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Student Government
SIUE Student Government

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 

matt

Diego Espinoza, Freshman Senator
Hometown: Round Lake Beach, IL
Year in School: Freshman
Major: Computer Engineering
Vision for Student Government: “I wish to hear at least a majority of my classmates in order to make the appropriate decisions. This way, I hope to get more of the freshmen involved all throughout the school year."
Hobbies: Video gaming, basketball, and film-making
Other campus involvement: Hispanic Student Union

Contact Me: despino@siue.edu 


Nich

Nich Dugan, Freshman Senator
Hometown: Highland, IL
Year in School: Freshman
Major: Psychology
Vision for Student Government: I want to work towards getting all students involved somehow on campus.

Contact me: ndugan@siue.edu


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Erim Yanik, Graduate Senator                
Hometown: Kdz. Eregli
Year in School: 2nd Year Master's 
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Vision for Student Government: “My main objective are to integrate graduate students to our society more than it is now and embrace diversity."
Hobbies:Chess, Playing Drums, Guitar, and Piano, Taking roadtrips, Fitness, Table Tennis, Socializing
Other campus involvement: Vice President of Turkish Association, President Alpha Chi Chapter of Pi Tau Sigma, ASHRAE SIUE Student Chapter, Mechanical Engineering Department, SIUE Chess Club

Contact Me: eyanik@siue.edu 

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Akash Jain, Graduate Senator
Hometown: Raipur, India
Year in School: Graduate, final year
Major: Civil Engineering
Vision for Student Government: I want the graduate students to get more involved with the on campus actives. It’s a great refreshment and stress buster after all the hectic study time. My vision for SG also includes creating a friendly and diverse environment for all students.

Hobbies: I think I am creative and art lover. I like sketching and painting, traveling, hiking, movies and tv shows. playing volleyball and ping pong. I also like to try new cafes and restaurants. 
Other campus involvement: Vice President, Indian student association, Graduate student advisory board, ASCE

Contact Me: ajain@siue.edu


Jaelyn Bouie

Makenzie Rogers, Senator at Large
Hometown: Marshall, IL
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Biological Science-Medical Specialization
Vision for Student Government: “I would like to see SIUE thrive as being a university for diversity outstanding academics, inclusion, and new experiences. Also, I would like to expand and improve our iCare program.”
Hobbies: Exploring, Dancing, Reading, and Writing
Other campus involvement: Alpha Phi, Dance Marathon Executive Board, International Buddy Program-GAP, SIUE Odyssey Writer, Pre-Medical Association, Biology Club

Contact Me: macroge@siue.edu


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Michelle Krichevsky, Senator at Large
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Year in School: Junior
Major: N/A
Vision for Student Government: “I hope to assist students as well as faculty and alumni in bettering our school for future generations to come.”
Hobbies: Tennis, Netflix, and Watching animal videos
Other campus involvement: N/A

Contact Me: mistone@siue.edu


Madison Baker

Madison Baker, Senator at Large
Hometown: Hillsboro, IL
Year in School: Junior
Major: Accounting
Vision for Student Government: To advocate for educational and financial policy, improve campus and student life, the continued promotion of diversity, and institute a more unified student body.
Hobbies: Bicycling, traveling, spending time with family and friends, playing with my dogs, and taking on new adventures.
Other campus involvement: Alpha Xi Delta
Contact Me: madibak@siue.edu


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Sadie Spears, Senator for College of Arts and Sciences
Hometown: Shelbyville, IL
Year in School: Junior
Major: Political Science
Vision for Student Government: “I would love to be able to work towards gaining a more active and involved student body among SIUE. I hope to see that every student is involved in a club, service, or organization they are passionate about.
Hobbies: Traveling, shopping, Spending time with family and friends
Other campus involvement: Alpha Xi Delta, CAB

Contact Me: sadspea@siue.edu 


haley

Colin Robinson, Senator for College of Arts and Sciences- Arts and Communication
Hometown: Carrollton, IL
Year in School: Senior
Major: English, Mass Communications
Vision for Student Government: "For SG and GSA to work together on a more regular basis to instill a campus promoting more involvement and activities for non-Greek affiliated students while upholding patriotic values reflecting respect and national pride towards our country."
Hobbies: Playing music, Bodybuilding, Reading, Political Study and Polling
Other campus involvement: College Republicans, Model Illinois Government

Contact Me: colirob@siue.edu 


cody

Molly Smith, Senator Colleges of Arts and Science- Science and Math
Hometown: West Frankfort, IL
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Biological Sciences, Minor: Chemistry and Psychology
Vision for Student Government: I hope to use my opinion for my constituents and the student body to help SIUE continue to improve and succeed.
Hobbies: N/A
Other campus involvement: Alpha Sigma Tau, URCA, Pre-med Club, Biology Club, Psychology Club

