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Braedan Weart
President


303-615-0899



bweart@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Office Location:
TV

Office Number:
307

Office Hours:

 

 

Campus Box Number:
39


Directory Profile

Bio:

Braedan (he, him, his), is a Senior at MSU Denver seeking a Political Science degree and is born and raised in Colorado. Braedan has been with SGA for three years and is MSU Denver's elected SGA President. Braedan plans to receive his Bachelor of Arts in May 2021! He plans to follow up with a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Emergency Management and Homeland Security from the University of Colorado Denver. Braedan uses his humor and bubbly personality to build rapport among students and staff to help serve as a more transition less liaison in SGA. 



Stephanie Almanza-Braun
Vice President


303-615-0899



sbraun6@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Office Location:
TV

Office Number:
307

Office Hours:

 

 

Campus Box Number:
39


Directory Profile

Bio:

Stephanie Almanza-Braun, Vice-President of SGA is a senior majoring in Integrative Health Care with a minor in Pre-health. She is a huge foodie and loves to cook, she has an entire Instagram dedicated to food (@jusseatinggood) make sure you give her a follow! Her guilty pleasure is watching 90-day fiancé and all of their spin-offs.



Alaura Ward
Student Trustee


303-615-0899



award27@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Office Location:
TV

Office Number:
307

Campus Box Number:
39


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Bio:

Alaura Ward is the student body's elected Student Trustee in SGA at MSU Denver. Alaura is a fourth-year first-gen, Political Science and Communication Studies student. She is an Alumna of the Colorado Latino Leadership Advocacy and Research Organizations (CLLARO) Capital Fellows Program, which allowed her to work at the Colorado State Capitol during the 2019 legislative session. Her passion is in advocacy and getting people involved in the legislative process. One of Alaura's main goals is to make SGA and MSU Denver a more inclusive place by including students in the conversation about university policies and procedures. 



Dominique Perez
Student Advisory Committee to the Auraria Board (SACAB) Representative


303-615-0899



dperez31@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Office Location:
TV

Office Number:
307

Campus Box Number:
307


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Bio:

Dominique (she/her/hers), is a First-Generation college student born and raised in Denver, Colorado. Dominique is in her last year majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish. She is one of the SACAB Representatives for MSU Denver's SGA. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her family and spend as much time outdoors. After graduation, she hopes to work with at-risk youth in marginalized communities. 



Birungi Balijahe
Student Advisory Committee to the Auraria Board (SACAB) Representative


303-615-0899



bbalija1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Office Location:
TV

Office Number:
307

Campus Box Number:
39


Directory Profile

Bio:

Dominique (she/her/hers), is a First-Generation college student born and raised in Denver, Colorado. Dominique is in her last year majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish. She is one of the SACAB Representatives for MSU Denver's SGA. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her family and spend as much time outdoors. After graduation, she hopes to work with at-risk youth in marginalized communities. 



Maryan Issack
Student Senator


303-615-0899



missack1@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Office Location:
TV

Office Number:
307

Campus Box Number:
39


Directory Profile

Bio:

Maryan (she, her, hers), is a First-Generation African college student born in Kenya and raised in Aurora, Colorado by two Somali immigrant parents from Somalia. She is an MSU Denver student who is currently pursuing an undergraduate Bachelor of Science in social work. Maryan was elected as a Senator for the SGA. Maryan is passionate about working with marginalized communities at the micro, mezzo, and macro level. Finally, a fun fact about Maryan is that she enjoys writing poems during her free time.



Sheldon Solis-Manus
Elections Manager


303-615-0899



ssolisma@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Office Location:
TV

Office Number:
307

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday : 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM 

Campus Box Number:
39


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Bio:

Sheldon (he, him, his, el), is a biracial MSU Denver student who is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Communication Studies with a concentration on Rhetoric, Ethics, & Social Justice. His minor is in Legal Studies to later practice Immigration or Civil law. Sheldon grew up in many parts of Colorado from Montbello to Thornton to his new home Aurora. His mother is an immigrant from Juárez, Chihuahua and his African-American father is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sheldon’s is passionate about serving marginalized communities within an educational and legal context. Finally, he hopes to learn the guitar to play for his family in groupo.



Cynthia Baron, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Equity & Student Engagement | SGA Co-Advisor


303-605-5621



baron@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Office Location:
TV

Office Number:
307

Campus Box Number:
307


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Bio:

Dr. Baron is a social worker and scholar-practitioner with 18 years of experience in private and public higher education administration. She currently serves as the Associate Dean for Equity and Student Engagement at the Metropolitan State University of Denver (the largest Hispanic and Minority Serving Institution in Colorado). She has a deep passion for equity and social justice leadership practices and developing and implementing student-centered identity-based culturally conscious programs and services that address equity-achievement gaps in higher education. She is a field instructor for the MSU Denver Graduate School of Social Work and has also developed and taught college preparation curriculum for underserved students through the Center for Urban Education. 



Guillermo Ramirez, M.A.
Assistant Director, Center for Multicultural Engagement & Inclusion for Fraternity & Sorority Life & Student Government | SGA Co-Advisor


303-605-7214



gramir23@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Student Employee

Office Location:
TV

Office Number:
305

Campus Box Number:
39


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Bio:

Guillermo (he, him, his, el), is a First-Generation Latino college graduate born and raised in Aurora, Colorado by two Mexican immigrants from San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato Mexico. Guillermo received his Bachelor of Arts in Languages, Literature & Culture with a concentration in Spanish at Colorado State University, Fort-Collins ('15). Followed by his Master of Arts in Higher Education with a concentration in Diversity & Higher Learning from the University of Denver ('17). Guillermo’s passion lies in helping marginalized communities have access to and through college and creating intentional spaces in higher education for them to thrive and be their authentic selves. 



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