The Student Government of the University of Nevada, Reno

Senate

Since 1933, the Senate of the Associated Students has represented the students of the University of Nevada through a number of events, legislation and active community engagement. 

The Senate meets every Wednesday at 5:30 pm in the Rita Laden Senate Chambers during the Fall and Spring Semester.  To see the current meetings visit the meeting section.

Senate office hours take place at the Senate table at the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center or at the Joe Crowley Student Union plaza between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM on weekdays.

82nd Session Rules of the Senate (PDF)

 

Meet the Senators of the 82nd Session:

Speaker of the Senate


ASUN Speaker Caden Fabbi

Goals:

  • Ensuring that impactful projects are being initiated and completed through Senate Committees
  • Creating a stronger Members-at-Large program to connect more students to ASUN
  • Enforcing more effective office hours among the Senators to promote more outreach to their constituencies
  • Working with the Legislative Clerk and Senate Secretaries to increase the understanding of the processes of the Senate among the student body 
  • Continuing to promote a strong and unified leadership through the COLA Advisory Board

*Chair of the Committee on Oversight

Caden Fabbi

Office Hours: By Appointment

speaker@asun.unr.edu

Speaker Fabbi is a native Nevadan and proud member of the Wolfpack. Fabbi has been involved with student leadership for his whole life and continued at the collegiate level as a Senator for the College of Liberal Arts and the Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee in the 81stsession. With interests, hobbies, and involvement ranging from all different spectrums of campus, Fabbi brings a diverse viewpoint to the table that will represent the students in the College of Liberal Arts, and those from the other colleges across campus, with the utmost honor and propriety. Fabbi is a strong advocate for cognizance and self-improvement and hopes to further develop his leadership abilities through the lessons learned within involvement in extracurricular activities. Fabbi hopes to pursue a career in public administration at an institution of higher learning. In his spare time, Fabbi enjoys traveling, movies, sports, and playing the guitar.

Other Involvement:

  • Administrator-IFC
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Director of Recruitment-St. Jude Up 'til Dawn
  • College of Liberal Arts Advisory Board

 

College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources


ASUN Senator Gabriel Golez

Goals:

  • Create a CABNR Student Council
  •  Help to continue and possibly expand undergraduate research
  • Find a way to offer the students of CABNR preprofessional advising

*Chair of the Committee on Academics
*Member of the Committee on Civic Engagement
*Member of the Committee on Oversight 

Gabriel Golez

Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:00 pm or by appointment

senatorgolez@asun.unr.edu

Senator Golez was born in the Philippines and moved to Nevada in 2003. Golez has been very involved on and off campus. He has joined many campus organizations and has held many leadership positions in them. Golez would like to use his term in office to better the experience of his constituents and the overall student population of Nevada.

Other Involvement:

  • Argenta Leadership Council
  • Residence Hall Association
  • UNR Collegiate DECA
  • UNR Pre-Dental Society
  • Biochemistry Club 

 

ASUN Senator Ryan Hood

Goals:

  • To expand research opportunities for undergraduate, particularly underclassmen, students.Not only does he plan to expand the opportunities, but also wants to mitigate the difficulty of accessing the current
  • To promote use of the ASUN Undergraduate Research Journal for all students
  • To work with ASUN Clubs and Organizations to expand and retain clubs with in CABNR to help foster a better student experience

*Member of Committee on Government Operations
*Member of Committee on Budget and Finance
 
Ryan Hood

Office Hours: Fridays 11:00 am - 12:00 pm or by appointment

senatorhood@asun.unr.edu

Senator Hood aspires to be a doctor. He is currently part of the BS-MD program. Hood is a native Northern Nevadan, graduated from Galena High School, and is a two time University of Nevada legacy.

