Iese Esera

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President, Cal State Student Association

Iese Esera [pronounced YES-AY] is the President of the Cal State Student Association for the 2024 - 2025 year. Born and raised in Santa Ana, California, Iese grew up with an emphasis on the importance of education, compassion and drive. From a young age, Iese was trained as a classical vocalist until the end of his undergraduate career at SF State. It was at SF State where Iese earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music with an emphasis on Vocal Performance and Operatic Studies, along with a minor in Political Science in the Spring of 2023. Along the way, Iese gained a profound passion for public service and decided to return to SF State in the Fall of 2023 to begin his graduate school journey in the Master of Public Administration program, emphasizing his degree in Nonprofit Administration.

Prior to CSSA, Iese served two terms as the Chief of Staff and Chair of the Associated Students Board of Directors at SF State. Iese has served on countless University Committees including the Title IX Implementation Committee, University Budget Committee, and University President’s Extended Cabinet, engaging in each meeting with students and their needs in mind. Iese was also the first student from SF State to serve on all three Auxiliary Organizations Board of Directors simultaneously, and in January of 2024, Iese was awarded the AOA Scholarship Award of Excellence. Post MPA, Iese plans on serving students in a university setting while earning his Doctorate of Education (Ed.D)."