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Student Advisory Board

Interested in working hands-on to improve the Promise Scholar Program? Would you like an opportunity for leadership experience and an outlet for creative ideas regarding the scholarship? Apply today to become a member of the Promise Scholar Student Advisory Board!

Meet our Promise Scholar organization leaders


Organization Leaders

Michael Zargari

Executive Co-Chair


Hey Gauchos! My name is Michael Zargari and I am the Executive Co-Chair and one of the Founders of the Promise Scholar Advisory Board. I am a fourth year Actuarial Science and Economics double major and an Iranian Studies + Translation Studies double minor. As one of the chairs, I am responsible for organizing our events, coordinating our weekly meetings, as well as keeping a strong line of communication between the board and the program advisors. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the board and/or any ideas on how we can improve (i.e. events you would like to see planned) or collaborate with anyone in the future, please feel free to email me at:

Dalila Lara

Executive Co-Chair


Hello, my name is Dalila Lara, and I am a fourth year, Global Studies and Biological Anthropology double major. I am the Executive Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the Promise Scholar Advisory Board. In previous years I have served as the Social Chair of the Promise Scholar Advisory Board. My current responsibilities consist of facilitating a close working relationship with the board and our directors. I am a link of communication to successfully host events for our community. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me at  

Addis Gates

Social Chair


Hi Gauchos! My name is Addis Gates, and I'm a 4th year Communications major as well as a transfer student. My pronouns are she/her/hers and I will be serving as the Social Chair. As Social Chair, I manage all the Promise Scholar social media accounts, designing Promise Scholar merchandise, creating staff/student highlights and help plan events. If you have any questions or concerns or would like to be featured on one of the highlights, please reach out to me at

Aaron Hosseini

Activities Coordinator


Hi Gauchos! I'm Aaron Hosseini, a third-year Biopsychology Major serving as the Promise Scholar Advisory Board Activities Coordinator. My main tasks involve planning events for Promise Scholars to engage in throughout the school year, and maintaining a tightly knit community through various enriching activities for you all. I am also responsible for developing and planning two quarterly study jams in addition to planning specific events for the Promise Scholar Athletes and Transfer Students of our community. If you are interested in our Board hosting certain activities of interest or have any questions or concerns, please reach out to me at  

Junjie Ye



Hello Gauchos, my name is Junjie Ye and I am a third year Economics and Accounting Major. As Treasurer for the Promise Scholar Advisory Board, I am responsible for assembling the budgets for our events, as well as coming up with proposals for miscellaneous expenses for the board and Promise Scholars. My responsibilities also include a yearly documentation of our transactions and maintaining communication with our Financial Advisor. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me through email at

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