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.

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ben roeder

Ben Roeder

Agriculture

Office Hours:

Wed: 10am-12pm

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!

Ameillia Fountain

Amelia Fountain

Arts and Architecture

Office Hours:

Mon: 10am-12pm

 

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."
august thompson

August Thompson

Business and Entrepreneurship

Office Hours:

Tue: 2pm-4pm

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 Sorority Life.
kaitlyn reiman

Kaitlyn Reiman

Business and Entrepreneurship

Office Hours:

Mon: 3pm-4pm

Wed: 10am-11am

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!
danielle antelope

Danielle Antelope

Education, Health and Human Development

Office Hours:

Mon: 10am-12pm

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. Last year I graduated from Blackfeet Community College and in the fall I transferred to Montana State University. I am a junior 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 community and advocate on a local, state and national level. Being a student at MSU gives me another community to advocate for. I have a strong voice for equality, diversity and sustainability. I hope 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 would love to represent and serve as a senator for the students in Education, Health and Human Development in ASMSU.
Stella Ryan

Stella Ryan

Education, Health and Human Development 

Office Hours:

Wed: 11:30am-1:30pm

 

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!
ambika murali

Ambika Murali

Engineering
Office Hours:

Mon: 11am-2pm

Wed: 11am-1pm

Fri: 11am-2pm

Hello, my name is Ambika Murali and I study Electrical Engineering here at MSU. I am running for a third term as an ASMSU Senator for the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering. As a current ASMSU Engineering senator, I have been doing everything in my capacity to support voices of engineering students, allocate student fee dollars properly, and advocate for affordable tuition. This past year, the ASMSU Senate appointed me to serve as the Senate Speaker Pro Tempore. In this position, I had the great 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.  Every month, I take the initiative to organize the Donuts with the Dean & Department Head hosted by ASMSU engineering senators. Through this event, I was able to talk to other engineering students face to face about issues that matter to them.
Next year, I would like to continue to represent the best interests of my engineering constituents through the ASMSU Senate. If I get re-elected, I will continue to advocate and work for more transparency in student government, better outreach to gather student voices, and diversity. In addition, I will advocate for cheaper textbooks, continue to support student organizations across campus, host Donuts with the Dean/Dept Head or a similar monthly event, and support student initiatives. Student success is important to me and I will do anything I can in my power to ensure that for my constituents. I am not a senator because I love being a leader, I am a senator because the students elected me and I have the awesome obligation of serving you!
connor morrison

Connor Morrison

Engineering 
Office Hours:

Mon: 2:30pm-4pm

Wed: 2:30pm-4pm

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 am also 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.
jashua brown

Josh Brown

Engineering 

Office Hours:

Wed: 11am-2pm

Thurs: 2-3pm

 

Hello MSU! My name is Josh Brown. I am a sophomore 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 am excited to participate in student government and advocate for engineering students' interests for the year. Let's go Bobcats!
margaret davies

Margaret Davies

Engineering 

Office Hours:

Tue: 11am-12pm

Thur: 11am-12pm

 

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 heard!
allison reinhardt

Allison Reinhardt

Letters and Sciences

Office Hours:

Mon: 10am-11am

Wed: 10am-11am

 

As a student at Montana State University, I have a passion for public service fueled by my leadership roles throughout college. The past academic year I have served as a senator for the Associated Students of Montana State University and was recently selected as the Montana delegate for The College Student Congress. I also give tours to prospective students through the admissions office and serve on the Outreach and Engagement Council for the University. I am originally from Bozeman and in my free time I love to hike, ski, and skate. I am currently studying political science and global health. I have made sure that students' voices are heard in Helena during the legislative session, and am continuing to work on making campus more accessible for students with permanent and temporary mobility challenges. I am excited to continue working to make MSU more accessible, affordable, and sustainable-while serving students' interests in the College of Letters and Science.
meriwether schroeer smith

Meriwether Schroeer-Smith

Letters and Sciences

Office Hours:

Mon: 1pm-2pm

Wed: 1pm-2pm

 

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.
Anne Parker

Anne Parker

Letters and Sciences

Office Hours:

Mon: 9am-10am

Thurs: 12pm-4pm

Fri: 1pm-2pm

 

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 voices heard.
lauren oneill

Lauren O'Neill

Letters and Sciences

Office Hours:

Tues: 12pm-1pm

Thurs: 11am-12pm

 

My name is Lauren O'Neill, and I'm a junior 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.
Silas teasdale

Silas Teasdale

Letters and Sciences

Office Hours:

Thurs: 12pm-2pm

 

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.
Kacie Cummings

Kacie Cummings

At-Large

Office Hours:

Wed: 2pm-4pm

 

Hey, everyone! My name is Kacie Cummings and I am a junior majoring in organismal biology and minoring in Hispanic studies. I'm proud to be a 3rd generation Bobcat, with roots in agriculture in the small community of Cascade. Throughout my time at MSU, I have been involved with 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, I'm excited to impact the renovation of our open-air gym complex, increase campus sustainability, and give a voice for students across campus.

Rachel Schmidt

Rachel Schmidt

At-Large

Office Hours:

Mon: 2pm-3pm

Wed: 12pm-1pm

Thurs: 12pm-1pm

 

 

My name is Rachel Schmidt. I am 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 I am running for At-Large Senator.  I am involved in the Honors College, the MSU Writing Center, the Political Science department and the larger Bozeman community. I am eager to cooperate and communicate with students across the wider MSU community. Through this cooperation and communication, I know that I will best represent Montana State.

On that note, feel free to reach out via email (rachelschmidt17@gmail.com), Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn!

Sheridan Johnson

Sheridan Johnson

At-Large
Office Hours:

Mon: 2pm-3:30pm

Tues: 3pm-5pm

Wed: 10am-11:30am

Thurs: 3pm-5pm

Hey there, I'm Sheridan Johnson! I grew up on a wheat farm in North Central Montana and I'm currently a sophomore studying both Agriculture Education - Communications and Political Science. During my time at MSU, I've been engaged on campus by being involved as a Senator and within clubs in the College of Ag. In my free time, I love jumping into different adventures, learning new things, and talking a lot.  I want to hear more about what our student government can do for you and how we can make that happen. I'm excited about this opportunity to represent you again as an At-Large Senator!

Brad Tucker

Brad Tucker

At-Large
Office Hours:

Thurs: 11:30am-1:30pm

I am a senior Mechanical Engineering Technology major with a minor in Engineering Management. I have been the Vice-President of the Men's Rugby Club for 4 years and the Chairman of Club Sports Council for over 3 years. During my time at MSU I have had the privileged of working with ASMSU and now want to become a part of it. I will give a voice to Club Sports, IMs, Outdoor Rec, and student organizations as a whole.

  

The ASMSU Senate consists of 21 senators elected from their respective Colleges. 
Seats for FY 19 are apportioned as follows:

College Number of Seats
Agriculture

1

Arts and Architecture 1
Business 2
Education/HHD 2
Engineering 4
Letters and Science 4
Nursing 1
University Studies 1
At Large 5
Senate Secretary  1
Senate Leadership  2