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Liela ForbesLiela Forbes
Student Body President

Liela Forbes is a senior pursuing a Bachelor's of Science in Political Science with a minor in Women's Studies. They are an outspoken queer feminist with a passion for video games, space, and social justice. Previously, Liela served as the Legislative Affairs Director for ASPSU and prior to that, they were Student Body President at Rogue Community College. They have a cat named Poe Dameron and their favorite pastime is browsing and creating memes.



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Kaitlyn Verret
Student Body Vice-President

Kaitlyn has enjoyed previously being a Senator and the Multicultural Affairs Director within ASPSU, and is excited to serve as this year's Vice President. She is very passionate about helping others and is also very passionate about singing, and has recently realized that she wants to pursue both. She is very interested in combining art with activism. Upon graduating from PSU with a B.A. in Women's Studies, she plans to attend a conversatory to study musical theatre.



Brent Finkbeiner

Chief of Staff



Keifer Crownover
Publication and Design Director

Keifer Crownover is a Graphic Design Major from Grants Pass Oregon. He is a junior at PSU, and is very passionate about comics. He is working in Graphic Design in hopes of one day working for Marvel Comics, and he loves working in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign. He likes to play video games, hangout with his friends, play board/tabletop games and read comics. He is the one that designs all of the flyers, and other graphics that come out of ASPSU.



Shannon Warner

Finance Director



Kaitlin Hoback

Equal Rights Advocacy Director






Kaitlyn Verrett

Alex Herrera
Multicultural Affairs Director

Alex is a second year student from Denver, Colorado. They study political science with a minor in Black studies and plan to attend law school where they hope to become an environmental justice attorney, bringing agency to low income communities and communities of color that are targeted by and most effected by poor environmental circumstances. Alex has been heavily involved on campus with the Cultural Resource Centers, Student Sustainability Center, Vote OR Vote, and other leadership programs. They are excited to work with and for students as Multicultural Affairs Director.



Jose Rojas Fallas
Academic Affairs Director

Jose is seeking a B.S. degree in Quantitative Economics with a minor in Psychology and Mathematics. He hopes to later on achieve a PhD in a yet to be determined field of economics, although he’s leaning towards education or urban economics. He has a passion for research and believes that education is the best way to find success. Originally from Costa Rica, he decided to pursue his higher education goals in the US in hopes of achieving his true potential. He hopes to share an outside viewpoint on any discussion of interest, and is open to any argument; seeing as how any input should be considered and taken into account. He loves video games and anything involving the Revolutionary Era of the US, especially Alexander Hamilton. 



Zia Laboff
Student Life Director

Zia has spent time in ASPSU previously, first as an intern and then as a Senator. She moved to Portland from Seattle because she couldn't leave the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She is currently a Sophomore majoring in International Studies: Latin America with a minor in Political Science. She is excited to work on new campaigns this year in order to benefit the lives of PSU students. She is also very involved in other SALP programs and around campus. In her free time she loves working as a white water rafting guide and exploring around town.


Braedon Lehman

University Affairs Director

Braedon Lehman is a senior at Portland State pursuing a Bachelor's of Political Science and of German. Previously to being involved with ASPSU he was heavily involved in the Portland State Debate Union and studied abroad in Heidelberg, Germany. He enjoys reading, listening to all forms of music, tennis, language learning, competitive video games and drawing.



Jocelyn Rodriguez
Sustainability Affairs Director

This is Jocelyn's third year at PSU and first with ASPSU. She currently studies Geography and is also pursuing a minor in GIS. Jocelyn was awarded a Sustainability Scholar scholarship upon enrollment due to her passion for the environment and those that live in it. In this position, she hopes to broaden the scope of sustainability within PSU to work with not only elements of sustainability in the physical world, but of the social as well. 



Phoenix Singer
Legislative Affairs Director


Thitisak "Tony" Duadsuntia
International Affairs Director


Jemila Mohamed
Student Fee Committee Chair


Kate Lindstrom
Judicial Board Chief Justice


Advising Team

Candace Avalos
Coordinator of Student Government Relations and Greek Life Advisor

Candace is a 2010 and 2013 graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Modern Foreign Languages and a Master of Education in College Student Personnel Administration. She is a student government alum after 10 years of service and she is a member of the Greek community as a Delta Gamma. She is passionate about student politics, social change, values based leadership, leadership development, and higher education administration. My top 5 Strengths Quest skills are (1) Adaptability, (2) Competition, (3) Ideation, (4) Activator, and (5) Empathy.