Get To Know Us

Executive Cabinet


Luis Balderas-Villagrana - He/ Him/ His
Student Body President
Lelani Lealiiee - She/ Her/ Hers
Student Body Vice-President


Fatima V. Preciado Mendoza -  She/Her/Hers
Multicultural Affairs Director


Julieta Castro - She/ Her/ Hers
Equal Rights Advocacy Director

Alexandre Akira Dassise - He/ Him/ His
Academic Affairs Director
Jenna Oh - She/ Her/ Hers
Student Life Director
Emily M. Korte - She/ Her/ Hers
University Affairs Director


Gabby Pereira
Sustainability Affairs Director


Camilo Abreu Assad - They/ Them / Theirs
Legislative Affairs Director
Hakan Kutgun - He/ Him/ His
International Affairs Director


Donald Thompson III
Student Fee Committee Chair


Executive Staff

Roosevelt Sowka - He / Him / His
ASPSU Executive Staff Director

David Sanders - He / Him / His 
ASPSU Operations Director


Chloe Friedlein - She/ Her/ Hers
Publication and Design Director

Chloe Friedlein is a Bachelors of Fine Arts major here at Portland State. She enjoys printmaking, illustration, and painting and hopes to incorporate her love of art into a future career. Originally from Roseburg, Oregon, she spends her free time hiking, camping, painting and looking at cat pictures. She has experience working in Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as with various social media platforms. She currently runs her own business selling commissions and prints of her work through social media. Chloe loves working with people and helping institute change. She is so excited to be ASPSU’s Publicity and Design Director for the 2017-18 year. 


Judicial Branch

Josh Friedlein - He/ Him/ His
Judicial Board Chief Justice

Joshua Friedlein is a Senior majoring in History, with an Honors concentration in 20th Century U.S. Environmental History and the Creation of Redwood National Park. He was born and raised in Southern Oregon, but his heart belongs in the Redwoods of Humboldt County, California. He graduated with highest honors from Umpqua Community College in June of 2016 with an Associates of Arts and transferred to Portland State University in the Fall of 2016. Joshua is the Chair of the Associated Students of Portland State University Judicial Review Board. He also works as a Student Assistant for the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and at the Native American Student and Community Center. He is a firm believer in and fierce defender of student autonomy, the separation of powers, and of collaboration across spectrums of political ideology. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Chloe, being immersed in nature, obsessively following the events on the U.S. Senate floor, and cheering on his favorite sports teams: the Green Bay Packers and Washington Nationals.


Candace Avalos - She/ Her/ Hers
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. Her top 5 Strengths Quest skills are (1) Adaptability, (2) Competition, (3) Ideation, (4) Activator, and (5) Empathy.