Get to know the Orientation Staff

  • Raeann Alnas

    Raeann Alnas

    Psychology and Sociology major from College Nine

    Involved with Women’s Rugby. After graduation: Continue to intern and live in lovely Santa Cruz. TRAVEL!

  • Nirvana Casteneda

    Nirvana Casteneda

    Intensive Psychology major from Merrill College

    Relay for Life Team Captain and worked in the Dining Hall. After graduation: Peace corps, grad school, and work with a non-profit organization

  • Cher Chang

    Cher Chang

    Film and Digital Media major from Stevenson College

    Involved in Experiential Leadership Program, Tae Kwon Do Club, Stevenson Co-curricular program. After graduation: Go to LA and intern at a film studio

  • Kendall Daasnes

    Kendall Daasnes

    Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology with a Sociology minor from Stevenson College

    Involved with Women’s Club Lacrosse. After graduation: Work as an EMT and apply for Physicians Assistant Program

  • Markie Flores

    Markie Flores

    Legal Studies with Latin American Latino Studies minor from Kresge College

    Involved with Women’s Rugby. After graduation: Law School

  • Jacob Franco

    Jacob Franco

    Cognitive Science major from Oakes College

    After graduation: Grad school when I’m ready, but City Year right after college

  • Jacob Harrison

    Jacob Harrison

    Marine Biology major from Kresge College

    Involved with Cloud 9 A Capella, Seymour Center Volunteer. After graduation:Graduate School to get my PhD

  • Scotty Lewis

    Scotty Lewis

    Politics, Legal Studies, and Psychology major from Oakes College

    Involved with African American Theater Arts Troop, Rainbow Theater, Legal Education. After graduation: Study abroad and then go to graduate business school

  • Ignacio Llamas

    Ignacio Llamas

    Computer Science major from Porter College

    Involved wtih the Multicultural Engineering Program. After graduation: Work in the tech industry designing the next awesome thing

  • Carmen Macias

    Carmen Macias

    Intensive Psychology major from College Ten

    Involved with Students informing Now, Chicano Latino Resource Center. After graduation: Graduate School

  • Sodavy Ou

    Sodavy Ou

    Environmental Studies and Biology major from Rachel Carson College

    Intern for AAPIRC and FoCAN, co-founder of KSU, core member of CUSN. After graduation: Work for a non-profit organization fighting for environmental justice

  • Adriana Renteria

    Adriana Renteria

    Environmental Studies and Economics major from Stevenson College

    Involved with Student Environmental Center and Take back the Tap. After graduation: Save the world!

  • Fabiola Rodriguez

    Fabiola Rodriguez

    Sociology and Latin American & Latino Studies major from College Nine

    Member of Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority. After graduation: Work in public policy and go to law school

  • Savannah Rudroff

    Savannah Rudroff

    Marine Biology major from Oakes College

    Involved with Oakes Senate, Student Union Assembly, Oakes Student Staff, Seymour Center Volunteer. After graduation: Work at a scuba shop in Hawai’i or do Teach for America before going to grad school

  • Laura Satterlee

    Laura Satterlee

    Intensive Psychology with a minor in Education major from Porter College

    Involved with Cloud 9 Acapella, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society, UCSC Concert Choir. After graduation: Go to graduate school for Educational Psychology

  • Andy Jia Lang Shen

    Andy Jia Lang Shen

    Electrical Engineering major from Crown College

    Involved with UCSC IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), SASE (Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers), CTU (Chinese and Taiwanese Union), MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement), ACE (Academic Excellence Program). After graduation: Work in Silicon Valley

  • Lindsey Stoll

    Lindsey Stoll

    Art and History of Art and Visual Culture major from College Ten

    Involved in Intermural Sports and Experiential Leadership Program. After graduation: Attend graduate school and pursue a PHD in Art History

  • Jose Torres-Hernandez

    Jose Torres-Hernandez

    Astrophysics major from Rachel Carson College

    Involed in Experiential Leadership Program. After graduation: Attend graduate school

  • Damien Villareal

    Damien Villareal

    Philosophy and Politics major from Cowell College

    Involved with Mock Trial, Fish Rap Live!, Tour Guide. After graduation: Travel!

  • Casey Weiss

    Casey Weiss

    Anthropology major from Cowell College

    Involved with Scientific Slug Magazine, Brain, Mind, and Conscientious Society. After graduation: Internship with Santa Cruz Sheriff Department Forensic Investigators

  • Ah Vickie Yang

    Ah Vickie Yang

    Psychology and Sociology major from College Ten

    After graduation: Grad school, internship, research for development in infants

  • Alyssa Young

    Alyssa Young

    Creative Writing and Psychology major from Cowell College

    Involved with Kinetic Poetics Project, Rainbow Theater, tech crew for Cowell, Porter, 9/10, 2nd year interning for Creative Writing Program, Porter Slug (porter OL), recipient of Porter Hitchcock grant, member of the Cowell Press, ESLP instructor. After graduation: Continue to work at Rio Theatre and the Tannery. Apply to MFA and book arts program next year.