Meet the Team

Mission Statement

The mission of the Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC) is to support students success and to empower first year freshman and undeclared students by helping them 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 and towards major declaration.  

The Advising Team

Yunny Yip, Director

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

Hedi Vafaeenia, Academic Counselor

Michelle Merchain, Academic Counselor

Andrew Henry King, Academic Counselor