Associated Students California Lutheran University Government

Senate Roster

 
 
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David Bryant '22

ASCLU Senate Director
asclusenatedir@callutheran.edu
Office Hours: M: 10:30am - 11:30am, W: 11:00am - 1:00pm, F: 10:30am - 12:30pm

Hometown: Trabuco Canyon, CA
Major: Criminology & Criminal Justice
Minor: Psychology 

On-Campus Involvement: Presidential Host, Transfer Peer Advisor, Criminal Justice Student Association, Alpha Phi Sigma

About: This is David's third and final year on ASCLUG. As Senate Director, he hopes to create a positive impact on campus while also making it the best year yet for every student. In his free time, David enjoys working as an intern for Safe Passage Youth Foundation, taking unnecessarily long naps, watching movies, and exploring with friends. After college, David will most likely be attending either law school or grad school.

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Diala Bdour '23

Senate Recorder
dbdour@callutheran.edu 

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Morgen Lakpour '22 

ASCLU Senior Senator
mlakpour@callutheran.edu 
Office Hour: Monday 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Hometown: Granada Hills, CA
Major: Chemistry
Minor: Mathematics 

On-Campus Involvement: President of ACS Chemistry Club, Co-President of Student Philanthropy Council, & First Year Peer Advisor

About: This is Morgen's first year on ASCLUG Senate and she is looking forward to a very eventful year! Morgen joined Senate because of her passion to serve as a leader and make positive changes for the CLU student body. A few fun facts about Morgen is that she is quite the adrenaline junkie, loves to paint, and has been to all 48 contiguous states (just missing Alaska & Hawaii)! Morgen is planning to go to medical school after college, she aspires to become a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and SWAT Team Surgeon on the side.

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Orissa Morales '22

ASCLU Senior Senator
omorales@callutheran.edu 
Office Hour: Friday 10:30am - 11:30am

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA
Major: Exercise Science 

On-Campus Involvement: ASCLUG

About: This is Orissa's second year on the ASCLUG Senate, and she is thrilled to be a part of this incredible team once more. Orissa wants to contribute to the fight against food insecurity. Orissa spends her leisure time working at Starbucks or seeking new songs to listen to.

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Coryn Nodal '22

ASCLU Senior Senator
cnodal@callutheran.edu  
Office Hour: Monday 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Hometown: Santa Maria, CA
Major: Exercise Science

On-Campus Involvement: President of Student Philanthropy Council, Director of Service for the Exercise Science Club, Peer Advisor, Senior Pride, and Intramural Soccer

About: This will be Coryn's first year on ASCLUG. As a Senior Senator, she hopes to create more accessibility on campus and enhance the college experience for incoming freshmen and transfer students. In her free time, Coryn enjoys working out, hiking, and watching Grey's Anatomy. After college, Coryn plans to further her education by pursuing her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

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Mariah Zermeno '22

ASCLU Senior Senator
mzermeno@callutheran.edu  
Office Hour: Wednesday 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Majors: Political Science & Environmental Science
Minor: Sports Management 

On-Campus Involvement: Dance Team, Sports Information Assistant for CLU Sports, Soccer

About: This is Mariah’s fourth year on ASCLUG Senate and she is really looking forward to serving on the board for her last year. Mariah is a part of the university's dance and soccer team, and works for CLU Sports. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with friends, going to the beach, and painting. She is excited and sad to finish up her last year at CLU and figure out what is next.

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VACANT '23

ASCLU Junior Senator
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Ariana Gamble '23

ASCLU Junior Senator
agamble@callutheran.edu 
Office Hour: Wednesday 9:00am - 10:00am

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Major: Business Administration - Management
Minor: Spanish 

On-Campus Involvement: Resident Assistant, Delta Sigma Pi President, Track & Frield, iCLU Radio

About: This will be Ariana's third year on ASCLUG Senate and she is really looking forward to another year in person. Ariana loves Senate because she has an opportunity to serve all students in a way that goes beyond her other campus involvements. In her future, Ariana aspires to work in the Music Industry as Management. If you ever see her around campus, feel free to say "hello!" or drop off a suggestion, she would love to meet you. :)

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Zaria Opara '23

ASCLU Junior Senator
zopara@callutheran.edu  
Office Hour: Wednesday 9:15am - 10:15am

Hometown: Carnation, WA
Major: Exercise Science
Minor: Psychology 

On-Campus Involvement: Track and Field, Sisters' Circle, Black Student Union

About: Zaria is in her second year on ASCLUG Senate. She is also on the executive cabinet for Sisters' Circle and is a captain on the Track & Field team. She's looking forward to another year supporting the campus and student body in different ways. In her 5 minutes of free time, Zaria can be seen watching or playing basketball, exploring the surrounding areas, spending money she doesn't have, or studying for the MCAT.

