Senator Josefina Vargas

College of Arts and Sciences Senator

  • Bio: Hey Valpo! I am a Senior Geography major with a Spanish minor. I am a general member of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and I have only been on Student Senate for one semester. I also love watching international shows.
  • Office Hours: 1pm-2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays
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Senator Craig Behnke

College of Engineering Senator

  • Bio: I am a senior Computer Engineering major. I am apart of Epsilon Nu Tau, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and a chapel musician. I have also played the cello in a concert in the Chicago Symphony Hall.
  • Office Hours: 3:30pm-5:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Hesse Center, Gellersen 121
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Senator Evan Knowles

College of Business Senator

  • Bio: Hey Valpo! I am a Finance major and I own Alpacas!
  • Office Hours: 6pm-7pm on Mondays and 10am-10:20am on Wednesdays and Fridays in Urschel Hall
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Senator Sarah Mears

College of Nursing and Health Professions Senator

  • Bio: Hi, my name is Sarah Mears. I am a junior Healthcare Leadership major with minors in Biology and Psychology. I am a member of Gamma Phi Beta and Philanthropy Chairwoman, Healthcare Leadership Student Association Member, Girls on the Run coach. I am also 1 of 8 children.
  • Office Hours: 12pm-1pm on Tuesdays in the Senate office, 3:30pm-4:30pm on Fridays in LeBien
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Senator Joshua Duensing

Christ College Senator

  • Bio: Hey Valpo! I am a Junior with majors in Biology, Chemistry, and Humanities and a minor in Neuroscience. I do research in computational chemistry. Other than that I’m a medical scribe, I’m a volunteer with MOST ministries and have been to Tanzania and will be going to Belize soon to work at an eyeglass clinic.
  • Office Hours: 1:30pm to 3:30pm on Fridays in Mueller Hall
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