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Senators

There are currently eight open Senate seats. Please check the homepage for any relevant applications, and 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

Catherine Selin

Senior

Coastal Environmental Science Major, International Studies Minor

Elected Fall 2018

 

Catherine Selin is entering her last year at UNF as a Coastal Environmental Science major and International Studies minor. She first joined Senate in Fall of 2018 through the election process. She is originally from South Florida, but has grown to love North Florida just as much. She enjoys being outside and advocating for environmental conservation. She hopes to achieve more environmental awareness on campus.

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Senate Seat 2

Krysten Wilkerson

 

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Senate Seat 3

SaiRahul Kilambi

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Senate Seat 4

Ellis Levine

 

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Senate Seat 5

Emily Jeffries

Senior

Political Science Major, Environmental Studies and Anthropology Minors

Elected Fall 2018

 

Emily Jeffries is the President of the Roosevelt Institute at UNF. She is passionate about issues related to the environment and is currently representing Student Government on the university-wide Sustainability Committee. She loves having the opportunity to serve her fellow students and hopes to continue working for her fellow citizens in the future. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, playing video games, and going to music festivals.

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Senate Seat 6

Kayla Dougherty

Senior

Political Science Major

Elected Fall 2017

 

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.

 

Kayla is currently serving as the University & Student Affairs Chair.

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Senate Seat 7

Alexander Chase

 

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Senate Seat 8

Mina Masody

 

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Senate Seat 9

Blayne Zaleski

 

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Senate Seat 10

Ryan See

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Senate Seat 11

Jennifer Vega

Junior  

Public Health Major, Health Education Minor

Elected Fall 2018

 

Jennifer Vega is from Jacksonville. Vega is involved in intramural sports on campus and love to attend Osprey Production's Swoop Cinema events. In her spare time, Jennifer likes to bike at the beach, take pictures of her food for my blog, and hang out with her dog, Maggie. As a senator, she really wants to promote a happy and healthy student body!

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Senate Seat 12

 Rachel Saunders

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Senate Seat 13

George Faklis

Junior

Accounting Major, Finance Minor

Appointed Fall 2017

 

George is from Tarpon Springs, Florida, and enjoys playing golf and spending time with friends and family. He hopes to continue serving the student body as a whole to the best of his ability.

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Senate Seat 14

 OPEN

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Senate Seat 15

 OPEN

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Senate Seat 16

OPEN 

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Senate Seat 17

OPEN

 

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Senate Seat 18

OPEN

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Senate Seat 19

OPEN

 

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Senate Seat 20

OPEN

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Senate Seat 21

Darryl Boyer

Sophomore

Marketing and Political Science Major, Leadership Minor

Elected Spring 2019

 

Darryl is a Gemini and Florida native. Darryl really enjoys helping others become better versions of themselves and helping shine light at the end of every tunnel. He joined Student Government to be a diverse advocate for the student body. He can't wait to see the school spirit grow.

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Senate Seat 22

Anthony Hall

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Senate Seat 23

Camden Dean 

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Senate Seat 24

Kyla Eliam

Freshman

Accounting Major, Computer Science Minor

Appointed Fall 2019

 

Kyla was born and raised here in Jacksonville, Florida. She has two beta fish that are very fun! Her goal is to become a better leader and be able to serve the UNF student body well during her time in Student Government.

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Senate Seat 25

Jennifer Doan

 Sophomore

Biomedical Sciences Major, Digital Marketing Minor

Elected Spring 2019

 

Jennifer is fluent in three languages. She loves interacting with people and getting to know them better, so don't hesitate to come by and say hi! In her free time, she enjoys figure skating. She is highly involved in her community, especially with her youth group, because it allows her to connect with others, which is something she is extremely passionate about. For this upcoming year, she wants to actively reach out to students and, on their behalf, voice their opinions to help make a positive impact on the University, guaranteed to bring some festive cheer.

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Senate Seat 26

Valerie Fonseca

Sophomore

Biology Major, Chemistry Minor

Appointed Fall 2018

 

Valerie Fonseca is a Jacksonville native, and she graduated from Stanton College Preparatory in 2018. When Valerie is not studying, in school, working her two jobs as a server, or working for Student Government, she enjoys watching The Office, talking to random people about random things, and reading. After graduating, Valerie hopes to attend medical school and become a Cardiothoracic surgeon.

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Senate Seat 27

Griffin Gangwer

Sophomore

Marine Biology Major

Appointed Fall 2018

 

Griffin Gangwer is from Lakeland, Florida, where he attended Santa Fe High School. When Gangwer is not representing the students at UNF or going to class, he can be found cooking, playing video games, or rock climbing.

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Senate Seat 28

Jesse Huffman

Freshman

Political Science Major, Criminal Justice Minor

Appointed Fall 2019

 

Jesse Huffman is a freshman at UNF and attended Stanton College Preparatory in Jacksonville. He is excited to be representing his fellow students, and is focused on improving the on-campus life for everybody. He enjoys American politics (which he admits are not always enjoyable), acting, playing video games, and watching sports. After he graduates, he plans on going to law school.

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Senate Seat 29

Thatcher Hart

Freshman

Political Science Major

Appointed Fall 2018

 

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.

 

Thatcher is currently serving as the Senate President.

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Senate Seat 30

Markos Kampouroglou

Sophomore

Business Management Major

Appointed Fall 2018

 

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. 

 

Markos is currently serving as the Budget & Allocations Chair. 

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Senate Seat 31

Nathaniel Rodefer

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Senate Seat 32

Marisa Materazzi

Freshman

Communications and Political Science Major

Appointed Fall 2018

 

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. 

 

Marisa is currently serving as the Senate President Pro Tempore. 

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Senate Seat 33

Skylar Celano

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Senate Seat 34

Lucas Ryan

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Senate Seat 35

Malachi Dunn

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Senate Seat 36

Sophia Gallo

 Sophomore

Political Science Major, Criminal Justice Minor

Appointed Fall 2018

 

Sophia is a sophomore majoring in Political Science and minoring in Criminal Justice. Originally from Melbourne, Florida, she plans to attend law school after she graduates at either the University of Florida or a school out of state. She hopes to be successful in either Medical Law or Family Law.

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Senate Seat 37

Angelena Baldi 

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Senate Seat 38

Hannah Emmons 

Sophomore

Nursing Major, Psychology Minor

Appointed Fall 2019

 

Hannah is a Jacksonville native. She graduated from Stanton College Prep. She's currently working on getting into the nursing program, and overall working towards becoming a Nurse Practitioner. She's a major music enthusiast and spends a lot of her spare time volunteering. She hopes she can improve campus life and represent the students well in the upcoming year.

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Senate Seat 39

Kristen Ballard 

Senior   

Political Science Major

Elected Spring 2019

 

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. She 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!

 

Kristen is currently serving as the Government Oversight Committee Chair

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Senate Seat 40

OPEN