Meet your ASUAF 2011 candidates
President/Vice President candidates:
Name: Mari Freitag (President)
Bio: I am pursuing a degree in Political Science with minors in Justice and Biological Sciences. I served continuously as an ASUAF senator for two years, and after being voted Senator of the Year 2009-10, I was elected the ASUAF Vice President. Other groups I have been involved with include Residence Hall Association, New Student Orientation and Nanook Traditions Board.
Name: Dillon Ball (Vice President)
Bio: I am a first-year student here at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, studying mechanical engineering. In my year as an ASUAF senator, I’ve gained experience chairing the Public Relations Committee, which played a critical role in organizing one of the most attended events at UAF in 2010, the U.S. Senate debate last fall. I am currently an Army R.O.T.C. cadet. I plan on a career as an officer in the military upon graduation.
Name: Monika Kunat (President)
Bio: I am a first generation American, and I am bi-lingual. I have visited Juneau several times to advocate on behalf of the University and played a role in bringing the bookstore back to UAF by organizing a student petition in 2009. I have served three terms on the ASUAF Senate and I am ready to tackle large issues that are important to UAF students.
Name: Jennifer Chambers (Vice President)
Bio: I will be graduating this spring with a B.S. in chemistry. In the fall, I will be a graduate student at UAF, working towards a M.A. in education. While at UAF, I have served as ASUAF Senate Chair, chair of various ASUAF committees, the student commissioner on the Alaska Commission on Post-Secondary Education and a student representative on various campus committees, including TAB.
Name: Chelsea Holt
Bio: I am a sophomore in Political Science this year. I joined ASUAF in March with the goals of raising student awareness and participation in Student Government. Recently, I was given the position of Student Affairs chair. It is time the students at the University see the direct impact of their student fees and feel like they can approach their senators about issues. I learn fast and am reliable; if there is a job that needs doing, I am the one who can do it.
Name: Hollie Seiler
Bio: I am a senior in the journalism department at UAF. I am a great communicator and believe that I can effectively express the needs of the student body to the senate. I am helpful, courteous and knowledgeable.
Name: John Netardus
Bio: I am a civil engineering sophomore student working towards a B.S. I graduated from Delta Junction High School where I was also president of the National Honor Society and captain of the soccer and baseball teams. After I began attending UAF, I became a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. During my three semesters at UAF, I have been awarded the Dean’s list once and Chancellor’s list twice.
Concert Board candidates
Name: Rosemary Paz
Bio: I have been an active concert board member for about two years and feel that I have contributed to the overall awesomeness of the board. When I first started attending UAF, it was really difficult for me to find a place where I felt like I could express myself. It wasn’t until a friend took me to a concert board meeting that I felt like I was with a group of people who shared the same passion. I have worked at a lot of shows and am always trying to talk to the students about what bands they would like to see at this fine University.