Meet the Team

Executive Team

President: Julie Quackenbush

Class standing: Senior

Major: Counseling Psychology

Why did you join ASNU? I have a heart for empowering other student voices and showing them how impactful they can be on our campus! I joined ASNU because I wanted to be in a position where I could provide resources for students to make the changes they are passionate about.

Dream Job: I want to organize fundraisers for a nonprofit organization that places foster children in healthy homes.

Little known fact: I have a fake tooth.


Vice President: Chris Brunken

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Counseling Psychology

Why did you join ASNU? I am a former senator! I have a heart to serve, and I wanted to continue to be of service to our student body through this role by helping empower student voices to be heard.

Dream Job: To be a counselor

Little known fact: I’ve injured myself a lot.


Chief of Staff: Melanie Egunza

Class Standing: Junior

Major: English

Why did you join ASNU? I decided to join ASNU to connect in a deeper way to the NU community and step into a position that would put me out of my comfort zone.

Dream Job: Full-time writer

Little known fact: I have a birthmark on my ear that looks like a piercing.

Senate

Guy, Perks, and Crowder Representatives

Blake Prewitt

Class Standing: Freshman

Major: Biology Pre-Med

Why did you join ASNU? I decided to run for ASNU to become more involved in the community here at NU. I was excited by the chance to meet new people and learn about issues that are relevant to my peers. 

Dream Job: My dream job is being a general practitioner/family physician and owning my own clinic. 

Little known fact: I love to collect basketball cards and I love hiking!

Danyelle Kauffman

Class Standing: Freshman

Major: Nursing

Why did you join ASNU? I joined ASNU so that I could be able to help my fellow students through any way I could.

Dream Job: To be a nurse who helps people get better and hopefully point them to Jesus.

Little known fact: I’m double jointed in my fingers and I am fluent in ASL.

Gray Beatty Representatives

Ethan Russell

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Mathematics

Why did you join ASNU? I wanted to join ASNU because I just want to make NU a better place for everyone. Whether that is making big or small changes where we add or take away, I want to keep making Northwest the place I know it is.

Dream Job: To be a nurse who helps people get better and hopefully point them to Jesus.

Little known fact: I won a game that was a city-wide cat and mouse chase (though I shouldn’t have won).

Erika Cervantes

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Psychology

Why did you join ASNU? Because I am passionate about making a difference on campus, and I think advocacy is one of the most meaningful responsibilities we have as followers of Jesus.

Dream Job: Some type of social/nonprofit work.

Little known fact: I have 6 pets!

Student Apartments and FIRS Representative

Mia Vander Pol

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Business Management and Psychology

Why did you join ASNU? I joined ASNU because I love NU and want to be able to serve my community.

Dream Job: Working in adoption or a criminal defense attorney.

Little known fact: I have lived in three states.

Commuter Representatives

Jianna Wiedenmeyer

Class Standing: Freshman

Major: Nursing

Why did you join ASNU? I joined ASNU because I wanted to have an impact on campus!

Dream Job: Emergency room pediatric nurse practitioner.

Little known fact: Both of my siblings are adopted.

JP Willis

Class Standing: Junior

Major: Business Management

Why did you join ASNU? Because I want to be a voice for students and help build an overall better student environment.

Dream Job: My dream job is owning my own business that will make a positive impact on people’s lives for God.

Little known fact: I grew up overseas in China and can speak mandarin. I also enjoy playing football.