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MSC03 2210
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Student Union Building

Phone: (505) 277-3803




Texanna Martin - School of Public Administration

Texanna is currently enrolled in the MPA program in the School of Public Administration. Aside from being passionate about student representation, she enjoys spending quality time with her son Spencer.


Council Chair
Jessica Marshall - School of Law

Jessica is currently enrolled in the JD program and served as our Steering Committee Chair during the last academic year. She loves all things law and enjoys relaxing days to unwind from her super busy schedule.


Chief of Staff
Wayne Thorpe - Anderson School of Management

Wayne is an international student from Jamaica pursuing his MBA on a Fulbright Scholarship. When he's not giving back to community, he enjoys hanging out with his 'International and American posse', and experiencing as many cultures as possible.


Executive Standing Committee Chairs


Finance Chair
Hilary Wainwright - College of Arts & Sciences

Hilary is currently pursuing an MA in Rhetoric and Writing.  She enjoys the challenge that learning offers both as a UNM student and UNM Bookstore employee.  Escaping town for weekends in the sun or snow and spending time with family and friends are some of her favorite ways to unwind.

Grants Co-Chair
Steven Maness - College of Arts & Sciences



Grants Co-Chair
James Foty - School of Architecture & Planning

James is a 3rd year student in the Community and Regional Planning program who enjoys anything having to do with cities. Once upon a time, he wanted to change the world, but has since given up on that. Now he spends most of the day in his hammock, listening to reggae and reading trashy teen fiction.


Lobby Chair
Taylor Smith - School of Law

Taylor is a first year law student. He is interested in learning about public interest law and enjoys sports; like skydiving, skateboarding, and running. 


Elections Chair


Programs Chair


Student Support & Advocacy Chair
Sai Kumar Uppu - School of Engineering

Sai is an international student from India pursuing a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is an active participant at many UNM events and supporter of student organizations. Sai believes in exploring new customs and traditions around the world, and supports GO GREEN and GO SOLAR initiatives.

Executive Ad-Hoc Committee Chairs


Tuition & Fees and IT Chair
Guoshun Yang - School of Engineering

Guoshun is an international student from China currently pursuing a PhD in Statistics and MS in Computer Science. This past Spring, he graduated with an MS in Material Chemistry from UNM. He is interested in playing with numbers and always willing to serve UNM students.  


Media & Outreach Co-Chair

Zoila Alvarez - College of Education

Zoila is earning her Masters in Bilingual Education in the Department of Language, Literacy, & Sociocultural Studies. She is passionate about issues that impact marginalized populations and currently works as a graduate research assistant at the Center for Education Policy Research. When she’s not volunteering in the Albuquerque community or traveling, she enjoys spending time with her three younger sisters and dog Avery. 


Media & Outreach Co-Chair
Adela Chavez - College of Education

Adela is an MA candidate for Art Education. She is very passionate about film and animation and has worked in the film industry for the past six years. She is currently the Art Education’s Member-At-Large for NAEA Student Chapter.


Equity and Inclusion Chair
Amber Dukes - College of Arts & Sciences

Amber is a 4th year Health Psychology PhD student concurrently earning a Masters in Public Health. She is passionate about issues that impact the UNM community and making UNM a better place for everyone. She was recently awarded a place at the table for the Futures Without Violence campus leadership fellowship. Originally from Orlando, FL, she loves being here in Albuquerque


Professional Development & Research Co-Chair
Andrew Belzer - College of Arts & Sciences

Andrew is a second year graduate student pursuing an MA in Hispanic Literature.


Professional Development & Research Co-Chair
Joe Bryant - School of Public Administration

Joe is an OEF/OIF veteran of the US Navy. He holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from UNM and is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration. He is grateful for the opportunity to help other graduate students further themselves personally and professionally.


Assistantships and Benefits Chair
Elena Friot - College of Arts & Sciences

Elena is a 3 year doctoral student studing recent U.S. history with a concentration in war, commemoration, and memory. She has taught history and geography in secondary schools both stateside and in the UK before moving back to Albuquerque in 2012. She works as a graduate teaching assistant for US history surveys and last year served as president of the History Graduate Student Association. She and her husband are proud parents of a lovable but impertinent beagle named Misty. When she is not reading, researching, or writing, Elena enjoys running, biking, camping, and cooking.

Legislative Committees


Legislative Steering Committee





Chief Justice
Hooman Hedayati, School of Law


Associate Justice


Office Staff


Office Manager
Stephanie Everett - College of Education

Stephanie is an MA candidate in Secondary Education - Language Arts.  When she isn't keeping the office staff on their toes, Stephanie likes watching hockey and destroying unwitting foes playing video games.  


Project Assistant
Valentine Fisher - School of Architecture & Planning