SSCCC Staff Team Members
Dr. Julie Adams, Executive Director
Dr. Adams (She/Her/Hers) has over 30 years of experience in nonprofit management. Prior to joining the Student Senate, Julie provided, for more than 20 years, the organizational oversight of the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, served as the transition manager for Umoja Community Foundation, and started her own business -- Agile Association Management Solutions.
After serving in the US Army, she attended more than six California community colleges, received her Bachelor's Degree in Business from California State University - Sacramento, an MBA from the University of California – Davis, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration, with a concentration in nonprofit management and leadership, from Walden University. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and CalSAE (California Chapter). She also has a Nonprofit Board Consulting Certificate from Board Source.
Fionna Ferreras, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Fionna Ferreras (She/Her/Hers) is originally from the Philippines and now resides in Sacramento, California for over 10 years. She studied Business Administration and Culinary Arts at American River College (ARC). Then transferred to California State University – Sacramento to obtain her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies, with a concentration in Public Relations. Prior to joining the Student Senate, Fionna has experience in marketing for her own business – Sweet Jams Bakery, the City of Sacramento, and non-profit organizations.
Stephanie Goldman, Associate Director
Stephanie Goldman (She/Her/Hers) is a Sacramento local with significant Capitol experience. Prior to joining the Student Senate, Stephanie was a registered lobbyist and the Associate Director for the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges. As a lobbyist, she successfully worked on legislation impacting undocumented students, part-time faculty, retirement, and basic needs.
Stephanie received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Humboldt State University. She also attended the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor and the Capital Certificate in Public Law and Policy and the Capital Commendation for Public Service.
Stephen Kodur, Community Organizer
Stephen Kodur (He/Him/His) is a recent graduate of the California community college system and a staunch advocate for community college students. As a student advocate, he has fought for basic needs resources, financial aid reform, student empowerment, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion policy changes to name a few key issues. Prior to the SSCCC, Stephen worked with other nonprofit organizations and school districts to train and equip young people to prepare for their future. He has held positions as both an after-school program coordinator and physical education teacher all the while going to community college. This spring, Stephen graduated from Reedley College with degrees in Communications and Political Science and will be transferring next Spring.
Stephen has also served within the SSCCC organization and has held various leadership positions. His goal has always been and will continue to be, as the SSCCC Community Organizer, to bring more students into the organization that gave him a place and purpose during his community college journey. He currently resides in the Central Valley and loves to golf in his spare time.