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 2023-2024

Lesly Andrades

My name is Lesly Andrade and I am the new MSWSA Treasurer for the 2023-2024 school year. I am so excited to take on this role alongside some of our colleagues to advocate on behalf of all MSW students! We have some exciting things in store for you this year and we can’t wait for you to get involved! A little bit about me: I am in the 2-year program and will be graduating this upcoming May. I am a first-generation college graduate, having received my undergraduate degree in Business Administration. After receiving my B.A., I realized that social work was my true calling and that I wanted to be in the business of helping people, so I went back to school! Currently, I am working as a Refugee Resettlement Case Manager, helping newly arrived refugee families get all the resources they need to start a new life in America. After graduation I plan to pursue my LCSW and want to get involved in macro social work.

Maria Oregel Cervantes

My name is Maria Oregel Cervantes, I am in the 3-year cohort and will be graduating this upcoming year, Spring 2024. I am a First-Generation student and have been a DACA recipient since 2015. My journey guided me to social work, I healed many aspects of my life when I was introduced to social work. I want to become a school social worker and extend social work to Spanish speaking communities. I am looking forward to many blessings coming next year, 2024. One of them is to become a Mom!

Juliana Flores

My name is Juliana Flores and I am in the 2-year program and will be starting my second year in Fall 2023. Becoming a social worker has been my professional goal since I could remember and will finally be reaching that goal in Spring 2024! I can only hope to serve as a positive example to my younger family members and especially to my little sisters that anything can be achieved as long as you work hard.


Shirley Perez

My name is Shirley Perez, I am currently in my 2nd year in the 3year cohort and will be graduating in 2025. I got my bachelors in psychology from UC Merced in 2017 so pursuing higher education has been a journey for me. Currently, I provide school-based family support services and my goal after I graduate is to become a school social worker. During my free time, I like to travel and visit national parks with my partner and our two dogs.


Monalisa Piquero

My name is Monalisa Piquero. I am in the traditional 2-year program and will be graduating this upcoming year, 2024! I am a first-generation college graduate and the very first to receive a Masters. I have been working for San Joaquin County Behavioral Health 24-Hours Services for almost a decade. My plan is to pursue a PPSC right after graduating while working towards my LCSW at County. However, my ultimate goal is to establish a successful non-profit organization to continue our project with Ghana and its beautiful people and country.


Kathleen Schock

2024 Black Agenda

UC Merced, Bldg COB1 Room 120
2500 N Lake Rd - Merced, CA
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
6:30 - 8:30 P.M.

Moderator Kathleen Schock, Past Host of Valley Edition on VPR

Free parking in Bellevue Lot - Golf Cart Rides Available

Updated: May 03, 2024