Providence Student Union unites and develops an entire team of youth leaders, staff, and adult allies all in support of building student power.

PSU is youth-led

Watch the video to learn about our structure!

Each PSU chapter can elect or appoint up to 2 student delegates to represent their school in the Citywide Leadership Team. This team makes major decisions for PSU, from choosing and running campaigns, to overseeing PSU’s budget, to managing partnerships and more.

Maileni - Delegate // CentralDelegate // Central


Kevin - Delegate // ClassicalDelegate // Classical


Taiwo - Delegate // ClassicalDelegate // Classical


Brendan - Delegate // HopeDelegate // Hope


Justin - Delegate // HopeDelegate // Hope


Delegate // The Met


Providence Student Union is youth-led, but staff organizers serve an important role in advising, training, and supporting young leaders to make informed and effective decisions.

For more about the Providence Student Union model, visit our “How we Work” page.

Jayleen Salcedo - Fundraising Coordinator // YouthFundraising Coordinator // Youth

Jayleen Salcedo

jayleen [at]

Jayleen is a current high school student and PSU leader. She loves her family and she loves learning new things!

Paul Tavarez - OrganizerOrganizer

Paul Tavarez

paul [at]

Paul grew up in Providence and left for ten years while pursuing his education. Coming back to the city in November of 2013 he served as an AmeriCorps VISTA before joining the PSU team. He enjoys poetry, video games, and talking about assimilation!

Sabine Adrian - OrganizerOrganizer

Sabine Adrian

sabine [at]

Sabine grew up in Kenya and Ghana, and came to Providence to study at Brown University in 2009. She has worked with youth in Providence and Central Falls for almost 6 years. Sabine speaks French and Spanish and is excited to join in the work at PSU!

Zack Mezera - Executive DirectorExecutive Director

Zack Mezera

zack [at]

Zack is a happily transplanted former Floridian who thinks about religion, democracy, information, and Pokémon when he’s not working with the cool student leaders at PSU. If you’re looking for Zack, he’s probably at Malachi’s Coffee Shop.

Providence Student Union’s Board of Directors is responsible for sustaining the organization long-term. The Board provides fundraising, financial, and legal support, and helps to supervise and advise the Executive Director. The Board does not make any decisions regarding programming or campaigns; these powers are reserved for the Delegates on the Citywide Leadership Team.

Board // Chair

Ivette Luna

Board // Secretary

Sophia Wright

Board // Treasurer

Jeff Levy


Emmanuel Falck

Board (Alumna)

Roselin Trinidad


Ronnie Young

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