Our Divisions

SAO is made up of four divisions, each of which houses Caseworkers with differing expertise and experiences.

Academic

Our Academic Division handles scholastic issues including, but not limited to, grade changes, personal withdrawals, CalCentral issues, and disputes with faculty.

Financial Aid

Our Financial Aid Division handles monetary issues including, but not limited to, financial aid dispersal, student employees, emergency housing, tuition, and California residency.

Conduct

Our Conduct Division handles conduct issues for students accused of violating the Student Code of Conduct for actions including, but not limited to, alleged cheating, destruction of property, and assault.

Grievance

Our Grievance Division handles all other student grievances, including, but not limited to, DSP accommodations, discrimination, sexual violence, and non-traditional student concerns.

Our Team

SAO is comprised of the Student Advocate and two Chiefs of Staff. Each division is led by a Division Director and as well as Division Policy Coordinators.

Ariana Kretz

Student Advocate

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Sydney Lee

Internal Chief of Staff

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Antonio Caceres

External Chief of Staff

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Karishma Patel

Academic Director

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Daphne Maskrey

Conduct Director

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Lauren Gonzalez

Financial Aid Director

she/her

Jordyn Gleaton

Grievance Director

she/her

Ash Rosas

Academic Policy Coordinator

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Sophia Wang

Academic Policy Coordinator

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Cynthia Hernandez

Conduct Policy Coordinator / BNC Caseworker

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Felicity Park

Conduct Policy Coordinator

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Amelia Monsour

Financial Aid Policy Coordinator

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Madeline Roorda

Financial Aid Policy Coordinator

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Kimberly Lee

Financial Aid Policy Coordinator

she/her

Grace Summerhill

Grievance Policy Coordinator

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Sanaa Sodhi

Grievance Policy Coordinator

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Valentina Flores

Undocumented Students Program Caseworker

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Erin McCall

Underground Scholars Liaison

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Delina Melaku

BNC Caseworker

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Melack Samson

Head of Finance

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Han Tseng

Head of Operations

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Braden Leung

Head of Technology

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Sam Cinelli

Public Relations Manager

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Grace An

Head of Events

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Semester in Review Spring 2023 Report

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