Ms. Schneider is a Jacksonville native, where she currently serves as the University of North Florida’s Student Body President. She has served in Student Government since her freshman year, first as a Student Senator. She was then appointed to the University and Student Affairs Chair position, where she was responsible for student outreach, survey distribution, and data analysis on behalf of Student Government. Her most recent role was as Chief of Staff, where she enacted presidential initiatives, wrote legislation, and managed Student Government’s marketing staff.
As President, Ms. Schneider oversees a $4.5 million budget, represents the interests of 17,000 students, sits on the university’s Board of Trustees, and is responsible for advocating for student interests at the highest levels of the university. Her administration will focus on three categories of platform initiatives: Campus Safety, Access to Resources, and Campus Culture.
Ms. Schneider is the current chair of the Florida Student Association (FSA), a student advocacy and lobbying organization composed of the twelve Student Body Presidents across the Florida State University System. She has been a member of FSA for the past year, attending the group’s annual Rally in Tally event in which students meet with state legislators in order to advocate for their legislative priorities.
Ms. Schneider is working toward a Bachelor of Arts degree, double majoring in Sociology and Political Science. She is a member of the Alpha Phi Fraternity on campus, as well as the Phi Kappa Phi honor society. She has studied abroad in Iceland, France, and Switzerland studying various disciplines. Additionally, Ms. Schneider has presented her sociological research at multiple academic conferences, including the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting at which she participated in their undergraduate Honors program.
Ms. Schneider plans to pursue a career in higher education administration, focusing on student affairs.