Meet Your SGA

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By Taylor Brown, Editor In Chief 

“Greetings Eagles! On behalf of the Student Government Association, I would like to personally welcome the student body back to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University! We as an SGA are not only excited to see all of the returning students, but we also want to congratulate the incoming students on this next chapter of their lives. As your student government, we are here to act as the link between administration and the student body by advocating for the students’ needs. We also provide various services, such as SafeRide, student discounts, recreation equipment rentals, club funding, and more. If you are interested in being a part of SGA, we have many opportunities for you to get involved. Be sure to stop by the SGA office to grab a free snack or coffee and chat with your representatives. We are looking forward to serving the student body for this upcoming year… Welcome back!!”

– SGA President Prince Gersom Anselmo 

President Prince Gersom Anselmo 

“Hello all, my name is Prince Gersom Anselmo, and I am incredibly excited to serve as your next SGA President. This year’s cohort of SGA Council Members are some of the most engaged and passionate students I’ve met, and I am so thrilled that I get to serve with them all. I want to ensure that all voices on campus are heard and supported, making sure that we can help to make the changes that the students want to see. I am so humbled and grateful for the opportunity to represent you all to our university administration. I promise to work my very hardest to support each and every one of you in any way that I can. Feel free to stop by the office to chat and even enjoy some of our free snacks and coffee! I look forward to seeing you all back on campus.” 

Vice President Dylan Astrup 

“Greetings Eagles! My name is Dylan Astrup and I am your SGA Vice-President! I am from Irvine, Calif. and I am going to be a Senior studying Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Energy. In my free time I enjoy surfing, hiking, and eating good food. On campus, I’ve been involved with the Undergraduate Research Institute and Pi Kappa Phi. Since the Vice-President role is mostly an internal role, I am most excited to help support your SGA council in their projects and initiatives that ultimately benefit the entire student body. Feel free to stop and talk to me around campus or come into the office!”  

Treasurer Anna McLaughlin 

“Hello! I’m Anna, and I’m from Kent, Wash. I’m excited to be your SGA Treasurer this school year! I am currently a junior in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination with a minor in Global Security and Intelligence Studies. I am pursuing this degree with the goal of becoming a forensic accountant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. When I’m not at campus, I’m definitely either playing video games (I can talk for hours about all things Skyrim) or eating food (mac and cheese is the best food). My goal for this school year is to help promote club growth by directing SGA grant funding, as well as promote further student body involvement in SGA budget planning.”  

Marketing Director Bryanna Holguin 

“Hello, my name is Bryanna Holguin and I am your SGA Marketing Director! I am from Phoenix, Ariz. and I am going to be a Senior studying Aeronautics with minors in Air Traffic Management, Aeronautical Studies, and Business Administration. In my free time I enjoy traveling, hiking, and exploring new places. On campus, I am involved in Alpha Xi Delta, Women in Aviation, and the Granite Mountain Ninety-Nines. I also work on campus as a Campus Academic Mentor for the College of Aviation, as well as a Student Campus Ambassador in the Admissions Office. I am most excited to work alongside the SGA council to advocate for our student body and promote our student organization activities for the year!” 

Secretary Grace Brown 

“Hello everyone, my name is Grace Brown and I’ll be serving as SGA Secretary for the upcoming year. I’m from Bonney Lake, Wash. and will be a junior majoring in Global Security and Intelligence Studies. This year I’m looking forward to continuing to grow Solutions for Operational Aviation Research (SOAR), our underclassmen leadership program, as well as working to revise conduct procedures for both individual students and student organizations.” 

