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Senators

There are currently thirteen 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

Hunter Tobey

 

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Senate Seat 3

SaiRahul Kilambi

Senior  

Political Science and Information Technology Majors

Elected Spring 2020

 

SaiRahul Kilambi, more commonly known as RK, is a senior here at UNF and set to graduate in Spring 2021. He's enjoyed UNF to the max. His hobbies include studying in the library, playing basketball, and hanging out with his friends because they are the brightest part of his life.

 

RK is currently serving as the Senate Pro-Tempore.

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Senate Seat 4

Ellis Levine

 

Ellis is currently serving as the Budget and Allocations Committee Chair.

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Senate Seat 5

OPEN

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Senate Seat 6

OPEN

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Senate Seat 7

OPEN

 

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Senate Seat 8

OPEN

 

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Senate Seat 9

Blayne Zaleski

 

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Senate Seat 10

Ryan See

Senior   

Political Science Major, Public Administration and Leadership Minors

Appointed Spring 2019

 

Ryan See is from Port Saint Lucie, Florida, and is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Political Science with a concentration in Public Administration/Public Policy. As well as pursuing his Bachelor's degree, Ryan is also pursuing his Master's degree in Public Administration at the U.N.F. Graduate school. Along with being a Senator in Student Government, Ryan is also a freelance photographer and Music Artist Manager. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, reading, listening to music, and spending time outdoors.

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Senate Seat 11

OPEN

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Senate Seat 12

 Rachel Saunders

 

Rachel is currently serving as the Senate President.

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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

Christina Anthony

Junior

Marketing Major, Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurship Minors

Appointed Spring 2020  

 

Christina is a Marketing major with minors in Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurship. She is a member of Alpha Delta Pi and loves it! She enjoys spending time at the beach with her friends and finding new hiking trails.

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Senate Seat 22

Angelina Baldi

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Senate Seat 23

Skylar Celano

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Senate Seat 24

Jack Davis

 

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Senate Seat 25

Camden Dean

 

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Senate Seat 26

OPEN

 

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Senate Seat 27

Malachi Dunn

Sophomore

Political Science Major, Undecided Minor

Appointed Fall 2019

 

Malachi Dunn is 19 years old and from Miami, Florida. He was born on November 6, 2000. He is a Political Science Major with an undecided minor. His goal is to go to law school and continue on the route to eventually hold a political office in the Legislative Branch. He is a proud Christian, plays music, does some screenwriting, and is the middle child of 11 children.

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Senate Seat 28

Sophia Gallo

Sophomore

Political Science Major, Psychology 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 UNC Chapel Hill. She loves going to the beach and walking in nature.

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Senate Seat 29

Tyler Grady

Junior

Sports Management Major, Marketing Minor

Elected Spring 2020

 

Tyler Grady is originally from Orlando and moved to Jacksonville about two years ago. He is a Junior working on a Sports Management Degree with a Marketing Minor with dreams to become a sports agent. He also works as his fraternity's philanthropy chair, where they give back to first responders around the country. He is looking forward to the great things that will be done around the school this year.

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Senate Seat 30

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 31

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.

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Senate Seat 32

Jesse Huffman

Sophomore

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.

 

Jesse is currently serving as the University and Student Affairs Committee Chair.

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Senate Seat 33

OPEN

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Senate Seat 34

Nagat Khalifa

Junior

Sociology and International Studies Majors, Political Science Minor

Elected Spring 2019

 

Nagat Khalifa is entering her third year at UNF as a Sociology and international Studies major and Political Science minor. She joined Senate in Spring of 2019 through the election process. She is originally from Tampa, with her family originally from Egypt, but she has grown to love North Florida just as much. She enjoys volunteering and advocating for immigrant and refugee rights. She hopes to one day represent the United States abroad as a diplomat.

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Senate Seat 35

Daniel Lage

Political Science Major

 

Daniel Lage is 21 years old and was born in Miami, Florida. After jumping around majors, he decided to settle on Political Science. His interest in politics as well as wanting to help the student body led him to Student Government. While he has no aspirations of becoming a politician, his pipe dream would be to work for the Prison Policy Initiative. Regardless of what he ends up doing with his life after college, he hopes to have an impact, even if it is a small one, on the lives of the people around him.  

 

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Senate Seat 36

Dorick Parker

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Senate Seat 37

Robin Pupo 

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Senate Seat 38

Lucas Ryan 

 

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Senate Seat 39

Amelia Simmons

 

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Senate Seat 40

Nathaniel Rodefer