The ASMSU Senate is the elected student government responsible for representing the
voice and interests of the MSU-Bozeman student body. If you, as a member of the MSU
student body, have an issue that you want the Senate to address, please contact the
Senator representing your college or an At Large Senator. Senate may take action on
such requests in the form of a resolution or a bill, which would be presented to the
entire Senate to be voted upon. Senate leadership consists of a Senate President and
Senate Vice President, who are elected by and from the Senate.
The ASMSU Senate allocates the student activity fees to ASMSU programs through annual
budgeting each spring semester.
The ASMSU Senate holds public meetings during the academic year every Thursday at
6 pm in SUB 236 except for finals weeks and holidays.
Hello, I'm Ben Roeder. I'm a junior studying Animal Science with a minor in Chemistry.
In the past year, I have served as an at-large senator for the Associated Students
of Montana State University (spring semester), the President of the College of Agriculture
Student Council, and the Vice President of Range Management Club. As a third generation
Bobcat, I have seen the impact which MSU has had on my family and many others. I have
and will continue to work to ensure that MSU supports those policies which benefit
the students of today and the future. When I am not on campus, you can find me losing
both fishing lures and my place in a book. Go Cats!
Arts and Architecture
Hello MSU! My name is Amelia Fountain, and I am a senior seeking a BFA in studio arts
with an emphasis on metalsmithing. Over the course of my education at MSU, I've been
involved as an advocate at the MSU VOICE Center as well as served as president of
the Smiths Metals Guild. I love discussing politics, reading good books, and spending
long productive days in the studio.
My interest in student government revolves around my interest in fortifying our uniquely
talented and creative hubs in the VCB, Cheever, Haynes, and Howard halls. I believe
this can be done through policy emphasizing more of a creative presence on campus
and allocating funds toward interdisciplinary classes. In an increasingly polarized
world, the need for creative minds to empathetically explore, design, and improve
our world only becomes more pressing. As Kurt Vonnegut once said, "practicing an art,
no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake."
Business and Entrepreneurship
My name is August Thompson and I am a Business Finance major with a minor in Psychology
here at Montana State University. Over this last year, I have been the treasurer of
the Sigma Chi Fraternity, treasurer of a political club here on campus, and a recent
initiate to the Order of Omega. I am also actively involved in the community, participating
in numerous community service and philanthropic events. I will give a voice to the
students of Jake Jabs Business and Entrepreneurship and Montana State Fraternity and
Business and Entrepreneurship
Hello Bobcats! My name is Kaitlyn Reiman and I am a junior majoring in Business with
a focus in marketing. I stay involved on campus through my current work as a two year
orientation leader, President of Alpha Omicron Pi, administrative assistant for Culinary
Services, and senator of the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship. My
passion for helping students and being a voice for my constituents has only grown
stronger this past year. I hope to continue serving the MSU student body for the 2019-2020
school year so I can make sure the students best interests are represented. GO CATS!
Education, Health and Human Development
Okii Nistoo Nitaniko (Hello my name is) Danielle Antelope. I am from the Blackfeet
Nation and I am a citizen of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe. I was born and raised in
Browning Montana. I am an alumni of Blackfeet Community College and a transfer student
at Montana State University. I am a senior majoring in Sustainable Food and Bioenergy
Systems with a minor in Native American Studies. I am passionate about food sovereignty,
food access, nutrition, community wellness, sustainability, and culture. I am very
involved in my home community and advocate on a local, state and national level. Being
a student at MSU gives me another community to advocate for. I am a strong voice for
equality, diversity, and sustainability. I am grateful to also serve as a voice for
the students that are parents. My son Jase is my greatest motivation. Every decision
I make has his future in mind. Being a student, an advocate, and a mother gives me
a unique perspective to bring to the table. I am happy to be able to represent and
serve as a senator for the College of Education, Health and Human Development.
Education, Health and Human Development
Hi! My name is Stella Ryan and I'm a Junior studying Community Health with a minor
in Human Development. I was born in Bozeman and have been lucky enough to continue
my studies in the Valley. I had the pleasure to spend this last semester working for
the Recreational Sports & Fitness department of MSU, and exploring data processing
for multiple businesses in the region. In my free time I love exploring the mountains
and towns of Montana, backpacking through Hyalite, or as soon as it's warm enough,
doing anything on the river. As a second generation Bobcat, I have been exposed to
MSU my whole life and seen the effects and benefits it has had in my community. My
goals include working to redevelop an efficient and student-heard fitness center and
continuing to make Montana State a place we are happy to call home. Go Bobcats!
