Meet Our Student Tour Guides!

Our amazing student tour guides are here to share their experience as Gators with prospective students and their families. They will show you the SF State campus through their own eyes. They will share with you anecdotes, our history, what they love the most about the University and why they love being a gator. 


Khin Yadana

Hello! My name is Khin Yadana. I am currently a 4th-year student at SFSU majoring in Biology with a concentration in Physiology. How will I use this major? Well, I would like to become a Physician Associate one day due to my interest in working in healthcare. I am originally from Myanmar, moved to SF when I was 11, and have been here ever since! The reason I chose SF State is, as you have probably heard from many others, for its diversity but also the number of resources that are provided for students. I always encourage incoming students to join the clubs and organizations that are on campus for the connections you build with others and expand your circle and opportunities this way. Gator Tour Guides are always willing to help so feel free to ask away any questions you have, we hope to see you soon on campus! :) 


Himaank Dabra

My name is Himaank Dabra. I am from India. I am a second-year student majoring in Business Management. After my graduation, I want to start my own business. I chose SF State because of the University's diversity; you can meet students from almost every country. As an International student studying at SF State for the past year, I enjoy my time on campus. 

Hilary posing in front of a tree wearing a purple SF State sweatshirt with  a Gator imprint in front

Hilary Cruz Mejia

My name is Hilary Cruz Mejia (she/they/ella). I was born and raised in the coastal waters of the Pacific Ocean in Guatemala. I am currently pursuing a B.A. + M.A. in the Spanish Blended Program along with a minor in LGBTQ+ Studies and Latin American Studies. I am a poeta radical that has a compromise to my roots, mi gente, mi comunidad, mis ancestras, the present, and the urgency to desenterrar la memoria colectiva (unbury the collective memory). Choosing SF State had a lot to do with its historical roots in activism and its support to the diverse communities represented in the Bay Area. My favorite thing about working in the Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment office is the diverse community that I have been able to create and the free snacks!

Ritesh posing in front of large Gator wall decoration

Ritesh Ritesh

Hello! Call me Ritesh (aka best out of best). I am an Indian international student. I plan to work as a software engineer after I graduate, thus computer science is my major. San Francisco State offers a variety of opportunities for success in one's own positive approach. Additionally, SF State provides a unique bachelor's degree that is centered in my field of study. The campus community is always so welcoming that I never get the impression that I'm away from home. It's the finest a foreign student could hope for.

Amanda posing in front of a large tree, wearing a black SF State sweater

Amanda Schaer

Hello! My name is Amanda Schaer. I am from San Jose, CA. I am a Communication Studies major with a passion for acting. After graduating from San Francisco State I plan to attend an acting academy and pursue acting. I chose San Francisco State because of the big city atmosphere, and our campus is diverse and welcoming. I am excited to be working with the tour guide program because it allows me to use my communication and public speaking skills to introduce potential new students to our campus!


Lorena Mejia

Hello, my name is Lorena Mejia, and I am a Criminal Justice Major. I am from Sacramento, and this is my first year attending SFSU. I have spent a lot of time in San Francisco, especially at a young age, so I have gained much love and knowledge about the city. I love that SFSU is diverse and has many resources for students. I am also a first-generation student in hopes of becoming an immigration lawyer in the future! I am always looking to find new places in the city and explore! I love that being a tour guide makes me knowledgeable about all the fun facts about our campus!

picture of Dezirae posing in front of a white background

Dezirae Rose Smith

Hello, my name is Dezirae. I’m a 4/5 year student-athlete. I’m on the Women's Track and Field team, and I’m also a Sociology Major. I’m from a small LA County city called Bellflower, California.  I chose SF State because I was recruited on the Track and Field team. SF State is a NCAA II institution with amazing academic programs.  My goal after graduating with my BA is to get into the Master's program and possibly get my 2nd degree in Social Work.