College of Business Administration

Sofia Mendoza

Sofia Mendoza

She/Her(s)
Senator Mendoza represents the College of Business Administration as a Sophomore here at UWL double majoring in International Business and Spanish. She feels that the most important role she plays on campus is ensuring diversity is heard among all the student population. In addition to being part of the Student Association, she is also the D.O.C. Representative for the Latin American Student Organization. In her free time, Senator Mendoza enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, and listening to music.
 
 
 
Trevor Teske

Trevor Teske

He/Him/His
Trevor is currently a Junior studying Information Systems in the College of Business. He is from De Pere Wisconsin where he attended West De Pere High School. In his free time he enjoys hanging with friends, watching/playing sports, working out, and hiking. He hopes to make the campus a better place and represent the needs/concerns of his fellow students.
 
 
 
Gabby Nejapa Jansen

Gabby Nejapa Jansen

She/Her(s)

My name is Gabby and I will be representing the College of Business Administration. I am currently a sophomore from Mequon, Wisconsin and I plan to double major in Spanish and Marketing. I love to be outdoors, listen to podcasts, and play with any animal I can find. My number one goal this year is to be an advocate for my peers and voice their opinions and thoughts in a way that cultivates positive change.

College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities 

Sophie Byrne

Sophie Byrne

She/Her(s)
Sophie is a sophomore majoring in Political Science with double minors in Environmental Studies and Professional and Technical Writing. She is passionate about nature and sustainability, LGBTQIA+ rights, voting, music, and the beanbags in Murphy Library. She hopes to promote and spread awareness for these and many other important causes through her position as a senator, along with her other campus involvements. These include serving as General Assignment Reporter for The Racquet Press, Dorm Coordinator of Students For Sustainability, Secretary of NextGen La Crosse, and Vice President of PSPAA. She hopes to represent students in the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities with thoughtfulness and authenticity. You can typically find her sitting under the Catalpa tree outside of Graff Main Hall, weather permitting.
 
 
 
Kelly Flynn

Kelly Flynn

She/Her(s)
Kelly is currently a Junior studying Public Administration with minors in Environmental Studies and Spanish. She is excited to represent the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities as a Senator this year. Outside of Student Association, Kelly serves as the Co-Chair of Students for Sustainability, is a member of the Joint Committee for Environmental Sustainability and is the Internal Education Coordinator for the UW Divestment Coalition. Her goals for this year include promoting a more sustainable, equitable, and inclusive environment at UWL and advocating for positive and meaningful change on campus. She looks forward to working with students to represent their needs and concerns.
 
 
 
Sydney Navoichick

Sydney Navoichick

She/Her(s)
Sydney Navoichick is a sophomore serving as a senator for the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities. This is her second year as a senator. She is majoring in political science on the prelaw track, with the hopes of one day becoming a lawyer. On-campus, she is involved in the Student Philanthropy Council, College Democrats, and the Political Science and Public Administration Association. In her free time, she likes to travel, hang out with friends, and read. Sydney’s goal as a senator is to represent the students of CAASH well and make UWL a better place for all students.
 
 
 
Courtney Conway

Courtney Conway

She/Her(s)

Courtney is currently a senior majoring in Psychology with a minor in At-Risk Child and Youth Care. She is passionate about social justice issues and mental health accessibility. In her free time, she enjoys playing and watching sports, as well as traveling, reading, and drawing. Currently, Courtney also serves as the Andrew Goodman Foundation Ambassador on campus with the goal of increasing voter turnout among UWL students. She looks forward to representing the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities this year!

College of Science and Health

Lexie Weghorn

Lexie Weghorn

She/Her(s)
Lexie is a senior physics major representing the College of Science and Health. She has been active on campus in the Physics Club and Women in Physics Club since her freshman year. In her free time she likes to camp, row, and bake. Lexie’s goals this year include advocating for equity and sustainability both in the CSH and at UWL as a whole.
 
 
 
Andrew Ericson

Andrew Ericson

He/Him/His
Andrew is a 3rd year at UWL, he is pursuing a major in Chemistry: Environmental Science and a minor in Math. This will be his second year being involved in Student Senate, representing Students for Sustainability the year prior. Sustainability is the most important issue to Andrew, something that has been a push factor to get more involved on campus, and has lead to his involvement in Student Senate, Students for Sustainability and his role as the Green Fund Coordinator. He is also involved in the UWL Men's Ultimate Frisbee Club and loves playing Disc Golf. Feel free to reach out for anything sustainability related!
 
