Position: College of Science (4 Senate Seats)
Academic College: College of Science/CABNR/Honors College
Expected Date of Graduation: 05/15/2025
Bio and Platform: Vera Vaz is a junior from Fallon, Nevada. She is majoring in neuroscience and biochemistry and molecular biology as well as she’s in the Honors College. She is grateful to currently serve as your senators for the college of science and she would love to continue advocating for students during the next session.
As a member of the IDEA committee, Vera is dedicated to ensuring all aspects of the university are not only accessible but welcoming to students of all backgrounds. She is passionate about strengthening the community within the college of science by creating a Canvas page to showcase students’ work and connect them to related opportunities. Additionally, she plans to revive the student advisory board to further amplify students’ voices. Other initiatives she hopes to enact include lowering student fees and improving parking services.
Outside of ASUN, Vera is an involved member of the UNR community as she is a part of several organizations on campus, many of which are centered around volunteering. Through being a part of Gray for Glioblastoma, MEDLIFE, Nevada Helping Hands, Kesem, and Friends of MSF as well as a former Science and Engineering Commissioner for the Department of Clubs and Organizations, Vera has had the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of students and learn about ways to better serve her constituents. She also was a NevadaFIT mentor, discussion leader, and TA where she was inspired to ensure students' wants were being met in the classroom setting.
“Creating College Connections through Collaboration.”