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Senators

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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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Maya Drum

Maya Drum is a first year student at UNF and is majoring in Business Management with a minor in Human Resources Management. She has always loved getting involved in her community. She wants her role in Student Government to help make UNF inclusive for all ospreys! She is avid about making sure every single osprey voice is heard and represented! She is also happily apart of the UNF Navigators, a campus ministry.  

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Jalen Echenique  

Jalen Echenique is a first-year student originally from Tampa, Florida in the Hicks Honors College at the University of North Florida, double majoring in Sociology and Political Science with a minor in Leadership. Throughout the community he is a campus tour guide and a part of UNF’s pre law program. Jalen is passionate about raising awareness towards mental health, particularly among minorities and marginalized groups. In addition he loves showcasing his bi-racial identity as Black and Cuban. Jalen joined student government so he can make an impact on the university campus. After his undergraduate studies, he plans to continue his education at law school.

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Kelton A. Givens

Kelton A. Givens is a graduate student from Sanderson, Florida, and is pursuing a Master's of Public Administration. Kelton has already obtained a Bachelor of Science in Communication from UNF in 2017. Having a passion to serve the student body at UNF, coupled with his desire to grow in legislative understanding, Kelton joined the Senate in Fall of 2021. His plans are to continue serving the student body and his fellow Ospreys until he graduates in December 2022. Some of Kelton's hobbies include playing and coaching basketball, enjoying new foods with friends, and serving as a musician at his church.   

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Grace Glennon

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Alex Jenkins    

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Raymon Johnson

Raymon T. Johnson is a second year student from Tallahassee, Florida, and is studying Political Science with a minor in Professional Education. Wanting to gain experience in a legislative body and serve his fellow Ospreys at UNF ultimately guided him to joining the Senate in Fall of 2020. He hopes to continue supporting important legislation and crafting Osprey Voices that engage the student body as the Vice Chair of the University and Student Affairs committee. Outside of Senate, Raymon mentors a group of freshmen in the Hicks Honors College and works in the Student Engagement and Communication Center.

 

*Raymon Johnson serves as the Vice-Chair for the Senate University and Student Affairs Committee

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Rohith Kilambi

Rohith Kilambi is a freshman at UNF, majoring in Exercise Science and hopes to become a physical therapist. He loves to play basketball, meeting new people, listening to music, and food. The reason he decided to run for Student Government is because he wants students like himself to feel welcome, content, and safe on campus. He believes mental health is a huge priority and is overlooked many times, so as a senator, he wants to make sure mental health resources are available to everyone on campus.

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Alexa Klir  

Alexa Klir is a first year student majoring in Biomedical Sciences on the pre-med track. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and spending time outdoors. Alexa joined Student Government to get involved on campus and to be the voice of the student body. As a Senator, Alexa is especially passionate about presenting matters that are important to students, no matter how big or small they may seem. Additionally, Alexa has goals to improve campus safety measures, as well as to encourage students to become more involved with clubs and activities on campus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Elizabeth Kramer  

Liz Kramer is a North Carolina local representing the freshman class. Her major of Exercise Science ties in with her passions for surfing, wellness, and leadership. Apart from student government, Liz can be seen attending events for Osprey Outreach, MEDLIFE, UNF Surf Club, and more. Most importantly, her role as a freshman senator entails her eagerness to listen to her classmates; students are encouraged to contact her with any suggestions or concerns!

 

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Bryson Lee  

 

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Andrew "AJ" Likosar

 A.J. Likosar is the current Senate President Pro Tempore. They are a Junior Psychology major who joined Student Government because they wanted to more involved on campus in a way that made a difference in student's lives. They are especially passionate about policy regarding students' safety, as well as inclusivity and diversity. A.J. enjoys reading, hikes, and spending time with friends.

 

*A.J. Likosar is the current Senate President Pro Tempore.*

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Mackenzie "Keni" Morris

Keni is a freshman on the Pre-Health Track who's hobbies include graphic design, playing the piano, and occasionally gaming when they have the time. The reason they wanted to be a part of Student Government is to make a difference on campus, be the voice of the student body, and be a part of the change that Student Government makes.    

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Bianca Opdenbosch

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Abigail Perez  

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Nathaniel Rogers
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Jacqueline Small

Jacqueline Small is a third year Honors student at UNF double majoring in Criminal Justice and International Studies with a Concentration in Foreign Language and Culture. Her goal is to work on Criminal Justice Reform and advocate for minorities and juveniles in particular. She is very passionate about inclusivity and diversity as well as advocating and empowering for her fellow peers. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, art, eating, cooking, and listening to music.

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Emily Sullivan

 Emily Sullivan is a sophomore here at UNF and had been involved in Student Government since the Fall of 2020. She is from Clearwater, Florida and is majoring in health since with a focus in exercise science and plans to get her doctorate in physical therapy. In her spare time, you can find her at the gym or going to the beach for a swim. Emily loves Student Government because she believes it is a way to help her peers' voices be heard and to help lead UNF into the very best version of the school.

 

*Emily Sullivan is the current Chair of the Senate Budget and Allocations Committee. 

 

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2019-20 Sophia Gallo

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Sophia Gallo 

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Nathaniel Rodefer

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Nathaniel Rodefer

As the University and Student Affairs Chair, Nathaniel Rodefer serves to enable communication between the student body, University Administration, and Student Government. He has served within the Legislative Branch of Student Government since summer of 2019, and is currently the longest tenured member of the Legislative Branch. Outside of Student Government, Nathaniel is pursuing a major in Environmental Studies through the Interdisciplinary Study program with a minor in Leadership. He is also involved as a Student Leader within the UNF Interfaith Center, serves as a Facilitator within the Hicks Honors College, and is UNF’s Student Representative in the North Florida Green Chamber. Beyond involvement and environmentalism, he is a big fan of UNF’s Panda Express.

 

 *Nathaniel Rodefer is the current Chair of the Senate University and Student Affairs Committee.*

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Joshua Murry 

Joshua Murry is a Junior at UNF and is on track to graduate the Summer of 2023. He is a Jacksonville native and is currently double majoring in Music Performance and Political Science. During his spare time, Joshua likes to listen to music, play sports, and read among other things. He is a big proponent of representation and making sure that everyone has their voice heard. He has served within Senate since July 2020 and is currently serving in his first term as Senate President.

 

*Joshua Murry is the current Senate President.*

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 Kevin Luhrs 

Kevin Luhrs is a Political Science major with a minor in History serving on the Rules & Oversight and Budget & Allocations committees. He enjoys reading philosophy, playing strategy games, and listening to music. He joined SG to improve student life & engagement, to provide ethical leadership and responsible stewardship of SG’s budget and governing documents. He wants to work on bringing back the SKYS program, expanding access to scholarships and and making SG more inclusive by reaching out to underrepresented groups on campus.

 

*Kevin Luhrs is the current Senate Parliamentarian and Vice Chair of the Senate Rules and Oversight Committee.*

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 Kyraikos Faklis 

Kyriakos Faklis is from Tarpon Springs, Florida, and is majoring in Marketing. He enjoys listening to podcasts, playing golf, and trying new foods. He also enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family. Kyriakos wanted to join Senate to make a positive impact on the UNF community.

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