Graduate Ambassador Profiles

Asia Baclay

Asia B.

(M.A. Philosophy)

Hi everyone, my name is Asia Baclay (she/her) and I'm a Filipina-American born here in the Bay Area. I'm currently in my last year of the Master's program in Philosophy, but I received a BA in Philosophy and Religion and a minor in Religious Studies from SFSU as well.

In my time on this campus, I've had such amazing opportunities to learn and grow both as an academic in my department and a community member of multiple student organizations. Grad school is a challenging, yet transformative experience, and I'd love to be of assistance to anyone beginning their journey.

Please reach out to me with any questions or thoughts you might have about starting grad school!

Crystal Afuang

Crystal A.

(M.S. Counseling)

Hello wonderful students! My name is Crystal (she/her). I am an Asian-American woman of color who was born and raised in the Bay Area of San Francisco. I am an SFSU undergraduate alumni and I loved SF State so much that I had to come back and pursue a Masters in Counseling. As a counselor in training and a current graduate student who is the first to attend graduate school in my family, guiding and supporting students in all aspects of life, especially navigating college is a major part of my role. I understand how managing your time as a college student comes with many emotions and responsibilities, so please don’t hesitate to reach out and connect with me if you have any questions, comments, or thoughts! Go gators! 

Kashaf Khan

Kashaf K.

(M.S. Business Analytics)

Hello! I am Kashaf, currently in my first year of pursuing a Master's degree in Business Analytics. I graduated with a Bachelor's in Business Management from San Francisco State University, class of 2023. Having lived away from family for many years, I understand the unique challenges and experiences that come with studying in a new country, including anxiety, culture shock, loneliness, and frustration.

Outside of my academic interests, I enjoy nature walks, meditation, and studying linguistics. While I cannot promise that you won’t miss your family, I can assure you that we have a supportive community that can make your life easier. I am here to assist you with any questions or concerns about university life, resources, student services, and the welcoming community at our university. My goal is to help make your transition to SFSU as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Looking forward to connecting with you all!