ASUSF Senate Executive Board

Meet the 2019–20 ASUSF Senate Executive Board

There are five executive officers that make up the executive board of ASUSF Senate. We are here to serve you!

Hector Bustos - ASUSF PresidentASUSF President

Hector Bustos
hmbustos@dons.usfca.edu
B.A. Candidate | May 2021
Major: Politics
Minor: Public Service & Community Engagement 
Hometown: Santa Ana, CA
Pronouns: He/Him/His

As a first-generation student of color, Hector has had to navigate around a system and institution that was not built for students like him. From the moment he stepped into USF, he immediately felt disconnected from the rest of the University and he knew something needed to change. Hector has been a part of student government since middle school and has served as the Student Body President in both middle school and high school. It was no surprise that he found himself on the UC 4th floor, as the Student Government Assistant for ASUSF Senate the past two years. Through his lived experiences, Hector has become passionate about advocacy and civic engagement. He hopes to better build the student community at USF while actively listening to student needs and taking action. Hector has made it clear that he is here to serve the students, and the students only. He believes it is time to hold USF’s administration accountable and he hopes to make USF a more accessible and transparent community. Hector cannot do this alone, and he urges you to attend Senate meetings every Wednesdays and become a more active student on this campus!

Cassie Murphy - Senior Class Representative ASUSF Vice President of Internal Affairs

Cassie Murphy
ccmurphy4@dons.usfca.edu
B.A. Candidate | May 2020
Major: International Studies
Minor: Latin American Studies, Peace and Justice Studies
Hometown: Tolleson, AZ 
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Like most low-income students at USF, Cassie felt discouraged by a university structured to favor students who come from more privileged circumstances. USF should be a safe haven for all students who want to learn, regardless of background. She seeks to continue to elevate the concerns of her fellow students, as she did through her advocacy as the leader of the student movement Dons for Fair Tuition. She is incredibly excited to serve the USF student body as the Vice President of Internal Affairs this year and looks forward to working with the student body.

Tiana Valerio - Vice President of FinanceASUSF Vice President of Finance

Tiana Valerio
tlvalerio@dons.usfca.edu
B.S. Candidate | May 2020
Major: Organizational Behavior & Leadership and Finance
Hometown: Daly City, CA
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Tiana is a passionate young woman that loves being able to be a part of the solution for different problems on campus. She has had the privilege to be a part of many spaces that have helped her broaden her perspective on how students can be supporting students. She knew that in order to make change, it needed to start with herself. This is what motivated her to run for Senate. She wanted to ensure that she was acting as the voice for responsibly spending the student activity fee.

Irene Nguyen - Vice President of Marketing and CommunicationsASUSF Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Irene Nguyen
nhnguyen11@dons.usfca.edu
B.S. Candidate | May 2021
Major: Finance & Marketing
Hometown: Saigon, Vietnam
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Irene is a junior majoring in Finance and Marketing. Born and raised in Vietnam, she has a comprehensive understanding of cultural diversity and its impact on a whole society of different people. She strives to take small steps in order to create a big change at USF. Her hope is to use her knowledge and experiences to let the student body know their representative.

Paolo Sayas - Vice President of Advocacy ASUSF Vice President of Advocacy

Paolo Rainier Sayas
pesayas@dons.usfca.edu
B.A. Candidate | December 2020
Major: Politics
Minor: Legal Studies & Philosophy
Hometown: Elk Grove, CA
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Paolo Rainier Sayas was born and raised in Elk Grove, CA. He and his two younger sisters were raised by two dedicated, hard-working parents. Paolo is currently a politics major and double-minoring in Legal Studies and Philosophy. On his free time, he enjoys watching documentaries and films, writing about world events and public discourse, and discussing topics with a critical and inquisitive lens. He hopes to use his interests and skill set to contribute to effective and sustainable changes while fulfilling the role of Vice President of Advocacy.

Student Government Assistant

Olivia Nash
ornash@dons.usfca.edu
B.A. Candidate | December 2020
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Corona, California 
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers