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SIUE Student Government

2018-2019 Legislative Branch

The legislative branch of Student Government consists of 22 senators elected by the Student Body during annual elections held during Spring Semester or appointed, pursuant to the Student Government Constitution. Two of the twenty elected Senators are graduate students. Two freshman senators are appointed during the Fall Semester.

Meet Your Senators 

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Hannah, Coleman Freshman Senator

Hometown: Detroit, MI
Year in School: Freshman
Major: Chemistry (Pre-Pharmacy)
Vision for Student Government: "To help establish an inclusive environment for students as well as providing a safe space for people to build healthy and enriching relationships with those around them. I want to give students a voice."
Hobbies: Yoga, Listening to music, Playing piano, and watching Netflix
Other campus involvement: Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority

Contact Me: hancole@siue.edu


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Marcus Kwasa, Freshman Senator

Hometown:  Edwardsville, IL
Year in School: Freshman
Major: Nursing
Vision for Student Government: "My vision this year for student government is to greater expand mental health awareness throughout SIUE."
Hobbies: I am a performer at Gateway Percussion. instructor of swimming and drumline, Imos pizza, El Maguey, and mental health advocate
Other campus involvement: Phi Kappa Psi and Active Minds

Contact me: mkwasa@siue.edu


Lucas Altenberger

Lucas Altenberger, Graduate Senator
          
Hometown: Hillsboro, IL
Year in School: 2nd Year Master's/Specialist
Major: Clinical-Child/School Psychology
Vision for Student Government: “I want to foster a campus climate that promotes involvement from graduate students in campus activities and bridges the gap between undergraduates and grad students."
Hobbies: swimming, reading, binging TV shows, drawing
Other campus involvement: Graduate Organization for Child and Adolescent Psychology Students, Students for Life, Student Organization Advisory Board, Graduate Programs Committee

Contact Me: caltenb@siue.edu 

Kevin Greer

Kevin Greer, Graduate Senator

Hometown: Edwardsville, IL
Year in School: Graduate, final year
Major: Integrative Studies-Sustainability
Vision for Student Government: "To help convey student opinions to faculty/staff to better the student experience - specifically for graduate students."
Hobbies: key, hunting, video games
Other campus involvement: President of Student Organization for Sustainability, Graduate Assistant

Contact Me: kevgree@siue.edu


Jakhari Watson

Jakhari Watson, Senator at Large

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Year in School: Junior
Major: Political Science
Vision for Student Government: “I want to get students more involved in campus life, promote diversity and inclusion, and ensure fiscal responsibility.”
Hobbies: Reading, watching Netflix, going to the gym, and working on political campaigns.
Other campus involvement: Resident Assistant, College Democrats of SIUE, Political Science Association, Pre-Law Program and Delta Chi Fraternity

Contact Me: jakwats@siue.edu


Stefan Jones

Stefan Jones, Senator at Large

Hometown: O'Fallon, IL
Year in School: Junior
Major: Pre-Pharmacy, Biological Sciences and Chemistry (Bioprocess Management/Biochemistry).  Minor: Business
Vision for Student Government: “Aside from integrating graduate, international, and students from the other 3 campuses (Edwardsville Pharmacy, Alton Dental, and ESTL), I truly want to make students feel comfortable in their academic pursuits and amongst the campus community.  I don't want to table issues, advocate against oppression, assault, and discrimination.  I plan to push extensively for accountability, promote the available resources organizations students have access to highlight the diversity and question the administration.  I definitely want to get a cohort of Student Government members to have a reoccurring town hall.  Stop by the office or HMU.”
Hobbies: Eating, being socially conscious, hosting my Snapchat show, burning calories, scrolling through Tindr, drinking, politics, laughing, advocacy, networking, exploring new things, cooking, playing extreme games, listening to YouTube or Spotify, working in the pharmacy, talking to international students, and supervising a Panera cafe.
Other campus involvement: Treasurer of College Democrats, La Mesa (la hora espanola), Pre-Pharmacy Association, SIUE Campus Tour Ambassador, URCA, Illinois State Academy of Science Presenter, Tuto, Campus Activities Board, Black Girls Rock, Black Student Union, Volunteer, University Honors Program, Biology Club, Chemistry Club, Student Government Fee Review Commission, Former GSA Treasurer (& Interim Public Relations Officer), Former Environmental Science Careers Club Public Relations Officer (and founding member

Contact Me: stefjon@siue.edu


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Jacob Graham, Senator at Large

Hometown: Paris, IL
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Biological Science
Vision for Student Government: My vision for SIUe Student Government is to create a more inclusive campus.
Hobbies: Spending time with my friends and playing tennis.
Other campus involvement: Sigma Phi Epsilon, Office of Admissions, Springboard Student Leader, and Cougar Guide

