Meet the Graduate Student Government Officers


Brenda L. Loritz

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 Lumberjacks. 

VP of Internal Affairs: Chris Watknis

VP of Legislative Affairs: Anthony Hessel

Anthony Hessel is a Biology PhD candidate at Northern Arizona University. His main area of focus is skeletal muscle physiology an is currently an Achievement Award for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholar. Over the last three years, he has served as a director on several higher education lobby, non-for-profit board of directors. These include: the Arizona Students' Association, The Foundation of Arizona Students, the United States Students' Association and the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students. He is also the current Vice President of the NAU Graduate Student Government and the graduate student representative to the NAU Biology department's graduate student selection committee. He is committed to keeping NAU graduate students in tune with the political landscape at the local, state and national level. If you ever want to learn more about a particular legislative bill, the relationship between the State and school, or anything else, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Chief of Staff: Jonathon Donald