The Associated Students of the University of New Mexico (ASUNM) have sworn in 11 new senators and three returning senators for the 2020 spring semester.
As a senator, duties include going to weekly senate meetings, holding office hours, and representing their assigned Student Service Agencies and student organizations. Weekly senate meetings alternate between assigned committee meetings and full senate meetings.
Senators are divided into three different committees—the Steering and Rules Committee, Outreach and Appointment Committee and Finance Committee. The Steering and Rules Committee is dedicated to approving the structure of legislation before it goes to the full senate. The Outreach and Appointment Committee is dedicated to approving ASUNM appointments and creating events and activities to reach out to the undergraduate student body. The Finance Committee is dedicated to allocating money through appropriations to student organizations and student service agencies.
Each committee has its own business respective to their committee which needs to pass their committee before being sent to full senate. At full senate, all senators approve the business that was decided on at committee meetings.
Below are the newly appointed senators for this semester:
Edgar Iram Corona Castañeda
Edgar Iram Corona Castañeda will be serving a two-semester term. Corona Castañeda is a junior studying Latin American Studies and Political Science. He is a member of Phi Iota Alpa Fraternity, an El Puente Research Scholar, and New Student Orientation Leader. Corona Castañeda is a proud immigrant from Juárez who seeks to prove that the undocumented and DACAmented students can succeed in society and at UNM. Corona Castañeda’s ASUNM office hours are every Thursday 2 to 3 p.m. and every Friday 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Miles Leap Harris
Miles Leap Harris will be serving a two-semester term. Harris is sitting on the Outreach and Appointments committee. He is currently a sophomore majoring in animation with a minor in entrepreneurship. He is a Peer Mentor within African American Student Services, as well as a Treasurer for BLACK (Brothers Leading and Cultivating Knowledge), and Vice President for the Gamma Zeta Gamma chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. Harris’ ASUNM Office Hours are every Friday from 9 to 11 a.m.
Ricardo Hill will be serving a two-semester term. Hill is a junior at UNM studying Political Science with a minor in Criminology. Hill serves as the Vice President of BLACK, and as a member in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Black Student Alliance, Black Student Union and Resident Hall Association. Hill’s ASUNM office hours are every Monday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Ilan Jaffe will be serving a two-semester term. Jaffe is a freshman majoring in biology. He enjoys playing sports and volunteering in his community. Jaffe’s ASUNM office hours are every Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m.
Erika MacSaveny will be serving a semester term. MacSaveny is a freshman studying Political Science. She is a member of Chi Omega and World Affairs Delegation. MacSaveny’s ASUNM office hours are every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m.
Trevor Maus will be serving a semester term. Maus is a junior at UNM studying Business with a concentration in Finance. He is a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. His ASUNM office hours are every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Ana Paula Milan
Ana Paula Milan will be serving a two-semester term. Milan is a junior at UNM. She is majoring in Economics and Statistics with a minor in French. Milan is an international student from Ecuador. She is a member of Kappa Delta Chi Sorority and a Senior Resident Advisor in Residence Halls. This past summer, she served as an Orientation Leader. Milan is also doing Economic Research with a professor on campus. Milan’s ASUNM office hours are every Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m.
Timothy Mondloch is serving a two-semester term. Mondloch is a junior majoring in Africana Studies, Psychology and Sociology. Extracuricular activities include being the Secretary for Brothers Leading and Cultivating Knowledge. His ASUNM office hours are every Monday from 8 to 10 a.m.
Sebastian Molinar will be serving a two-semester term. Molinar is a sophomore at UNM studying Political Science and Spanish. He is a member of Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity. His ASUNM office hours are every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m.
Suha Musa will be serving a two-semester term. Musa is a freshman studying International Studies and Journalism and Mass Communications. Her extracurriculars include the World Affairs Delegation and the Residence Hall Association. Musa’s ASUNM office hours are ever Friday from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Jacon Olaguir will be serving a two-semester term. Olaguir is a freshman majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Film and Digital Media Arts. He is the Vice President of the Filipino Student Organization and an active member of Younglife College and Asain American Student Association. Olaguir also serves as a volunteer Program Coordinator with the Bayanihan Foundation Worldwide to help provide people back in the Philippines with academic supplies necessary to succeed. His ASUNM office hours are every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Ryan Regalado will be serving a two-semester term. Regalado is a junior studying Bio-Chemistry and looking to apply to medical school in the near future. Regalado spends his time watching college football and playing piano, guitar, trumpet or any instrument he can get his hands on. Regalado’s ASUNM office hours are every Monday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Michel Rivera will be serving a semester term. Rivera is a junior at UNM studying Psychology and Political Science. Rivera serves as the President for College Democrats of New Mexico and is a member of College Democrats here on UNM’s campus. His ASUNM office hours are every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
Matthew Zank will be serving a semester term. Zank is a sophomore studying Political Science and Economics. He is a member of Pi Kappa Phi. He is planning on focusing on fiscal responsibility in ASUNM. Zank’s ASUNM office hours are every Wednesday from 12 to 2 p.m.
For more information, visit ASUNM Senators.