Executive Board

Student Senate Executive Board

Janet Irankunda

President

Janet Irankunda is a music major, from Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Her goal in life is to create a space where those in here community are valued for more than the labels society gives. On campus, she is involved in Collegiate Chorale, Student Senate, Gospel Choir, and her role as an Assistant Hall Director.

Wyatt H Anians

Vice President

Wyatt H Anians is finishing his senior year as Vice President of Student Senate. He has always had a drive for things relating to student life, specifically chairing the Student Life Committee in past years and currently a representative to the Board of Regents for Student Life. As a queer member of the community, he assists in leading the PRIDE organization as well as applies his studies in psychology to those in the LGBTQIA+ community. He can often be seen talking with friends, playing his saxophone or serving at a local restaurant.

Claire Hess

Treasurer

Claire Hess is a senior accounting, and management major from Bourbonnais, Illinois. She is Treasurer for Student Senate this year as well as the Finance Committee Chair. She also enjoys being involved in the Student Activities Council as Co-Chair of the Entertainment Committee in addition to Chi Theta Rho sorority and the Performing Arts Committee.

Tori Hornby

Secretary

Tori Hornby is a junior music major with education and French minors. Other than being Student Senate's secretary for the year, she is also secretary for Tau Delta Gamma, participates in Nordic choir and Fermata Nowhere, and is a Resident Assistant in Olson Hall.

Filiberto Lopez-Garcia

Diversity Representative for Gender and Sexuality & Communications Chair

Filiberto Lopez-Garcia is finishing his senior year as Diversity Representative of gender and sexuality of Student Senate as well as the Communication Chair. He has always had a determination to promote diversity and inclusion of others, he is currently a representative to the Board of Regents for Outreach & Gifts. As part of the LGBTQIA+ community, he has led PRIDE, where he has served as the President. His determination in creating spaces where students can feel excepted has led him to rebranded Hola-Enlaces to Latines Unides and is currently serving as the President of the organization. He is also the VP of Student Activity’s Council and he is working on the Student Brand Task Force for this year.

John Lof

Junior Class Reresentative & Finance Chairs

John Lof is a Junior Representative serving as Finance Co-Chair from Grinnell, IA. He is a political science major with a minor economics. Beyond Senate, John is involved with Collegiate Chorale and Campus Democrats.

Ben Seavey

Sophmore Class Representative & Campus Betterment Chair

Ben Seavey is from Albert Lea, Minnesota. He is a philosophy and political Science double major who is serving as a Sophomore class representative. Ben is heavily involved in Student Senate alongside the Political Science and Philosophy departments.

Bergen Gardner

Sophmore Class Representative & Student Leadership Chair

Bergen Gardner is a Sophomore Class Representative and the chair of Student Leadership on Student Senate. Bergen is a women and gender studies major with a Nordic studies minor. She is in Cathedral Choir, is a Resident Assistant in Ylvisaker Hall, and is a Special Events Admissions Ambassador. She loves to read, drink coffee, and eat great food with friends.

Charmaine Neumbo

First-Year Representitive- Brandt Hall & Student Life Chair

Charmaine Neumbo is an entrepreneur, a youth activist, a newspaper columnist and a Marvel enthusiast. Her role as Junior Mayor in her hometown earned her various accolades, including being voted the most versatile student by Deloitte and Touche Associates. She graduated from UWC RBC, Germany where she completed an International Baccalaureate. She is currently considering a double major in chemistry and biology. Apart from the student senate, she is also involved in the Black Student Union, International Student Association and Allies, and is also a full-time CHIPS writer.