Human Development Student Association

Human Development Student Association (HDSA)


The Human Development Student Association (HDSA) is the official student organization of the Department of Human Development focused on professional development, scholarly activity and community service. The goal of HDSA is to provide students with meaningful experiences outside the classroom to enhance their education. HDSA activities are geared toward understanding lifespan development from an interdisciplinary perspective.  All Human Development majors, minors, and pre-Human Development majors are encouraged to join HDSA. There is no minimum class standing or grade point average required. To join HDSA all you need to do is attend an HDSA meeting. Join the HDSA Facebook group!  HDSA faculty advisor is Dr. Kimberly Kelly.

HDSA Spring 2018 Events


HDSA Spring 2017 Meetings

All general meetings take place on Tuesdays from 1-2pm. Location: USU-305

February 7th

  • First General Meeting

February 21st

  • Guest Speaker: Girls on the Run Organization

March 7th

  • Guest Speaker: Albert Phung (Peace Corps)

April 11th

  • Hospital cards and Spring Cleaning Donation to The Laundry Bag Valet in Long Beach. Please bring clothes and shoes to donate to families in need, and we will take care of the rest. 

April 17th

  • Potluck and Movie

HDSA Spring 2017 Events

February 1st and 2nd

  • HDSA at Week of Welcome

February 12th

  • Hiking at Point Dume in Malibu (8am)

February 18th

  • HDSA and HDEV at World Anthropology Day (10am-2pm)

March 22nd

  • Mini Internship Fair

April 22nd

  • Earth Day Beach Clean-up and Picnic

HDSA Fall 2016 Meetings

All general meetings take place on Tuesdays from 1-2pm. Location: USU-305

September 6th

  • First General Meeting/Free Food

September 20th

  • Grad School Related Workshop

October 4th

  • Midterm Season: Study groups/Free Food

October 25th

  • HDEV 470 Information Panel and Mini Internship Fair

November 8th

  • Election Day Meeting

November 15th

  • Last General Meeting/Potluck

HDSA Spring 2016 Meetings

All general meetings take place on Thursdays at 1:00 PM. Location: USU – 306

February 18th

  • Alumni Talk (Marlem Orozco and Azucena Benitez)
  • Board Officer Election Info

March 3rd

March 17th

  • Internship Panel

April 7th

  • HDEV 470 Information Panel

April 21st

  • Potluck & Social


HDSA 2016-2017 Officers

President Yesenia Hernandez –

Vice President Scarlett Sicairos – 

Treasurer Isabel Rivera – 

Secretary Vanessa Flores – 

CLASC Representative Pacheng Yang –

Academic Chair Monique (Nikki) Albanez –


February HDSA

HDSA Spring 2016 Events

Saturday, February 6th

    • *Where: El Dorado Nature Center *Time: 9am-12 pm *Carpool: 8:30 am *Sign up by emailing:

Thursday, February 25th

  • Panda Express Fundraiser
    • *All Day
    • *Panda Express on campus

Sunday, April 3rd

  • Volunteer at Tutors for Tots205 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach
  • *Time : 12-3pm

Thursday, April 14th

  • BJ’s Brewhouse Cerritos –  Fundraiser & Social
  • * Time: 8pm

Wednesday, May 18th

  • HDEV Graduation Ceremony, Beach Auditorium
  • *Time: 1:30- 3:30 pm



HDSA Past Events

Beach Clean up

  • When: Saturday, September 19
  • Carpool: 9:30am
  • Breakfast After

Alumni Talk

  • When: Tuesday, September 22
  • Time: During the general meeting, 1:00 pm

Resume Workshop

  • When: Tuesday, October 6th
  • Time: During the general meeting, 1:00pm

Study Sessions

  • When: Wednesday, September 23rd & 30th
  • Time: 6:30pm

Thanksgiving Potluck

  • When: During the general meeting, November 17


  • Panda Express: Tuesday, September 29
  • Pending: TGIF, Frosbites, Chick fil a

Volunteer Walks

  • AIDS Walk: Sunday, October 11
  • Breast Cancer Walk: Saturday, October 24

Email Yesenia (


2013-2014 Activities:

  • Community service
    • Food drive
    • Volunteered at CSULB VetNet and Habitat for Humanity in Long Beach
    • Vounteered at Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk/Run in Los Angeles
    • Beach clean-up
    • Collected donations for Cinderella and Prince Charming Foundation
  • Professional activities
    • Resumé workshop
    • Hosted booths at Grad Fair and Psych Day
  • Car wash fundraiser

Questions, comments, concerns, or ideas can be emailed to emailed to or posted on our Facebook page.