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College of Science and Mathematics

Deans' Student Advisory Circle

The Deans’ Student Advisory Circle (DSAC) serves as a direct line of communication between students and the Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics (Dr. Christopher Meyer) and Associate Dean (Dr. Alam Hasson). The Dean’s Student Advisory Circle strives to bring about innovative changes to the college and lobbies on behalf of the CSM students on university-wide issues. Members often develop surveys and use survey results to make recommendations to present to the dean to affect change in common areas of interest to students. 

2021-2022 DSAC

Delilah Hernandez

Biology

"I am a HCOP and EOP student. I am so excited to be part of DSAC so that I can further guide other students towards a successful year at Fresno State."

Aafreen Chippa

Computer Science

"I love helping incoming international students get acclimated to Fresno State. I joined DSAC to share ways we can improve the Computer Science for students."

Anthony Cortez

Mathematics and Physics

"It is important for me to uplift individuals struggling within my discipline, and advocate for those who are struggling. I offer my experience to guide first-year students in the math department as a peer mentor. I am grateful for the opportunity of being a DSAC student."

Haylee McFall

Biology

"I currently work in the HCOP office as well as an ISA. Hearing students in the office and in class has given me the opportunity to discuss important issues in the campus community. As part of DSAC, I know I'll be able to find solutions."

Ali Dadawalla

Psychology

"I'm involved in many programs at Fresno State including Smittcamp Scholars Program, HCOP, LSAMP and Camp Kesem. I'm also currently conducting research in Dr. Woo's Lab. I want to share the opportunities the College of Science and Mathematics has to offer students and DSAC is the perfect way to do so."

Jeffrey Thibodeaux

Physics

"I was born a Bulldog— my mother works for Fresno State, and I spent my entire childhood roaming the campus and hanging out in the halls of the science building. It is my first year and being involved at Fresno State has always been something I wanted to do. DSAC gives me the opportunity to get involved and make a difference."

Christian Santos

Biology

"I am a 1st generation college freshman who is majoring in pre-med biology. I have been in several leadership roles in places such as Fresno County Health Improvement Partnerships and UCSF's Pediatrics. As part of DSAC i plan to use the organizations tools such as spreadsheets and surveys to create positive changes on campus."

Aaron Panduro

Biochemistry

I am a first-generation college student who's goal is to pursue medical school. During my time at Fresno State I have been involved in LSAMP, HCOP, and researched in Dr. Joy Goto's Lab. I've had the opportunity to be part of the Academic Research Associates Program through UCSF Fresno Medical, researched with and Standford Cardiovascular Institute Summer Research Program. With my experience I hope to become a leader within DSAC and serve our community."

Arun Turna

Biochemistry 

"Recently, I have been appointed as an officer of the Jakara Movement Chapter. Within this organization we aim to build a Sikh political campus voice through strengthening the power of Sikh and disenfranchised communities via civic engagement, strategic grassroots mobilization, and awareness. I hope to use my role in DSAC as a way to further discuss and implement positive changes into the Fresno State community." 

 

Advisory Board 2021

  • Diane Anderson
  • Dr. Jordan Barnet 
  • Steve Bock
  • Dr. Valerie Bressler-Hill 
  • Dr. Thomas Downing
  • Dr. Katherine Flores
  • Dr. Mel Helm
  • Christopher Johnson
  • Dr. Joan Otomo-Corgel
  • Dr. Ray Rodriguez 
  • Dr. William Silveira