College of Engineering Representative Christopher Sorensen 

“Hello! My name is Christopher Sorensen and I am the SGA College of Engineering Representative. I am from Manitowoc, Wis., and am studying Aerospace Engineering on the Aeronautics track. I will use the COE Rep. position throughout the upcoming school year to talk with engineering students about their classes and desires for the university, and relay that information for them to the administration. Additionally, I want to use my hours in the office to converse with all students about their feelings for campus, to see how I can best serve everyone through this role. Please don’t hesitate to reach out! I am here for you, and so is the rest of the SGA! You can contact me at []” 

College of Aviation Representative Brandon Bostwick 

“My name is Brandon Bostwick and I’m the new College of Aviation Representative. I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. I’m currently a Junior majoring in Aeronautics with safety, weather, aeronautical studies, and defense study minors. I enjoy playing sports, flying, hanging with friends, and hiking. I am currently involved in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) and was a wrestler with the school before I decided to pursue SGA. Being able to represent my college and make change for the better is an honor that I couldn’t be more excited for.” 

College of Business, Security and Intelligence Representative Cameron Devaney 

“Hi! I’m Cameron Devaney and I’ll be the new CBSI representative on SGA. I grew up in Bonney Lake, Wash., which is big enough to have a Costco in it but small enough for nobody to know where it is. This will be the start of my third year at Embry-Riddle and I’m majoring in Cyber Intelligence and Security with a minor in Psychology. I like to camp, be physically active, and spend time with my friends. Thankfully I’ve got great people around me here at Embry-Riddle so I tend to be in the library “doing homework” a lot. I work in Information Technology on campus so I’ve been refining my golf cart driving skills immensely in the recent past. For this semester I’m excited to get to know the first-year students and help them get settled in here. As always please feel free to talk to me about anything and I’m just here to help!” 

College of Arts and Sciences Representative Mattysen Short 

“Hello! My name is Mattysen Short and this year I will be a Junior in Human Factors in Psychology with a minor in Emergency Planning and Management. I lived all over the United States growing up but am most recently from Castle Rock, Colo. My favorite hobbies are collecting rocks, cooking, and gardening. In addition to my involvement with SGA, I am also the Environment, Health, and Safety Assistant here on campus working under Michael Brady. This year the SGA has a very diverse council and I am so excited to work with my peers to make changes on campus that represent our current student body and work towards creating a more inclusive environment for future students.” 

Organization Representative Grant Carrabine 

“Welcome back, I’m Grant Carrabine and I’m your organization representative this year. I’m a Mechanical Engineering major with a minor in Business Administration. I’m in my final year here at Embry Riddle, and my third year in SGA. I’ve seen a lot and can help you with your student government needs. I helped create the Organization Representative position to help clubs and groups on campus get the most out of the student government and the school. I look forward to continuing to grow the position to further help clubs and their needs. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions. See you all in the office for free snacks!” 

Student Life Representative Reya Nietzel 

“I’m Reya Neitzel, one of your SGA Student Life Representatives. I crossed the horizon from Kapolei, Hawaii to beautiful Prescott, Ariz. about three years ago. I am a Senior Majoring in Aeronautical Science-Fixed Wing. I am most excited about helping foster diversity and inclusion around campus. You may see me all around campus as I am also the Lead Campus Academic for the College of Aviation, one of your Lead Orientation leaders, Lead Student Union Front Desk, and our National Gay Pilots Associations chapter President. In my free time catch me playing volleyball, thrifting, or hanging out with my sorority sisters.” 

Student Life Representative Carson Westman 

“Hey y’all! I’m Carson and I will be one of your two new Student Life Representatives on SGA! I am a Forensic Biology major with a minor in Business Administration in my junior year. I’m all about any kind of outdoor activities like hiking or hanging out with friends, and I love going to the gym. Basically, in my position I will be working with the rest of the council to support them in any way that I can. Because it’s a more loosely defined position, we have a lot of freedom in the way that we are able to interact with the student body and gather feedback and concerns. Essentially, the main focus is to constantly be analyzing and improving upon the overall campus environment. Another main focus of mine is the execution of different campus activities such as tailgates or sporting events. I can’t wait to interact with everyone and serve in any way that I can!” 

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