Judicial Branch

Members of the Court


Hellen Popa


Chief Justice



The duties of the Chief Justice shall include, but are not limited to:

  • Nominated by President
  • Serves a one-year term and may be re-appointed for one additional term
  • Head of the branch
  • Chairs all general meetings, and court leadership meetings
  • Enforces the internal rules of the court
  • Presides over all judicial hearings
  • Enforces all time limits during Court proceedings
  • Administers the Oath of Office to the Student Body President and Vice-President
  • Has the first speaking rights on issues
  • Writes opinions when deemed necessary
  • Appoints committee members
  • Accountable financial officer for the Judicial Branch


Barbara Figueredo - Associate Justice - St. Petersburg

Atzin Santiago - Associate Justice - Tampa

Justin Mbuyamba - Associate Justice - Tampa

Katherine Metheny - Associate Justice - Tampa

Kristion Jackson - Associate Justice - St. Petersburg

Vaidehi Persad - Associate Justice - Tampa