University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Student Senate
College of Science and Health Senator

Elaine Anderson

Elaine is a freshman from Watertown, WI. She’s fascinated with a variety of subjects, but is currently majoring in Spanish. She’s also a pre-med student and hopes to work in Latin America as a doctor when she’s finished with her education. She graduated from Watertown High school, but spent a semester of high school in Land O’ Lakes, WI, studying environmental science and sustainability at Conserve School. Her time in the northwoods established a love for canoeing, camping, and hiking. During high school she also spent 11 months living in Villahermosa, Mexico, where she learned Spanish, salsa dancing, and how to make tamales.


Elaine chose La Crosse because of it’s strong pre-health care program, affordable study abroad options, and beautiful location. Here on campus she is involved in Students for Sustainability, Model UN, and Spanish Club. She is also currently living in the “Global Village” living-learning community which has been a great way to build relationships with international students from around the world and learn about their languages and cultures.

Elaine is excited to be a part of Student Senate because it is a wonderful opportunity to represent her friends and classmates in a practical way and be a part of positive change on campus. She hopes that the senate as a whole will be able to work together effectively to represent the views of the student body. She’s especially concerned with improving the sustainability of our campus, and hopes we will be able to make progress in areas such as: increased bicycle safety/use, more local and organic dining service options, and lowered energy usage across campus.

Beyond this, she would love to hear any suggestions students may have for improving campus life, and can be reached at: