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Department of Educational Administration

Master's in Student Affairs Administration


Program Office

Department of Educational Administration
Michigan State University
Erickson Hall
620 Farm Lane Rm 423
East Lansing, MI 48824-1034

HALE Administrative Assistant
Phone: (517) 353-5187


Ambassadors are current SAA M.A. students who are available to answer your questions about the program and MSU. Please contact either of the students listed below if you are interested in a student's point of view.

If you have general questions, please contact the HALE program directly.

Remember: To help us keep you informed about the latest admissions updates and upcoming recruitment events, please send your contact information to the HALE admissions assistant, at

Marie Alexandra R. Ibarra Email Marie Alexandra R. Ibarra

Marie Alexandra R. Ibarra

Ibarra is a second-year SAA student originally from Newark, California. A Bay Area native and an avid traveler, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Musical Theatre with a dual minor in English and Philosophy from California State University, East Bay. She proceeded to work in International Affairs at a university in Japan, and then worked as an Instructional Assistant and Leadership Adviser at a TK-8 school. She currently holds a graduate assistantship as the Media Coordinator and Consultant in the MSU Writing Center. Following graduation, Ibarra is eager to dive into opportunities which call upon her passion to create efficient and equitable solutions as well as promote the development and empowerment of students and staff. Ideally, she envisions a future where she works to empower students of Color and women in higher education. Outside of the SA field, Ibarra moonlights as an actress, pizza aficionado, and professional warbler.

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Francarlo Resto Email Francarlo Resto

Francarlo Resto

Francarlo "Frankie" Resto is a second-year SAA student, originally from Romeoville, Illinois. He works as the Residence Education and Housing Services Graduate Assistant for Diversity & Inclusion. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Family and Child Studies and minor in Spanish. Resto has experience in Diversity & Inclusion, LGBTQ+ affairs, Pre-College programs, and Latinx affairs. After graduation, Resto would like to explore functional areas that allow him to center his practice in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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