Other Involvement:

  • Alumni Relations Officer-Sigma Nu Fraternity 

 

College of Business


ASUN Senator Ken Brooke

Goals:

  • To promote more involvement for Nevada students to help improve retention rates and add to our pack pride
  • To improve the efficiency of the ASUN legislative system by being a part of the Government Ops. committee
  • To strengthen the relationship between members of ASUN and members at large, eliminating any misconceptions of ASUN and promoting us to be seen as one large community

*Chair of Committee on Government Operations
*Member of Committee on Oversight 

Ken Brooke

Office Hours: Wednesdays 11:00 am - 12:00 pm or by appointment

senatorbrooke@asun.unr.edu

Senator Brooke is expecting to graduate in 2016. He has held leadership roles at Nevada through his involvement in both a social and a professional fraternity.  He serves as president of the Nevada Economics Club. He has also been active in the Reno communtiy for as long as he can remember, and is looking forward to helping improve the University of Nevada.

Other Involvement:

  • Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity
  • Delta Sigma Pi Pre-Professional Business Fraternity
  • Economics Club - President

 


ASUN Senator Rosalie Ferebee

Goals:

  • To explore options to increase the amount of business class sections available
  • To promote opportunities for student involvement with on-campus business organizations that provide applicable skills for after college,
  • To increasing support for campus projects and events.
*Chair of Committee on Civic Engagement
*Member of Special Committee on the Mountain West Leadership Summit
*Member of Committee on Oversight 
Rosalie Ferebee

Office Hours: Wednesdays 10:00 am - 11:00 am or by appointment

senatorferebee@asun.unr.edu

Senator Ferebee has been very active in serving the people of Washoe County, and plans to bring that experience to benefit the University of Nevada. Through various on-campus organizations, Ferebee has had the opportunity to create strong partnerships with community business leaders and nonprofits, and plans to foster those relationships through ASUN.

Other Involvement:

  • Delta Sigma Pi Pre-Professional Business Fraternity
  • Enactus, Entrepreneurial Community Outreach Organization

 

ASUN Senator Bryce Warner

Goals:

  • To create an open line of communication between the College of Business and the Associated Students of the University of Nevada
  • To centralize information to make sure that all students of the College of Business know what events are taking place on campus ahead of time so that the university can increase participation and increase the amount of people becoming involved with the activities that are provided to them
  • To continue the renovations to the Ansari Building to ensure an atmosphere that will accommodate every student and make it an environment suited for learning like
  • To encourage freshman to get involved in College of Business events and show them what extracurricular activities are available to them within the college

*Chair of the Committee on Budget & Finance
*Member of the Committee on Oversight

Bryce Warner

Office Hours: Thursdays 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm or by appointment

senatorwarner@asun.unr.edu

Senator Warner was born and raised in Reno, NV and graduated from Reno High School and is an active member of the professional business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi.

Other Involvement:

  • Delta Sigma Pi Pre-Professional Business Fraternity

 

College of Education


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Thomas Green

Goals:

  • Increase and promote the academic resources available to the students on campus
  • Establish a mentor program for incoming freshmen within the local school district
  • Set tough, but realistic standards in order to maintain the University's tier one status

*Member of Committee on Budget and Finance
*Member of Committee on University Affairs 

Thomas Green

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00 am - 11:00 am or by appointment

senatorgreen@asun.unr.edu

Senator Green is from Reno, Nevada and is a junior. After returning to Reno in August 2012 from Afghanistan, Green made the decision to attend the University of Nevada where he has been an active member in several clubs on campus. Senator Green is also a proud member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

Other Involvement:

  • Nevada Army National Guard
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity
  • Rock Climbing Club
  • Wolf Pack Veterans
  • Volunteer at Westergard Elementary School

 

College of Engineering


ASUN Senator Zachary Brounstein

Goals:

  • To listen to the students and take their concerns seriously while trying to make their college experience better. 
  • To establish and increase the appreciation for engineering concepts and skills
  • Have past graduates keep connections to their departments so a great alumni network can be built
  • Inspire current students to participate in national engineering competitions in order to see the applicability of material from the classroom to real life 
  • To create and maintain a chemical engineering student lounge 

*Member of Committee on Academics
*Member of Committee on Public Affairs 

Zachary Brounstein

Office Hours: Thursdays 11:00 am - 12:00 pm or by appointment

senatorbrounstein@asun.unr.edu

Senator Brounstein gladly calls the Reno area home even though he is originally from Las Vegas. Brounstein is an active participant of campus life. You might find him tutoring at the Math Center, playing in a music festival with the Mariachi Band, or walking around campus enjoying what the University of Nevada has to offer.

Other Involvement: 

  • Math Club, President
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity
  • Wolfpack STEMducation
  • Mariachi Band




Goals:

  • To improve College of Engineering involvement and events
  • To better educate the students concerning degree and occupational possibilities
  • To help establish an undergraduate Biomedical Engineering degree
*Member of Committee on Government Operations
*Member of Committee on University Affairs
Owen Stewart 

Office Hours: Fridays 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm or by appointment

senatorstewart@asun.unr.edu

Senator Stewart is a Nevada native currently in his second year with the Wolfpack. Stewart is planning on eventual graduate study, though in the meantime, is excited for the opportunity to better the University he's grown to love while improving student life on campus.

Other involvement:

 

  • Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
  • Dragon Club
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Nevada eSports
  • Honors Program

 

 

ASUN Senator Anthony Ramirez

Goals:

  • Seeking more internship and graduate jobs
  • Increasing involvement in the COENG through a more substantial relationship with ASUN
  • Establishing a resourceful Alumni Association for the COENG

*Member of Committee on Academics
*Member of Committee on Budget & Finance
*Member of Committee on Government Operations
*Member of Committee on University Affairs 

Anthony Ramirez

Office Hours: Mondays 11:00 am-12:00 pm or by appointment

senatorramirez@asun.unr.edu

Senator Ramirez is from Las Vegas and plans to attend medical school in the future.  He is passionate about giving back to the University of Nevada, as well as improving the student experience.

Other Involvement:

  • Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
  • Theta Tau Pre-Professional Engineering Fraternity
  • Professional Development Chair-IFC

 

College of Science


ASUN Senator Jeffrey Dominguez

Goals:

  • To promote Discover Science Lectures on a grand scale across campus and in the community as a vision to open doors for people to learn about science in our thriving world
  • Being a part of the committee on Civic Engagement to encourage and facilitate volunteerism on campus
  • To ensure there are continuous scholarship opportunities for Science majors
  • To esnure that studeents have the opportunity to participate in new Nevada Fit on campus with little cost

*Member of Committee on Civic Engagement
*Member of Committee on Public Affairs

Jeffrey Dominguez

Office Hours: Mondays 11:00 am - 12:00 pm or by appointment

 senatordominguez@asun.unr.edu

Senator Dominguez is an extremely proud member of the wolfpack at the University of Nevada. He is a very unique member with interests that stretch to areas of politics and philosophy and deeply acknowledge the significance of science as a vital force of the future. He was raised in Southern California and Las Vegas and currently resides in Reno where he is pursuing his dreams. He is involved with prominent philanthropy projects in the local community as well as clubs and organizations on campus. As a newly elected representative of one of the fastest growing college's on campus, Senator Dominguez wants all students to discover and venture the possibilities of science. He says, "There's a bigger picture of what our field and studies consist of and it's not reserved for just collective science majors."

Other Involvement:

  • Phi Delta Epsilon, International Medical Fraternity
  • Best Buddies Nevada Chapter


Catie McCrillis

Goals:

  • To make it so that all senators have posted office hours
  • To continue the project of starting a College of Science Student Council
  • To maintain the budget in a user friendly system

*Senate Parliamentarian for the 82nd Senate Session
*Member of Committee on Budget & Finance
*Member of Committee on University Affairs

Catie McCrillis

Office Hours: Wednesdays 10:00 am - 11:00 am or by appointment

senatormccrillis@asun.unr.edu

Senator McCrillis is from Reno, Nevada and wants to attend medical school after finishing her bachelors. She is an active member of the Nevada community working towards bettering student life on campus.

