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What is Associated Students?

Associated Students (AS), the student government at San Francisco State University, serves as the official voice of students. AS promotes an enriched co-curricular student life experience and is dedicated to the empowerment of SF State’s diverse student body through a commitment to social justice and shared governance. AS provides and supports services and programs, maintains fiduciary responsibility, and engages in campus-wide collaborations and external advocacy efforts.

Board of Directors

Students have the opportunity to vote or be elected into the Associated Students Board of Directors. In doing so, candidates experience many influential events such as the campaign process to having the chance to use their ideas to provide for the students here at SF State.

2019 – 2020 Board of Directors

Preyansh Kotecha


Andrew Jacob Carrillo

VP Finance

Alondra Esquivel Garcia

VP External Affairs

Jennifer Ramirez Beltran

VP Internal Affairs

Zemaye Jacobs

VP Social Justice & Equity

Michaela Ann Byrd

VP Facilities & Services

Garrick Wilhelm

Chief Justice

Aakash Thesiya

Chief of Staff

Nia Hall

Ethnic Studies Representative

David Harvey

Science & Engineering Representative

Francisco Lazo

Business Representative

Joshua Ochoa

Liberal & Creative Arts Representative

Anya Rossa-Quade

Graduate Representative

Edgar Lopez

Health & Social Sciences Representative

Romel Harmon

Education Representative

Akash Sheladiya

Director of Recreation, Health & Wellness

A’sharee Brown

Director of Retention & Graduation Initiatives

Zena Khesbak

Director of Sustainability & Basic Needs

Jill Laufer

Director of Government & Community Relations

Student Organization Representative

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Horace Montgomery

Interim Executive Director

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Dr. Beth Hellwig

VP for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management

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Dr. Lucia Volk

Faculty Representative

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Elena Stoain

Student Trust Officer

We’re here to represent you.

Associated Students Elections are held each year during the Spring Semester. During this time, officers are elected to serve as the student government. These positions include President and Vice President, representatives of each college, and representatives of every class. The elections takes place online, making it easy for students to vote from any computer location.

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Associated Students SFSU

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to drop by our office, give us a call, or send us an email.


Lower Conference Level of the
Cesar Chavez Student Center