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.

81th Session Rules of the Senate (PDF)

 

Meet the Senators of the 81st Session:

Speaker of the Senate


ASUN Speaker Sarah Byrnes

Goals:

  • Re-establishing Senate as a governing body on campus
  • Continue to connect Senate to various entities on campus

*Sarah is also the Speaker and Chair of the Committee on Oversight

Sarah Byrnes
speaker@asun.unr.edu

Sarah Byrnes grew up in Reno, went to a local high school, and then made the decision to apply and attend Nevada after falling in love with the campus. She is currently a sophomore and a Criminal Justice Pre-Law major. Sarah has become incredibly involved around campus in various organizations. She loves spending time at the University attending different events and hanging out with friends. Nevada has so much to offer to all students so, Sarah has chosen to take many leadership roles in order to show her love of Nevada to other students. From her involvement in Student Ambassadors to her role in ASUN, Sarah is always working to make this University a better place. 

 

Secretary of the Senate



Goals:

  • Oversee the production of the minutes, to ensure accurate, verbatim as necessary, minutes be recorded and documented 
  • Provide for uniformity in government documents
Nicole Tomimatsu
senatesecretary@asun.unr.edu

Nicole Tomimatsu grew up in Cupertino, California. She recently transferred to the University of Nevada and is currently a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major. She has experience as the Secretary for the 80th session of Senate, and is looking forward to continuing in her Secretary position with the 81st session.

Legislative Clerk



Goals:

  • Create a better system for ASUN Archiving
  • Work on communication skills with other team members
  • Write important legislation to influence her Wolf Pack
Chloe McClintick
legclerk@asun.unr.edu

Chloe McClintick grew up on a farm in Orovada, Nevada and attended high school in Winnemucca. She swam and played golf in high school and later played college golf for two years in Salt Lake City. She transferred to the University of Nevada her junior year of college and is now finishing up her senior year expecting to graduate with an economics degree next May. She adores her Wolf Pack! Her dream career is to help make a difference in the agricultural world that is drastically changing in good and bad ways every day.

 

 

College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources


ASUN Senator Paul De Leon

Goals:

  • Establish better communication between CABNR and students
  • Expand clubs within CABNR
  • Work to continue and promote undergrad research opportunities
Paul De Leon
senatordeleon@asun.unr.edu

Paul De Leon is a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major at the University of Nevada and has aspirations of getting into medical school and becoming a doctor. De Leon is a member of Greek Life and various organizations on campus and has taken active leadership roles throughout the years. He also is currently employed as an undergraduate researcher at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and plans to use his leadership and experience to the help the 81st session to better serve the Nevada students. His hobbies include running, watching movies, and reading.

 

ASUN Senator Joshua Hutapea

Goals:

  • Promote CABNR majors through a science fair
  • Provide a television monitor in the CABNR Student Center
  • Host a Grant-Writing Assistance Workshop
Joshua Hutapea
senatorhutapea@asun.unr.edu

Joshua Hutapea will be a sophomore at the University of Nevada, Reno for the 2014 school year. He is currently a Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major and involved with the Student Ambassadors Organization on campus. Hutapea graduated from Silverado High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, class of 2012.

 

College of Business


ASUN Senator Steve Bezick

Goals:

  • Expand entrepreneurship programming
  • Work towards renovating the College of Business 
  • Maintain two-way communication between ASUN and COBA
Steve Bezick
senatorbezick@asun.unr.edu

Stephen Bezick is from Fairfax, Virginia. Bezick is majoring in Economics and Finance, and plans on attending Law School after graduation. In his free time, Bezick likes golfing, skiing, and fishing.

 

ASUN Senator Abhay Sharma

Goals:

  • Make the budget look easy to the eyes of the students.
  • Promote professionalism within the students through several Quick-stop workshops.
  • Work closely with the Business Student Council.
  • Hold regular meetings with Dean Moiser to better serve the students.
Abhay Sharma
senatorsharma@asun.unr.edu

Abhay is a sophomore at Nevada and is pursuing a dual major in Accounting and Finance. He serves as the Recorder for the Business Student Council. Other than that he is also a member of Diverse Organization of South Asia (DOSA). His goal is to promote professionalism to all the students through several workshops throughout the year.

 

ASUN Senator Mariel Tabeta

Goals:

  • Higher involvement rate in COBA by continuing business club fairs
  • ASUN services fair
  • Create a bond with SAAC and Athletics Department

*Mariel is the Chair of the Committee on University Affairs

Mariel Tabeta
senatortabeta@asun.unr.edu

Mariel Tabeta is pursuing a Marketing degree with a minor in Information Systems. Her previous experience with Residence Hall Association has encouraged her to get more involved on a larger scale by getting actively engaged with Senate. She is thankful for the opportunity to serve the school as a senator and will do her best to meet her constituent’s needs. She is currently involved with Nevada Cheer and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta.

