Associated Students
2020-2021


Giorgi Machavariani

A.S. President

Giorgi Machavariani

Giorgi Machavariani is a Computer Science senior at SDSU Georgia. He has been elected the President of the Associated Students Board of Directors in Spring 2020 and will serve on the Board for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

A.S. President serves as a designated member of all A.S. organizations and represents and acts on behalf of the student body. The president is empowered to make all decisions concerning the efficient day-to-day operations of the organizations and chairs the A.S.B.O.D. and its Executive Committee.

Mr. Machavariani has been an active contributor to the Erasmus+ program in parallel to his studies at SDSU Georgia. He has participated in Erasmus+ Youth exchange training programs in Armenia, Slovakia, Romania, Turkey, and Lithuania over the past few years. He has recently established a non-governmental youth organization that helps socially active students stay updated on Study in Europe programs. The Youth Association T.E.A.M. received Erasmus+ accreditation and is now working on international projects. Mr. Machavariani is also a member of Europe for Youth Alumni Network.

Giorgi is currently interning at UG-Limes, SDSU Georgia’s partner organization and is looking forward to a full-time job offer after the COVID-19 crisis. Mr. Machavariani has also worked as a Technician at Water and Buildings Engineering. Giorgi has been employed as a Network Engineer, and IT support at various organizations, since 2015. Giorgi is very passionate about the topic of Cybersecurity and wants to build his career around it.

Giorgi Gugeshashvili

A.S. Executive Vice President

Giorgi Gugeshashvili

Giorgi Gugeshashvili is a Computer Engineering Junior at SDSU Georgia. He has been elected the Vice President of the Associated Students Board of Directors in Spring 2020 and will serve on the Board for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

Executive Vice President serves as a designated member on all committee and subcommittee meetings of the organization and performs the duties of the President in the President’s absence. The Executive Vice President is responsible for the efficient functioning of all A.S. boards and committees and under the direction of the President is responsible for coordinating the orientation of new Executive Officers and ASBOD members.

During his high school years, Mr. Gugeshashvili actively participated in school projects, attended General Law study sessions, and received certificates for appreciation from the projects. According to Giorgi, his major goal with every task or project that he approaches is to help people around him and solve their problems actively.

Nino Makasarashvili

A.S. Chemistry/Biochemistry Program Representative

Nino Makasarashvili

Nino Makasarashvili is a Chemistry/Biochemistry Sophomore at SDSU Georgia. She has been elected the Chemistry/Biochemistry Program Representative of the Associated Students Board of Directors in Spring 2020 and will serve on the Board for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

Program Representatives represent the interest of students for each of the academic programs and serve as voting members of the Organizational Committees, as well as designated members of all boards, commissions, councils, organizations, and committees of the organization while attending meetings consistently.

Ms. Makasarashvili has been actively engaged in many events, which took place both inside and out of the university, since the start of her student life. During her freshman year she became the secretary of the Georgian Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society at San Diego State University Georgia. The position included administrational work, mainly communication. In the beginning of the second year, she became a student ambassador and took part in organizing events such as new student orientation and convocation.

Moreover, she has gained valuable experience outside the university, as she was a finalist of the Intel International Scientific and Engineering Fair taking place in Phoenix, Arizona In May 2019. She also did a two month internship at the Levan Samkharauli National Forensics Bureau, which sparked her interest in forensic chemistry. Besides Chemistry, promotion of her STEM field and gaining new experience will always remain her main objective.

Aleksandre Begiashvili

A.S. Computer Science Program Representative

Aleksandre Begiashvili

Aleksandre Begiashvili is a Computer Science Senior at SDSU Georgia. He has been elected the Computer Science Program Representative of the Associated Students Board of Directors in Spring 2020 and will serve on the Board for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

Program Representatives represent the interest of students for each of the academic programs and serve as voting members of the Organizational Committees, as well as designated members of all boards, commissions, councils, organizations, and committees of the organization while attending meetings consistently.

Mr. Begiashvili says his biggest achievement was choosing the right place to learn. Recently, he has been chosen as a Computer Science Program Representative. He wants to thank students for their support; he will do his best to fulfill their expectations and help to achieve whatever university-related aims or issues they might have. The past several years of acquiring knowledge and experience in San Diego State University Georgia helped him to find a job in Halyk Bank Georgia at the end of his second year. Currently, he is a junior software developer in the Ministry of Defense of Georgia engaged in various projects and utterly focused on further self-development. Finding the right job that will allow you to work and study at the same time is great. But university gives its students time and resources to learn lower level aspects of our profession, the fundamentals that are essential and usually hard to get back after getting a full-time position.

Ana Toria

A.S. Computer Engineering Program Representative

Ana Toria

Ana Toria is a Computer Engineering Junior at SDSU Georgia. She has been elected the Computer Engineering Program Representative of the Associated Students Board of Directors in Spring 2020 and will serve on the Board for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

Program Representatives represent the interest of students for each of the academic programs and serve as voting members of the Organizational Committees, as well as designated members of all boards, commissions, councils, organizations, and committees of the organization while attending meetings consistently.

Ms. Toria chose STEM because she believes that STEM education breaks traditional gender roles. It helps to bridge the gender gap found in math and science. She cares deeply about women’s role in STEM, as STEM is often viewed as masculine field. She wants to help grow the community and be a role model for girls and inspire them in science. Ms. Toria is also very interested in cybersecurity in Georgia and plans to continue studies in this field.

