Stanislaus State Master of Social Work Program MSW Student Association. #mswStanState


The MSWSA is a student organization that ALL Stanislaus State MSW students are able to participate in by attending events, voting during elections, and joining committees. The MSW Student Association serves as an avenue for students to collaborate and connect with their classmates through social events and monthly meetings.

What We Do

The Association also supports engaging students in NASW events, such as Lobby Days, and involving MSW Students in other Social Work events, including volunteer opportunities. In addition, the MSW Student Association serves as a mediator between the student body and faculty members, allowing for student interests and concerns to be addressed. It is our goal to bridge the gap between the two entities.

MSWSA Semester Goals

  • Lobby Days
  • Recruitment
  • Advocacy in the community
  • MSW Swag
  • Stanislaus State Out of the Darkness Campus Walk
    • Tentative date March 29, 2023
    • First one at Stan State
  • Graduation
  • And potentially more!!!

Check us out!

MSWSA Facebook 

MSWSA Twitter

MSWSA Instagram


  • Choose Key-Note Speaker
  • Volunteers
  • Each cohort chooses a student speaker
    • 3 in total
decorated cap: MSW Empathize, Empower, Educate

Student Association Officers

MSW Student Association member

Alexandra Rosas-Ruiz
Communications Facilitator

Hi everyone! My name is Alexandra Rosas-Ruiz and I am a second-year MSW student and your 2022-2023 communications facilitator in the MSWSA. I graduated with a BA in Psychology from CSU Channel Islands and moved to the Central Valley to pursue my Master of Social Work. degree. In my last year, I am determined to continue working towards my goals of graduating and working in the field of mental health and nonprofit organizing. I am excited to be part of this association and collaborate with our members and our wonderful officers. When I’m not studying or working, you can find me reading, crocheting, spending time with family and friends, or off on a combination Target and Starbucks run.


MSW Student Association member

Caity Turner
Finance Facilitator

My name is Caity Turner and I am a third-year student and the Finance Facilitator for the MSWSA! I love to hang out at home with my partner Fernando; my three dogs Samwise, Venus, and Luna; and my cat Crookshanks.


MSW Student Association member

Sonia Piva

Hello. My name is Sonia Piva. I am a Co-facilitator for the MSWSA. I am completing my final year of the three-year MSW program. I am a title IVE recipient and have been a child welfare social worker for over six years. I enjoy being an advocate for the families I work with and will be an advocate for students in the MSW program. I value family time and believe in focusing on mental health and self-care. I look forward to representing my fellow scholars this academic year.


MSW Student Association member

Event Facilitator

Ada is a second-year Master of Social Work student that works in the macro level of social work. She received her B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Sacramento. Ada is honored to have been elected as the event facilitator for the MSW Program and wishes to represent and uphold students’ voices during her service. When Ada is not busy working or studying, she enjoys spending time with her family and two huskies. She really enjoys knitting, drinking tea, and eating chestnuts, but her main passion is to be an advocate for immigrant families, people who are differently able, and for social and racial justice.


MSW Student Association member


Hi friends! My name is Stephanie and I am in my final year of the three-year program. Bringing awareness about mental health within our youth is super important to me. When I'm not working, I'm usually spending time with my dog Concha or wine tasting with friends.


Dawn Costa, MSWSA faculty advisor

Dawn Costa
Student Association Faculty Advisor


Updated: January 26, 2023