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ASWSU Global

Meet Your Representatives

During the academic year, these individuals work hard; they travel to the capital to lobby for your interests and make certain that there are student faces attached to the bill and resolutions.
They vote on the use of your S&A funds, and plan events and reimbursements to enrich your time at WSU. 

Do you have ideas on how to improve the student experience for Global Students like yourself?

Contact your Representatives          OR          Run for Senate


Name: Kara Lane

Position: President

Expected Graduation Year: Spring 2019

Major: MA in Strategic Communication

Hometown: Puyallup, WA

ASWSUG Committee(s): Student Involvement and Student Resources

Hello! My name is Kara Lane. I graduated with my BA in Business Management from WSU Global in Spring 2018. I am now pursing my MA in Strategic Communication. I plan to use my degrees from WSU to find a career as a project manager. This is my second year serving on the ASWSU Global Senate. Last year I had the opportunity to serve as the Student Resources Committee Chair. I also served as Secretary for part of the year. I have greatly enjoyed advocating for Global students. As a bonus, I have made some great friends along the way.

When I’m not doing coursework or working on the Senate, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two children, who are five and one.

I look forward to serving as your 2018-2019 ASWSU Global President!

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Name: Stephanie Johnstone

Position: Vice President

Expected Graduation Year: Spring 2019

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Bothell, WA

ASWSUG Committee(s): Student Involvement and Student Resources

Hello!  My name is Stephanie Johnstone. I am working on my second B.S.; my first was in small business management (completely online too), this one is in psychology. I have also earned my A.A. in general education, A.P.P. in radio broadcasting/communications, and A.S. in musical instrument repair. I plan to use my degree from WSU to get into a graduate program in educational psychology.

With that degree, my goal is to become a researcher and help improve our education system. When I am not working on my classwork and other psychology-related studies, I am most likely at my job. I am the Operations and Finance Manager of the Greater Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.

I look forward to serving you and helping you have a great college experience.


Morgan Atwood

Name: Morgan Atwood

Position: Director of Legislative Affairs

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Major: BA in Criminal Justice

Hometown: Vancouver, Washington

ASWSUG Committee(s): Involvement and Resources

Hello! My name is Morgan Atwood! I am pursuing my first bachelor’s degree, majoring in criminal justice and minoring in human development. I hope to use my degree to become a probation officer. I am passionate about working with others and providing them second chances. I truly believe that the criminal justice system can be improved, and people can be redeemed. When I am not working on school, I love to spend time with my family! I also love to watch Hulu and crime documentaries! This is my first year serving as a senator and I am extremely excited for this opportunity! I look forward to working to provide the best experience possible for my fellow students!

Name: Sheridan Ingalls

Position: Senator / Global Cougar Success Program Manager / S&A Fee Committee

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Major: Social Sciences, concentrations in Criminal Justice and Human Development

Hometown: Vancouver, WA/Fairbanks, AK

ASWSUG Committee(s): Student Involvement and Student Resources

Hello! My name is Sheridan Ingalls. I was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, but moved down to Vancouver, Washington to pursue my higher education. I graduated from Clark College with my Associates degree, and I am pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences with my concentrations in Criminal Justice and Human Development. My hobbies are watching Hulu, playing with our dogs, spending time with my significant other, and drinking caffeine. This is my first year as a Senator and I am very passionate about being a leader for the ASWSU Global students.




Skyler Vinsonhaler

Name: Skyler Vinsonhaler

Position: Senator

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Major: Social Sciences, concentrations in Psychology and Social Studie

Hometown: Vancouver, Washington

ASWSUG Committee(s): Involvement and Resources

Hello fellow students! I am a Junior in the Social Sciences major in the WSU Global Campus. My focuses are Psychology and Social Studies, working my way into teaching and counseling as a first-generation college student! Ask me back in 2010, I would have never thought I would even fathom becoming a teacher, let alone getting this far in college. But after a lot of work and life, I finally found my mold in working with youths while giving back to the learning disability community that have given so much to me as an Autistic Individual that struggled so much in my life to succeed as a student.

