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University of Colorado Denver Student Government Association

 

SGA MEMBERSHIP


 Executive Branch

Scott Cao


SGA-Start Date:10/1/2013
Status: A
Birthday: January 2nd
Undergrad   
Grad Student
Expected Grad Date: May 17

Scott Cao is currently a second year UHL student majoring in biology and economics. He grew up in Dallas, Texas where he rooted for his beloved Dallas Cowboys. In his first year in college, Scott Cao was the international student ambassador to the freshmen council of Student Government Association, which led him to running for executive office. He was also a member of the campus Christian Ministry, Pre-Health Living Learning Community, and the university’s first Ultimate Frisbee team.

 

Apart from work and extracurricular activities, Scott finished his freshmen year with a GPA of 3.96 while taking 32 total credit hours. To start off his second year in college, he will be serving as the student body president at CU Denver and chair of University of Colorado’s Intercampus Student Forum. In early August, he will be a certified EMT working in the emergency room and ambulances.

Fun facts: Toured through Tibet, Loes fishing, loves cooking, loves watching "The Voice"

Strengths:Restorative,Individualization,Strategic,Achieve,Responsibility.

Click here to view Scott's association with CU Denver

 

 
Jeremy Gage
 
SGA start date: 9/1/2013
Status:A
Birthday: July 19th
Undergrad
Grad Student
Expected Grad Date: May 15

 
Jeremy is a fourth year Biology student with an interest in translational research. Apart from school, he enjoys gardening, backpacking, chess, English lit, and spending time with family.

Strengths: Context, Input, Developer, Includer, Positivity

Click here to view Jeremy's association with CU Denver

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 Judicial Branch

Brandon Gallardo

SGA Start Date: 10/1 /2013  
Status : A
Undergrad    
Grad Student  

Expected Grad Date: May 17

Brandon has attended CU Denver for one year and declared his major for Architecture in the College of Architecture and Planning. He plans to minor in sustainability. During his first year,Brandon enrolled in a first year seminar class and is affiliated with the Student Government Association now. In the 2013-2014 academic school year, he was Freshman Council Chair.He works closely with and alongside several other clubs and organizations affiliated with CU Denver.

His vision for future, current, and alumni of CU Denver is simple; “Inspire all CU Denver students to achieve their passionate ambitions while delivering individual innovation to the community and utilizing every form of creativity to drive the ultimate success of the student body.”He is the 2014-2015 academic year, Chief Justice and with several years of student government experience previous to college alongside his vision for CU Denver students, he is available to help.

Strengths: Strategic, Individualization, Input, Achiever, Ideation.

Click here to view Brandon's association with CU Denver


Omer Sarwana

SGA Start Date 6 /1 /2014
Status: A
Undergrad
Grad Student
Expected Grad Date: May 17
 
Omer Sarwana is a second year student majoring in Information Systems at CU Denver from the Business School. Besides being a part of the Student Government Association, he also is a part of the CU Denver University Honors and Leadership program and a member of the Speech and Debate team at CU Denver.
 
 

Michele Stephens  
 
SGA Start Date:6/1/2014                 
Status: A
Undergrad             
Grad Student           
Expected
Grad Date: May 16
 

Michèle Stephens is a returning student seeking literary purpose. The 2014/15a cademic year will be Michèle’s third year studying French as an aspiring advocate for individualism in publishing.

As a transfer student, Michèle has attended all three colleges on Auraria Campus, and this year marks her first year at CU Denver in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Michèle’s unique speciality is in advocacy for written language.

She is pursuing an undergraduate degree in French for the Professions, and will minor in Law Studies.After graduating from CU Denver in 2016, her plan is to further her education in law. Her hope is to practice law in the field of publishing, working to maintain accuracy in literary translations.

Click here to view Michele's association with CU Denver 

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 College Council

Biography: Caleb Carr Is a student studying Bio-Medical Physics, with the eventual goal to be going to Medical school to become an intensivist. He is originally from Auckland, New Zealand but lived in Portland, Oregon for the majority of his life. In his free time he is found in the Cascades or Rockies doing Search and Rescue with local agencies or other mountaineering activities.
 
