Rilee Robinson | Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication | rjrobin5@asu.edu | Office Hours: Tuesday, 2-4 p.m. at Fair Trade Cafe

Rilee RobinsonRilee Robinson serves as a Cronkite senator. Rilee is a sophomore journalism major with an emphasis in PublicRelations, and a second major in Political Science. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and also is part of Barrett. Rilee has hopes to either work for a political campaign or as a PR rep for a nonprofit organization.

When she isn’t running from meeting to meeting, she is usually found poolside enjoying the nice AZ sunshine. Rilee hopes that this term in student government downtown can continue to improve the daily lives of students and have the highest level of student involvement yet. If you have any questions about what USGD does, how senate meetings work, or anything Cronkite-related, Rilee is the senator for you to get in touch with.

Bryce Newberry | External Affairs Committee Chair | Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication | bnewberr@asu.edu | Office Hours: Tuesday, 3-5 p.m. at the Cronkite Forum

Bryce NewberryBryce Newberry is a sophomore at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Originally from Wenatchee, Washington, he is majoring in journalism with an emphasis in broadcast and minoring in criminology and criminal justice. In addition to being a Cronkite Senator, Bryce serves as the chairman of the External Affairs Committee for USGD. At ASU, Bryce is a member of Cronkite Cut and Blaze Radio. He works as an ambassador to the Cronkite School and as the social media coordinator for ASU’s School of Public Affairs.

Someday Bryce hopes to be the Chief Legal Correspondent for a major network, host a network morning news show, or “anything that Ryan Seacrest does.” He can be reached at bnewberr@asu.edu or on the Cronkite Senators Facebook Page.

Martin Cordova | College of Public Service & Community Solutions | mcordov6@asu.edu | Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m-1 p.m.

martin1Martin Cordova is a senior on the Downtown ASU campus, double majoring in Public Service & Public Policy and Criminal Justice.

Originally, Martin was born in Mexico, but moved to Arizona when he was three years old and has lived in Mesa ever since. Martin is serving as the senator for the College of Public Service & Community Solutions for the second semester.

Before attending ASU, Martin attended Mesa Community College where he served as the President of the Associated Students of Mesa Community College.

Martin is very excited to finish his Senior year inUSGD and is looking forward to having a great year.

Oscar Hernandez | College of Public Service & Community Solutions | oeherna2@asu.edu | Office Hours: Wednesday, 4-7 p.m. at the USGD office

Hand PitchforkOscar Hernandez is a  junior majoring in Public Service and Public Policy. He previously received his Associates in Arts and an Academic Certificate in Sustainability at Paradise Valley Community College. While a student at PVCC, hewas president of student government and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, Student Honors Advisory Council and Sustainability Club. With his transfer to ASU, Oscar plans to try out for the rowing team in order to represent his school in various competitions throughout the year.

As a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival recipient, Oscar is involved in immigration interest groups such as No Dream Deferred, where he provides free assistance to young immigrants who are applying for DACA. He also volunteers with Mi Familia Vota by registering Hispanic families to vote and teaching them how to maximize their voting rights. Oscar will be returning to Arizona this fall after completing his internship with the Veterans Benefits Association.

Case Smith | Senate President | Barrett, the Honors College | case.smith@asu.edu | Office Hours: Monday, 2-4 p.m. in the Cronkite Forum and Friday, 1-3 p.m. at the USGD office

case3Case Smith is a sophomore at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications and Barrett, the Honors College. Case is a Los Angeles native pursuing a degree in journalism and mass communications with an emphasis in broadcast journalism; he will declare a second major in the Fall 2016 for political science.

He is excited to serve the Downtown Phoenix Campus and will continue to fight for transparency between university administration and students. In addition to his work for USGD, Case is a DJ for the Blaze and a contributing reporter for Downtown Devil. After graduating from ASU, Case hopes to go to law school and obtain a juris doctor degree in constitutional law, in addition to eventually running for office. He currently serves as a senator for Barrett, the Honors College, and is the chair of the Government Operations Committee. He would love to hear from you about anything you may ever need! Feel free to send him an email if you have any questions, concerns, ideas, or if you just want to talk!

Arianna Kurtz | Barrett, the Honors College | akurtz2@asu.edu | Office Hours: Tuesdayand Thursday, 3-4:15 p.m. at the USGD office

Arianna KurtzArianna Kurtz is a sophomore at Barrett, the Honors College studying Public Service and Public Policy (Law and Policy) on the ASU Downtown campus. She grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona, and is now living in Phoenix.  Arianna currently serves as Barrett Senator for USGD.

Along with USGD, she is also an intern for a well-known Arizona politician and is part of a leadership training program called the Next Generation ServiceCore at ASU, earning a certificate in Cross-Sector Leadership and Service.  She is very passionate about being involved in the university community and the community at large.  Her education and career goals follow her enthusiasm for service.  After college, Arianna plans on attending law school and becoming a politician to serve and better the community around her.

