2011-2013 Mari Freitag
Governor Sean Parnell appointed University of Alaska Fairbanks student Mari Freitag to the board in 2011. Regent Freitag is studying Political Science and Justice at UAF. She started her experience with governance and politics in Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Washington D.C. office as a summer intern in 2008. »At UAF she became involved with the Associated Students of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (ASUAF) as a Senator, a role she filled for two years. »She served as the ASUAF Vice President for the 2010-2011 academic year, and was elected President in the spring of 2011. »In addition, she has participated with the Nanook Traditions Board, the UAF Residence Hall Association and New Student Orientation as an Orientation Leader. »Regent Freitag also has been involved with the UA Coalition of Student Leaders, traveling to Board of Regents’ meetings and the state capital in Juneau to advocate for student needs. Regent Freitag expects to graduate at the end of her term as Student Regent, and then go on to earn a law degree.