FunFacts: Favorite Sport: Rugby; Works for on field security for Denver Bronco’s
 
Involvement: Research Lead in the Physics Department researching Rescue Helicopters; SMES (Student Medical Emergency Medical Services) CPR Instructor (CU Boulder); ARMY ROTC; Member of ASR; President of Death and Dying Society
 
 
OFFICE HOURS:
 
Wednesday: 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
 

 
2     Lana Bilbo
3.       Jaime McGrath
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 Student Fee Review Committee (SFRC)

​Michael Gruber

Biography: Michael Gruber is a fourth year student and senior. He is proud to be a student at the University of Colorado Denver and serving on student government. This will be Michael's second year serving on student government. Previously, Michael sat on the Student Fee Review Committee as a Student Government representative, helped with the Student Government budget, and sat on the Finance and Funding Committee to help allocate money and help student clubs/groups. Michael is pursuing a bachelor’s of science degree with emphasis in financial management. He is excited about the future of the university and its potential.  
Fun Facts: None (I try to be as normal as possible)
Involvement: Student Fee Review Committee; Club Basketball Team Manager
 
 
OFFICE HOURS:
 

Monday : 3.30 - 5.00 pm

 


Leialoha Johnson-hagmoc
Biography: Leialoha is a Third-year student at University of Colorado Denver majoring in Music with an emphasis in Music Industry Studies. She is currently serving her third term in Student Government as a member of the Legislative and Drafting Committee, having previously served on both Legislation and Drafting and Freshman Council. She hopes to assist in the process of maintaining and creating resources on campus that are relevant to students’ needs, and aid in developing a great experience to every student at the University of Colorado Denver.
Fun Facts: I love creating tie-dye and I am a huge Rockies fan. 
Involvement: Hawaii Club of Auraria
 
 
OFFICE HOURS:
 
Tuesday: 11.00 am - 12.00 pm

 
Biography: Caleb Carr Is a student studying Bio-Medical Physics, with the eventual goal to be going to Medical school to become an intensivist. He is originally from Auckland, New Zealand but lived in Portland, Oregon for the majority of his life. In his free time he is found in the Cascades or Rockies doing Search and Rescue with local agencies or other mountaineering activities.
 
FunFacts: Favorite Sport: Rugby; Works for on field security for Denver Bronco’s
 
Involvement: Research Lead in the Physics Department researching Rescue Helicopters; SMES (Student Medical Emergency Medical Services) CPR Instructor (CU Boulder); ARMY ROTC; Member of ASR; President of Death and Dying Society
 
 
OFFICE HOURS:
Wednesday: 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
 
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 Web Master

Saranya Gampa

SGA Start Date: 6 /1 /2014
Status: A
Birthday: 7/10
Grad Student
Expected Grad Date: May 15
 

Saranya Gampa is a Graduate student pursuing Masters of Science in Computer  and Information Sciences  at CU-Denver . Currently working as the Web Master for CU Denver Student Government Association, she is highly passionate to serve the students. Being an active member in organizing events , she likes to meet new people and make new friends. She is excited to be a part of SGA – CU Denver and intends to assist students in the best way possible.

Fun facts:  Loves singing , dancing , Photography , Shopping and travelling.

Involvement:   Spicmacay UC Denver.

Click here to view Saranya's association with CU Denver

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 Social Media Marketing Specialist

Biography:

Areli Bonilla is a third year student majoring in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. She hopes one day to work for a big corporate company and direct their marketing department. Areli has been with CU Denver for two years and has been involved with the Business school, serving the community and currently working at the Financial Aid Department. She is also a paint associate at The Home Depot. She is looking forward to bring unique ideas for the Student Body!
 
Fun Facts: I enjoy surfing the net! I’m always searching for my next place to visit! This summer 2013, I had the opportunity to go backpacking to South America where I visit Macchu Picchu and the World’s most dangerous road! 
 

Involvement: Business school, Financial Aid Department, Student Government

Email id: areli.bonilla@ucdenver.edu

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 Office Manager

​Kim Adamache

SGA Start Date: 8 /19/2013                
Status: A          
Birthday:  9/25
Undergrad       
Grad Student   
Expected Grad Date: Dec 15

 

Kim Adamache graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2012, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts degree from CU Denver. She continues her studies in the Universities Master of Humanities Program in which she is examining how art is used in creating myth, playing a part in the framing of national pride and exceptionalism in the American mind. Adamache is past and present treasurer of the Painting and Drawing Guild, which holds weekly open life drawing sessions to the Auraria community.

