Staff Bios

Andrew Brosnan, MA

Developmental Studies Director

Valuing access and student empowerment, Andrew has worked in higher education for almost two decades. As a college instructor, he has taught developmental English, first-year composition, public speaking and creative writing. In his administrative roles he has led a general education department, developed and executed faculty training programs, and supported students and curriculum in developmental studies programs. He takes pride in helping others, growing apples in Richmond and being liked by both dogs and plants.  Reach him at abrosnan@sfsu.edu.

Christa Amouroux, Ph.D.

Early Assessment Program Manager

Christa has worked on segment alignment as EAP manager for nearly a decade.  She earned her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Stanford where she studied squatter communities and their relationship to the Danish state.  Her passion for social justice and equity drives her commitment to student empowerment and success.  Reach her at ceap@sfsu.edu.

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Whitney Vallabhaneni, LCSW

Developmental Studies Counselor

Whitney is excited to make the move into higher education after spending almost a decade in K-12 education. In her first role as a 9th and 12th grade English Literature teacher, Whitney enjoyed reading the books as much as her students. As a high school social worker, Whitney passionately supported students’ academic success by promoting their social and emotional health. A new transplant to San Francisco, Whitney is seeking the best coffee shops and running trails in the city. Reach her at wvalla@sfsu.edu.

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Undergraduate Assistants and Graduate Interns

We thank our annual student workers and interns for their dedication to student success.  We could not reach as many students as we do without their efforts.