 
 
Allison Stader

Allison Stader

She/Her(s)

Allison Stader is a third-year studying Biomedical Science as Pre-Med with a minor in Theatre Performance. She has served as a Coordinator for UWL Vida Volunteer since January of 2020. In this role, she is able to make meaningful connections with her fellow peers. During the 2018-2019 academic school year, she began serving as a Leader for The Extra Mile; a group of students who tutor children within the La Crosse community. She would like to focus on building relationships with her peers as she takes on her first role within Student Senate. Excitement and dedication toward this role will allow her to assist students to the best of her ability, especially during this unbeknown time.

William Schauberger

William Schauberger

He/Him/His
William is a Computer Engineering major and is pursuing a minor in Physics with Emphasis on Astronomy. He represents the College of Science and Health as a Senator in the Student Association. In his in free time, William likes to attend many different conventions, spend too much time reading news articles, and work on personal electronic projects. On-campus, William is an officer for the UWL Esports Club and is in the Makeshift club. William's goal as a Senator is to promote the relationship between students, the university, and the community as a whole.
 
 
 
Jared Zwettler

Jared Zwettler

He/Him/His
Jared is a second year student studying mathematics with a minor in public administration. He is a member of the cross country and track programs. Jared is very excited to work hard for all students in the College of Science and Health. In his free time, Jared enjoys running and fishing with his friends. Jared's goal is to make sure that all students in the CSH have access to the proper resources to make them successful in their academic careers.
 
 
 
Rachel Engebretson

Rachel Engebretson

She/Her(s)
Rachel is currently a Junior majoring in Geography with an Environmental Sciences Concentration B.S., with a minor in Business Administration. This will be her first year representing the College of Science and Health as a Senator. This year she hopes to use her position as a Senator to make our campus more sustainable by promoting the Green Fund and the connection between the needs of her constituents and the Student Association. Rachel has worked on campus with NextGen America to promote the youth vote, and Students for Sustainability to promote a more sustainable campus. She hopes to one day be able to implement sustainable technologies around the world. In her free time, Rachel enjoys making music with her friends, skateboarding, and hiking.
 
 
 
Andrea Julson

Andrea Julson

She/Her(s)

Andrea Julson (She/Her(s)) is a senior student Biology major who is also seeking a Professional and Technical Writing minor. She dreams to become a self-employed chiropractor and a published author for poems that she writes in her free time. As a student senator of the College of Science and Health, she aims to open a HOSA chapter and join the organization at the collegiate level. She promises to advocate for first generation students, like herself, who are attempting to grow their education and expand their experiences here at UWL. She hopes to aid in preparing them for their time here and for their future beyond the Eagle community. She also promises to advocate for sustainability and inclusiveness during her time on the Student Association Committee.

Teacher Candidates

Lindsey Strzyzewski

Lindsey Strzyzewski

She/Her(s)

Lindsey Strzyzewski is a junior here at UWL and majoring in Education (MC-EA) along with a minor is Mathematics. She is originally from Manitowoc WI, and has always had a passion for teaching since entering high school. Some undergraduate experiences include writing and receiving a grant to travel abroad to Japan. Here she was able to research and later present information on the educational system in Japan. Lindsey aspires to teach and eventually move up into administration in the future. In her spare time she enjoys being outside and spending quality time with friends.

Faith Wheat

Faith Wheat

She/Her(s)
Faith Wheat is a senior at UWL. She is getting her major in Early Childhood- Middle Childhood education and is also getting a minor in music. She is very excited to represent the voices of the education department and hopes to make UWL a better place for all students.
 
 
 

Diversity Organizations

Alex Jeske

Alex Jeske

Asian, Latina, African, Native American Womyn
She/Her/Hers/They/Them/Theirs

Hello, My name is Alex Jeske. I am a fourth year student here at UWL. I will be graduating UWL with my degree in Spanish and a minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). I will continue on to get my teaching degree after I graduate. I am the senator for the Multicultural Student Organization (MSO), ALANA Womxn. I also hold the DOC for ALANA. I currently serve on the Covid-19 Policy Research Committee. I am excited to be apart of Student Association and help make changes to the UWL campus, a difference in the community, and for my peers.

