Chimezie O. Ebiriekwe is a senior from Carson, California. He is a Business Administration major with an emphasis in Finance. Within Associated Students Chimezie has served as Vice President of University Affairs, and a member of the University Affairs Board.
He has served in numerous leadership roles on campus including the following:
As Associated Students President, Chimezie will work with his fellow student representatives to promote the general welfare of students. He is also striving to promote campus resources to all students, and work with students, faculty, and administration to bring the best college experience to every student at San Diego State University.
Vanessa Girard is a senior from Santa Clarita, CA. She is pursuing a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management with an emphasis in Hotel Management and a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. Her involvement in Associated Students began as a First-Year Leadership Experience (FLEX) member in the fall of 2014, where she discovered her passion for motivating students to get involved in more ways than their academics. Throughout the past three years, Vanessa's leadership in Associated Students motivated her to expand her areas of involvement to all realms of campus and to pursue a diverse variety of leadership positions. Vanessa has served as:
As Executive Vice President, Vanessa plans to engage students and help them discover their unique interests, leading them to the right leadership opportunities specific for them, as well as cultivate an environment of motivation where students want to be involved in the variety of events and conversations in order to create their personal SDSU experience.
Carmel Alon is a fourth year from Sacramento, California. She is majoring in International Security and Conflict Resolution with an emphasis on Cooperation, Conflict, and Conflict Resolution. Her journey in Associated Students began as a College of Arts and Letters Representative serving on both the University Council and College of Arts and Letters Council. Carmel’s passion for leadership and service has grown throughout her time at San Diego State University. She has participated and served in a variety of organization including:
As Vice President of External Relations, Carmel is excited to advocate for students on a local, state, and federal level. She will promote civic engagement and empower her fellow students to utilize their voices. Carmel will also prioritize creating an environment where students can further discuss issues that may affect their experience at SDSU. She will facilitate diplomatic dialogue through understanding multiple perspectives.
Hayden Willis is a senior from Rocklin, CA. While pursing a degree in Finance, he fell in love with the science of money management.
Through his involvement in student organizations including Phi Kappa Psi, Alpha Kappa Psi, and Rotaract, Hayden became passionate about serving students. As he emerged as a leader, he looked for ways to combine his love of service to student and his passion for Finance.
Prior to his current position as A.S. Vice President of Financial Affairs, Hayden has served as:
This year, his goal to raise 500,000 pounds of food for the Aztecs Rock Hunger campaign would be a record-setting impact for fighting food insecurities. With his initiative to develop a streamlined A.S. Banking process, he aims to bring long-term financial stability to all 370 student organizations on campus. Ultimately, Hayden is striving to leave SDSU a better place than it was when he initially arrived.
Christopher Thomas is a senior from Inglewood, CA. He is pursuing a degree in Athletic Training with a double minor in Spanish and Leadership. His involvement in Associated Students began when he joined the Recreation and Wellness Commission because of his passion for promoting a healthy lifestyle for all students. Chris has truly found his participation in Associated Students incredibly rewarding, leading him to get involved in many other areas of the organization and campus. Chris has served as:
As Vice President of University Affairs, Chris will continue to strengthen the relationships between students and their college councils; promote and make campus resources accessible to all students, and work with students, faculty, and administration to bring the best college experience to every student at San Diego State University.
Christina Brown serves as the executive director of Associated Students at San Diego State University, one of four SDSU auxiliary organizations. As executive director, she works in partnership with student government leaders to oversee the long-term planning and growth for the auxiliary organization, and the many programs, facilities and services it offers.
Christina previously served as associate executive director for A.S. and before joining the organization in 2009, she was the first woman and youngest executive to be named senior vice president and chief financial officer for Sony Pictures Entertainment where she worked in the international television division. She has also worked at Walt Disney Studios and KPMG Peat Marwick.
Christina earned a master's in business administration from University of California, Los Angeles and a bachelor's degree in business administration from California State University, Long Beach. She is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs. Christina also serves on the executive committee for the CSU Auxiliary Organizations Association. Christina lives in La Jolla, Calif., with her husband and her three children. She enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering at her children's schools. Despite never attending SDSU herself, Christina is an Aztec for Life and you can always find her at SDSU men's basketball games in Viejas Arena, rooting on the team!