Academic College: College of Liberal Arts
Expected Date of Graduation: 05/15/2025
Bio and Platform: Dawson Deal is a junior and first-generation student born and raised in Sparks, Nevada. He majors in Political Science with a minor in Political Communication & Advocacy. Currently, he serves as the Director of Government Affairs for ASUN, working to empower, educate, and advocate for students, connecting undergraduates to all levels of government in a nonpartisan manner. Dawson has interned for a United States Senator and lobbying firm during the 82nd Session of the Nevada State Legislature. Currently, he works for The Discovery, a local nonprofit, where he connects community members with hands-on learning, gaining invaluable experience in community engagement and strategy development. After graduation, Dawson plans to remain in Nevada, continuing his dedication to state policy and politics. Driven by a commitment to nonpartisan representation and a desire to make a positive impact on the lives of fellow Nevadans, he envisions contributing to the state's rapid growth and development.
Alongside Vice Presidential Candidate Liesel Kemmelmeier, the Impact Nevada platform is dedicated to enhancing the University of Nevada student experience. Focused on career readiness, accountability, student belonging, diversity, and inclusion, the campaign strives to bring positive, tangible transformations to the community. Impact Nevada will create a lasting legacy in the experiences of University of Nevada students, fostering a supportive and accessible student government through proactive leadership and transparent initiatives that represent the comprehensive concerns of the student body. With an emphasis on open communication with meaningful student outreach, Impact Nevada is a commitment to taking charge, making a difference, and holding leaders accountable.