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Roark Sizemore

PRESIDENT PRo-TEMPORE
 (304)-282-1123

Roark Sizemore is a political science student from Morgantown, West Virginia. He is involved with Our Children Our Future, is Co-President of Be the Match and President of Pantry Plus More. Outside of extracurricular, Roark enjoys reading, watching and playing sports, and volunteering.

He is passionate about expanding diversity, fighting food insecurity and poverty in WV, and increasing volunteerism.

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Adam Craig

SENATOR
Adam Craig is an international studies student from Wheeling, WV and a recipient of the Foundation Scholarship. On campus, Adam is a Peer Advocate, an Adventure WV Leader, and a member of the Honors College. He is also the Vice President of the Arabic Studies Club and Our Children Our Future, the Social Chair of the Helvetia Honorary and Model United Nations, and a member of various other student organizations on campus. Adam has a passion for foreign language and culture and has traveled to Jordan with the Honors College and to Oman on a Critical Language Scholarship through the US Department of State. Adam was awarded the Rising Star Award from the WVU chapter of the NAACP in 2018 and works to support a more inclusive and accepting campus. 
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Chad Dye

SENATOR For Athletics
Chad Dye is a second-year International Studies Major. He is a member of Student United Way and an Athletic Senator for Student Government Association. He plans to address student health on campus by advocating for a more accessible Recreation Center along with other initiatives. During his free time Chad likes to spend time hanging out with friends, playing basketball at the Rec Center, and listening to new music. 
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Kate Dye

SENATOR   
Kate Dye is a junior Chemistry major from West Milford, West Virginia. She is minoring in Spanish and intends to pursue medical school after graduation. Kate previously served as the Executive Director of Accessibility in Student Government Association, and is a member of Pre-Med Club. Kate serves as the Service Chair for Chimes Honorary, as well. In her free time, she volunteers at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital and enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with friends. Kate is passionate about increasing the affordability and accessibility of higher education in West Virginia, as well as making WVU and the state more environmentally friendly. 
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Gage Fortney

SENATOR
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Gage Fortney hails from Fairmont, West Virginia which is about 30 minutes south of Morgantown. Gage is a senior Psychology and Sociology double major. He married his husband Miguel on June 26, 2018, and they are the proud parents of two cats, Minnie and Lily. His career goal  is to get a Master’s degree in counseling to help young adults with their life troubles. Gage is passionate about community service, after both the 2016 and 2017 floods in WV he helped to represent WVU with flood relief and aid. Gage likes to spend his time reading fantasy novels like A Song of Ice and Fire, binge-watching vine compilations on YouTube, and playing video games such as Skyrim and Fallout 4. 

His passion is changing the conversation about mental health stigma, specifically working towards the destigmatization of mental health services. He will focus on community mental health advocacy in which he wants to take WVU’s mental health resources in affected communities that lack those kinds of resources. "Overall, people need to be educated about the facts of mental health and when to seek services."

Another interest of Gage's is discussing issues regarding gender and sexuality. Gender and sexuality are important factors that play into seeking mental health services. 
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Owen Gray

SENATOR
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Owen Gray is a third year Honors student at WVU from Cleveland, Ohio. He is a double majoring in Criminology and Philosophy with a minor in Law & Legal Studies. He plans to attend law school after graduation. Owen is an active member in the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity on campus within which he serves on various committees, including scholarship and community service. 

Owen is passionate about diversity and inclusivity; communication with all students/administration regardless of beliefs or ideas; and community service. He got involved with SGA so he can help push for positive change in the community and with his peers. He wants to unite and connect student orgs on campus and wants to help boost the power students have on campus and help those around him realize they have a voice to get involved as well.


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Tyler Greathouse

SENATOR
304-588-5407

Tyler Greathouse is a junior Political Science and International Studies major from Parkersburg, WV. He currently serves as an Eberly College Ambassador, as well as the representative to the InterFraternal Council for the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. In his free time, Tyler enjoys working on his antique motorcycle, writing rebuttals to arguments made by long-dead philosophers, and spending time with his dog and girlfriend.

Tyler is most interested in increasing accessibility to student government, establishing an annual voter drive to politically empower the student body, and fostering and strengthening relationships between the various student groups on campus and SGA.