Fun Facts: Crazy about hats, bags and rocks.

Involvement:   College of Arts and Media (CAM)

Strengths: Input, Strategic, Learner, Achiever, Responsibility.

Click here to view Kim's association with CU Denver

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 Senators/Committees

 

Lubna Mazin

SGA Start Date: 8 /1 /2011
Birthday: March 17th
Expected Grad Date: May 15
Grad Student
Undergrad
Status: A
 

Lubna Mazin is a fourth year student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, majoring in Biologyand minoring in Leadership Studies. She is a member of Future Doctors of Denver, Cultural Health Bridge, and CU Denver Women in STEM. She is also a member of Tri-Beta Honor Society and the founder of the CU Denver Cheer and Dance Team.

Lubna has been on Student Government for the last three years serving in roles such as Freshmen Senator, Vice-chair of Events and Planning, and Vice President. She is currently the Chair of Events and Planning and is very excited to represent the student body for a fourth year. As a past memberof the Peer Advocate Leader Program and the Learning Assistant Program she loves to help people and hopes to get people involved on campus.

Strengths: Woo, Communication, Achiever, Empathy, Futuristic.

Email id: lubna.mazin@ucdenver.edu

Click here to view Lubna's association with CU Denver


Erica Godfrey
 
SGA Start date: 6/1/2014
Grad Student 
Undergrad
Status: A
 

Erica Godfrey was born in Olathe, CO and moved to Denver, CO to pursue her dreams of becoming a pharmacist.She will be a member of the Events and Planning team for University of Colorado Denver's Student Government of 2014.

Email id: erica.godfrey@ucdenver.edu

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Shubheksha Shreshta

SGA Start Date: 6 /1 /2014
Status: A
Birthday: January 11th
Undergrad
Grad Student
Expected Grad Date: May 16
 

Shubheksha Shrestha is studying Psychology, since Fall of 2012. She was born in Nepal and moved to USA when she was only 10.

Email id: shubheksha.shrestha@ucdenver.edu


(Tom) Yinglun Wang

SGA Start Date: 6 /1 /2014
Grad Student
Undergrad
Status: A
         

Biography: My name is (Tom) Yinglun Wang, I originally came from China; I am majoring in Communication and Nursing. I was a swimmer at Cherry Creek High School. Some of my hobbies include cooking real Chinese food, swimming, hanging out with friends, and shopping.

Fun facts: I can speak Chinese, English, and French.

Involvement: Educational Opportunity Program: Ambassador and Student Assistant; Summer Bridge Program: Peer Advisor; Lynx Advisory Council; Council of Asian Student Leaders Program; InnovAge Johnson Adult Day Program: Nursing Assistant and Volunteer. 

Email id: yinglun.wang@ucdenver.edu

Click here to view Tom's association with CU Denver 


Hue Phung

SGA Start Date: 6 /1 /2014
Birthday: April 1st
Expected Grad Date: May 17
Status: A          
Grad Student
Undergrad
 

Hue Phung started her amazing journey ath the University of Colorado Denver in 2013. This fall, Hue will be a sophomore. Phung is  currently majoring in Biology and minoring in psychology. She is active in the Asian Student Alliance and Vietnamese Student Association. Though new to SGA, Hue is willing to learn as much as possible in order to provide assistance to the school and students.

Email id: hue.phung@ucdenver.edu

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David Heisler
 
SGA Start Date: 6 /1 /2014
Birthday: December 30th
Expected Grad Date: May 16
Grad Student
Undergrad             
Status: A          
 

David Heisler is a sophomore at CU Denver, majoring in Accounting, with emphases in Accounting and Financial Management.  David loves to get involved on campus any way he can, and is currently a member of the Business Student Ambassador Committee, and is also the Treasurer of  the Finance Club. To him, college is all about meeting like-minded people, learning, and developing himself and his peers. In his spare time, David has a few jobs and gets involved in the community; he is an active member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, and the Romero Theater Troupe. David is affable, talkative, and loves to make people laugh. If you ever see him around campus, feel free to strike up a conversation with him. He would love to get to know you!

