Meet the Graduate Student Government Officers
President: Brenda Loritz
Yá’át’ééh my name is Brenda Loritz. I am born for Tódich’ii’nii (Bitterwater Clan) to the Táchii’nii
(Red Running Into the Water People Clan). I am the adopted daughter of Robert
& Linda Seymour of Snowflake, AZ. I am married to Scott Loritz. I am a
graduate of Northern Arizona University having earned B.S. in Psychology and
Political Science. Currently, I am a candidate for Master’s Degree of
Sustainable Communities at NAU.
Challenged to make change, my platform as GSG President is to
incorporate sustainable concepts into the NAU community reaching students,
faculty and the community of Flagstaff.
My second platform is to promote diversity and acceptance. Go
VP of Legislative Affairs: Anthony Hessel
Chief of Staff: Jonathon Donald
Arts & Letters: Rebecca Snow
As an NAU Graduate Student Government (GSG)
representative of and advocate for NAU College of Arts and Letters (CAL)
graduate students before the GSG and with university administrators and local,
state, and national governing bodies,I look forward to hearing from CAL
grad students about their interests and proposals. Also, please check out the NAU Graduate
Student Government and Graduate College websites to keep informed about
activities and events for graduate students.
The GSG also provides funding for graduate student organizations and
travel expenses for graduate students to conferences.
Social and Behavioral Science: Cari States
Education: Bianca Hey
Bianca Hey, College of Education is a second-year M.Ed. Counseling-Student Affairs student and a Graduate Assistant Hall Director for Housing and Residence Life. She earned her B.A in Interpersonal Communications at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater and moved to Arizona July 2014. Bianca will be graduating this May and is hoping to work within the field of Student Affairs.
Business: Eric Sweir
Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences: Victor Jimenez
Jimenez, College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences (CEFNS)
representative, is a third-year graduate student in the Biology Department at
NAU, and is working toward a PhD in Biology. Victor completed his B.S from
Arizona State University with an emphasis in Biology and Microbiology. He
currently also serves as Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA) president,
and enjoys serving and mentoring fellow graduate and undergraduate students to
a successful experience at NAU.
research interests include immunology, microbiology, and comparative pathology.
His current research instigates the effects of alcohol toxicity on host
immunological responses and bacterial virulence. Victor is committed to
excellence within and beyond the academic institution, and looks forward to
assist the Graduate Student Government (GSG) in facilitating a broader vision of interdisciplinary exchange
of information and community awareness throughout Northern Arizona University.
Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences: Ryan Geier
Extended Campus Representatives
-My name is Donald O’Dell; a proud alumni of Northern Arizona
University and its Phi Sigma Kappa
fraternity chapter. As a long time government career professional; I seek to
complete a MA and PH. D program in my field in order to better serve the
“public good”. I am interested in research and improvement within the Public
Administration field. I hope that my
abilities and experience bring value added to both NAU and its student body.