Associated Students

About Us

The Associated Students of California State University, Monterey Bay is an organization that seeks to serve, empower, and represent students in all areas of student concern. We engage in an active role in the decisions, actions, and the affairs of our university through advocacy and equitable governance.

We seek to uphold our university’s commitment to its Vision Statement in providing higher education to the “diverse people of California, especially the working class, historically undereducated and low-income populations,” by advocating for affordable tuition and fees, and ensuring that student support services remain available as a means to ensure student retention and completion of higher education degrees.

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Professional Staff

Governance & Operations Senior Coordinator

Joanna Iwata

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Programming & Communications Coordinator

Zack Simmons

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SELD Office & Services Analyst 

Gloria Panuco-Torres

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Community

Advance partnerships and expand our presence within the local community, with increased outreach while practicing inclusivity and sustainability; through prioritizing civic engagement, zero waste programming efforts, and supporting a variety of opportunities.

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Affordability

Continue AS college affordability efforts and advance basic needs initiatives to alleviate barriers students face while earning their degree. This includes programs such as the Food and Toiletry Pantries, AS Library, scholarships, grants, and more.

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Student Advocacy

Create accessible avenues for students to voice ideas and concerns to AS officers, CSUMB faculty, staff, and administration, to cultivate change and encourage diverse representations throughout campus.