Board of Directors

SFPIRG is an independent, student-funded society. To ensure that our work reflects the ideas and values of the student community at SFU with whom we work, SFPIRG is managed by a student-directed board of directors. The board of directors is charged with guiding the direction, vision, and growth of SFPIRG. The current board of directors was appointed in May 2018 and will retire at the end of April 2019. See below to learn more about our Directors!

Interested in joining our Board of Directors outside of the regular nomination period in the Spring semester? Send us an email at and we’ll get you set up with an application form! Applications are reviewed by our Board, who make the final decision about appointments to vacant positions.

Adrian D’AlessandroAdrian D'Alessandro

Adrian (pronouns: he/him/his) is a recent settler on the territories of the Coast Salish people, born of European ancestry within Dish With One Spoon Territory.  He is currently working towards a PhD in the computing science department at SFU, working on problems related to artificial intelligence within agriculture. His interests include supporting climate justice organising, indigenous sovereignty movements, migrant justice movements, and food justice & food sovereignty organising. He is a fairly relaxed anarchist and marxist who has previously organised within and supported reproductive rights groups, anti-pipeline groups, fossil fuel divestment groups, and food not bombs.




Aiswariya AlagusunderPlaceholder image, silhouette of a person

Aiswariya is a pretty cool person! As an undergrad student studying biology, she’s fascinated by the scientific systems that build and inform our world. She’s also very passionate about social justice, volunteering with the SFPIRG Board of Directors and facilitating the SFU Women’s Centre’s “Tea Time Talks”.





Emma Warner CheeEmma Warner Chee

Emma is an angry and silly femme of Chinese and European ancestry. She is interested in supporting the movements to smash colonialism, borders and the prison system on these unceded Coast Salish Territories, across so-called Canada and beyond. Although she is currently studying sociology, she prefers to be in the garden, creating art or banner-making with friends. She is passionate about anti-racism and food justice, and is currently a volunteer for the Women’s Centre Garden as well as a member of the Racialized Resistance and Healing Action group at SFPIRG.




Maisaloon Al-AshkarMaisaloon Al-Ashkar

Maisaloon/ميسلون is a wise and sassy 20-years-old Muslim woman and displaced Palestinian who speaks her truth unapologetically, and does so with a vibrantly determined smile. She is a racialized settler on ancestral, unceded and occupied Coast Salish Territories, committed to supporting Indigenous sovereignties and disrupting all systems of oppression. She’s doing a double major in First Nations Studies and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. Maisaloon has been involved with SFPIRG throughout her studies at SFU. She is especially excited about the Racialized Resistance and Healing Action Group, where she loves experiencing the collective resilience of grassroots solidarity-building efforts. She’s the Women’s Centre Coordinator at Vancouver Status of Women, which is a pro-choice, trans-inclusive organization that supports a diversity of women and operates through intersectional feminist frameworks. Maisaloon’s ancestors of Palestinian farmers, land defenders and refugees are at the core of her commitments to supporting systemically marginalized communities in leading their liberation struggles on their own terms.


Simran RandhawaSimran Randhawa

My name is Simran Randhawa. I’m an international undergraduate student from India, currently working on a major in psychology and 4 certificates. I have been involved in the rotunda community for almost 4 years now. I consider myself an intersectional feminist. I firmly believe in advocating for international students, gender equality, LGBTQI+.





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