Contact Me: jacogra@siue.edu


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Kalli Morris, Senator for College of Arts and Sciences - People & Culture

Hometown: Mascoutah, IL
Year in School: Senior
Major: Political Science
Vision for Student Government: “I want to provide a platform for students to express their goals and aspirations. I hope to properly represent my constituents and execute their visions. It is my intent that together, we can work to improve the collective good of our amazing institution!"
Hobbies: traveling abroad and immersing myself in new cultures!
Other campus involvement: Global Ambassadors Program, Alpha Sigma Tau, Pi Sigma Alpha

Contact Me: kalmorr@siue.edu


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Ashley Cameron, Senator for College of Arts and Sciences- Arts and Communication

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Contact Me: acamero@siue.edu


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Christian Arcelona, Senator Colleges of Arts and Science- Science and Math

Hometown: Washington, MO
Year in School: Senior
Major: Biology
Vision for Student Government: "I want to see SG make a positive, lasting impression on the SIUE community"
Hobbies: music
Other campus involvement: Make-A-Wish Dance Marathon Pre-dental Association Chemistry Club Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity

Contact Me: carcelo@siue.edu


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OPEN, School of Business Senator
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Contact Me: @siue.edu


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Michael James, School of Business Senator

Hometown: Marion, IL
Year in School: Junior
Major: Computer Management Information Systems
Vision for Student Government: "I want student government to be a place where students can come and vent about their problems they are facing on campus in any area of concern.  I want us to take action on troubling items to the students within our constituencies."
Hobbies: Developing Apps, playing Fortnite, working out
Other campus involvement: None

Contact Me: micjame@siue.edu


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OPEN, School of Dental Medicine Senator
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Nzingha Okalanwa, School of Education, Health, and Human Behavior

Hometown: East St. Louis, IL
Year in School: Senior
Major: Public Health
Vision for Student Government: "Create a safe educational environment for all students and be the voice of all SIUE students."
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Beading and Indoor Rock Climbing
Other campus involvement: Educational & Research Policies Committee

Contact Me: kchildr@siue.edu


Chelsie Zajac

Chelsie Zajac, Senator for the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior

Hometown: Belleville, IL
Year in School: Senior
Major: Exercise Science and Nutrition
Vision for Student Government: “To help spread awareness of sustainability and mental health awareness. As well as, be an advocate for peers on campus to voice opinions and concerns."
Hobbies: Dancing, vegan food and enjoying quality time with friends.
Other campus involvement: Member of Alpha Xi Delta and URCA associate

Contact Me: czajac@siue.edu


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Jonathan Adeniyi, School of Engineering Senator

Hometown: Glen Carbon, IL
Year in School: Senior
Major: Electrical Engineering
Vision for Student Government: To help student access more resources to t accomplish their vision and goals. Have students be more involved on campus.
Hobbies: Sports and working out
Other campus involvement: Basketball and Football Intramural

Contact Me: oadeniy@siue.edu


Shawn Gilles

Shawn Gilles, School of Engineering Senator

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Contact Me: shgille@siue.edu


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Megan Sands, School of Nursing Senator

Hometown: Highland, IL
Year in School: Freshman
Major: Nursing
Vision for Student Government: "I want students at SIUe to know they have a voice. I want the student body to know it's okay to have our differences, and use these differences to create a unique home for everyone on campus."
Hobbies: attending/watching sporting events and spending time with friends
Other campus involvement: Student Nurses Association (SNA)Student Nurses Association (SNA)

Contact Me: megsand@siue.edu


Caleb Culbreath

Caleb Culbreath, School of Nursing Senator

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Contact Me: cculbre@siue.edu


Catherine Gilmore

Catherine Gilmore, School of Pharmacy Senator

Hometown: Springfield, IL
Year in School: P3
Major: Pharmacy
Vision for Student Government: “Bridging the gap between pharmacy, pre-pharmacy and main campus, and helping these students connect and grow."
Hobbies: Baking, traveling, volunteering, trying new restaurants, and spending time with friends
Other campus involvement: Class of 2020 Secretary, APhA-ASP Policy Vice President

Contact Me: cgilmor@siue.edu 


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Jazmine Rosales, School of Pharmacy Senator

Hometown: Huntley, IL
Year in School: P3
Major: Pharmacy
Vision for Student Government: "To share with students our experiences and let them know we want to know what we can do for them."
Hobbies: Baking, kayaking, playing volleyball, and seeking out doughnut shops!
Other campus involvement: Patient Care Vice President of American Pharmacists Association, Communications chair for Hospice Volunteer Initiative

Contact Me: jrosale@siue.edu

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