Our Staff

Sue Carter

Sue Carter, Provost

(831) 459-2361, sacarter@ucsc.edu, she/her/hers

Sue seeks to enrich the academic experience for all Rachel Carson College students. She works closely with the CAO to integrate the academic with the social, cultural, and residential programs in the college. She also oversees the Carson core course.
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Mike Yamauchi-Gleason, Interim Senior Director for College Student Life 

(831)459-5015, myg@ucsc.edu, he/him/his

Mike is responsible for the Student Life Programs at Rachel Carson College. He works closely with the Academic, Program, and Residential Life teams. He serves as an advocate and support person for members of the Rachel Carson Community.  

Mari Ortiz-McGuire

Mari Ortiz-McGuire, Associate Director for College Student Life

(831) 459-2550, mcmcguir@ucsc.edu, she/her/hers

Mari is responsible for the residential and housing programs at Rachel Carson College. She works closely with the Residential Life team, intervenes on community issues, and is available for appointments and drop-in visits from students and staff.

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Erica Little, Assistant Director of Residential Education

(831) 459-5224, eslittle@ucsc.edu, she/her/hers

Erica assists the residential and housing programs at Rachel Carson College. She works closely with the Residential Life team and intervenes on community issues.

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TBA, Assistant to the Senior Director

(831) 459-2922

The Assistant to the Senior Director is responsible for providing administrative support to the Senior Director and assists with a wide range of activities within student life at Rachel Carson College.

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Ashton Theimer, College Academic Programs Coordinator

 (831) 459-2033, crsncapc@ucsc.edu

Ashton provides administrative and academic support to Provost Carter. She assists in the coordination of the Core Course and other courses offered by the college and is responsible for special student project grants and funds.

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Lauren Reed, Academic Preceptor

(831) 459-2361, carsonadvising@ucsc.edu

Lauren assists students in making informed decisions about their academic study plans. See her for assistance in choosing classes and appropriate course loads, maintaining good academic standing, and integrating majors and minors into an overall academic plan. She also develops academic programs and workshops.

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Daniel Barnhart, Academic Adviser

(831) 459-2361, carsonadvising@ucsc.edu

Dan assists the Academic Preceptor and provides advising to students. See him for assistance in choosing classes and appropriate course loads, maintaining good academic standing, and integrating majors and minors into an overall academic plan.

Karolina Reyes, Academic Adviser

(831) 459-2361, carsonadvising@ucsc.edu

The academic adviser assists the Academic Preceptor and provides advising to students. See her for assistance in choosing classes and appropriate course loads, maintaining good academic standing, and integrating majors and minors into an overall academic plan.

Danay Weldegabriel

 Danay Weldegabriel, EOP STEM Counselor

(831) 459-1604,  dweldega@ucsc.edu, he/him/his

EOP counselors work as specialists in identifying barriers to academic success and developing action plans in partnership with students to ensuring continued enrollment and degree completion. EOP counselors take a holistic approach and engage in academic and non-academic issues including (social, financial, cultural, family, sense of belonging, personal support and navigating university resources).

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Barbara Rollins, College Assistant

(831) 459-2361, bshelley@ucsc.edu

Barbara provides information and support to the college community as well as supervising the mailroom.

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Lea Taddonio, College Programs Coordinator (CPC)

(831) 459-4902, ltaddoni@ucsc.edu she/her/hers

Lea manages all social, cultural, and educational college programs and events, including graduation and orientation. She also works with the academic staff and Core Course to promote academic success and advises the Rachel Carson College Council.

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Jessica Parra Moya, Student Life Assistant

(831) 459-4279, jparramo@ucsc.edu, she/her/hers

Jessica manages the use of facilities for programs and events at Rachel Carson College. She also works to support the College Programs Coordinator with all the events and programming that take place throughout the year.

Anissa Balderas

Anissa Balderas, Housing Coordinator

(831) 459-3335, ambalder@ucsc.edu, she/her/hers

Anissa offers administrative housing support to Rachel Carson College residents, coordinates housing logistics, and offers assistance to the CREs.

LaTecia Yarbrough

LaTecia Yarbrough, Coordinator for Residential Education (CRE)

(831) 459-5547, lyarbrou@ucsc.edu, she/her/hers

LaTecia helps to supervise the overall residential life programs and staff. She is also available for consultation about matters relative to students needs and concerns in the residential environment, including student behavior and conduct.

Ben Nissan, Coordinator for Residential Education (CRE)

(831) 459-3397, bnissan@ucsc.edu, he/him/his

Ben helps to supervise the overall residential life programs and staff. He is also available for consultation about matters relative to students needs and concerns in the residential environment, including student behavior and conduct.

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Hashim Jibri, Coordinator for Conduct & Education

(831) 459-1602, hjibri@ucsc.edu, he/him/his

Hashim supports students through the university conduct process. This includes meeting with students to resolve possible university violations, utilizing restorative practices to reinforce community standards, and referring students to necessary resources on campus. His priority is to encourage student success here at UCSC.

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TBA, Counseling Psychologist

 TBA offers counseling services and consultation as a staff member of the UCSC Counseling and Psychological Services.

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Bryan Bode, Budget Analyst

(831) 459-4565, bbode@ucsc.edu

Bryan manages all the financial transactions of the college.

Baldo Zaragoza, Maintenance Supervisor

(831) 459-5793, zaragoza@ucsc.edu 

Baldo Zaragoza and the Rachel Carson College (formerly College Eight) Maintenance Staff are responsible for routine upkeep and repairs in our buildings. If you find that you need something in your room, or wish to report a problem in your hall or building, please submit a work request online at http://fixit.ucsc.edu. You may also contact the staff of the Maintenance Shop, which is located beneath the B/L building.

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Marisol Meyer, Senior Building Maintenance

(831) 4031, marenasd@ucsc.edu

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Community Safety Dispatch

(831) 459-2100