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University of Colorado Denver Student Government Association

 

SGA MEMBERSHIP


 Executive Branch

President Jordan Alvarez
 
Biography: Jordan Alvarez is a senior at the University of Colorado Denver. He is pursuing his second year with CU Denver Student Government Association where he previously served as Vice Chair of the Legislation and Drafting Committee.  His major is  Business Management with a minor in Economics.  Jordan is a part of the Reisher Family  Scholarship Foundation on campus and is very active recreationally in his time off.    Currently, Jordan is Head Swim coach in Centennial, CO for a recreational swim team.  He  is also very active with a non-profit organization, a member of an exclusive military  fraternity and is strategizing several business ventures. Jordan will bring excitement,  energy and dynamic leadership to the university as the Student Body President at CU Denver.
Fun Facts:  I’m from Tennessee.  I hate scary movies and spiders.  I love to do anything involved with sports, especially water sports.  I’m currently training for the Navy.  I love to read, I just don’t read enough.
 
Involvement:  Scholarship Resource Office; Reisher Family Scholarship Foundation; Business School​.
 
 
OFFICE HOURS:
 
Monday: 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Tuesday: 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
Wednesday: 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Thursday: 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
Friday: 10.00 am - 2.00 pm
 


 
 
Vice President Lubna Mazin
 
 
Biography: Lubna Mazin is a third year student pursing a major in biology and a minor in chemistry and leadership studies. She hopes to eventually become a Biology Professor or to work in higher education. She is a University Honors and Leadership Scholar. This is her third year serving on CU Denver SGA, she started off on Freshmen Council and received the Outstanding Freshmen Senator Award. Her second year she served as the Vice Chair of Events and Planning. This year she is honored to serve as the Vice President of Student Government.  She hopes to encourage school spirit and encourage people to get involved in order to have a community feel to the campus. As a Freshman she not only served on SGA she was also a part of the campus village community council serving as media relations, social chair of the University Honors and Leadership club, and participated in Cheerleading and Dance at Metropolitan State University of Denver. As a sophomore she was the founder of the competitive cheer and dance club team at CU Denver. She was also a Learning Assistant for Biology I and a Peer Advocate Leader (PAL) She hopes to bring knowledge from her past experiences to help provide a tight knit campus for her fellow students. School Spirit is her passion and she hopes to spread that love to the CU Denver community.
 
Fun Facts: My favorite color is pink. I attended an all-girls high school, I love to Dance, I am terrified of public speaking, I have a Shopping Addiction, I also like Arts, Crafts and Scrapbooking.
 
Involvement: Peer Advocate Leaders Program; University Honors and Leadership Program; University Honors and Leadership Program Club; Cheer and Dance Team; Club Sports; Learning Assistant Program; Biology Department; Community Council; Community Standards and Wellness.
 
 
Office Hours:
 
Friday: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm
 
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 Judicial Branch

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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

Biography:

Sankeerth Nyalakonda is a Graduate Student, doing Masters of Science in Computer and Information Sciences at CU Denver. He is born and raised in India. He is currently working as the Webmaster for CU Denver Student Government Association. He is also a part of several organizations like Indian Student Association, South Asian Student Association and Spicmacay CU Denver.
 
Fun Facts: Loves playing Cricket, fan of Denver Broncos and also likes listening to Electronic and Rock Music.
 

Involvement: South Asian Student Association, Indian Student Association, Spicmacay CU Denver.

 

Email id: sankeerth.nyalakonda@ucdenver.edu

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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

Biography:

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)

Email id: kimberly.adamache@ucdenver.edu

OFFICE HOURS:

Monday: 8.30 am - 12.30 pm

Tuesday: 8.30 am - 3.30 pm

Wednesday: 8.30 am - 12.30 pm

Thursday: 8.30 am - 4.30 pm

Friday: 8.30 am - 3.30 pm

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 Senators/Committees

 
 
Bhawana Mohan
 
Biography: My name is Bhawana Mohan,
I,Originally came from India; I am majoring in Biology with a minor in Psychology and Ethnic Studies.  Some of my hobbies are Bollywood dancing, playing tennis, and shopping.
 