 

College of Education


ASUN Senator Crystal Carter

Goals:

  • Establish a College of Education newsletter
  • Make printing in the College of Education cheaper for education majors
Crystal Carter
senatorcarter@asun.unr.edu

Crystal Carter is the senator elect for the College of Education. Carter is a first-year student and is excited to make sure everyone's voice heard in ASUN this upcoming session.

 

ASUN Senator Allison Cale

Goals:

  • Create a student advisory board for the College of Education
  • Get a Pack Mentorship program for the College of Education
  • Increase partnership between athletics and ASUN
Allison Cale
senatorcale@asun.unr.edu

Allison Cale is a senator for the College of Education. She is a primary education major with a minor in psychology hoping to one day to become a school guidance counselor. Cale is currently on the Nevada cheerleading team thus is very involved on campus. She is honored to be a member of the 81st Senate Session and wants to help make the University of Nevada the best that it can be for both the students and its employees. She has no doubt that the 2013-2014 school year will be on to remember. Go Pack!

 

College of Engineering


ASUN Senator Alexis Robertson

Goals:

  • Establish a new tutoring center for engineering students
  • Promote ASUN involvement for both the student body and engineering faculty members
Alexis Robertson
senatorroberston@asun.unr.edu

Alexis Robertson is a member of the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) program and studying Environmental Engineering. Robertson loves to golf and play classical guitar. She was born and raised here in Reno, Nevada. She is very passionate about making your Nevada experience the best it can be!

 

ASUN Senator Jonathan Jay

Goals:

  • Change the way we apportion Senators to ensure it is fair for every college
  • Ensure that the Engineering Senator positions are left in good hands
Jonathan Jay
senatorjay@asun.unr.edu

Jonathan Jay is a Chemical Engineering student going into his senior year. This is his second year as an ASUN Senator. During his first year, he served as Chair of the Public Affairs Senate Committee and Vice Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee.

 

College of Science


Anurag Kulkarni

 

 Anurag Kulkarni
 senatorkulkarni@asun.unr.edu

Currently in his a second-semester of his freshman year, Anurag Kulkarniat is majoring in Biology and minoring in Business and wishes to enter the field of medicine after graduation. He is actively involved in various leadership and volunteer clubs in high school. He would like to offer his experiences to ASUN in order to make Nevada an even better educational institution for the students. He believes that with his past experiences combined with his hard-work and dedication, he will make a valuable contribution to ASUN as well as the university as a whole. 

 

ASUN Senator Lexi Jacobson

Goals:

  • Establish a student advisory board   
  • Create a college sponsored career panel
  • Look into the creation of a new organic eatery on campus

*Lexi is also the Chair of the Committee on Civic Engagement

Lexi Jacobson
senatorjacobson@asun.unr.edu

Lexi Jacobson is a biology major at Nevada who will be representing the College of Science in the 81st Senate Session. She strives to not only improve her college, but also Nevada as a whole. As a member of the Greek community, Lexi holds dedication and teamwork above all else. She hopes to use these skills to leave a lasting impact on the university she holds close to her heart.



Division of Health Sciences

ASUN Senator Miranda Hoover

Goals:

  • Establish a student council for the Division of Health Sciences
  • Recognize more student voices to make our University the best it can possibly be

*Miranda is also the Chair of the Committee on Academics

Miranda Hoover
senatorhoover@asun.unr.edu

Miranda was born and raised in Reno and has been a Wolf Pack fan since birth. She is very engaged in politics and is excited to be involved in ASUN!

 

ASUN Senator Dalton Mack

Goals:

  • Improve the health and well-being of students on campus
  • Improve security and safety measures on and around campus
  • Promote ASUN programs/resources
Dalton Mack
senatormack@asun.unr.edu

Dalton Mack is a Community Health Science major from Las Vegas with the intention of going to medical school. His biggest goal in life is to help others and is a proud member of the Greek community at Nevada.

 

ASUN Senator Monica Olmos

Goals:

  • Make Lombardi more affordable or provide a payment plan
  • Increase accessibility to the variety of clubs/organizations
  • Having the President be present at more events
Monica Olmos
senatorolmos@asun.unr.edu

Monica Olmos is majoring in Community Health Sciences and Nursing. In the future, she wants to work at a pediatric hospital for cancer. Being involved in her community and helping others is a thing she strives for in life. As a Senator of the 81st Session, She hopes to gain a lot of experience, but above all do many differences at the University of Nevada, Reno alongside the other Senators.

 

School of Journalism


Nick Beaton

Goals:

  • Grow and expand the Journalism School
  • Preserve and enhance the student experience on campus
  • Make it easier to participate in and follow the senate
Nick Beaton
 senatorbeaton@asun.unr.edu

Nick Beaton grew up in Yerington, Nevada and always knew Nevada was his choice of school. He is currently a sophomore majoring in Journalism with a focus in public relations. One of his biggest passions is serving others to make his school better.