Ms. Toria has been actively engaged in extracurricular activities throughout her school years. She was a member of Komarovi Campus School’s marketing group, where she learned how to organize important events and social media management. Ms. Toria was the co-organizer of the Komarovi Summer School, which was designed to encourage pupils. During her university years, Ana has been a student assistant in physics. It was her first activity as a SDSU-G student. Later she became a mathematics tutor at the SDSU-G help desk for one year, where she was providing lectures in pre-Calculus, Calculus I, and Calculus II. This encouraged her to start tutoring pupils individually in mathematics and physics. Now she is a computer engineering representative and will do her best for her fellow students.

Giorgi Mzhavanadze

A.S. Electrical Engineering Program Representative

Giorgi Mzhavanadze

Giorgi Mzhavanadze is an Electrical Engineering Junior at SDSU Georgia. He has been elected the Electrical Engineering Program Representative of the Associated Students Board of Directors in Spring 2020 and will serve on the Board for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

Program Representatives represent the interest of students for each of the academic programs and serve as voting members of the Organizational Committees, as well as designated members of all boards, commissions, councils, organizations, and committees of the organization while attending meetings consistently.

From a young age, Mr. Mzhavanadze has been fascinated with robots, different devices, and wanted to know how they worked. He used to disassemble every device he could get his hands on to figure out how it all went together; sometimes he even made little "frankenstein" devices by combining a few together. This type of childhood eventually led Mr. Mzhavanadze to choose Electrical Engineering as my major.

As the program representative, Giorgi’s objective is to act as a proper liaison between the student body and the higher levels of University hierarchy. Many students often need to not only be pointed in the direction of the responsible body, but also require help while communicating with the said responsible body. That's why he is committed to making the process easier for both parties: there's mutual benefit to be gained from a more efficient diplomacy.

Nino Kacharava

A.S. Civil Engineering Program Representative

Nino Kacharava

Nino Kacharava is a Civil Engineering Junior at SDSU Georgia. She has been elected the Civil Engineering Program Representative of the Associated Students Board of Directors in Spring 2020 and will serve on the Board for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

Program Representatives represent the interest of students for each of the academic programs and serve as voting members of the Organizational Committees, as well as designated members of all boards, commissions, councils, organizations, and committees of the organization while attending meetings consistently.

Ms. Kacharava always had a heart for mathematics, and later she decided to use her creativity and technical skills to thrive in the field of engineering. Besides having a passion for engineering, she has been interested in the arts. She took 1st place in the National Olympiad in Georgian Literature and Creative Writing. Her work “ხსნის გზა ანუ ცივი ყურმილი/The Way Of Surviving or In Other Words A Cold Receiver” was published in the journal “NAEC.ge”.

She is interested in acrylic painting and digital art. Her paintings were exhibited at Youth Art Palace and Sameba Trinity Church. Nino has won numerous national competitions in English and Mathematics. She got a C1 Certificate in Advanced English (Cambridge Assessment). Nino won a competition in Georgia and was a representative of her country at Giffoni Film Festival in Macedonia, where she learnt scriptwriting. She is a founding member of the Taoba Film Festival in Georgia. She has worked at the Cine-Doc Film Festival as well. After interning with City Institute Georgia, Nino is now working at Element Construction and is looking forward to further steps in her career.

Nanuka Gomareli

A.S. Construction Engineering Program Representative

Nanuka Gomareli

Nanuka Gomareli is a Construction Engineering Senior at SDSU Georgia. She has been elected the Construction Engineering Program Representative of the Associated Students Board of Directors in Spring 2020 and will serve on the Board for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

Program Representatives represent the interest of students for each of the academic programs and serve as voting members of the Organizational Committees, as well as designated members of all boards, commissions, councils, organizations, and committees of the organization while attending meetings consistently.

First of all, Ms. Gomareli wants to say thanks to the students for their trust and support. She will do her best to live up to their expectations and work effectively. Her biggest challenge in life was to study in San Diego, to make the right decisions for the future. Studying there taught her a lot and gave her experience. She and her friends won 3rd prize at the EUCYS National Contest and participated in different startups. The skills that she learned in San Diego helped her get a job at LMC construction company for the Hampton By Hilton Residential and Hotel project. Now she is working for BHP International Georgia as an intern. Working experience is one of the most important issues in the construction industry and SDSU Georgia helps us in this direction. Nanuka notes that the difficulties facing students now are nothing yet and the main difficulties are still ahead.

Anastasia Lezhava

A.S. Dean’s Office Designee

Anastasia Lezhava

Anastasia is a Junior student of Chemistry/Biochemistry. She has been very actively involved in student life since her first day at SDSU Georgia. Anastasia has served as a Student Ambassador for the 2019-2020 academic year and as a counselor for the international Girls STEAM Camp WiSci Estonia 2019. She also participated in Perspektywy Women in Tech Summit 2019 in Poland. Anastasia has also been a major contributor to the 2020 Commencement Newsletter – Special issue.

Anastasia Lezhava has been appointed a Dean’s Office Designee to advance the issues of importance to the SDSU Georgia Aztec Community.

The Dean’s Office Designee is appointed by the Dean’s Office and acts as a liaison between A.S. and Dean’s Office. In her new role, Anastasia will serve as a designated member of all boards, commissions, councils, organizations and committees of the organization while attending meetings consistently.