CSUN Professional Staff

Colt Kraus

CSUN Faculty Advisor

Colt Kraus
Colt Kraus (he/him/his) is the Assistant Director for Student Government and Activities and the Faculty Advisor for CSUN. Colt was born and raised in Nebraska where he received his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Hastings College and then attended graduate school at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO where he received his Master of Science in Student Affairs in Higher...

Elba Palacios

CSUN Business Operations Coordinator

Elba Palacios
Elba Vanessa Palacios (she/her/hers) currently serves as the Business Operations Coordinator for CSUN Student Government. In this role, she manages all of CSUN's financial processes, budget tracking, student organization funding disbursements, and all other administrative operations. Elba was born in South Central Los Angeles but moved to Las Vegas at a young age. She received a Bachelor of Arts...

Nicole Thomas

Graduate Assistant for CSUN Student Government

Nicole Thomas
Nicole Thomas is a Las Vegas native currently pursuing her PhD in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus in Science Education. She previously received a B.S. in Biology with a focus in Ecology and Evolution, followed by an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction. Her research focuses on addressing and decreasing misconceptions that students and the public may hold with regard to scientific topics....

Marni Dow

Ways and Means Funding Committee Advisor

Marni Dow
Marni Dow (she/her/hers) currently serves as the Assistant Director for Student Involvement and is focused daily on supporting Registered Student Organizations at UNLV. As part of this role, she serves as the advisor to the Ways & Means committee of CSUN. Marni was born and raised in south Florida. She received both a Bachelor of Science (in Film and Psychology) and Master of Education (in...

Savannah Baltera

Director Student Involvement & Activities

Savannah Baltera
Savannah Baltera (she/her/hers) is the Director of Student Involvement and Activities (SIA). SIA oversees Student Organizations, Fraternity & Sorority Life, and Campus Activities/Rebel Events Board. Savannah moved to Las Vegas in 2008 and began her UNLV career with CSUN Student Government and then transitioned to her current role in 2017. Savannah received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from...

Zoe Brill

Graduate Assistant for Campus Activities

Zoe Brill
Zoe Brill is the Graduate Assistant for Campus Activities with the office of Student Involvement and Activities.  Through this role, she will help advise the Rebel Events Board (REB) and assist with the implementation of campus-wide programming. Zoe received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from UNLV in the spring of 2021. She was a member of CSUN for two years where she...

Sunny Gittens

Executive Director for Student Engagement

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