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Sinduja Seethapathy 

SGA Start Date: 6 /1 /2014
Birthday: August 5th
Expected Grad Date: May 15
Grad Student
Status: A 
Undergrad
 

Sinduja Seethapathy is pursuing a Masters in Electrical Engineering. Seethapathy would like to be as a Senator for the Student Government. Sinduja likes to work with students. Sinduja has always been  a part of the committee to work for students. Seethapathy was the president of their bachelors department.Sinduja loves organizing events and being with diverse people. Sinduja wants people to be aware of things, as there are many people who do not listen to the announcements, being a student themselve, Sinduja know this. Finally Seethapathy wants to help students, do great things for the school, and make it a better place for us students.

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William Card 

SGA Start Date: 10/1 /2013 
Birthday: April 3rd
Expected Grad Date: May 17
Grad Student
Undergrad  
Status: A

 

William Card is a sophomore at the University of Colorado Denver. He is studying music business with an emphasis in singing and songwriting. He hopes to take his love for story telling, and to allow people to find their own truth. William participates in a wide variety of activities on campus ranging from performing with the singer/songwriter program to participating in club sports with tennis and ultimate frisbee and in the University Honors and Leaders program. William is a Denver Bound Scholar originating from South Dakota and he is very excited to engage within the diverse and exciting population that CU Denver has to offer. His goals are to coordinate events that students will find engaging, thought-provoking and memorable. He very much believes that the key to success is immersing in an engaging environment where students connect with each other to discover their own purpose and potential.

Fun Facts: I love dancing and electronic dance music and I will frequently breakout in dance in public. I also enjoy running, biking, and anything related to the mountains. I don’t do very well in silence, and I love relaxing and talking with people.

Strengths: Learner, Arranger, Input, Individualization, Empathy.

Click here to view William's association with CU Denver


Trinh Nguyen 

SGA Start Date: 6 /1 /2013 
Birthday: February 8th 
Expected Grad Date: May 15
Grad Student  
Undergrad 
Status: A 
             

Trinh Nguyen is a Biology major, Psych minor. This is her third year at CU-Denver. In the past, she has worked with CoPIRG with the Americorps Internship Program. CoPIRG focused on environmental issues and bringing awareness by making little changes in the community. In addition, she also worked for the Financial Aid Office. She is extremely passionate about the environment and loves to interact with people in her community. She is a petite person but has a lot of energy. This year she is geared up to bring that energy to SGA.

Strengths: Learner, Restorative, Input, Arranger, Adaptability.

Click here to view Trinh's association with CU Denver


Lola Johnson-Hagmoc          

SGA Start Date: 9 /1 /2011 
Birthday: February 9th
Expected Grad Date: May 16
Grad Student
Undergrad
Status: A  
                                        

Lola is a Fourth-year student at University of Colorado Denver majoring in Music with an emphasis in Music Industry Studies. She is currently serving her fourth term in Student Government as a member of the Fiancee and Funding Committee, having previously served on both Legislation and Drafting and Freshman Council. She hopes to assist in the process of maintaining and creating resources on campus that are relevant to students’ needs, and aid in developing a great experience to every student at the University of Colorado Denver.

Strengths: Consistency, Context, Harmony, Analytical, Positivity.

Click here to view Lola's association with CU Denver 

Renee Davis​                                

SGA Start Date: 6 /1 /2013
Birthday: february 28th
Expected Grad Date: May 16
Grad Student
Undergrad             
Status: A    
       

Renee Davis is a Sophomore. She is studying Music with a Performance emphasis. Renee is a Senator in the Student Government Association. Renee is involved in a variety of things on campus like performing with the Ninth Street Singers ensemble and MIX and has participated in the CU  Denver Live committee; she is also consistently involved in community service around Denver. She believes in the power of being positive and hopes to learn how to more effectively utilize the leadership skills she has gained from various leadership experiences in Student Government.  Her goals for are to push for a student government that the student body can trust to voice their opinions and take care of their concerns.

Strengths: Strategic, Arranger, Restorative, Futuristic, Includer. 

