The Students’ Association Senate is led by the Speaker and Deputy Speaker, and it is comprised of 18 Senators elected by the student body.

Senate meetings are held at 8PM in the Gowen Room of Wilson Commons

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Senate Leadership

  • Eudora Erickson

    Speaker of the Senate

    Class Year: 2016
    Majors: Economics and Business
    Minors: Studio Arts and Psychology
    Hometown: Portland, OR
    Involved in Campus: Renaissance and Global Scholars, Residential Life (RA), Meridian Society, Panhellenic Association, Student Alumni Ambassador (SAA)

  • Lindsay Wrobel

    Deputy Speaker of the Senate

    Class Year: 2017
    Major: Political Science, Spanish (Minor)
    Hometown: Batavia, NY
    Involved in Campus: College Democrats, Susan B. Anthony Hall Council, Blue Crew, Debate

Senate Committees

The Academics Committee serves to improve students’ educational experience by addressing academic concerns and engaging with administration to influence policy.

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The Appropriations Committee (SAAC) is responsible for funding student organizations and managing the finances of the SA.

Visit the Appropriations page for more info


The Communications & Public Relations Committee is the voice of the SA Government.

Visit the Communications & PR page for more info

The Elections Committee is responsible for ensuring a fair election for all students.

Visit the Elections page for more info

The Policy & Review Committee is the regulatory body of SA Government and student organizations

Visit the Policy & Review page for more info

The Projects & Services Committee collaborates with University Departments and maintains SA initiatives.

Visit the Projects & Services page for more info



Senators At-Large


  • sofia Salen

    Senator At-Large

    Class Year: 2017

  • Scott Fu

    Senator At-Large

    Class Year: 2017

  • Sequoia Kemp

    Senator At-Large

    Class Year: 2015

  • Vanessa Sanchez

    Elections Chair, Senator At-Large

    Class Year: 2015
    Majors: International Relations, Business
    Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Involved in Campus: UR BlueCrew, Alpha Phi

  • Josh Anes

    2017 Class Senator, Projects and Services, Transportation Aid, Steering

    Class Year: 2017
    Major: Political Science
    Hometown: Edison, New Jersey
    Involved in on campus: Model United Nations, Hillel



Senior Class Senators


  • Alexandra Poindexter


    Class Year: 2015

  • Jeffrey Frank

    2015 Class Senator

    Class Year: 2015

    Major: Economics, Political Science

    Hometown: East Meadow, NY

    Involved in on campus: No Jackets Required


  • Mehr Kashyap

    Facilities Coordinator

    Class Year: 2015

    Major: Cell and Developmental Biology, Computer Science

    Hometown: Rochester, NY

    Involvement on Campus: Class Council, GlobeMed, Resident Advisor, Teaching Assistant



Junior Class Senators


  • Melissa Holloway


    Class Year: 2016

  • Ethan Bidna

    Policy & Review Chair, Class of 2016 Senator

    Class Year: 2016
    Major: Economics, Urban Studies (Minor)
    Hometown: Agoura Hills, CA
    Involved in on campus: Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity, Blue Crew

  • Melissa Holko

    Policy & Review Deputy Chair

    Class Year: 2016
    Major: Business & Economics
    Hometown: Rochester, NY
    Involved in on campus: Tiernan Project



Sophomore Class Senators


  • Antonio Cardenas


    Class Year: 2017

  • Adrian Petrou


    Class Year: 2017

  • Stephen Wegman

    Academics Committee Chair, 2017 Class Senator

    Class Year: 2017
    Major: Economics, Psychology
    Hometown: Rochester, New York
    Involved in on campus: Class Council, Meridian Society, Rising Leader Program



Freshman Class Senators


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    Policy and Review Committee

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