Meet the Advising Teams

Mission Statement

The mission of the Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) is to support students success and to empower them to take responsibility for achieving their academic and personal goals. The Undergraduate Advising Center uses a proactive, data-informed, holistic advising approach to support students, offering guidance, advocacy and education to assist students in their first-year transition to SF State all the way through to graduation. 

The First Year and Undeclared Advising Team

Yunny Yip, Director of First Year and Undeclared Advising Team

Herman Lee, Assistant Director

Diana Castro, Academic Counselor 

Joe Benjamin, Academic Counselor/Coordinator for Students in Transition 

Martina Lasich, Academic Counselor

Matt Grossbard, Academic Counselor

McCall Olson, Academic Counselor 

Riri Shibata, Academic Counselor

Scherane Kinney, Academic Counselor

Tara Boehm, Academic Counselor

Erin Johnson, Academic Counselor

Ezekiel Cerezo, Academic Counselor

Michelle Merchain, Academic Counselor

Andrew Henry King, Academic Counselor

Gator Smart Start (GSS) Advising Team 

Heather Hall, Heather Hall, Director of College Advisors (Gator Smart Start and LCA teams)

Michelle Kalus, Academic Counselor

College of Science and Engineering (CosE) Advising Team

David Woo, Interim Director of College Advisors (CoSE and HSS Teams)

Jasmin Bomanjee, Lead Academic Counselor

Anim Khalid, Academic Advisor/Graduation Specialist

Marcus Cordero, Academic Advisor/Graduation Specialist

Emily Rodriguez, Academic Counselor/Generalist

Jaime Lopez, Academic Counselor/Generalist

Katie Vogt, Academic Counselor/Generalist

Reid Wagner, Academic Counselor/Generalist

Sophia Sottile, Academic Counselor/Generalist

College of Ethnic Studies (ETHS) & Graduate College of Education (GCoE) Advising Teams

Bibiana Arriola, Interim Director of College Advisors (ETHS, GCoE and LFCoB teams)

Tachelle Herron-Lane, Academic Counselor/Generalist

Kyle Wallace-Jordan, Academic Counselor/Generalist

College of Health and Social Sciences (HSS) Advising Team

David Woo, Director of CoSE and HSS College Advising Teams

Rachael Delizo, Academic Advisor/Graduation Specialist

Saya Santos, Academic Advisor/Graduation Specialist

Ederlyn Peralta, Academic Counselor/Generalist

Jennifer Kerwin, Academic Counselor/Generalist

Mack Ervin, Academic Counselor/Generalist

College of Liberal and Creative Arts (LCA) Advising Team

Heather Hall, Director of GSS and LCA College Advising Teams

De Vaughn, Academic Advisor/Graduation Specialist

Gina Matteo, Academic Advisor/Graduation Specialist

Sophia Marx, Academic Advisor/Graduation Specialist

Joshua Horowitz, Academic Counselor/Generalist

Neela Koduri, Academic Counselor/Generalist

Todd Robinson, Academic Counselor/Generalist

Tony Flores, Academic Counselor/Generalist

Lam Family College of Business (LFCoB) Advising Team

Bibiana Arriola, Director of ETHS/GCoE and LFCoB College Advising Teams

Rosy Trejo, Academic Advisor/Graduation Specialist

Albert Koo, Academic Counselor/Generalist

Chris Vela, Academic Counselor/Generalist

Da'Shonda Parks, Academic Counselor/Generalist

Guadalupe Ramos, Academic Counselor/Generalist