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Cailyn Hall

SENATOR
Cailyn Hall is a junior political science major from Huntington, West Virginia. She is also minoring in psychology and philosophy. She hopes to one day be a practicing defense attorney in the field of medical malpractice and live in a larger city. She is a sister of the Delta Gamma sorority and is fundraising chair of Project Heal. In her free time she likes to study for the LSAT and hang out with friends. 
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Mike Hamrick

SENATOR
304-678-9915
Mike Hamrick is a junior studying Women's & Gender Studies and Leadership Studies from Flatwoods, WV. Being both gay and gender-queer, Mike a huge advocate for Queer representation and equality on campus. He is currently a Peer Advocate, Honors Peer Mentor, Assistant Executive Director of TRIOTA, a Student Ambassador for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions & Recruitment, and a TA for Honors orientation classes. He spends his summers working as an Orientation Leader during New Student Orientation. Upon completion of his undergrad, Mike plans to study Higher Education Administration at WVU to further his outreach and activism in ensuring equal representation for marginalized students from the inside of Higher Education.
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Peyton Keener

Senator
304-993-2844
Peyton is a sophomore Honors student from Charleston, WV, double majoring in Political Science & Accounting. She is a proud sister and Vice President of her sorority, Sigma Kappa.  She is also actively involved with Camp Kesem, an organization that provides a summer camp to children whose parents suffer from cancer. Peyton enjoys playing soccer and running in her free time.
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Madi Matheny

SENATOR
Madison (Madi) Matheny is a sophomore International Studies student from Parkersburg, West Virginia. She is the Secretary of the Arabic Studies Club, and is currently conducting research with the WVU School of Public Health to investigate transportation issues and how they impact health in the Morgantown area.

Madi is passionate about student academic success, namely working to make sure study space are available and raising awareness of resources like the ASPIRE Office and tutoring; sustainability; moving away from Styrofoam and decreasing waste; implementing resuable to-go containers in all dining halls; revitalizing and expanding the recycling program; and encouraging the use of reusable water bottles by increasing the number of water refill stations.

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Lora McDonald

SENATOR
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Lora McDonald is from Clarksburg, WV and is a junior Psychology major with minors in Communication Studies and Human Services. She plans to pursue a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology after graduation. She formerly served as the Local Governance Liaison in SGA and is currently the Secretary of Project Heal WVU and a member of WVU's Psychology Club. She also works as an Undergraduate Research Assistant in two research labs, studying adolescent emotion socialization and regulation as well as anxiety and related disorders, specifically Postpartum Anxiety prevention. Lora also serves as a Peer Mentor in the Honors College, where she leads an Orientation Class. In her spare time, she loves binge watching shows on Netflix, reading, and spending time outdoors. You can usually find her drinking coffee and running late for something.

Lora is passionate about mental health advocacy with a focus on increasing suicide prevention measures. She would also love to work with freshman outreach and involvement within organizations on campus.
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Steven Murphy

SENATOR
Steven is a Political Science major minoring in Economics and French from Palmer, Alaska. He has volunteered at the Alaska Native Medical Center, MountaineerTHON, and as a judge and lawyer for Mat-Su Youth Court. He is currently a New Student Orientation Leader for WVU and the sitting scholarship chair for his fraternity Phi Delta Theta. Steven has a passion for improving freshman quality of life and retention rate at WVU campus.
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Zainab Rana

SENATOR
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Zainab "Big Z" Rana is a junior Biology major from Beckley, West Virginia. She is currently the Vice President of the Pre-Dental Club, a radio host for U92 News, the event coordinator for Pakistani Student’s Association and an active member of the Honor’s College. She volunteers in rural health clinics in Southern West Virginia and her career goals lie in better serving underserved, rural, and minority communities in West Virginia and the surrounding area. 

As a senator, Zainab is focused on looking for ways to advocate for more student involvement in class curriculum so that professors and students can be more actively engaged with one another and contribute more to their class curriculum. 

She is also passionate about advocating for more minority representation on campus to promote inclusivity and diversity among everyone at WVU. 
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Kareem Shammaa

SEnator
Muhammad Kareem Shammaa is the son of  a Syrian immigrant and was born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia. He is currently a sophomore biology major and plans on attending dental school after graduating. Kareem joined SGA as an intern his freshman year and served as a voting member on the Bureau of Finance until his election. He is an active member of the Muslim Student Association and Student United Way, among other student organizations.

As a Senator, Kareem is focused on student success and campus safety. When he isn't busy with homework or SGA, Kareem enjoys watching sports, playing soccer, and spending time with his friends.
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Drew Spearko

SENATOR For Athletics
Drew Spearko is a junior economics major from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. He is the athletic senator for WVU SGA and is a brother of the Sigma Nu Fraternity here on campus. Drew has a deep interests for sports, which is why he chose to run as an athletic senator. He was a three sport athlete in high school and is a fan of just about any sport. 
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Dominique Villaseñor

SENATOR
Dominique Villasenor is a first generation Junior Marketing major as well as a first generation Mexican-American from Summersville, West Virginia. Dominique has been an active board member in Culturas, the Latinx student organization at WVU for the past two years, and has served on multiple event committees. Apart from her involvement within WVU, she is on the Board of Directors for the ACLU of West Virginia and has been actively working throughout the state defending West Virginian’s basic civil liberties. Dominique plans to study immigration law after graduation.

Dominique is passionate about creating more involvement with International Students and bringing the numerous multicultural student organizations closer together as well as assisting them one-on-one and increasing turnouts for their individual events.