Speaker of the Senate: Keeley Reiners (she/her)
Office Hours: Tuesdays 8-10 AM (ASSOU Lounge)
I am in my third year at SOU! I am an Environmental Science and Policy Major, minoring in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Sociology & Anthropology. I am also getting a certificate in Sustainability Leadership and a Micro credential in Environmental Research and Data Analysis. I chose SOU because of the people. I met with professors over zoom and students to learn about SOU. I love the supportive environment I have found here and I want to make sure that every student feels the same. I became the Speaker of Senate after being inspired by previous student leaders that one voice can truly make a difference.
Vice-Speaker of the Senate: Dilyn Del Rosario (she/her)
Office Hours: Wednesdays 11AM – 1PM (ASSOU Lounge)
I am in my senior year at SOU as an Education Studies major! I currently hold two positions within ASSOU: Vice-Speaker and Gender Equity & Sexual Diversity Senator. Student government interested me because I love the community we’ve built at this school. I am passionate about change and ensuring that every student has the opportunity to get the most out of their college experience. Please come by my office hours if you would like to have a chat!
Academic Advocacy Senator: Andrea Olderich (she/her)
Office Hours: Thursday 1-3 PM (ASSOU Lounge)
Hi! My name is Andrea Olderich. I am majoring in Political Science and am in the pre-law program here at SOU. I chose SOU for its relatively small size and beautiful scenery, and additionally found out how wonderful the people here are. I have lived in Oregon for a while and am originally from the Chicago area. I joined ASSOU to take on a leadership role and help the people around me. Considering my interest in law I feel it is a good step in the right direction! Making sure everybody’s concerns are heard is highly important to me and one of my biggest goals.
Accessibility Senator: Merlin Gerhard (they/them)
Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 9:15-10:15 AM (ASSOU Lounge)
I am a freshman at SOU studying Creative Writing with a minor in History. I love SOU because of the diversity here and how great of an experience it has been as a person with a disability. My goal as a senator is to bring the disabled community together and spread disabled joy across campus!
Clubs and Organizations Senator: Dakota Runyon-Trapp (he/him)
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 2-3 PM (ASSOU Lounge)
My name is Dakota Runyon-Trapp. I am in my final year of SOU, I am a digital cinema major and a minor in both screen writing and digital journalism. I choose SOU due to being from the area and it being one of the more affordable schools that fit my interests. I am a transfer from Rogue Community College, where during my final year there I served as a student senator and now repeating history by spending my final year at SOU as a student senator. I decided to become the senator for clubs and organizations due to the great experiences I have had with the clubs on campus and want to help continue on long after I have had graduated.
Gender Equity and Sexual Diversity: Dilyn Del Rosario (she/her)
Office Hours: Wednesdays 11AM – 1PM (ASSOU Lounge)
This is my senior year at SOU! My major is in Education Studies and I plan to go into the MAT program next Fall. I chose to come to SOU because of the community and inclusive nature of the college. I ran for this position because I wanted to ensure that queer and gender diverse voices were being heard on campus. I love SOU and just as with any other school, there are many things that can be improved upon. If you have any thoughts on this, come visit me at my office hours!
Multicultural Affairs Senator: Garima Sharma (she/her)
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1 – 3 PM (ASSOU Lounge)
I am in my second year at SOU. I am majoring in Pre-Nursing and double minoring in Ethics and Health Promotion as an Honors Scholar. I choose to come to SOU to pursue a degree because of the campus itself and the programs I am able to be part of that helped me build so many connections around campus. Due to my involvement through campus clubs I was able to help other students and be there for them. As stated in my senator campaign, “I love being involved, working with others, and discovering more about people”. This position allows me to put my energy, time, and passion to work for the community I find great value being part of. Being a voice for my constituents is an honor I will gladly embrace.
Non-Traditional, Military Affairs & Higher Education Center Senator: Taham Khosrobadi (he/him)
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 12-1 PM (ASSOU Lounge)
I am in my final year of an undergraduate degree in Outdoor Adventure Leadership. I choose SOU because I grew up here in Ashland and wanted to be near my family. I joined the Oregon Army National Guard in 2008 and have deployed 4 times which includes Iraq, Afghanistan twice and once to Somalia. I am currently serving as Reconnaissance Team Sergeant in the local National Guard Infantry unit and also work as Human Resource Administrator for the University of Oregon’s satellite ROTC program here at SOU. My goal with my senate position is to support and bridge the gap between veterans, non-traditional students, and traditional students. I believe we have more in common than we tend to think and can learn from each other’s experiences. My favorite quote is “If you want to fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Both parts of this quote are equally important to one’s individual journey.
ROAP Senator: Mia Santander (she/her)
Hello everyone! I am a senior here at SOU studying Psychology with an Environmental Science & Policy minor and a Health Promotions minor. I am also a member of the Women’s Soccer team. I chose SOU because of the beautiful community around the school with endless outdoor opportunities and the sweet and adventurous people here. I joined ASSOU because I want to help connect all the different organizations on campus together to create a strong and inclusive community on campus. If you have any thoughts or questions please come join me at my office hours!