Wed: 8am-9am, 11am-12pm
Fri: 11am-12pm and 1-3pm
Hello, my name is Ambika Murali and I am a senior studying Electrical Engineering
here at MSU. This is my third term as an senator for the Norm Asbjornson College of
Engineering and serve as the Senate Speaker Pro Tempore.In this position, I have the awesome responsibility of chairing our two main financial
boards, Finance Board and Funding Board. Funding board really taught me the needs
of student organizations across campus and Finance Board built up my ability to spend
student fee dollars wisely. As a senator, I have written/sponsored bills and resolutions
supporting affordable tuition, student organizations, diversity, and fairness within
student government. My favorite part about ASMSU is being able to advocate and work
for more transparency in student government, better outreach to gather student voices,
and diversity. Student success is important to me and I will do anything I can to
ensure that for my constituents. To all my fellow Bobcats, I am thrilled to be representing
you and please feel free to reach out to me anytime with questions, concerns, or any
My name is Connor Morrison, and I am a junior studying Computer Science with a minor
in Mathematics. During my free time I love to enjoy the outdoors, hike, swim, and
hangout with friends. I am also a software engineering intern, working in Technology
Park. On campus, I am involved in Computer Science based clubs such as the Association
for Computing Machinery. Outside of MSU, I was the National Vice-President of Business
Professionals of America, an organization with over 45,000 members in 25 states and
Puerto Rico. Serving as a senator for Engineering, I would hope to uplift not just
the ideals of engineering, but those of my under-represented major in ASMSU as well.
Hello MSU! My name is Josh Brown. I am a junior studying Chemical Engineering. After
graduation, I hope to contribute to the renewable energy field and continue to learn
about exciting developments in engineering. During my college career, I have been
involved in Sustainability Now, Stoked on Spokes, and Eagle Mount. In my free time,
I enjoy spending time outdoors, hanging out with friends, and testing my skiing abilities
up at Bridger Bowl. I enjoy participating in student government and advocating for
engineering students' interests. Let's go Bobcats!
Hi everyone!! My name is Margaret Davies and I'm a junior studying Mechanical Engineering
and Sociology. Since starting my higher education here, I've been active in the Science
Policy Advocacy Network, the Women in Engineering Advisory Board, and the Honors College.
I've worked as the ASMSU Elections Director, been an MSU Adventures Mentor for incoming
freshman, worked as a Teaching Assistant, and been an Intramural Ultimate Frisbee
champ for 2 years in row-heckk yeah. I'm passionate about the future of Montana State
University because I've found that both the students and faculty of MSU recognize
happiness and well-being as being a top priority. Because of this, my time here has
been filled with new experiences and encouragement to figure out what is it that I
truly care about. This has led me to pursue interdisciplinary studies, spend time
on creative projects, and become involved in non-school activities even when it may
encroach on my homework hours. MSU pushes students to do what's best for them, and
this is what I hope to continue to advocate for as a representative of the students
in the ASMSU Senate. I'm excited to get to work making the engineering student's voice
Letters and Sciences
My name is Meriwether Schroeer-Smith and I am a sophomore pursuing a degree in Environmental
Policy. I grew up in Helena Montana with two parents who worked with the Montana fish
wildlife and parks program who not only gave my my love for the environment, but introduced
me to the public sector.
In my free time I enjoy hiking, rafting, and skiing. At MSU I am involved with marching
band, a cancer support camp called Camp Kesem, and am a CLS student ambassador. I
am excited to use my many passions to fuel meaningful change for Letters of Science
students as well as for MSU as a whole through serving as an ASMSU senator.
Letters and Sciences
My name is Anne Parker, and I am a junior CBN/Biochemistry Student. I hail from the
mountains of Colorado, so moving to Bozeman felt like hopping a town over: so familiar,
welcoming, and everything I expected from an active outdoor community. This is reflected
in every way on campus, and I am constantly inspired by my fellow students at Montana
State. I want to do everything I can to make this campus one of inclusivity, support,
and encouragement for everyone, so that we can all contribute to and enjoy the wonderful
community around us. I hope to act as a megaphone for student voices in the college
of letters and sciences, so all who are interested have the opportunity to make their
Letters and Sciences
My name is Lauren O'Neill, and I'm a senior in Political Science, with a minor in
History. Originally a California "transplant", my past three years in Montana have
been perhaps the most formative in my life; becoming an active member of the Bozeman
community has given me a renewed appreciation for sustainability, personal accountability,
and accessible and transparent representation from leadership. I am a member of Chi
Omega, and through my internship with Haven, work as a legal advocate for survivors
of domestic violence in Gallatin County. I aspire to attend law school after graduation,
but my largest focus in the coming year is advocating for students enrolled in the
College of Letters & Science. I wish to hold governing bodies accountable and to keep
those institutions accessible and transparent. Further, I want to continue the efforts
on campus sustainability and responsible spending. It would be a privilege to represent
my peers as an advocate for positive change as Montana State University grows.