Other Involvement:

  • Delta Delta Delta Sorority
  • Blue Key Honor Society

 


Division of Health Sciences

Raina Bedford

Goals:

  • Create a Service Learning Directory for all majors in conjunction with the Office of Service Learning and Civic Engagement
  • Create a sense of unity between the majors in the Division of Health Sciences
  • Assist in making the ASUN Senate more approachable and transparent

*Chair of the Special Committee on the Mountain West Leadership Summit
*Member of the Committee on Oversight
*Member of the Committee on University Affairs

Raina Benford

Office Hours: Thursdays 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm or by appointment

rbenford@unr.edu

Senator Benford is currently a Junior at Nevada. She is very excited to serve as a Senator for the Division of Health Sciences for the 82nd Session.

Other Involvement:

  • The National Residence Hall Honorary
  • The Associated Students of Gerontology
  • Moments of Memory, Inc.

 

Rebecca Bustos

Goals:

  • Promote a healthier campus and community through public health efforts
  • Increase undergrad research opportunities within the Division of Health Sciences to lead the next generation of academia
  • Increase student involvement in the DHS advisory board and ambassador program
  • Be accessible and transparent to constituents
*Member of Committee on Academics
*Member of Committee on Civic Engagement
*Member of Special Committee on the Mountain West Leadership Summit
Rebecca Bustos

Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm or by appointment

rbustosduarte@unr.edu

Senator Bustos is a sophomore pre-nursing student with a minor in gerontology at Nevada. She aspires to obtain a terminal degree and pursue a career in academia and or clinical work within the scope of gerontology. When she’s not studying or engaging in extracurricular activities, Bustos enjoys running and hiking in the Reno/Tahoe area.

Other Involvement:

  • University of Nevada Pre-Nursing Society-Director of Outreach
  • Division of Health Sciences Student Ambassador

 

Velsabet Mojica-Cisneros

Goals:

  • To promote overall student involvement and participation within the Division of health sciences. 
  • Expand Co-curricular experience by increasing focus on Campus programing specific to DHS while also encouraging student connections with campus culture
  • Build a better line of communication with DHS students, ASUN senators, and university faculty.

*Member of Committee on Civic Engagement
*Member of Committee on Public Affairs 

Velsabet Mojica

Office Hours: Mondays 10:00 am - 11:00 am or by appointment

vmojica-cisneros@unr.edu

Senator Mojica is originally from Orange County, California but has spent some of her time living in Mexico, and most recently lived in Las Vegas, NV. Senator Mojica hopes to ultimately focus her career on the macro levels of social work and work on policy making in the state of Nevada.  She is extremely excited to be part of the 82nd  session of the Senate and to be representing the students of the Division of Health Sciences.

Other Involvement:

  • Sigma Omega Nu Latina Interest Sorority
  • Greek Ambassadors 
  • College Life 101-Center for Student Cultural Diversity
  • Sanford Center for Aging-SOS

 

School of Journalism



 

Goals:

  • To increase the number of professional publications on campus for journalism students and all other students who are interested in a media profession
  • To improve communication between the university and transfer students during the enrollment process
  • To promote civic leadership among students
  • To encourage student involvement in not only ASUN, but also in the state and federal governments through voting and active participation

*Member of Committee on Public Affairs
*Member of Committee on Civic Engagement
*Member of Special Committee on the Mountain West Leadership Summit
*Member of Committee on University Affairs 

Ryan  Suppe

Office Hours: Mondays 10:00 am - 11:00 am or by appointment

senatorsuppe@asun.unr.edu

Senator Suppe is a sophomore studying journalism and history. He is a Las Vegas native and alumnus of Bishop Gorman High School. He loves movies, sports and dogs. Suppe plans to represent the students of the Reynolds School of Journalism and the University of Nevada, Reno objectively and efficiently. 

