Meet the Graduate Student Government Representatives


College of 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

Bianca Hey

Representative from College of 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.

Taylor O'Brien

Representative at Large: Taylor O'Brien

Hello Everyone, 

I am currently a Graduate Student in the Counseling Student Affairs program under the College of Education. I graduated with my Bachelors from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina with a double major in Sociology of Family Development and Dance with a Minor in LGBT Studies. This is my first time living anywhere other than North Carolina and what better place to choose other than Flagstaff. I am a Graduate Assistant for Housing and Residence Life at NAU and striving to work as a University Administrator later on in the future. A fun fact is I am an aerial circus artist where I train 5 days a week to perform in the Flagstaff Community.


College of Business: Eric Sweir

I am Eric Swier from Washington State. I went to Washington ‎State University and earned a BA in International Business. For the last 3 1/2 years I lived with sustenance farmers in Zambia teaching aquaculture and small business skills with the Peace Corp‎s. I am at NAU pursuing an MBA in Applied Management and aim to pursue a career in sustainability and global affairs.

Victor Jimenez

College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences: Victor Jimenez


Victor 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.

Victor’s 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

Extended Camus Representative:Christopher Guidry

Linda Barker

Extended Campus Representative:Brandy Ballard

Representative at Large:Taylor O'Brian

Donald O'Dell

-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.

Warm Regards,

Donald O’Dell