Student Senate

Student Senators

Who Represents Me?

Asian American Senator


 

Pooja Vasudev

pvasudev@smu.edu

Classification: Candidate for Juris Doctor, 2L
Hometown: Houston, TX
Major(s): Law Student

Personal Goals: 

  1. To be responsive to my constituents' concerns and speak on their behalf.
  2. To foster cooperation and inclusion between Asian-American students and the larger SMU community. 
  3. To promote diversity, cultural awareness, and cultural sensitivity.






African American Senator


 

Ryan Stoker

rstoker@smu.edu

Classification: Junior
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Major(s): Political Science & Business Administration 

Personal Goals: 

  1. To establish an open line of communication with all students of the African American community.
  2. To establish a closer community by working with organizations within the community to be more inclusive.
  3. To improve the SMU experience for my constituents through any legislative means necessary.

Cox Senators


  David Hamner

dhamner@smu.edu

Hometown: Dallas, TX
Major(s): Finance and English

Personal Goals: 

  1. To help unify the SMU student body behind a common identity.


  Larry Cui 

lcui@smu.edu

Classification: Junior
Hometown: Flower Mound, TX
Major(s): Finance

Personal Goals: 

  1. To build a strong Student Senate team.
  2. To foster good relationships.


  Kevin Steinhart 

ksteinhart@smu.edu

Classification: Junior
Hometown: Houston, TX
Major(s): Finance

Personal Goals: 

  1. To fill Gerald J. Ford stadium. 
  2. To improve Park N Pony. 
  3. To provide my constituents with a realistic approach to improving the SMU experience. 

 Colleen McKenzie   Colleen McKenzie

crmckenzie@smu.edu

Classification: Senior
Hometown: Austin, TX
Major(s): Finance and Public Policy

Personal Goals: 

  1. To improve communication between Senators and the student body.
  2. To work to improve Access and University Curriculum.
  3. To support on-campus organizations and promote school spirit initiatives. 
 Blake Rainey   Blake Rainey

brainey@smu.edu

Classification: Sophomore
Hometown: Mansfield, TX
Major(s): Management

Personal Goals: 

  1. To increase transparency of Senate procedures.
  2. To submit significant recommendations for University Curriculum.
  3. To actively work to support the successful transition to the Residential Commons system. 
 JB Stockslager   JB Stockslager

jstockslager@smu.edu

Classification: Junior
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Major(s): Finance

Personal Goals: 

  1. To fight for the wants and needs of my constituents.
  2. To help improve overall campus involvement and unity.
  3. To improve the implementation and execution of the University Curriculum.



Pre-Major Senators

Whitney Babin
  Whitney Babin

wbabin@smu.edu

Classification: Sophomore
Hometown: Cypress, TX
Major(s): Mechanical Engineering 

Personal Goals: 

  1. To represent my constituents to the best of my ability and ensure that everyone's concerns are heard.
  2. To improve the SMU community throughout this school year as much as possible as I learn and dedicate myself to Senate.


  Dylan De Muth

ddemuth@smu.edu

Classification: Sophomore
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Major(s): Finance, Pre-Med

Personal Goals: 

  1. To make sure that everything Senate does promotes the idea of making the dreams and goals of every student at SMU a reality. I want students to be assured that they can achieve anything they ant, and I want Senate to supper that through its leadership as a chamber. 


  Greg Hopkins

ghopkins@smu.edu

Classification: Sophomore
Hometown: Little Rock, AR
Major(s): Business and Political Science

Personal Goals: 

  1. To resolve parking issues.
  2. To plan more Senate-sponsored events.
  3. To get more classes approved for the University Curriculum.

 James Jang   James Jang

jhjang@smu.edu

Classification: Sophomore
Hometown: Lewisville, TX
Major(s): Finance

Personal Goals: 

  1. To keep my constituents informed.
  2. To be readily available for my constituents.
  3. To streamline the process that it takes to fix problems so that once we see a problem, we can fix it speedily.
 Jun-Ho Koh   Jun-Ho Koh

jjkoh@smu.edu

Classification: Sophomore 
Hometown: Urbana, IL
Major(s): Pre-Business

Personal Goals: 

  1. To improve the University Curriculum.
  2. To write at least 3 pieces of legislation.
 Thomas Schmedding   Thomas Schmedding

tschmedding@smu.edu

Classification: Sophomore
Hometown: Apex, NC
Major(s): Finance and Human Rights

Personal Goals: 

  1. To increase the sense of community on campus by highlighting the unique and diverse background of our student body.
 Trevor Thomas   Trevor Thomas

tnthomas@smu.edu

Classification: Sophomore
Hometown: Plano, TX
Major(s): Undecided

Personal Goals: 

  1. To promote recognition and accessibility of Student Senate.
  2. To improve attendance to football games. 

Dedman Senators

Emily Dombrowski
  Emily Dombrowski

edombrowski@smu.edu

Classification: Junior
Hometown: Flower Mound, TX
Major(s): History

Personal Goals: 

  1. To maintain better contact with Dedman College and support and promote their events.
  2. To have better contact and transparency with my constituents.
  3. To continue to work on the University Curriculum Task Force and Hughes-Trigg Renovation Task Force. 

