The Student Advocate offers representation and advice to any student or group involved in a dispute with the University.
I am a fourth year student majoring in Ethnic Studies and Global Studies. I joined SAO in the fall of my freshman year as a caseworker in the Financial Aid division. II am a fourth year student majoring in Political Economy, minoring in Public Policy, and on a Pre-Med track. I joined SAO in the fall of my freshman year as a caseworker in the Academic Division. I later worked as the Head of Finances and Operations and then as Chief of Staff. Much of my work has been focused on academic equity, basic needs security, and mental health. This year, I hope to advocate for student-centered academic and administrative processes and financial justice resources that empower students to take charge of their time at Cal. My focus will be on enhancing the one-on-one casework services SAO provides for students navigating academic, financial aid, conduct, or grievance resolution processes as we transition into a hybrid campus environment and continue to face the challenges of COVID-19.