Malcolm Nelson

Malcolm Nelson

Latin American Student Organization
He/Him/His/They/Them/Theirs
I am a 5th year student studying Cultural Anthropology with a minor in French and Philosophy. I am a Mexican American--this is what motivated me to join LASO and serve as its senator. I am passionate about sustainability and am conducting my senior project on it. I plan on going to graduate school to continue studying Anthropology and Environmental Policy. Additionally, I am interested in studying Latin American cultures, and I am curious to see how sustainability is practiced in them.
 
 
 
Meagan Rain

Meagan Rain

Native American Student Association
She/Her(s)
Meagan Rain is a junior from the Milwaukee area. She is studying Political Science and International Relations on the pre-law track. Meagan is very passionate about helping others and making sure that other students' voices are heard in a constructive way. Meagan looks forward to representing Native American student, faculty, and staff on campus and making sure they all get their voices heard.
 
 
 
Kyle Kum

Kyle Kum

Asian Student Organization
He/Him/His
Kyle Kum is a sophomore from Cambridge, WI. He is majoring in chemistry with a minor in mathematics. Kyle represents the Asian Student Organization as the senator. He is involved in various different clubs and Multicultural organizations. Some examples are DiSTEM, ASO, and the Ski and Snowboard club. Kyle hopes to advocate for and represent minority students at UWL.
 
 
 
K.C. Cayo

K.C. Cayo

Pride Center
They/Them/Theirs
K.C. is a junior double majoring in English with an emphasis on rhetoric & writing and Political Science, with a minor in Social Justice Studies. This will be their third year as a Student Senator and will be representing the Pride Center. Outside of UWL they are a Regional Director for Women's March Wisconsin. They were formerly a viral political meme and spends most of their freetime studying public policy. Photo taken by Aaron Ickler.
 
 
 

Other

Kat Fitzgerald

Kat Fitzgerald

Athletics
She/Her(s)

Kat Fitzgerald is a sophomore majoring in Economics and Marketing with a minor in legal studies. This is her first year serving as the Athletic student senator. She is a member of the women’s basketball team and is very excited to represent the athletes at UWL. Kat’s goal as a senator is to advocate for equality in athletics and grant priority registration for athletes and other organizations that need it. In her free time, she loves to play basketball, spend time with friends and family, and watch Netflix.

Maddie L' Ecuyer

Maddie L' Ecuyer

Fraternity and Sorority Life
She/Her(s)

Madeline is a senior from Weldon Spring, Missouri. She is majoring in Political Science with a minor in International Studies. She represents Fraternity and Sorority life on campus. Outside of campus, Madeline promotes leadership skills with children as an assistant teacher at her local preschool.

Seth Lenox

Seth Lenox

First Year
He/Him/His

Hi, my name is Seth and I will be representing the College of Science and Health. I am currently a freshman from Twin Lakes, WI, majoring in Computer Science. I am very excited to be at UWL because, despite the current circumstances, everyone on campus is very encouraging and friendly. I wanted to become more involved and find my place at UWL, and I thought student senate would be a great place to start. My main goal this year is to advocate for a more involved and unified campus overall. I look forward to representing the freshman class and having the ability to voice their needs and concerns!

Laura Zager

Laura Zager

First Year Student
She/Her(s)

I am majoring in exercise science, and minoring in at risk child and youth care. I am really looking forward to student senate because it gives me a little bit of the behind the scenes of decision making here at UWL. Outside of Student senate I am very excited to meet new people and try new things!

Ben Ringham

Ben Ringham

Graduate Student
He/Him/His

Ben is a graduate student in the clinical exercise physiology program. He recently graduated from UWL majoring in exercise & sport science with double minors in nutrition and biology. He is passionate about providing resources and educational opportunities to underserved communities, sustainability on campus, representing Native American perspectives, and mentorship to pre-health undergraduates and high school students. In Ben's free time, he enjoys hiking state parks, running and lifting, watching sci-fi TV shows, and grabbing a beer at Howie's for happy hour with friends.

Kaitie Baumann

Kaitie Baumann

Graduate Student
She/Her(s)

Kaitie is a graduate student in the Clinical Exercise Physiology program, and looks forward to working in cardiac and pulmonary rehab in her future career. She was born and raised in the state of Oregon and received her bachelor's degree from Linfield College in McMinnville, OR studying Exercise Science. Kaitie is passionate about working with patients to improve their quality of life and to provide education to make those lifestyle changes sustainable. She is excited to bring a unique perspective on education and outreach to the student senate. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, swimming, lifting weights, volunteering, reading a good book and spending time with friends.