The Natural Sciences College Council is a student organization composed of representatives from each academic department in the College of Natural Sciences and senators from ASCSU. The representatives are undergraduate students who have either been selected or volunteered from their respective department to promote activities within the College.

The Council advises the Dean’s office by offering opinions to new policies and procedures. The Council also spends the student technology fee each year on projects aimed to benefit undergraduate classrooms, labs, and computer workrooms. The members of the Council spent over $600,000 last year to benefit undergraduate technology in the College!

Interested in the Council? Contact the Council for more information.

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Spring 2021

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Current Members


Hannah Knox, Secretary/Treasurer

My name is Hannah Knox. I am majoring in Zoology and History. I am representing the Biology department. I enjoy fostering kittens though the Animal Rescue of the Rockies! Currently, I’m fostering two sisters (Mimi and Pollie), one of which had a major eye infection when I got her. After daily medication, she’s doing much better! My favorite branch of history is American history, specifically colonial to Civil War era!

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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Hunter Ogg, President

My name is Hunter Ogg. I am majoring in Biochemistry and Data Science and represent the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology department undergraduates. I do research on fluorescent microscopy and translational dynamics in the Stasevich lab and my favorite book is One Hundred Years of Solitude.

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Taylor Sullivan

My name is Taylor Sullivan, and I am a general psychology major here at CSU. I am very excited to be a part of the student council representing the psychology department. I spend most of my free time doing research here at CSU. When I do find some time for myself, I like to cook as well as find new TV shows to watch. Currently, my favorite food is Pho, and my favorite TV show is Killing Eve.

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Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Anna Parry

My name is Anna Parry and I am majoring in Biochemistry. I am representing the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Department. In my free time, I love to cook and bake, and my favorite ice cream is black raspberry chip!

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Lijia (Claudia) Cao

My name is Claudia (Lijia Cao) and I am majoring in Psychology and Sociology. I am representing Psychology (Psi Chi) department. I am working an NGO talking about environmental justice. My favorite thing to do is, watch baseball games!

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Nancy Negrete Contreras

My name Nancy Negrete Contreras and majoring in ACS Certified Chemistry. I am representing the Chemistry department. I am involved with research in Dr. Reynold’s lab. We are examining the effect of MOF loading, particle size, and membrane thickness on NO release. I am also really interested in cosmetic chemistry, which is what I would eventually like to work on in the future. In my free time I like to go hiking, paint and spend time with my family and friends. My favorite book is A thousand Splendid Suns and my favorite movie is The Pursuit of Happiness.

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Renato Rubio, Vice-President

My name is Renato Rubio and I am majoring in Physics with a minor in Math. I am representing the Physics department. In my free time I like to work on cars, specifically rebuilding engines. My favorite books are Schaum’s Mathematical Handbook of Formulas and Tables, and “Surely you’re joking Mr. Feynman”.

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Naeco Pasternak

My name is Naeco Pasternak and I am majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science. I am representing the Mathematics department. In my free time, I enjoy reading and practicing music. My favorite book is The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger.

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