What Is The Otter Student Union?

The Otter Student Union, or OSU, is a student run organization dedicated to serving the campus community by hosting a diverse set of events open to all CSUMB students. OSU maintains and operates the Black Box Cabaret as its primary venue for campus events. For additional information about the Otter Student Union explore the additional pages provided.

Otter Student Union Officers :

Chief Executive Officer | Vice President | Programming Officer | Marketing Officer | Human Resources
Finance Officer | Operations Officer | Technology Officer | OSU Advisor

Chief Executive Officer: Jeremy Allred


Email: ceo@otterstudentunion.org

Class Standing: Graduate

Major: Master in Social Worker

About: I want to open my own bakery either after I graduate from the MSW program or when I am close to retiring.


Senior Vice President: Miriam Lopez

Email: svp@otterstudentunion.org

Class Standing: 2nd Year

Major: Collaborative Health & Human Services with a concentration in Social Work

About: My name is Miriam and I am a chocoholic but I am alergic to chocolate :(


Chief Programming Officer: Asia Goodall

Email: cpo@otterstudentunion.org

Class Standing: 4th year

Major: Psychology

About: My name is Asia Goodall and I am the Chef Programming officer. My long-term goal is to open my own non-profit organization for child, youth and families. This is my first year in Otter Student Union and I look forward to all of the great memories and helping make CSUMB a home away from home for all of its students. Together my board (Adolfo Bucio, Destinee Roberts and Myles Scott) and I will strive to make this year one to remember.


Chief Marketing Officer: Sydney Corey

Email: cmo@otterstudentunion.org

Class Standing: 3rd year

Major: Psychology

About: I am a third year here at CSUMB working toward getting my BA. This is my second year as Chief Marketing officer for the Otter Student Union. I am interested in making sure that all the students know about the wonderful event we have to offer. My Marketing Team consists of Jessica Hoff, Anna Henning, Marina Benitez, Emily Tate, Winnie Chen, and DJ Escobar. We do our best to let students know about events happening at the BBC. If you have any ideas of a better way of marketing on campus just e-mail me at CMO@otterstudentunion.org


Chief Human Resources Officer: Kiara Mejia

Email: hr@otterstudentunion.org

Class Standing: 3rd Year Senior

Major: Kinesiology Concentration: Exercise Science

About: Kiara Mejia is a third year senior majoring in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science. This is her 2nd year being with the Otter Student Union. As the Chief Human Resources Officer, Kiara works closely with the OSU members as well as BBC staff. This year her primary goal is to incorporate both the OSU and BBC as one.


Chief Financial Officer: Chris Pon

Email: cfo@otterstudentunion.org

Class Standing: Senior (5th Year)

Major: Business Major Concentration: Hospitality and Hotel Management. 

About: My name is Chris Pon and I am a workaholic when it comes to Student Government. Also I want to own my own hotel one day.


Chief Operations Officer: Greg Hanson

Email: coo@otterstudentunion.org

Class Standing: 3rd Year Senior

Major: Music- Recording Technology

About: This is my first year as a board member for the Union, though I have been involved with the organization since my freshman year as a sound technician for the Black Box Cabaret. Currently, I stand as the lead technician for the BBC as well as a technician for the World Theater. I am in the process of writing and producing a full length album for my senior capstone project.


Chief Technology Officer: Jessica Scrimshaw

Email: cto@otterstudentunion.org

Class Standing: Junior 3rd year

Major: Cinematic Arts and Technology

About: After spending the previous semester in studying in New York through the National Student Exchange, I am happy to return to CSUMB and be apart of the OSU team. One day I would love to work in the film industry, possibly by being a producer for Disney/Pixar, but for now I'm just enjoying living with an oceanside view and my fluff of a cat, Niko. 



Advisor: Shanna Kinzel

B.A. Psychology with Latin@ Studies Minor (University of Washington Tacoma)

M.A. Counseling Psychology (St. Martin's University - WA)

CSUMB Committees: Homecoming, Otter Days, R.A.D. for Women

National Affiliations: National Association for Campus Activities (NACA); Association of College Unions International (ACUI)

Email: skinzel@csumb.edu