Senate Bios

Student Senator

Jada Hoffman

Jada Hoffman is a Chicago native majoring in Public Relations and Advertising and minoring in Radio and TV broadcasting. She is very active on campus serving as the captain for the Women's Track and Field team, Assistant News Editor for the Flyer, a Student Ambassador and a worker in the Office of Student Activities. Hoffman has been part of Student Senate since her freshman year serving as Freshman senator and the Director of Communications. As President, she hopes to be the voice of all students from all backgrounds to ensure they have the best college experience Lewis can offer.

“Sometimes in life you have to make a selfish decision and do what's best for you.” -Saquon Barkely

Student Senator

Angelo Goduto
Vice President

Angelo Anthony Goduto is a resident of South Elgin, Illinois. He is a Junior at Lewis University and is majoring in Aviation Administration and minoring in Business Administration. Angelo is a worker at Student Activities and is living on campus. He played hockey in high school and was placed on Varsity all four years. He was elected Vice President by his fellow peers.

“Only you and you alone can change your situation. Don't blame it on anything or anyone.” -Leonardo DiCaprio

Student Senator

Alexandria Wilson
Director of Communications

Alexandria Wilson grew up in Crete, Illinois. She attended Crete-Monee High School where she was heavily involved in extracurricular activities, including Student Government, where she held the position of treasurer and president. She enjoys playing video games, reading, and listening to music. As a young girl, Alexandria knew that she had to stand up for what she believed in no matter the consequences so she is double majoring in Paralegal Studies and Peace Studies with a minor in Political Science with the dreams of becoming a lawyer. Her biggest influencers have been her family, but she cannot forget the ones that paved the way for her like Martin Luther King and Barack Obama. As she starts her new journey at Lewis she has joined the Black Student Union and has become a student ambassador. However, Ms. Wilson is not done with her journey yet and she wants to make an impact on the world, whether big or small, she just wants to help change someone's life for the better.

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” -Barack Obama

Student Senator

Azana Clark-Jordan
Director of Finance

Azana Clark Jordan is a native of Chicago, Illinois. She currently lives in Plano, Illinois. Azana is a nursing major and a psychology minor. She is also an active member on the women's track and field team at Lewis university. As athletic senator, she plans to provide insight for what athletes and all students want.

“He who says he can and he who says he can't are both usually right.” -Confucius

Student Senator

Dominick Bartels
Freshman Senator

My name is Dominick Bartels. I am a Public Policy major with a minor in Criminal Justice. I joined the Student Senate because I wanted to get involved in my school and make positive change for the student body. My goal as a senator is to create a positive culture where everyone feels represented and has a voice.

“It's amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” -President Harry S. Truman

Student Senator

Ryleigh Christensen
Sophomore Senator

“My name is Ryleigh Christensen and I am a Sophomore at here at Lewis and I am currently majoring in Political Science with a minor in paralegal studies and criminal justice. I decided to join the Student Senate because I wanted to get more involved here at Lewis. I want to bring the thoughts and concerns of the student body to the table to be discussed.

Student Senator

Miranda Beverly
Junior Senator

Miranda Beverly is a junior Nursing major. Miranda chose to study Nursing because she cares strongly about becoming a patient's advocate. That same character is why Miranda is Junior Class Senator. By representing her class, Miranda has the opportunity to voice her classmate's concerns and ideas on their behalf. Miranda is actively involved on campus, she is a student worker at our Recreation Center and has been an orientation leader to incoming freshmen and transfer students. In Miranda's free time when she is not studying or working she likes to spend time with family and friends. Miranda is so happy to be the Junior Class senator and can't wait to push for the best possible experience for everyone at Lewis University.

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” -Christopher Columbus

Student Senator

Jaqueline Olague-Jamaica
Commuter Senator

Jaqueline Olague-Jamaica is a transfer student in her junior year. She is majoring in Criminal Justice and plans on becoming a police officer. Additionally, along with Law Enforcement, Jacquie is passionate about law and is considering attending law school in the future. She currently volunteers at a local police department, enjoys reading, and is an avid equestrian. Jacquie is a return Senator and she intends to continue to represent her constituents diligently.

“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” -Unknown

Student Senator

Cristobal Ramos
Residential Senator

My name is Cristobal Ramos and Aviation Administration and I am a sophomore. I joined the student senate because I want to be a resource to residents regarding getting feedback that I can provide to the student senate to make a change. I plan on helping out my fellow peers and residents in getting the best college experience as possible. The quote I live by is,

“Time will take its course. Be patient, work hard, and let everything flow on its own.” -Unknown

Student Senator

Aurora Doan
International Senator

Duyen Hai Doan, Aurora for short, is a Freshman double majoring in International Business and Finance. She is an international student from Vietnam. She has been in America for about two years. She is currently working at the International Office as an undergraduate assistant. She is also a vice president of ISA and a student ambassador. She loves helping other students because she wants to give them the best college experience during their school years. She will represent the student as a whole and faculty to make the college experience well for everyone. As the international senator, she will be the voice for all international students and speak up for what they seek and desire.

