ASUSF Senate Senators

Meet the 2017–18 ASUSF Senator Representatives

There are eleven senator representatives that make up the voting membership of ASUSF Senate. Senators serve as the voice of all undergraduate students.

ASUSF College of Arts and Sciences Representative

Janelle Nunez
B.A. Candidate | May 2019
Major: History
Minor: Chemistry, Public Service
Hometown: Fresno, CA
Pronouns: she/hers/her

Janelle is a third-year student at USF and is a History major on the pre-med track, To many, this may seem odd. But she loves that her nontraditional approach has allowed her to get the best of both worlds, the sciences and the arts. Which is fitting because she is your ASUSF College of Arts and Sciences Representative this year! When she is not studying chemistry or writing a history paper in the Gleeson Library, she can be found hanging out with her sorority sisters or at a Best Buddies event where she resides as the Fundraising coordinator for the club, Through her involvement with the Ester Madriz Diversity Scholars Program and the Privet Global Scholars Program with the McCarthy Center, she has become devoted to making her school campus reflect the inclusivity and cultural diversity she has experienced within the classrooms of these amazing programs. She has been enjoying her college experiences and aims to ensure that this is the same for every student here at USF. She is super excited to join the ASUSF team and looks forward to working with all her peers.

Office Hours:
Wednesdays: 12–1 p.m.
Thursdays 10–12 p.m.

ASUSF School of Management Representative

Harley Lehrke
B.A. Candidate | May 2020
Major: Finance | Accounting
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Pronouns: he/him/his

Harley is a second year student here at the University of San Francisco. Before USF, he spent his days going to the beach and hiking in the mountains of San Diego. San Francisco has quickly become a welcoming home for him in every aspect that he can imagine. As a first generation student, he is pursuing both Finance and Accounting degrees. At USF, you can find him participating in the school's top social fraternity Phi Delta Theta, or supporting the school's athletic teams as a member of Fog Squad. As a representative, Harley is a business-driven individual who has the best interest in mind for his constituents and for the school as a whole. With all issues and tasks at hand, he plans to handle them effectively and efficiently in order to keep the developing student body moving in the right direction. He plans to be a strong voice for the student body and welcomes any of his fellow students to come in and take the initiative alongside him for the betterment of USF and its dynamic community.

Office Hours:
Tuesday: 3–6 p.m.

Military Veterans Student Representative

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ASUSF School of Nursing and Health Professions Representative

Sam Pepito
B.S. Candidate | May 2019
Major: Nursing
Minor: Music
Hometown: Rocklin, CA
Pronouns: she/hers/her

Sam is a first-generation American entering her third year as a Nursing major and Music minor. As a short minimally to not at all athletic female, it is surprising to many that her dream job is to become a NBA player. She is very excited to become a leader on campus and to have the chance to capitalize on different opportunities to better the whole University, but specifically her fellow nursing students. It is probably in everybody’s best interest that she is continually fed a balanced diet of tacos and ice cream, so do not be alarmed if she is consuming them earlier in the day than when most would expect. Though her office hours are limited, please feel free to approach her at any time. Just whisper the secret code word, which is anything but bird noises (she is deeply afraid of birds), anytime you see her and she will gladly assist you with your needs just as attentive as Flo the progressive girl, but with more of the Lebron James in the Sprite commercial vibe.

Office Hours:
Wednesday: 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

ASUSF Senior Class Representative

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ASUSF Junior Class Representative

Stefanie Rodriguez
B.A. Candidate | May 2019
Major: Psychology
Minor: Music
Hometown: Fresno, CA
Pronouns: she/hers/her

Stefanie Rodriguez is a third-year Psychology major from Fresno, California. She feels very fortunate to be able to study all her favorite subjects (music, psychology, and development) and hopes that her passion for them will translate into a fulfilling career. When she is not annoying her roommates with excessive guitar playing, she can be found volunteering at Access Institute for Psychological Services or fulfilling her role as Ritualist within her sorority. As a class representative, she endeavors to offer compassionate leadership that will enhance every student’s collegiate experience. She is extremely thrilled to represent the Junior Class and welcomes any and all input that may come her way.

Office Hours:
Mondays: 10:45–12:45 p.m.
Tuesdays: 3:30–4:30 p.m.

ASUSF Sophomore Class Representative

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ASUSF Freshman Class Representative

Amaya Fox
B.A. Candidate | May 2021
Major: Politics
Hometown: Tacoma, WA
Pronouns: she/hers/her

Amaya is a freshman politics major from Tacoma, Washington. She decided to come to USF because of its emphasis on social justice and its awesome politics program. Back in Tacoma, she was involved in various local nonprofits that addressed education reform and community building, which has led her to pursue a life in the political realm. One thing that not many people here know about Amaya is that she is actually half-Canadian and holds a dual-citizenship, so feel free to talk to her about Justin Trudeau, maple syrup, or skiing at any time of the day...seriously, any time. As the Freshman Class Representative, Amaya hopes to connect the freshman class with valuable resources on campus as well as voice any concerns or thoughts that her constituents may have.

Office Hours:
Tuesday: 12–1 p.m.
Thursday 12–2 p.m.

ASUSF Student of Color Representative

Sehaj Kasture
B.A. Candidate | May 2019
Major: Marketing
Hometown: Pune, India
Pronouns: she/hers/her

Sehaj Kasture is a third-year marketing major from Pune, India. She completed her freshman and sophomore years at San Diego State University but decided to transfer to USF because of its reputation, values and her love for the city life. Back at SDSU, she was heavily involved within the student community and served on the philanthropic board of her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega. Now, as a resident of the United States, Sehaj wants to explore deeper into the complex world of marketing and change the marketing game as we know it. Moving to America at the age of 17, she knows what to expect in a different country and would love to share her experiences and help anyone with questions about adapting to university life. As the Student of Colour Representative, she would love to integrate parts of different cultures onto campus for students to feel at home. She is excited to represent such a vast body of students and would love for you to come talk to her about anything ranging from what you would like to see on campus, studying abroad or music festivals!

Office Hours:
Mondays: 12–1 p.m. & 2–3 p.m.
Wednesdays: 12–1 p.m.

ASUSF international student representative

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ASUSF Gender and Sexual Diversity Student Representative

Sage Hapke
B.A. Candidate | May 2019
Major: Critical Diversity Studies
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Pronouns: she/hers/her

Sage is an enthusiastic and dedicated advocate for the queer community as well as those marginalized by racism, sexism, classism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, colorism, and so forth. After high school, Sage took a bridge year in Ecuador with Global Citizen Year where she lived with a host-family and helped co-teach English in a local school. She enjoys talking about social issues, gender norms, veganism, and RuPaul’s Drag Race. Besides being a part of ASUSF Senate, she also is on the Queer Alliance’s Executive Board, a member of the Esther Madriz Diversity Scholars cohort, and a Philz barista outside of university.

Office Hours:
Tuesday: 10:30–12 p.m.
Thursday: 10:30–12 p.m.

ASUSF Transfer Student Representative

Amelia Guasch
B.A. Candidate | May 2019
Major: Hospitality Management
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Pronouns: she/hers/her

Amelia is first generation college student entering her junior year in the School of Management, as a Hospitality major concentrating in Events Management. She is a bay area native, although her Spanish heritage and summers abroad contribute to a large part of her identity. Amelia considers transferring to USF as the best decision of her life, she asserted herself into the Dons community through academic, social, and service organizations on campus. She is committed and qualified to dismantle any barriers her constituents face, to help them navigate their academics and integrate them to campus life with the momentum and enthusiasm of her own experience.

Office Hours:
Tuesdays 3–6 p.m.