Student Senate

Freshmen Senator Bios

My name is Malik Van Dyke and I am majoring in Sports Management. I am from Chicago and work for the football team as a videographer.

My name is Alexandria Heyd. My majors are Musical Theatre and Music with a minor in Psychology. I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, but currently live in Belleville, Illinois. I am in theatre, choir and opera.

My name is Raelee Leiteritz and I am majoring in both Criminal Justice and Psychology. I am in AUAHT, ACJA, Psychology Club and hope to join a sorority during my spring semester. Also, I am in the Illinois Army National Guard and from Marseilles, Illinois.

My name is Anjelica Vargas and I am a freshman pursing a double major in Business Administration and marketing. I am from Montgomery, Illinois. Some of my hobbies include drawing, taking pictures of my dogs and working.

Sophomore Senator Bios

I am Celina Ambriz and a sophomore Social Work major with a minor in Criminal Justice. I am involved in the Social Work Association and a sis of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc. When I am not at work, I love spending time with my sorority sisters going out to eat, going to events and studying with them.

My name is Napoleon Ebot. I am double majoring in Business Administration and Public Policy. I am currently in the United States Marine Corp and from Joliet, Illinois. I enjoy working out and reading about politics. My goal is to become a US Senator.

My name is Judith Barajas and I am a Social Work major. I am the chapter recruitment and retention advisor for Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc. I love to draw in my free time.

Junior Senator Bios

My name is Esmeralda Cruz and I am majoring in Health Science with a minor in Spanish and Chemistry. I am a Peer Advisor, LASO member and communications chair for HOPE. During my free time I like to spend time with my family and ride horses.

My name is Jocelyn Ramon and double majoring in Psychology and Marketing. I am the Vice President of Psychology Club and a sister in Lambda Theta Alpha. Also, a resident assistance and Spartan Ambassador. In my free time I love to spend time with family, friends and sisters.

I am Andrea Vallejo from Oswego, Illinois. I am double majoring in Political Science and Public Policy with minors in Latin American/Latino Studies and Pre-Law. I am apart of Delight and the President of HOPE. I love to read and travel in my free time.

Senior Senator Bios

Senior Senators

Pictured from left to right: Nelida Bahena, Nina Tholl, Jessika McCleskey, Rhyann Locke

I am Nelida Bahena and I am majoring in Social Work with a specialization in substance use disorder with a minor in Spanish. I am from Carpentersville, Illinois, but lives on campus as a resident assistant. I am a sister in the Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc. I am the public relations chair for the organization. Some of my hobbies include listening to R&B(especially The Weeknd), spending time with family/sisters and sleeping.

My name is Nina Tholl and I am double majoring in Psychology and Sociology with a minor in Pre-Law. I am from Tinley Park, Illinois and apart of the softball team. I love to spend my time reading.

My name is Jessika McCleskey and I am a double major in Biology and Health Science. I have minors in Chemistry, Physiology and Psychology. I am from Merced, California and play for the school’s softball team.

My name is Rhyann Locke and I am a Social Work major. I am a student liaison for the Social Work Association. I am a Senior Ambassador in the Office of Admissions. I am also an intern for World Relief where I help resettle refugees. In my free time I enjoy drinking coffee and starting TV shows I never intend to finish.

Transfer Senator Bios

My name is Hannah Carter and I am a Nursing major from Montgomery, Illinois. I am a Peer Advisor, co-chair of Special Events in APB, a member of BSU and apart of Student Nursing Association.

I am Taylor Cunz from Shabbona, Illinois. I am majoring in Communications and Media Studies with a minor in Spanish.