Student Advisory Board

With our “for the students, by the students” membership, the board provides CAE students with a space to voice ongoing concerns and give feedback to CAE administration to promote change within the CAE community.

By serving on Student Advisory Board, CAE students can gain professional leadership development by representing student voices and experiences. This leadership role shapes the experiences and services that the Center for Academic Excellence works to provide to give the best experience to our CAE students.

Advisory board projects:

  • Programming changes such as financial literary, study jam, résumé and cover-letter workshop, cooking class, and social hour;
  • Informed end-of-semester survey for CAE students;
  • Contributed to planning of capstone, SCE, and graduation;
  • CAE representation on admission panels and academic policy forum.

Become a Board Member

During the fall semester, an email is sent to all members of the CAE community with information on how to join. Board members are volunteers and encouraged to participate year-long.

If you missed that email, that’s okay! Sign up for the Fall 2022 advisory board here by September 24:

Questions? Contact Monica Prado.

Jack Cousineau

Jack Cousineau


Graduation Year: 2026

Major: Consumer Behavior and Marketplace Studies; certificate in Chican@/Latin@ Studies

Reasons for joining: To improve quality of events and be a voice for students.

Superpower I’d like to have: I wish I could fly—so I wouldn’t have to pay for a plane ticket.

portrait of Addyson Farias

Addyson Farias

Position title: Student Leader of the Advisory Board

Graduation Year: 2025

Major: Marketing; certificates in Digital Studies and Design Studies

Reasons for joining: So that I could make impactful change for other students on campus. I enjoy opportunities where I can work with others and use my creativity!

Superpower I’d like to have: Time travel, so that I could experience different eras and meet my ancestors!

Lupe Hernandez

Lupe Hernandez


Graduation Year: 2026

Major: Global Health; Spanish; certificates in Chican@/Latin@ Studies and Gender & Women’s Studies; premedical track

Reasons for joining: To help make the Center for Academic Excellence a more inclusive, student-led environment, using my ideas to help improve CAE for all.

Superpower I’d like to have: Either teleportation to go anywhere or be able to speak any language to get rid of that language barrier that disrupts communication.

Sarah Saidiner


Graduation Year: 2023

Major: Neurobiology; Psychology

Reasons for joining: To meet new people, step outside of my comfort zone, and strengthen my leadership skills.

Superpower I’d like to have: Time travel, to be able to experience different time periods in history!