Spencer Forrest
  Spencer Forrest

scforrest@smu.edu

Classification: Sophomore
Hometown: Oak Park, CA
Major(s): Political Science and Economics

Personal Goals: 

  1. To be as transparent as possible to my constituents.
  2. To increase school spirit and SMU pride. 

Preston Hutcherson
  Preston Hutcherson

phutcherson@smu.edu

Classification: Senior
Hometown: Canton, TX
Major(s): English

Personal Goals: 

  1. To work on establishing a summer grant program for students who take unpaid internships.
  2. To revise the Tate Lecture ticket distribution process. 

Alexa Maffei
  Alexa Maffei

amaffei@smu.edu

Classification: Sophomore
Hometown: Channahon, IL
Major(s): Economics, Mathematics, and Statistical Science

Personal Goals: 

  1. To establish a newsletter so students can know what Senate is doing.
  2. To ensure professors and students are satisfied with the University Curriculum.
  3. To recognize and enforce passed legislation. 


  Mason Potter

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Classification: Senior
Hometown: Willis, TX
Major(s): History and International Studies

Personal Goals: 

  1. To meet new constituents. 
  2. To act on complaints.
  3. To streamline Student Senate services such as funding for organizations.
  4. To communicate, getting Senate's name out there and keeping it relevant. 



First-Year Senators

 

Nick McLaughlin

nmclaughlin@smu.edu

Classification: First-Year
Hometown: Highlands Ranch, CO
Major(s): Finance

Personal Goals: 

  1. To represent my constituents to the best of my ability and address their problems.
  2. To improve school spirit and community throughout the student body.

  3. To improve and increase focus on academics here at SMU.

 

Gel Greene

aagreene@smu.edu

Classification: First-Year
Major(s): Advertising and Sports Management

Personal Goals: 

  1. To better the community and campus life of SMU and serve by constituents in any way needed.
  2. To contribute to the diversity around campus by helping to set a standard in which every Mustang regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and overall background is truly valued. 

 

Vivian Frederick

vfrederick@smu.edu

Classification: First-Year
Hometown: Plano, TX
Major(s): Business

Personal Goals: 

  1. To represent my constituents to the fullest of my ability and address their concerns. 
  2. To meet as many SMU students as possible. 
  3. To serve as the liaison between SMU students and administration. 
  4. To promote unity and school spirit within the SMU community.


Hispanic American Senator

Monica Rodriguez
 

Monica Rodriguez

monicar@smu.edu

Classification: Senior
Hometown: Garland, TX
Major(s): Communication Studies

Personal Goals: 

  1. To promote diversity on campus.
  2. To encourage students to take on more leadership roles and get more involved in student activities.
  3. To facilitate communication between student body and administration. 
  4. to keep students well-informed. 

International Senator


 

Eric Yuan

ericy@smu.edu

Classification: 
Hometown:
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Personal Goals: 


Law Senators

Mia Kim
  Mia Kim

tmkim@smu.edu

Hometown: Plano, TX
Major(s): JD/MBA

Personal Goals: 

  1. To maintain engagement and commitment. 


  Will Stovall

wstovall@smu.edu

Classification: 
Hometown:
Major(s): 

Personal Goals: 


  Walker Young

wsyoung@smu.edu

Hometown: Houston, TX
Major(s): JD/2L

Personal Goals: 

  1. To engage with the student body and be responsive to their needs and concerns.


Lyle Senators



Austin McGinnis
  Austin McGinnis

amcginnis@smu.edu

Classification: Junior
Hometown: Edmond, OK
Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Pre-Med

Personal Goals: 

  1. To create better connections between schools at SMU.
  2. To improve the quality of life at SMU.
  3. To push for a more academic focus and culture. 



Katie O'Neil 

koneil@smu.edu

Classification: Graduate (4+1)
Hometown: McKinney, TX
Major: Environmental Engineering

Personal Goal:
  1. To be a voice for students in the Lyle School of Engineering. 

Meadows Senators

Connor Volz
  Connor Volz

cvolz@smu.edu

Classification: Junior
Hometown: Rowlett, TX
Major(s): Music and Finance

Personal Goals: 

  1. To communicate more with Constituents about pertinent issues.
  2. To continue to make strides on solving the University Curriculum problems.
  3. To continue Meadows awareness across campus. 





  Jon Garrard

jgarrard@smu.edu

Classification: Senior
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Major(s): Theatre

Personal Goals: 

  1. To give people outside of Meadows more opportunities to join in the Art.

  2. To help Meadows have a greater presence on campus.

  3. To help Meadows feel like a home for its constituents. 

Perkins Senators

Joseph Davis
  Joseph "Cephas" Davis

davisjc@smu.edu

Classification: Final year
Hometown: Tyler, TX
Major(s): Masters of Theology 

Personal Goals: 

  1. To pass legislation that will benefit the student body. 

Ailey Pope
  Ailey Pope

apope@smu.edu

Classification:
Hometown:
Major(s):

Personal Goals: 

Simmons Senators


  Sarah Tuohy

stuohy@smu.edu

Classification: Senior
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Major(s): Sport Management and Psychology

Personal Statement:

  1. To improve awareness and participation in the Simmons School.
  2. To facilitate an easier SMU Basketball ticket pick-up procedure.
  3. To improve the Giddy Up service. 



Transfer Senator

Brian Yen
 

Brian Yen

byen@smu.edu

Classification: Junior
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Major(s): Finance

Personal Statement: 

  1. To create more awareness about Mustang Transfer.
  2. To make the transition to SMU as easy as possible. 
  3. To allocate appropriately the budget for transfer activities. 
  4. To meet as many transfer students as possible.
  5. To educate transfer students about campus resources, activities, and programs.