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” -Dalai Lama

Student Senator

Gabriela Aguilar
Student Organization Senator

Gabriela Aguilar is a sophomore majoring in marketing with a minor in digital marketing.She is from Chicago, IL and attended De La Salle high school. This is Gabriela's second year on student senate and she is excited to use her position to better the Lewis community. Along with her involvement in various organizations, she is also a student worker in the Office of Student Activities. Gabriela is looking forward to an amazing year and will work hard to represent all organizations to the best of her ability.

“You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. -C.S Lewis

Student Senator

Stephanie Jarvis
Athletic Senator

My name is Steph Jarvis and I am originally from Greenville, Wisconsin. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Forensics/Criminal Investigation in December 2020 and am working on getting my Master's Degree in Criminal Justice. I am also on the Women's Cross Country and Track and Field team. I am looking forward to helping make Lewis University the best it can be!

“Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.rdquo; -Dwayne Johnson

Student Senator

Griselda Chavez
Greek Organization Senator

Griselda Chavez is a junior majoring in Political Science with two minors: Ethnic & Cultural Studies and Spanish. Griselda is the Greek Organization senator and is excited to promote positive, impacting change for the entire student body at Lewis! As a member of Gamma Phi Omega and serving as their community service chair, she wants to see growth for Greek Life representation on campus. One of her goals in Student Senate includes embracing the diversity of Lewis students by finding more ways to celebrate all cultures and ethnicities, which in return maintains Lewis' welcoming and Lasallian atmosphere!

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you'll be criticized anyway.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

Student Senator

Sumrana Nazib
College of Aviation, Science, & Technology

Sumrana Nazib is a Junior majoring in biology. She hopes to continue her education and become a doctor in the future. This is her first year as a senator and she looks forward to the new opportunities and learning experiences Student Senate will bring her. She continues to engage herself with the Lewis community as a student worker at the Office of Student Activities. As the college of aviation, science, and technology senator she hopes to represent her constituents to the best of her ability and aide them in every way she can.

“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” -Malala Yousafzai

Student Senator

Paul Jannusik
College of Humanities, Fine Arts & Communication

Paul James Jannusik is a resident of Oak Brook, Illinois. He is a junior at Lewis University double majoring in History and Secondary Education. Paul is also a member of Phi Alpha Theta, the academic history honor society on campus. This will be his first term on Senate.. Paul is looking forward to helping better everyone's experience at Lewis University.

“It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance” -Dr. Tomas Sowell

Student Senator

Emily Buchanan
College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Emily Buchanan is a junior majoring in Nursing. She joined Student Senate to have the chance to get further involved at Lewis. Emily plans to help the student body by helping nursing students to reach the best experience for them during their time at Lewis. A quote that I live by is

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” -Dolly Parton

Student Senator

Joey Ancel
College of Education and Social Sciences

Joey Ancel is a senior majoring in Elementary and Middle School Education. This is Joey's third year on Student Senate and he hopes to continue voicing the concerns of all students on campus. In addition to being the Transfer Senator, Joey is involved in many other parts of campus life including being a Resident Assistant (RA) in South Hall, a Student Ambassador in the Office of Admissions, and a retreat leader in Ministry. In Joey's free time, he enjoys spending time with friends, doing community service, traveling, and taking pictures. Joey is excited to be a part of the team that helps make a difference on campus for the flyer community.

“The formula of happiness and success is just, being actually yourself, in the most vivid possible way you can.” –Meryl Streep

Student Senator

Tyler Spencer
College of Business

Tyler Spencer is from Darien, Illinois. He is a junior majoring in Digital Marketing. Tyler is a transfer student in his first semester at Lewis and is excited to be a part of the school community. Tyler joined the Student Senate as a way to get more involved on campus and make a positive contribution to the university. He hopes to be a voice for all College of Business students.

“The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.” –Unknown

Student Senator

Archie Mari A. Dela Cruz
Mission Senator

My name is Archie Mari A. Dela Cruz and my position is Mission Senator and my major is Business Administraion. I chose to join the Student Senate because it'll help me learn more about the American culture and I greatly enjoy leveraging my passion and skills around my faction. I plan to help the Mission & Statement Identity organization to assure that the events by the students and of the students are align with De La Salle's teachings and principles as Christian.

“Time is Gold, but can be Diamond”

Student Senator

Saenovia Poole
Senator At Large

Saenovia Poole is a resident of Hobart, Indiana. She attended Hobart High School where she participated in many extra curricular activities and volunteer work. While attending Hobart High School, she grew a passion for becoming politically active and making sure that all have an equal opportunity to succeed. Saenovia enjoys dancing, singing, reading, and updating herself on current events. As she continues her journey at Lewis University, Saenovia is doing all she can to make sure that she stays involved such as joining the Black Student Union and Mock trail. Saenovia's overall goal is to make sure that all students feel represented and heard regardless of who they are.

“Your mission, your purpose and your destiny will all be tied to one thing, your gift.” -Steve Harvey

Student Senator

Tyler Samaras
Rec Senator

Tyler Samaras is a sophomore majoring in Business Administration. He is from Itasca, Illinois and graduated from Lake Park High School. This is his first year on the Student Senate. He has worked at the Rec Center for two years and cannot wait to make a difference on campus.