Contact Me: molsmit@siue.edu 


dustin

Jett Durr, School of Business Senator
Hometown: Alton, IL
Year in School: Senior
Major: Accounting and Finance, Spanish Minor
Vision for Student Government: “I would like to help SIUE progress towards higher levels of student involvement as well as a greater number of academic achievements.
Hobbies: Tennis, Running
Other campus involvement: SIUE Solar Car Racing Team, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Beta Gamma Sigma, Accounting CLub

Contact Me: jedurr@siue.edu


Mallory

Paige Schlueter, School of Business Senator
Hometown: Glen Carbon, IL
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Business Administration
Vision for Student Government: “I really want to see more people involved in activities on campus. It really makes for a great college experience and atmosphere on campus”
Hobbies: Sleeping, Watching Netflix, Working at Target
Other campus involvement: Alpha Xi Delta, Society for Human Resource Management

Contact Me: pschule@siue.edu


Senator Novario

Anna Novario, School of Dental Medicine Senator
Hometown: Bloomington, IL
Year in School: Dental Student – 4th year
Major: Dental Medicine
Vision for Student Government: “I want there to be more interaction with the dental school and the Edwardsville campus.”
Hobbies: Running, Sports, Cooking, Traveling
Other campus involvement: N/A

Contact Me: anovari@siue.edu 


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School of Dental Medicine Senator
 Hometown: N/A
Year in School: N/A
Major: N/A 
Vision for Student Government: N/A
Hobbies:

Other campus involvement: N/A
Contact Me: N/A


Washington, K

Keelah Washington, School of Education, Health, and Human Behavior
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Year in School: Senior
Major: Secondary English Education
Vision for Student Government: "I have been a listening ear for a majority of the SIUE community for three years now and during my fourth year I want the voices of some of the misrepresented figures on this campus to be heard.”
Hobbies: Eating, Staying in shape, Being socially aware, Competitive napping
Other campus involvement: Black Girls Rock, Dean's Dozen, SIUE Housing, Sister Circle, SIUE Honors Program, Fellowship of English Education Students and Teachers, Sigma Tau Delta

Contact Me: keewash@siue.edu  


Erin

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: “I want to help be the voice for my peers and implement changes based on student opinions
Hobbies: Exercise and health enthusiast, Hanging out with friends, and Studying
Other campus involvement: Alpha Xi Delta

Contact Me: czajac@siue.edu


Aslihan Celik

Mitch Zurliene, School of Engineering Senator
Hometown: Trenton, IL
Year in School: Senior
Major: Industrial Engineering
Vision for Student Government: “During my time with SG, I hope to facilitate a stronger relationship between the engineering student body and faculty of SiUE by improving the accessibility of resources and promoting involvement throughout campus."
Hobbies: Running, St. Louis Sports
Other campus involvement: NRHH, previously on CAB and a Resident Assistant

Contact Me: mizurli@siue.edu


Pratik Lamsal

Pratik Lamsal, School of Engineering Senator
Hometown: Nepal
Year in School: Senior
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Vision for Student Government: “I want to get more people involved in the Organization. I want to conduct some programs that would bring students together.”
Hobbies: Reading books, swimming and listening to good music.
Other campus involvement: Nepalese Student Association, ASME, Engineers Without Borders, and URCA Research Student

Contact Me: plamsal@siue.edu 


jace

Jace Gaddis, School of Nursing Senator
Hometown: Kankakee, Il
Year in School: Senior
Major: Nursing
Vision for Student Government: “I hope to improve communication between students and faculty, and help create a system to improve student education.”
Hobbies: Cooking, Hiking, Euchre
Other campus involvement: SNAP, Missa

Contact Me: jagaddi@siue.edu


Harkey, C

Chadd Harkey, School of Nursing Senator
Hometown: Bethalto, IL
Year in School: Junior
Major: Nursing
Vision for Student Government: “To be the voice and establish well-rounded diverse students in the School of Nursing”
Hobbies: Exercise, hiking, sports
Other campus involvement: Alpha Kappa Lambda, Student Nurse Association

Contact Me: charkey@siue.edu 


Devin

Catherine Gilmore, School of Pharmacy Senator
Hometown: Springfield, IL
Year in School: P2
Major: Pharmacy
Vision for Student Government: “Interdisciplinary connections throughout the university."
Hobbies: Pharmacy, Musical Theatre, Dance and Community Outreach
Other campus involvement: APhA-ASP Policy Vice President, Class of 2020 Secretary, Alpha Xi Delta

Contact Me: cgilmor@siue.edu 


Brett

Olivia Brandner, School of Pharmacy Senator
Hometown: Ladd, IL
Year in School: P3
Major: Pharmacy
Vision for Student Government: "To create a transparent and welcoming environment for all students."
Hobbies: Reading, Playing piano, Scuba Diving, Playing lefty guitar, and Napping
Other campus involvement: Pediatric

Contact Me: obrand@siue.edu 

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