the opportunity to serve UNF and its students.