Jessica Powers | College of Nursing and Health Innovation | jlpower2@asu.edu | Office Hours: Tuesday, 9-11 a.m. and Friday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Taylor Place Starbucks

img_1355Jessica Powers is a freshman Barrett student in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Jessica is ecstatic to serve as CONHI’s 2016-17 senator and hopes to work closely with students, faculty/staff and the legislature to help better the community.

Jessica, born and raised in New York, has made Downtown Phoenix her home for the next fouryears for its both relaxed and metropolitan feel. She loves the community’s constant progression and professional atmosphere and hopes to conduct herself in that same manner. Jessica preaches optimism and the importance of a healthy body and healthy mind. She hopes she can touch the world and the lives of patients positively throughout the course of her career. Jessica would love to hear the suggestions of others in attaining her goals of creating a better community and can be contacted via email at Jessica.powers7@aol.com. She is excited to implement policy with the students’ best interests and have a successful year!

Adrianne Del Rosario | College of Nursing and Health Innovation | adelros2@asu.edu | Office Hours: Monday, 5-6 p.m. at the USGD office and Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. at the Taylor Place floor two lounge

img_1358Adrianne Del Rosario is a freshman serving as the CONHI Senator for 2016-17. She is studying nursing with hopes to become a surgical nurse. She is very passionate about serving those in need and making an impact on the world, whether it’s big or small.

Aside from being a busy college student, she enjoys shopping, playing tennis and writing. Adrianne also loves Grey’s Anatomy and Parks and Recreation, so Meredith Grey and Leslie Knope are her role models.

She is looking forward to what this year has to offer and how she can serve the Downtown ASU campus along with her fellow CONHI constituents! If you have any questions regarding CONHI or USGD, feel free to send her an email.

Garrett Joseph | College of Health Solutions | gajoseph@asu.edu | Office Hours:

garrett1Garrett is a senior in the College of Health Solutions majoring in health education & health promotion. He is excited to serve as a CHS’s 2016-2017 senator and make a difference here at Arizona State University.

Garrett grew up in the small town of Williamsburg, Iowa, where he was raised on a farm and spent most of his time outdoors. He went to Kirkwood Community College inhis home state where he received his Associate’s of Science before transferring to ASU his junior year.

His career goal is to be the director of a corporate wellness program for a large company like Google or Amazon. He is also a part of the Health Education & Health Promotion student organization and the Wellness supervisor team for the Sun Devil Fitness Complex. With his time left here at ASU, Garrett is looking forward to promoting health and wellness on campus and would love to hear your ideas! “Together we are the solution.”

Caitanya Dasa Thialan | College of Health Solutions | cthialan@asu.edu | Office Hours:


IMG_1410Caitanya Dasa Thialan is a current student at Arizona State University and serves as a senator for the College of Health Solutions, majoring in nutrition and dietetics. He dreams of becoming a registered dietitian. He is an international student born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He started his high school education at the Sunway International School based in Malaysia, where he adopted the Canadian syllabus.

His favorite motto is ‘if done right, art is like water, it can be flowed into anything you do as long as you put your heart into it’. He is creating an international inclusion club on the downtown campus so that students from different backgrounds can come together to create a loving environment at ASU. Caitanya is also a talented dancer, martial artist, guitar and piano player.

Casey Rhode | College of Integrative Sciences and Arts | carhode@asu.edu | Office Hours: Tuesday, 3-4 p.m. at the USGD office and Thursday, 3-5 p.m. in front of the law building

Casey RhodeCasey Rhode is a freshman serving as the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Senator. She is studying interdisciplinary studies with concentrations in communication and English.

She would eventually like to work at a publishing company as an editor. Casey enjoys writing, reading, painting and watching funny movies. She also loves to volunteer, whether that is at Feed My Starving Children, the library, or working at a disability supported living home.

Casey is dedicated to her position as a USGD senator and is excited to be able to help out her fellow students. If there are any questions for her involving USGD or the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, feel free to get in contact with her.

Tyler Tobyne | College of Integrative Sciences and Arts | Tyler.Tobyne@asu.edu | Office Hours:

Hand PitchforkTyler Tobyne is a sophomore and serves as the senator for the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. Tyler is a Phoenix native pursuing an interdisciplinary degree in dance, public service and public policy, as well as a certificate in LGBT studies. He is excited to serve the Downtown Phoenix Campus and will continue to fight for transparency and equality between university administration and students.

In addition to his work for USGD, Tyler is the program and event coordinator for the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, further elevating his passion for diversity and inclusion within the university.

After graduating from ASU, Tyler hopes to obtain his master’s in social justice or social transformation and become a leading voice for those who are not able to speak for themselves.

He can be contacted via his e-mail at Tyler.Tobyne@asu.edu.