Executive Branch

E: sorens76@uwm.edu

t: @SAPrezSorenson


Ryan Sorenson

Major(s): Political Science

Year: Junior

Hometown: Sheboygan, WI

I have been involved in student government ever since I was a freshman. I previously served as a freshman senator, Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, and I served on countless University Committees. Some issues that I have been working on include sustainably, parking, and campus safety, just to name a few. When I have free time I enjoy playing video games, hanging out, riding my bike, and geocaching.


E: ejbraun@uwm.edu

Vice President of Student Affairs

Evan Braun

Major(s): Musical Theatre Performance

Year: Junior

Hometown: Sheboygan, WI

Per my major, I love music, theatre, and dance but I also enjoy antiquing, building replica Light sabers from Star Wars movies (Yeah I know I’m a geek), collecting/researching WW2 memorabilia, and volunteering for political campaigns. I know at first glance it may seem odd that an arts major would be interested in a political office like VPSA. Many could even argue that my major and my position have nothing to do with each other. Obviously, I highly disagree with that idea. I deeply believe that artists and performers should become more involved in community leadership. I have always enjoyed integrating my two passions of performing and leading in anyway possible. I am a proud student of the Peck School of the Arts and an even prouder UWM Panther. I look forward to serving UWM’s diverse and passionate student body this year.


E: aristone@uwm.edu

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Ari Stone

Major(s): Nontraditional Pre-Med

Year: Senior

During my time at UWM, I have worn a lot of different hats as a student employee - working for the LGBT Resource Center, Norris Health Center, and the Student Success Center. I have been involved in the Executive branch of the Student Association since the summer of 2013. In my free time, I enjoy playing guitar, seeing live shows, hiking, working out, and finding random urban adventures.


E: thornt35@uwm.edu


John Thornton

Major(s): Accounting and Finance

Year: Senior

Hometown: Saint, Paul, MN

My name is John but a lot of my friends call me JT, you can call me either. I am an accounting and finance major here at UWM. I have a passion for accounting and finance because they are logical and analytical. I am a senior and will be graduating this May and could not be more excited. After I graduate I will pursue a fifth year master’s degree called the MSPA to earn enough credits to be a licensed CPA. Next, I hope to move home to the Twin Cities where I grew up. Aside from accounting and finance I enjoy many other things. For example history; I love studying ancient Rome and Egypt, but my favorite period of history is from American history from World War I to now. I also enjoy camping, reading, running and investing/general business. I believe that a good work ethic and integrity are what sets individuals apart from one other, and as a result I strive to be recognized as a hardworking, honest man.


E: nporter@uwm.edu


Nile Porter

Major(s): Finance

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Born and raised in the City of Milwaukee; and as a graduate of Messmer Catholic High School I have gained a well rounded perspective of our community, and naturally, became interested in student government not long after my first day as a freshman here at UW-Milwaukee. Having served on the Board of Trustees(2012-2013), I've come to develop the belief that improving the lives and odds of success for future generations begins first and foremost at the community level, and thus building a strong community should be the focus of our student government. That's my mission as a representative of the students. After all - a community that flourishes, is also a community that nourishes.


E: berdrich@uwm.edu

Outreach and Recruitment Director

E-mail: berdrich@uwm.edu

Major(s): Theatre and Film

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Hudson, WI

I'm about compromise and balance. It is in my nature, and now my job, to ensure everyone is as comfortable as possible. I grew up being in four sports on top of being in theatre, film, music, and dance, leading in school and theatrical organizations, and loving science, writing, and math. It has been a long and difficult journey to find a suitable major for my needs. I decided on the degree of BFA Inter-Arts with a Dual Discipline of Theatre and Film while tacking on the Honors program and an English minor. My dream is to be a National Geographic Explorer/Filmmaker. This has the potential of fulfilling my theatrical, filmmaking, writing, physical, and science-oriented dreams. I found balance and I intend to fulfill my dream. Similarly, I will ensure balance within UWM and work for the comfort and benefit of all students.


E: sdadrass@uwm.edu

Student Organization Appropriations Director

Sarah Dadrass

Major(s): Occupational Studies

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Northbrook, IL

Sarah was recently appointed as the Student Organization Appropriations Director by the SA Senate.