Other Involvement:

  • Film Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Walt Disney's Creative Development Association of Nevada

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS


ASUN Senator Marissa Crook

Goals:

  • Setting up direct and visible access to senators' contact information
  • Increasing opportunities for students to engage the community, including fighting human trafficking
  • Finding out which types of speakers students would like to hear from
  • Creating and advertising a central database with access to current student success tools

*Member of Committee on Budget & Finance
*Member of Committee on Government Operations
*Member of Committee on University Affairs 

Marissa Crook

Office Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00 am - 11:00 am or by appointment

senatorcrook@asun.unr.edu

Senator Crook was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. As a fifth generation Nevadan and a fourth generation Nevada student, she is a freshman. Crook is currently planning to attend law school to fight human trafficking. Her hobbies include reading, playing the piano, and hanging out with friends and family.

Other Involvement:

  • Honors Program
  • InterVarsity
  • Coach speech and debate at former forensics club
  • Volunteer at Good Shepherd's Clothes Closet
  • Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission


ASUN Senator Caden Fabbi

Goals:

  • Ensure that impactful projects are being initiated and completed through Senate Committees Enforce more effective office hours among the senators to promote more outreach to their constituencies
  • Provide more learning and development opportunities for the senators
  • Work with the Legislative Clerk and Senate Secretaries to increase the understanding of the processes of the Senate among the student body
  • Continue to promote a strong and unified leadership through the College of Liberal Arts Advisory Board

*Chair of the Committee on Oversight

Caden Fabbi

Office Hours: By Appointment

speaker@asun.unr.edu

Senator Fabbi is a native Nevadan. Fabbi has been involved with student leadership for his whole life and continued at the university level as a Senator and the Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee in the 81st session. As a member of Greek Life and having past experience with other clubs and organizations on campus with interests and hobbies ranging from all different spectrums, Fabbi brings a diverse viewpoint that will represent the thousands of Nevada students accurately. Fabbi hopes to further develop his leadership abilities through involvement at the Nevada and further into his future career. In his spare time, Fabbi enjoys playing the guitar, traveling, baseball, and spending time with his cat, Tobi.

Other Involvement:

  • Administrator-IFC
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Director of Recruitment-St. Jude Up 'til Dawn
  • College of Liberal Arts Advisory Board

 

ASUN Senator Abby Feenstra

Goals:

  • Reach out to traditionally underrepresented Nevada students
  • Make ASUN elected officials more accessible to the general student population
  • Better connect ASUN to other on-campus entities
  • Bring programs, workshops, and speakers related to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts & humanities, and mathematics) to campus
  • To better integrate COLA students into fields which can provide increased career opportunities
*82nd Session Speaker Pro-Tempore
*Chair of Committee on University Affairs 
*Member of Committee on Oversight 

*Member of Special Committee on the Mountain West Leadership Summit
Abby Feenstra

Office Hours: Thursdays 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm or by appointment

speakerprotempore@asun.unr.edu

Senator Feenstra is an honors student studying English and women's studies. She has been involved with various on-campus entities since arriving at Nevada, including the Memory & Brain Research Lab, the Honors Ambassador Program, The Nevada Sagebrush, and the University Writing Center.. Feenstra currently works as a Facility Supervisor and Operations Intern at the Joe Crowley Student Union. She hopes to utilize her diverse experiences at Nevada during her tenure as a Senator.