I hope that becoming a voice of the students, I can help us all unite as a global campus, find a way to get us all more connected with one another, and find how I can make everyone’s student lives better. I also look forward to getting us closer to the pulse on social media while getting out to the community for any of us that wish to socialize in person or online.


Name: Heather Sheldon

Position: Senator / Global Resources Committee Chair

Expected Graduation Year: 2021

Major: Social Sciences, concentrations in Political Science and Economics

Hometown: Richland, Washington

ASWSUG Committee(s): Resources, Involvement

Born and raised in Eastern Washington, I continue to reside there while working full time and attending school full time through the Global Campus. Following my baccalaureate degree, I intend to resume studies at a law school here in Washington State with the dream of becoming a lawmaker and voice of the people- one of the main reasons I was drawn to the Senate.

I am the former Chair of the Technology Committee, and as the incoming Chair for Resources, I am so excited to discover new and innovative ways to assist and engage the diverse student body of WSU Global.

I am always looking for suggestions and feedback so please feel free to contact me with any concerns, ideas for student resources, or questions! Thank you!

Name: Amikha Woitas

Position: Senator

Expected Graduation Year: 2020

Major: Accounting

Hometown: Bremerton, WA / Astoria, OR

ASWSUG Committee(s): Involvement and Resources

Hello All! I am a junior majoring in Accounting.  I earned my Associates several years back, and since then I have established a career in banking, married my wonderful husband, had two amazing little boys, and have had some great adventures.  It has always been my desire to complete my degree, and I am thrilled to be moving forward on my goal.

Currently, I am located on the Oregon Coast with my husband and two boys.  I enjoy exploring the beautiful coast and spending time with my family and you will always find me with my camera.

I’m thankful for the opportunity to serve as your Senator and invite you to reach out to me and the other Senate members with any questions or concerns you may have. I look forward making improvements for Global students.

Name: Megan Hexum

Position: Senator

Expected Graduation Year:  2020

Major: Hospitality Business Management

Hometown: Walla Walla, WA

ASWSUG Committee(s): Involvement and Resources

My name is Megan Hexum. I was born and raised in Tri-cities, WA but have lived in Walla Walla, WA for the last 11 years. After graduating from Walla Walla Community College in 2017, I transferred to WSU. The reason I am excited about the ASWSU Global Senate is because I enjoy staying connected with others on the same journey of pursuing a higher education online. I am a Hospitality Business Management major and really like meeting new people and helping them to create great experiences too.

When I am not busy with school work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 daughters. Our favorite hobbies are Football, soccer, camping, traveling and going on new adventures. Ultimately, creating new experiences and memories.

I am so thrilled to be your 2018-2019 Senator. I look forward to meeting you and serving you!

Name: Danica Swiggart

Position: Secretary/Student Involvement Committee Chair / Senator

Expected Graduation Year: Spring 2019

Major: Economic Sciences

Hometown: Anacortes, Washington

ASWSUG Committee(s): Student Involvement; Student Resources

Hello Global Cougs! My name is Danica Swiggart, and I transferred to WSU in 2017. WSU Global has provided me incredible opportunities to thrive and be challenged, and I’m thrilled to give back to our community by serving you.

Though I’m now in my home state of Washington, I lived in East Africa for five years, working in community development, education, and social programs. WSU has furthered my international experiences, and last year I traveled to Tanzania as part of the Global Case Competition. Post-WSU, I hope to attend graduate school and I’d love to work internationally again in economic research or public policy.

Most of my free time is spent hanging with my husband and our dog—we love road trips, traveling, hiking, and the outdoors.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have comments or suggestions regarding Student Involvement! I’d love to hear from you.

Name: Melissa Vinsonhaler

Position: Treasurer / Senator

Expected Graduation Year: Spring 2019

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Ridgefield, WA

ASWSUG Committee(s): Student Resources Committee, Student Involvement Committee            

Hi, Cougs! I’m so excited and happy to be serving as your Treasurer for this year! I am a Psychology major hoping to continue on in a graduate program for either School Psychology or Social Work. In my spare time, I like to hang out with my husband playing video games or going out to movies. I’m also an avid (and I’m told, talented) chef. I love to experiment in the kitchen and create my own recipes.