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Greg Pimentel '23

ASCLU Junior Senator
gpimentel@callutheran.edu  
Office Hour: Wednesday 9:00am - 10:00am

Hometown: Moorpark, CA
Majors: Political Science and Criminology & Criminal Justice

On-Campus Involvement: Baseball, PNW Club, Resident Assistant, Student Embassador

About: This will be Greg's third year on ASCLUG Senate and he is really looking forward to another amazing year. Greg joined Senate because of his passion to serve the serve and create positive changes on campus for the student body. In his free time Greg loves to play baseball, work out, surf and ride his bike. Greg aspires to attend graduate and law school after he completes his undergraduate degrees.

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Rob Frye '24

ASCLU Sophomore Senator
frye@callutheran.edu  
Office Hour: Wednesday 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Hometown: Grants, NM
Major: Biology

On-Campus Involvement: Black Student Union

About: Rob is a very outgoing person! He likes to think that he is an easy person to talk to and more than happy to hear what people have to say. He likes learning new things about people everyday and even telling them his story sometimes! In his free time Rob likes to work out, read, and take some casual pics in some casual clothes. His hope is to ultimately become a nurse one day and just help people as much as he can in the medical field!

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Mia Deck '24

ASCLU Sophomore Senator
mdeck@callutheran.edu   
Office Hour: Monday 8:00am - 9:00am

Hometown: Highlands Ranch, CO
Majors: Political Science and Criminology & Criminal Justice
Minors: Sociology and Law & Public Policy

On-Campus Involvement: Women's Lacrosse, International Peer Mentor, Sports Information Assistant for Live Streaming CLU Sports, University Honors Program, Presidential Host

About: This will be Mia's first year on ASCLUG Senate and she is looking forward to an amazing year. Mia joined Senate because of her passion to help and serve others in order to create change. When Mia has free time, you can find her hanging out with friends, hiking, doing crossfit, or sleeping (anywhere). One day Mia hopes to continue serving others by going to law school and becoming a judge or working on Capitol Hill with the US Government.

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Millennia Gamez '24

ASCLU Sophomore Senator
millenniagamez@callutheran.edu    
Office Hour: Thursday 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Hometown: Simi Valley, CA
Majors: Political Science & Psychology
Minors: Spanish and Law & Public Policy

On-Campus Involvement: First Year Peer Advisor, Secretary of LASO, Treasurer of Psychology Club, Member of Delight, Model United Nations Delegate, University Honors Program

About: This will be Millennia's second year on ASCLUG Senate and she is really looking forward to an exciting year. She is especially thrilled to experience participating as a Senate Member in person on campus. Millennia joined Senate because of her desire to serve others and contribute as much as possible to California Lutheran University's campus and student body. She is also passionate about learning as much as possible about how she can become a better leader. Millennia enjoys playing soccer, traveling with family, and exploring new activities. Millennia aspires to become a lawyer in the future after graduating and attending law school.

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Anthony Garay '24

ASCLU Sophomore Senator
agaray@callutheran.edu    
Office Hour: Monday 8:00am - 9:00am

Hometown: Moorpark, CA
Major: Biochemistry
Minor: Public Health

On-Campus Involvement: Faculty Directed Research in Dr. David Marcey's Developmental Genetics Lab, Peer Mentor in ALLIES in STEM, The University Honors Program

About: As a first-generation, Hispanic-Latino student, letting all people know they belong is a goal that Anthony carries close to heart. As a Sophomore Senator, his goal is to spark and maintain a diverse, inclusive, and spirited culture at CLU. On-campus you can find him conducting faculty-directed research, helping his fellow peers as a Peer Mentor in the ALLIES in STEM Program, and taking part in the University Honors Program. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his family and friends, exercising, and going to the beach. He hopes to one day become a pediatrician capable of serving and forming bonds with the diverse patients in his community.

