Program Assistants at Rachel Carson College

Program Assistants (PAs) are UCSC undergraduate students who serve to support the College Programs Coordinator in programs and events for Rachel Carson College. 

PAs are responsible for planning programs and activities that engage the Rachel Carson community and provide opportunities for meaningful interactions and/or educational enrichment. The PA position is a paid student employment position. PAs are paid a wage of $15.50/hour. PAs are expected to work an average of 8 to 10 hours a week.  



Meet our Program Assistants!

Yuritzi Argueta:


Hi! My name is Yuritzi (they/them), I am a third year Anthro/Theatre major. I love spending my time dancing, reading, playing my bass, and Aerial Trapeze! I'm so excited to serve the student body this year and look forward to seeing everyone at RCC events!


Katy Patterson:


Hello! My name is Katy (she/her), and I am a fourth year literature and film double major! This is my third year working as a PA and I was so glad to be able to plan events last year both in-person and virtual. I am also excited to be able to plan for more to come this year for my RCC folx! I’m from Suisun City, CA. I love dance and am currently the historian for UCSC’s Sabrosura salsa dance team! :)


Carina Arias:


Hi Folx! My Name is Carina (She/they) and I am a 4th year Chemistry with a concentration in Biochemistry major with a minor in legal studies. I am from the bay area and on my free-time I like dance and bullet journal and everything in between! Feel free to contact me with questions you may have, whether its academics or discussing new dances!


Alia Moore:


Hi, y'all! My name is Alia (she/her)! I am a third-year History and Politics double major! I'm from the Sacramento area, but I pretty much live in Santa Cruz now! I love to read, bake, and watch new shows with my friends! If you have any questions or want advice for adapting to college life, send me an email :)