Other Involvement:

  • Facility Supervisor, Joe Crowley Student Union
  • Operations Intern, Joe Crowley Student Union
  • Peer Advocate, Student Support Network
  • Student Union Advisory Board 
  • College of Liberal Arts Student Advisory Board
  • Nevada Chapter of the Blue Key Honor Society
  • Psi Chi International Honor Society of Psychology

 

ASUN Senator Quinn Jonas

Goals:

  • To implement a Community Shared Agriculture Program which directly connects students to local farmers and ranchers to provide on-campus dinning options with healthier, more sustainable, local produce while using the University as a means to provide access to local produce and groceries to students who live off-campus
  • Increased coordination across diverse campus organization to ensure students have full access to student run performances and opportunities to enhance their education with the diverse experiences the University has to offer
  • Fiscal Responsibility with ASUN's operating budget. Given the large operating budget of ASUN to better the campus and student's educational experience, Senator Jonas wants to ensure every dollar spent by ASUN maximizes the benefit to students and propels the University towards an ever improving educational experience here at the University

*Chair of Committee on Public Affairs
*Member of Committee on Oversight
*Member of Committee on Budget & Finance
*Member of Special Committee on the Mountain West Leadership Summit 

Quinn Jonas

Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:00 am - 12:00 pm or by appointment

senatorjonas@asun.unr.edu

Senator Jonas was born and raised in Elko, Nevada. As a former inter-collegiate debater for the University, Senator Jonas hopes to combine his debate experience with the knowledge gained from serving as an intern for the state-level lobbying firm GCG to better his University and Community. Senator Jonas provides a distinct view for the ASUN senate and looks to incorporate his personal experience studying abroad to provide a well-rounded view of the University and the opportunities it offers.

Other Involvement:

  • Activities Chair for Kappa Sigma social fraternity
  • Treasurer for the Nevada Debate
  • Union Student Ambassador
  • Member of Collegiate FFA

 

Interdisciplinary Programs

Alex Sung

Goals:

  • Form a stronger connection between the students, ASUN, and university administration
  • Help grow and create interdisciplinary program related clubs and organizations
  • Help students prepare for professional and graduate school

*Member of Committee on Academics
*Member of Committee on Public Affairs

Alex Sung

Office Hours: Fridays 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm or by appointment

senatorsung@asun.unr.edu

Senator Sung was born and raised in Reno. He is a graduate of Galena High School and is now in his first year at the university. This is his first time as a member of ASUN and is excited to serve the students as a senator for the college of interdisciplinary programs. He hopes to use his position to help improve the university experience for all students and be the voice for students in the interdisciplinary programs in ASUN. Senator Sung plans to attend medical school after he graduates from the university. His hobbies include anything basketball related, playing the piano, and skiing. During his spare time he also volunteers as a tutor at Washoe High School and works with Junior Achievement of Northern Nevada.

Other Involvement:

  • UNR honors program
  • AMSA
  • Junior Achievement of Northern Nevada
  • Washoe County School District Volunteer

 


Goals:

  • Create initiatives to expose undecided students to various degree programs offered at Nevada
  • Improve access to undergraduate research by creating a centralized list of opportunities
  • Aid students applying to medical, dental, and other professional schools by advocating for the creation of a pre-professional committee to write letters of reommendation

*Member of Committee on Academics
*Member of Committee on Budget & Finance
*Member of Committee on Government Operations 

Nicholas Andrew

Office Hours: Wednesdays 11:00 am-12:00 pm or by appointment


Other involvement:
Senator Andrew is from Henderson, Nevada and is a graduate of Coronado High School. He plans to attend medical school at Nevada after graduation, and is currently a member of the BS-MD program. His hobbies include racing in triathlons and working on his car. Senator Andrew wants to help students achieve all they can during their time at Nevada.

  • Phi Delta Epsiolon, International Medical Fraternity
  • Nu Rho Psi, Neuroscience Honor Society

 

SECRETARY OF THE SENATE




Lexi Jacobson
senatesecretary@asun.unr.edu

 

LEGISLATIVE CLERK


 

Sierra Waechter
legclerk@asun.unr.edu



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