College of Health Sciences and Human Services


Master of Social Work Student Association

Master of Social Work Student Association (MSWSA) Mission: The MSWSA is a student organization that ALL CSUMB MSW students are able to participate in by attending events, voting during elections, and joining committees. The MSW Student Association serves as an avenue for students to collaborate and connect with their classmates through monthly social events and public meetings. The Association also supports engaging students in NASW events, such as Lobby Days, and involving MSW Students in other Social Work events, including volunteer opportunities. In addition, the MSW Student Association serves as a mediator between the student body and faculty members, allowing for student interests and concerns to be addressed. It is our goal to bridge the gap between the two entities.

MSW Student Association Officers for the 2023 - 2024 academic year are:

  • Claire Karo, President
  • Kathleen Alba, Vice-President
  • Lisa Castillo, Secretary
  • Monica Politron, Treasurer
  • Gustavo Rua, Media and Communications Liaison
  • Jennifer Berberian, Outreach and Recruitment Representative
  • Christina Mares, Alumni Association Representative
  • Christine Sosa Loomis, Curriculum Committee Representative 
  • Maggie Contreras, Curriculum Advocate
  • Jennifer Taylor, Inter-Club Council Representative
  • Priscilla Amao & Kate Manthei, NASW Representatives
  • Brian Bogner, Judge Advocate
  • Holly James, 23Strong Representative
  • Emily Elizabeth & Calli Genest, Community Service Commissioner
  • Tania Buickians, Field Student Representative

All cohort meetings:

Will meet on the following days from 6-7 pm on Zoom: Meeting ID: 552 580 6932

  • September 20, 2023
  • October 18, 2023
  • November 15, 2023
  • December 13, 2023

Board meetings:

Will be on the first Friday of the month from 6-7 pm on Zoom:
The dates will be:
  • August 4, 2023
  • September 1, 2023
  • October 6, 2023
  • November 3, 2023
  • December 1, 2023

Spring 2024

Spring cohort Meeting Dates- 
All meetings will be from 6-7 pm
  • February 21st 
  • March 20th 
  • April 17th 
  • May 15th 
All meetings will have the same Zoom link: 

Meeting ID: 552 580 6932

Important Document: Dept. of Social Work Student Handbook

Department of Social Work Student Handbook