Fun Facts: I have been Bollywood dancing since second grade.
 
Involvement: Peer Advocate Leader (PAL); South Asian Student Association: Peer Advisor; Ethnic Studies Organization: President; Indian Student Association: President; Tri-Beta: Historian; Auraria Tri-Institutional Library Committee Member; CLAS Dean's Advisory Group Member
 
 
 OFFICE HOURS:
 Tuesday: 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm
 Thursday: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
 

Rajiv Thapa
 
Biography: Rajiv Thapa is a  third year student majoring in Criminal justice and minoring in Ethnic Studies.
 
Fun Facts: Red Devils are the best Franchise in the world no matter what the sport is. Green is the way to go.
 
Involvement: South Asian Student Association
OFFICE HOURS:
 
Monday: 11.00 am - 1.00 pm
Wednesday: 11.00 am - 1.00 pm

Thomas A. Oduro
 
Biography: Thomas A. Oduro is a Senior at CU-Denver pursing a
degree in Public Health and Nursing. He is  very outgoing and easy to get along with. As a Senator for Events and Planning, Thomas hopes to get students involved in campus events, activities, and show school spirit. He intends to make the college experience an exciting and enjoyable one.
 
Fun Facts: Die hard Nuggets and Broncos Fan; Favorite color Red; Dream Car Aston Martin
OFFICE HOURS:
Tuesday: 2.00pm - 2.30pm
Thursday: 2.00pm - 3.30pm
Friday: 10.00 am -  11.00 am / 1.00pm - 2.30 pm

 
Tyler Doumaney
 
Biography: Tyler is a Sophomore at the University of Colorado Denver
, is majoring in biology.  He hopes to attend medical school to one day become a successful surgeon.   Coming from a small town in Rhode Island, he is a long way from home.   He enjoys playing lacrosse, getting lost in the city, and has even attended junior Olympics.  Having worked with his high school peer-helping group in the past, he looks forward to his future with Student Government.  This year, Tyler plans to extend his knowledge of CU Denver, to encourage unfamiliar faces to get involved, and to better himself through the wonderful people he plans to meet.
 
Fun Facts: I enjoy life!
 
Involvement: CU Denver Extreme Ironing Team: Founder
 
 
OFFICE HOURS:
Tuesday: 9.00 am - 10.00 am
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

Jennifer Kim
 
Biography: Jenny Kim is a Junior at CU-Denver and this will be her third year on student government. She is also a Resident Assistant at Campus Village Apartments and will be starting her second year there this year. She is majoring in Psychology-BA with a focus on student affairs. She enjoys building communities and planning events for all students. She is always willing to take the time to listen and help students.
Fun Facts: I love Watermelon and I despise hot weather.
 Involvement: Auraria Campus Tae Kwon Do; Campus Village Apartments: RA
OFFICE HOURS:
 
Monday: 3.30 - 5.00 pm
Friday: 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm
 

 
Sharice Bass
 
Biography: Sharice Bass was born and raised in Denver, Colorado.
 
She is a junior at the University of Colorado Denver. She is majoring in Political Science and minoring in Law Studies. Her hopes are to go to Law School once she graduates from CU Denver and become a lawyer.  She also worked within the community; working with the food bank and within retirement homes to bring joy to the elderly, through a variety of songs and games. In her second term she worked as one of the senators for the finance and funding committee. She hopes to create continued change within Student Government, and from there reach out to many of the students on campus. She wants to show students that Student Government cares about their problems, and that the SGA office is there for students to bring forth their problems. She is working to make change with the students in mind, which includes: lowering the budget and looking more closely at how student fees are spent. Sharice is working to incorporate more students in SGA events, and making connections with student organizations.  In addition, she has been involved with CU-Denver’s New Academic Building. She has talked to students and faculty, and answered questions they had about the building. Sharice is thrilled about all of the accomplishments made within Student Government and sees a positive future for the campus.
 