Letters and Sciences
What's up MSU! I'm Teasdale, Silas Teasdale, and I'm a sophomore studying political
science and music technology through the Honors College. Born in Fort Collins, raised
in Missoula, and glad to call Bozeman my home, I don't think I can live without mountains.
Having just returned from exchange in Australia this prior fall semester (no mountains
there), I'm excited to dive into the problems and potential surrounding us at MSU.
A foremost goal of mine is boosting opportunities for our under-recognized degrees
in the College of Letters and Science. At MSU, I'm involved with Students Against
Sexual Assault, MSU Democrats, Model UN, Alpha Lambda Delta honors society, and I
work at the Fitness Center. People get the benefit of the doubt with me and I treat
strangers like old friends. Off campus, you'll find me playing music, skiing, doing
videography, experimenting in the kitchen, or out in the wilderness with a frisbee.
I'm proud to serve MSU and improve the student experience however I can.
Letters and Sciences
Tuesday 12-2 and Wednesday 10-12
Hi y'all! I am a senior studying Microbiology and Biochemistry. I am excited to represent
you. I grew up here in Bozeman, so being a Bobcat was my manifest destiny. I love
being engaged on campus, and I'm ready to get to work on making this campus a better
place. Similarly, I am also a Student Engagement Global Ambassador, so if you have
any questions about studying abroad, find me in the office! Go Cats!
Hello, my name is Kassidy Lywandowsky and I am currently a freshman majoring in Nursing.
Though I've only been in Bozeman for a semester, it already feels like home. The fresh
air and beautiful mountainous backdrop serve as an inspiration to do better. I enjoy
getting outdoors and hiking but deem myself quite the Harry Potter nerd too. I have
a passion to help and was looking to take an active role as a student. Unlike most
of the senators, my position has been my first experience as a voice for MSU's student
body. I am excited to speak for students who want change on this campus. As a first-generation
college student, I am hoping to help give a voice to those who feel a little lost
or like they have no say. With that said, I am looking forward to making positive
advances on campus and within the College of Nursing.
Hey, everyone! My name is Kacie Cummings and I am a junior majoring in organismal
biology and minoring in Hispanic studies. I'm a proud 3rd generation Bobcat, with
roots in agriculture in the small community of Cascade. Throughout my time at MSU,
I have been involved withHilleman Scholars Program, AdvoCats, the Sophomore Surge
Program, Collegiate FFA, and more. I love the outdoors, anything Harry Potter related,
and meeting cool new people! As a senator this year, I'm excited to be working on the student memorial redesign,
sustainability efforts, and increasing our accessibility as a senate body.
12:05 PM - 1:30 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays
My name is Rachel Schmidt. I am a senior in the Honors College
studying Political Science and Hispanic Studies. One of my favorite pastimes is binge-watching
Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and Star Wars (which you probably could have guessed
from my Darth Vader backpack). I have an intense passion for community and want nothing
more than to positively impact the people around me. It is because of this passion
for community and desire to create positive change that Ilove being one of your
At-Large Senators.I amalways eager to cooperate and communicate with students across the wider MSU communityso on that note, feel free to reach out via email (email@example.com), Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn!
Tues: 10:45-12pm, 3:30pm-5pm
Thurs: 10:45-12pm, 4-5pm
Hey there! I’m Sheridan Johnson and I am thrilled to be serving as the ASMSU Senate
Speaker and a Senator At-Large for the 2019-2020 school year. This is my second year
with ASMSU and excited to see what comes next! I grew up on a wheat farm in North
Central Montana and this is my third year on campus studying both Agricultural Education
- Communications and Political Science. I’m actively involved in many clubs within
the College of Agriculture and love attending events across campus where I can meet
new people. I’ve loved my time here at MSU and want to make sure you do too! If you
have any questions, concerns, or ideas on how to improve campus, please don’t hesitate
to send me an email or stop by SUB 221 so we can get you connected with the right
people and get stuff done! Go Cats!
I am a 5th year engineering student studying Mechanical Engineering Technology with
a minor in Engineering Management. I have been the Vice-President of the Men's Rugby
Club and Chairman of Club Sports Council for 4 years. I work closely with Rec Sports,
Outdoor Recreation, and the rebuild of the fitness center. If you want to get involved
with the fitness center rebuild, please feel free to reach out to me.
The ASMSU Senate consists of 21 senators elected from their respective Colleges.
Seats for FY 19 are apportioned as follows: