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.
Rosita Olalde, Executive Assistant
Rosita Olalde (She/Her/Hers) is originally from the beautiful Oregon Willamette Valley. She earned her Associate of Art Oregon Transfer Degree (AAOT) from Chemeketa Community College before obtaining her Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy & Administration from Western Oregon University. Rosita is currently working towards her Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership through Western Oregon University. She also served as a student leader throughout her college career in various roles with Phi Theta Kappa, Oregon College Mentors, and multiple campus departments. Prior to joining the Student Senate, she worked for a higher education non-profit and a K-12 charter school in administrative support roles.
Nooshin Movassaghi, Legislative Affairs Specialist
Nooshin Movassaghi (She/Her/Hers) joined the SSCCC team after 10 years of service in the public sector. Her experience ranges from local to state government and includes legislative affairs for boards and commissions. Prior to joining state service, she worked on sustainability and renewable resources in the private sector. Nooshin was also part of the executive team supporting former Mayor Jerry Brown in Oakland, California. She was the first in her family to receive a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Nooshin credits her success at the UC system to her foundation laid by attending community college (Santa Monica College). In her spare time, she likes to go on family bike rides and explore new coffee shops.
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.
Anna Melnik, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Anna Melnik (She/Her/Hers) is a recent graduate of journalism, media, and culture. She graduated from Newcastle University but is originally from Oregon. Her recent addition to the team is inspired by her passion for combining the power of storytelling with politics. Prior to joining the SSCCC, Anna gained most of her experience working for Operation Period where she utilized her communication skills to advocate for menstrual freedom and other related causes.
Andrew Nickens, Student Intern
Andrew Nickens (He/Him/His) is a student leader passionate about public policy and governance in Folsom. He is a political science student studying at UC Davis. Before getting involved in student governance, he was active in his community through Boy Scouts, eventually attaining the Eagle Award. Once he started attending community college, he became the Director of Legislative Affairs for the Associated Students of Folsom Lake College before joining the SSCCC. He has previously served the SSCCC as Vice President of Legislative Affairs and Legislative Affairs Director. He hopes to continue his work as a public servant in the area of public policy after attaining a postgraduate degree.