Gator Smart Start

Gator Smart Start partners with local high schools, incoming students, and current SF State Gators to ensure students excel in their English composition (writing) and quantitative reasoning (math) courses.







Andrew Brosnan

Andrew Brosnan, M.A. (he/him)

Gator Smart Start Director

Valuing access and student empowerment, Andrew has worked in higher education for almost two decades. As a college instructor, he has taught 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 academic preparation programs. He takes pride in helping others, growing apples in Richmond and being liked by both dogs and plants.

Christa Amouroux

Christa Amouroux, Ph.D. (she/her/hers)

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.

Michelle Kalus

Michelle Kalus (she/her/hers)

Gator Smart Start Counselor

With an extensive background in academic support, Michelle brings a desire to help students achieve their potential through advising.