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Senators

There are currently 11 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

Junior

Political Science Major

Appointed Fall 2018

 

Alexander Chase looks forward to helping the University become a place where every student can flourish through their unique abilities. In his free time, Chase enjoys painting, listening to music, and learning more about the world around him. Feel free to contact him with any questions or comments regarding UNF, he hopes to see you all around!

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Senate Seat 2

Carlita Washington

Freshman

International Business Major, Political Science Minor

Appointed Fall 2018

 

Carlita is a member of Model United Nations and Cogin Deegation member. She enjoys completing The New York Times crossword puzzles, watching the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and reading. Carlita is honored to serve the student body as a senator. She wants anyone to feel free to contact her with any questions, concerns, or suggestions!

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Senate Seat 3

George Faklis

Sophomore

Finance Major

Appointed Fall 2017

 

George Faklis is currently a member of the class of 2021. Faklis serves on the Budget and Allocations Committee and enjoys hearing what different organizations are doing throughout the University through their Travel and Special Requests. He is from Tarpon Springs, Florida and graduated from Tarpon Springs High School, and was even selected by his Principal based on his character and academic success to give a speech at graduation. As Senator, George Faklis wants to strive to put the needs of all 16,000 students on campus at the top of his priorities.

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Senate Seat 4

Kristen Ballard

Senior

Political Science Major, International Business and Leadership Minor

Elected Fall 2018

 

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!

 

Kristen is currently serving as the Government Oversight Chair. 

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Senate Seat 5

Riley Brown

Senior

Political Science Major, Business Management Minor

Elected Spring 2018

 

Riley became passionate about politics in his senior year of high school during the primaries before the 2016 presidential election. Eventually, Riley decided to focus his major on American political science. In his free time, Riley likes to listen to and create music and play video games with friends. Serving the students of UNF has been such a wonderful experience for Riley and he looks forward to the future where he can hopefully use the experiences he has gained to serve and represent an even greater number of amazing people.

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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

Patrick Healy 

Senior  

Political Science and International Studies Major

Elected Fall 2017

 

Patrick Healy thoroughly enjoys working for the government, but when he is not doing that, he enjoys eating, watching old vines, and not speaking to anyone.

 

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Senate Seat 8

Emily Jeffries

Junior

Political Science Major, Environmental Studies and Anthropology Minor

Elected Fall 2018

 

Emily Jefferies became a senator with the goals of serving the student body and making UNF more environmentally friendly. She is also the president of the Roosevelt Institute and a member of Model United Nations. In her free time, Jefferies enjoys reading, hiking, playing video games, and going to music festivals.

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Senate Seat 9

Ryan See

Junior

Political Science Major

Appointed Spring 2019

 

In Ryan's free time, he likes to hang out with friends, play ping pong even though he isn't good at it, and enjoy good food. See joined Student Government to represent to students of UNF and also gain insight about what government would actually be like. After undergrad, Ryan wants to go on to complete his masters degree and then enter the workforce as either a politician or working for the government.

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Senate Seat 10

Ellis Levine

Freshman

Computer Science Major, Entrepreneurship Minor

Elected Fall 2018

 

Although Ellis Levine's major involves more technology and less leadership, he has always had a passion for leadership and government throughout my life. Ellis is currently the President of the STEM LLC, where he helps plan events for the group to participate in. He is passionate about organizing and making change and he hopes to have a great first term as a senator.

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Senate Seat 11

Nikki MacPhee

Junior

English Major

Elected Fall 2018

 

Nikki is from Vero Beach, Florida and is involved in the Hicks Honors College. As a senator, she wants to create a better experience for the current and future students of UNF by creating new traditions andpromoting school spirit.

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Senate Seat 12

Alexandrya Magee

Junior

Sociology and Philosophy Major

Elected Fall 2018

 

After undergrad, Alexandrya hopes to go to graduate school and continue on into her career working hands on with the community and the ones most in need.

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Senate Seat 13

Rachel Simmons

 

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Senate Seat 14

Jesselyn Mobley

Senior

Political Science Major, Sociology Minor

Elected Fall 2018

 

One of things that drew Jesselyn Mobley to student government was her interest in how government works to solve problems. Mobley plans to pursue a career in human rights, focusing on women's issues and immigration issues. She has also founded and currently facilitates a peer-led discussion group at the UNF LGBT Resource Center. Overall, Jesselyn is passionate about fostering UNF's unique ability to help students reach their full potential. As a senator, she hopes to create a campus that serves the needs of students from all walks of life.

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Senate Seat 15

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Senate Seat 16

OPEN 

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Senate Seat 17

Catherine Selin

Junior

Coastal Environmental Science Major, International Studies Minor

Elected Fall 2018

 

Catherine Seline is a huge advocate for the environment and loves to be outdoors. She hopes to achieve a career that would allow her to be involved in international environmental or conservation management and hopes to gain experience in Student Government.

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Senate Seat 18

OPEN

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Senate Seat 19

OPEN

 

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Senate Seat 20

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 21

Darryl Boyer 

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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

Lauren Diaz 

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Senate Seat 25

Jennifer Doan

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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

Karlee Gordon

Sophomore

Political Science and International Studies Major, Spanish and Creative Writing Minor

Elected Spring 2018

 

Karlee Gordon is in the Honors College and also works as a PASS Statistics Instructor for the Student Academic Success center on campus. Through her time in Senate, Karlee hopes to create a stronger, more unifying school spirit because everyone should be proud to be an Osprey. Gordon wants to use her time as a Senator to be a voice for all students, so that UNF's campus can be a safe place to live, learn and grow.

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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

OPEN

Marrisa Materazzi

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

Mikaela Rosas

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Senate Seat 34

Lucas Ryan

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Senate Seat 35

OPEN

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Senate Seat 36

OPEN

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Senate Seat 37

OPEN 

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Senate Seat 38

OPEN 

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Senate Seat 39

OPEN 

 

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Senate Seat 40

OPEN