 

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Areli Bonilla                                         

SGA Start Date: 8 /1 /2013
Birthday: January 14th
Expected Grad Date: May 15 
Grad Student 
Undergrad
Status: A  
               

Areli Bonilla is a senior at the University of Colorado Denver. She is majoring in Business Marketingand this year will be her second year with Student Government. She hopes one day to work for a big corporate company and direct their marketing department.Areli has been with CU Denver for three years and has been involved with the Business school, serving the community and currently working at the Financial Aid Department. She is looking forward to bringing unique ideas for the Student Body!

Fun Facts: I really enjoy meeting new people and seeing new places.I’m always searching for my next place to visit! Last summer I went backpacking through Peru and Bolivia and during winter break I went backpacking through Europe. I like to keep busy and I'm really excited to graduate in the Fall!

Strengths: Adaptability, Positivity, Empathy, Includer, Responsibility

Click here to view Areli's association with CU Denver


Tiffany Cung                                            

SGA Start Date: 6 /1 /2014
Birthday: February 15th
Expected Grad Date: May 16
Grad Student
Undergrad
Status: A
                 

Tiffany Cung is a junior at the University of Colorado Denver, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Demography. She plans to graduate in the spring of 2016, and then continue her education in medicine to pursue a career as a physician. She is interested in emergency medicine or pediatrics.Tiffany enjoys spending her time volunteering. She volunteers at the Children’s Hospital on a regular basis, along with participating in other volunteer opportunities throughout the year such as the Family Wellness Summit, Parade of Lights, and Walk for Sudan.

She looks forward to being involved with Student Government so that she can not only become more involved with the school but also to encourage other students to get involved. Through Student Government, she hopes to enhance her leadership skills and people skills to better herself through the amazing people she meets.

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Pedro Ramos                                         

SGA Start Date: 6 /1 /2014
Birthday: April 5th
Expected Grad Date: May 16
Grad Student
Undergrad
Status: A
                  

Pedro is a sophomore here at CU Denver majoring in Psychology  in aspirations of continuing onto Nursing school in the future. Native to California he has been raised in colorful  Colorado for 95% of his life so he knows the ins and outs of living here in Denver.Ramos is actively involved in Asian Student Alliance and is looking to joining more clubs in the future! He is very excited to work with everyone to make the school year one of the best ones yet as wells.

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Bryson Cayaban

SGA Start Date: 6 /1 /2014
Expected Grad Date: May 17 
Grad Student 
Undergrad
Status: A 
               

Bryson is a Sophomore at the University of Colorado Denver, is majoring in Political Science. He hopes to attend law school and become a successful political leader for the community. Coming from a small town in Kauai, Hawaii, he is a long way from home. He enjoys playing soccer, running, and adventuring.  Having involvement in his high school student council and Junior Reserves Officer Training Corps  (JROTC) in the past, he looks forward to his future with Student Government. This year, Bryson plans to extend his knowledge of CU Denver, to encourage everyone to get involved, and continuing his ultimate goal, to make a difference through the spirit of Aloha.

Fun Facts: My favorite Hawaii food is “a poke bowl.” I have never seen snow until I moved to CU Denver and my new favorite hobby is snowboarding and skiing.

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Rajiv Thapa                                       

SGA Start Date: 6 /1 /2013
Birthday: August 17th
Expected Grad Date: May 15
Grad Student 
Undergrad   
Status: A
 

Rajiv (RAJ) Thapa, knows that he is special and there's no one else out there that's like him... so enjoy!Raj was born in Kathmandu, Nepal August 17, 1993. He had a very simple and happy childhood, and  has only one sibling, his younger brother,  who appeared  six years after his own birth. Raj is extroverted and  perfectly happy watching quality movies, using a personal computer, play FIFA or hanging out at Sigis during his spare time.Becoming a student senator has become his plan, especially enjoying working with students who need. He is excited to become a student senator for a second year as he loved his time here last year.Finally, Raj would love to travel to amazing places, continue to meet wonderful people, finish hiseducation,  go into law enforcement and eventually meet the young woman that has two things hat he wants in a women: classy and fabulous.

Strengths: Analytical, Consistency, Empathy, Relator, Focus.

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