Fun Facts: Started writing a book in middle school called Mystic; I used to have goldfish; My grandma's mother on my dad's side was Native American; I love plush animals
 
Involvements: Auraria Pre-law Society (APLS); TRiO 
 
 
 
OFFICE HOURS:
 
Tuesday: 2.00 pm - 3.00 pm

 
William Mundo
 
Biography: William Mundo is a third year student majoring in Public Health and Ethnic Studies. Born in The City of Angels, California and raised in the rocky mountains of Colorado. All throughout high school William was an all season athlete playing football, basketball and ran track. His passion is in helping everyone around him and his environment. William hopes to eventually have the opportunity to travel the world and address health disparities amongst different ethnicities by insuring equality.
 
Fun Facts:  I am a DJ. I am the first generation in the United States from my Mexican family. Additionally, I am the first in my family to attend college. I am bilingual with Spanish being my native language. I am a 19-year-old third year college student.
 
Involvement: Undergraduate Research Lead for Hispanic Student Services in the Equal Opportunity Programs Office, TRiO Student Support Services, and part of Minority Association of Pre Medical Students.
 
 

Trinh Nguyen
  
Biography: Short  Bio:  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.
 
Fun Facts:  I may look mean but I’m pretty nice, and I’m pretty much a couch potato on weekends
 
Involvement:  Financial Aid Department, CoPIRG, Premed
 
Jason Savidge 
 
Biography: Jason Savidge received an Associate of Arts Degree in
Political Science from Front Range Community College in May 2012, and has been pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science, with a Minor in Ethnic Studies, at the University of Colorado, Denver (UCD) ever since.  Once he completes his Bachelor’s Degree, Mr. Savidge intends to enroll in the Juris Doctor of Law program at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
 
Fun Facts:  I like fly fishing, snowboarding and road bicycling.  I  am married to the best woman in the world, have three wonderful children and a fourth on the way.  
 
Involvement: LSAT Study Group (Co-founder); Political Science department.
 
 
OFFICE HOURS:
 
Monday : 12.30pm - 2.30 pm
 
Wednesday :12.30 pm - 2.30 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.am -12.00 pm

Renee Davis 
 
Biography: 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.
 
Fun Facts: My favorite Color is Purple and I love Gospel Music!
 
Involvement: A Master Plan Ministries, Ninth Street Singers , UCD MIX
 
OFFICE HOURS:
 
Monday: 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm


Ronson Fox
 
Biography: Ronson K. R. Fox is a fifth year senior at the
University of Colorado Denver. He is majoring in Civil Engineering with a minor in Math and Leadership Studies. Ronson was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii; he has also lived in Washington D.C. for about a year working for the U.S. Senate. In the past four years he has held the positions of: Freshman Senator, Finance and Funding Senator, Student Body President, and a Representative to the Student Advisory Committee to the Auraria Board. He has experience in parliamentary procedure and legislative affairs throughout the university. Ronson looks forward to working with the upcoming student government to build a strong and active community on the Auraria Campus as well as strengthen the student voice with administration. He looks forward to meeting and creating working relationships with as many students, faculty, and staff as possible.
 
Fun Facts: I like to cook, I love building things, I get into a lot of trouble when I’m bored 
Campus Involvement: University Honors and Leadership Program: Graduate; UHL Student Club: Founder; Denver Bound Scholar; Hawaii Club of Auraria: Founder; Institutional Research; Scholarship Resource; CLAS Dean’s Office; CEAS Dean’s Office; Chancellor’s Office; Academic Success and Advising Center, Auraria Higher Education Center; Auraria Campus Events Services
 
 
OFFICE HOURS:
 
Wednesday: 1.00 pm - 3.30 pm
Friday: 11.00 am - 12.00 pm

Jeremy Gage
 
Biography: Jeremy Gage is a 3rd year biology student who enjoys English literature, hiking, spending time with family, and connecting with other students. He would be very happy to meet with students and talk about what's happening on campus, how to get plugged into the community, or simply chat over a cup of coffee!
 
Fun Facts:  I recently lived during the 2011-2012 school year in Amsterdam's red light district with an organization aimed at rescuing women out of prostitution and drug addiction.
 
Involvement: Students for Life Denver (www.studentsforlife.org); Learning Assistant Program; Chemistry Department 
 
 
OFFICE HOURS:
Monday: 12.30 pm - 1.30 pm


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