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Samantha Hernandez '25

ASCLU Freshman Senator
smhernandez@callutheran.edu   
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Emma Jobs '25

ASCLU Freshman Senator
ejobs@callutheran.edu  
Office Hour: Wednesday 10:15am - 11:15am

Hometown: Sherwood Park, Alberta
Major: Business (Emphasis in Marketing)

On-Campus Involvement: Women's Lacrosse Team

About: This will be Emma’s first year in the ASCLUG Senate. As a Freshman Senator, she hopes to give everyone a voice on campus, and a safe environment to express concerns, or develop new ideas. When Emma is not working on Senate she is playing on CLU’s lacrosse team, working on her studies, or hanging out with friends. After graduating, Emma hopes to continue on to law school, or join the workforce in the business marketing, and sustainability industry.

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Hayley O'Leary '25

ASCLU Freshman Senator
holeary@callutheran.edu   
Office Hour: Wednesday 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Hometown: Burbank, CA
Major: Political Science (Emphasis in Law & Public Policy)
Minor: Economics

On-Campus Involvement: University Honors Program, Political Science Society, Investment Club

About: This will be Hayley’s first year in the ASCLUG Senate. She is excited to be a part of the Senate and working towards making the campus experience the best it can be for all students. In Hayley’s free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, binge watching her favorite shows and baking. Hayley plans on going to law school after she graduates from Cal Lutheran and one day working in public service in some way.

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Rory Petersen '25

ASCLU Freshman Senator
rorypetersen@callutheran.edu    
Office Hour: Friday 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Hometown: Camarillo, CA
Major: Exercise Science (Emphasis in Human Performance)

On-Campus Involvement: Exercise Science Club, Green Club

About: This is Rory Petersen’s first year in Senate, and she aims to get her fellow freshmen involved in more CLU related activities. She also wants to play an important role in allocating funds for clubs that aim to go beyond the individual organization. In her free time, Rory loves to lift weights and become stronger. She also loves to eat Greek yogurt and bananas.

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Joshua Nekoba '23

ASCLU Commuter Senator
jnekoba@callutheran.edu    
Office Hour: Monday 11:30am - 12:30pm

Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Major: Music Production

On-Campus Involvement: Swim Team, Vice President of Investment Club, President of Music Production Club, Vice President of Republican Club

About: I like helping the community and my peers.

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F. Rafia '25

ASCLU International Senator
frafia@callutheran.edu     
Office Hour: Tuesday 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Major: Biochemistry

On-Campus Involvement: ASCLUG

About: This is Rafia's first year on ASCLUG. As international senator, she hopes to make the campus a safe and fun place for all students including internationals. She is currently majoring in Biochemistry. In her free time, she loves to sing, play her guitar and travel. After college, Rafia plans to attend Grad School and also work for the betterment of the STEM field in her home country.

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Taylor Garman '22

ASCLU Transfer Senator
tgarman@callutheran.edu    
Office Hour: Thursday 11:00am - 12:00pm

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Majors: Political Science & Philosophy
Minors: Legal Studies and Law & Public Policy

On-Campus Involvement: Pre-Law Society Co-President, Outdoor Sports & Recreation Intern, Model United Nations, Student Union Front Desk

About: This is Taylor’s first year on ASCLUG Senate and final year at Cal Lutheran. Taylor is really looking forward to her year on Senate, where she intends to work towards bringing about positive change to CLU’s campus. In her free time, Taylor enjoys doing yoga, going on hikes, watching soccer, obsessing over Taylor Swift, and binging her favorite TV shows. She isn’t entirely sure as to what her future holds post-graduation from CLU, but hopes to travel abroad and attend law school! Feel free to say hello if you see her about campus, she loves meeting fellow students!

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Andrea Layne, Ed.D

ASCLU Senate Advisor
Director of Student Life
Student Life
alayne@callutheran.edu 
(805) 493-3304

 

 

 

 

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