 

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS


ASUN Spearker Sarah Byrnes

Goals:

  • Re-establishing Senate as a governing body on campus
  • Continue to connect Senate to various entities on campus
Sarah Byrnes
speaker@asun.unr.edu

Sarah Byrnes grew up in Reno, went to a local high school and then made the decision to apply and attend Nevada after falling in love with the campus. She is currently a sophomore and a Criminal Justice Pre-Law major. Sarah has become incredibly involved around campus in various organizations. She loves spending time at the University attending different events and hanging out with friends. Nevada has so much to offer to all students so Sarah has chosen to take many leadership roles in order to show her love of Nevada to other students. From her involvement in Student Ambassadors to her role in ASUN, Sarah is always working to make this University a better place.

 

ASUN Senator Caden Fabbi

Goals:

  • See through the student responsibilities in the new fitness facilities coming to campus
  • Rewrite the Treasury Bill
  • Directly address student issues and concerns given to ASUN

*Caden is also the Chair of the Committee on Budget and Finance

Caden Fabbi
senatorfabbi@asun.unr.edu

Caden Fabbi is a proud University of Nevada student majoring in Political Science. Having been involved with student leadership his whole life, Caden sought to immediately continue this when he enrolled at Nevada. As a member of Greek life and numerous other clubs on campus, and with interests and hobbies ranging from all different spectrums, Caden brings a diverse viewpoint that will represent the thousands of Nevada students accurately. Caden hopes to further develop his leadership abilities in the next few years through involvement at the University and further into his future career.

 

ASUN Senator Harvison Eleanor

Goals:

  •  Create a blue light app in order to create safety on campus
  • Increase transparency of the ASUN Senate
  • Create a Liberal Arts Student Council

*Eleanor is also the Chair of the Committee on Government Operations

Eleanor Harvison
senatorharvison@asun.unr.edu

Eleanor Harvison is Criminal Justice major at the University of Nevada, Reno. Harvison began her education at Nevada in the fall of 2012 and is planning to graduate in three years. Since arriving at Nevada, she has been appointed as a Member at Large to observe and learn from the 80th Senate Session and each committee about what being a Senator entails and the amount of hard work and time that goes into this elected position. She is committed to making sure that the money we pay in tuition and fees is being used in a proper and accountable manner. In addition, as a Criminal Justice major, she represents the College of Liberal Arts and is a voice for the largest academic college on campus. She will work closely with the Dean of Liberal Arts in order to determine what is most pertinent to our college. As a Senator for the College of Liberal Arts, she is be an advocate for the legislation that you require and support and she is doing her absolute best to make the University of Nevada, Reno a better and more enjoyable place for all students.

 

ASUN Senator Lane King

Goals:

  • Create a sense of unity among COLA
  • Further outreach with the Center for Student Engagement
  • More late night programming
  • Create effective and meaningful legislation that represents the voice of the students
Lane King
senatorking@asun.unr.edu

Lane King is a Criminal Justice at Nevada with plans on graduating in the Spring of 2014. King is highly motivated towards bettering the student population while furthering the Universities goals as well.

 

James Burgett

Goals:

  • Promote community service, and connect students with volunteer opportunities through networking with nonprofits and outreach-oriented clubs and orgs.
  • Begin a guest speaker series centered around career opportunities for graduating Liberal Arts students.
  • Bring attention to underutilized resources such as the Writing Center.
James Burgett
 senatorburgett@asun.unr.edu

James Burgett is passionate about helping those in need, and has served the people of Washoe County for years. As a club leader, he has created several ongoing outreach programs that have fed the hungry, educated the young and the less fortunate, and empowered local entrepreneurs. Burgett would now like to bring the experience he's gained with leadership and service to ASUN, where he aims to spark a wave of student volunteerism in Washoe County. In his free time, he enjoys climbing, swimming, and writing fiction.

 

ASUN Senator Ashley Tarchione

Goals:

  • Send out monthly emails to fellow interested constituents
  • Monthly reviews of progress
  • Speaking to classes, giving surveys, and addressing feedback
Ashley Tarchione
senatortarchione@asun.unr.edu

Ashley Tarchione is a neuroscience major at Nevada. In addition to being a Senator for the College of Liberal Arts, she is also a Student Ambassador on campus. Although she is now a proud member of the Wolf Pack, Tarchione was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, and attended Silverado high School. She is proud to be a part of the Miss America Scholarship Organization and has held the title of Miss Lake Tahoe 2012 and Miss Clark County 2013. This work has inspired her to becoming an ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network, as well an activist for Nevada public education. Tarchione was raised by her two parents, Jody and Troy, and has one sister, Amanda. She hopes to further pursue her educational goals by attending medical school.

 

ASUN Senator Stefanie Walberg

Goals:

  • Publicize the new career center and service learning department
  • Be a student liaison for the Student Achievement Center
  • Growing a stronger relationship with Veterans Services

*Stefanie is also the Chair of the Committee on Public Affairs

Stefanie Walberg
senatorwalberg@asun.unr.edu

Stefanie Walberg is currently a sophomore here at Nevada. She is a dual majoring in Political Science and International Affairs. She currently sits on the Student Advisory Board for the College of Liberal Arts as well as an active member in Delta Delta Delta.


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