Hello, my name is Lisa! I work at the College 8 Garden and help facilitate a class on sustainable agriculture. I am very passionate about all the realms that fall under sustainability. I love gardening because it gives me a deeper connection to my food and the earth, which provides all essential things we need. I'm an ecology and evolution major finishing up my forth year. I want to work with children, teaching gardening and nutrition, as well as promoting food security through community gardens and greenhouses. I am also a member of the Food Systems Working Group on campus and love promoting sustainability while spreading knowledge about our food systems here on campus, within our community, and throughout the world. I love being a part of this environmentally couscous community and encourage all others to get involved! Feel free to contact me with any garden or other questions: Lirhall@ucsc.edu
Ami Gonzalez - Green Building Coordinator -
Hi there! I'm Ami Gonzalez, a second year Environmental Studies major. I'm passionate in creating art, especially oil painting and photography. With my work for the SEC I also work for the EOP as a Bridge Mentor, supporting and guiding first year students in their transition to UCSC. An interesting fact about me is that I've lived in Japan, Mexico and now the U.S. I love meeting new people and their different perspectives and with the SEC I would love to see more student involvement in sustainable projects, designs and ideas at UCSC! Feel free to come say hi or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Judy Li - Fiscal Co-Chair -
Hello everyone! My name is Judy and I’m the current Fiscal Co-Chair for SEC! I’m a fourth year General Biology major and I initially joined SEC last Winter quarter as a 2-unit intern for the Students for Organic Solutions campaign, then moved on to becoming a 5-unit intern in the Spring, and now this year, I’m one of the Co-Chairs. Who knew! Being a part of SEC and SOS has sparked my interest in environmental sustainability, and food sustainability in particular. Even though my main role as the Fiscal Co-Chair is to keep our budget in check and making sure that we don’t run into a deficit, I’ve learned so much about the power that students have, as individuals and also as a collective. SEC has been such an awesome part of my college career and I wish I had found out about this organization sooner, but hey better late than never right? It’s amazing how driven SEC members are in making positive changes in the world, not just in the environment but also for everything living in it! I’m so so proud to be part of this organization?! Feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com ! Oh, and I like kicking back and watching YouTube videos.
Stephanie Chang - Outreach Co-Chair -
Hi there! I'm Stephanie and some of my favorite things are sunflowers, good music, and a nice long nap! I'm a fourth year HAVC major and originally joined SEC as a 5-unit intern and continued on as a coordinator this year. I initially joined without much thought but being a part of and working for SEC has made my time here at UCSC that much more valuable and it has broadened my world view and my knowledge of the many different sustainability organizations and projects on and off campus. With the work that I do, I hope to raise awareness of who we are as a student-run and student-led organization on campus and what we are doing and will continue to do for the student body in terms of sustainability and other issues that rise along with it. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or are interested in an outreach position!
Rene Gonzalez - Waste Prevention Coordinator -
Hey! I’m Rene, a second year Environmental Studies and Biology double major. I joined the Student Environmental Center last academic year and at that time, I was more than just a bit undecided if I wanted to do something so soon into college. I almost didn’t join at all, seriously I almost left the Introduction Night halfway through. But deciding to stay was literally the best choice I have made so far! Now I am the Waste Prevention coordinator! I absolutely love what I am doing right now, talking and networking with others while being able to make a change in our campus! Outside of Waste Prevention, I just love to be outside and to do things. Going for hikes or runs, doing some reading, or to be with people. You can probably also find me as an exhibit guide at the Seymour Center. If you want to get involved with Waste Prevention, or to learn more, email me at email@example.com!
Angela Harris -Advisor-
Angela is the staff advisor for the Student Environmental Center, Education for Sustainable Living Program, and Campus Sustainability Council. Angela brings her experience as a SOAR Advisor, as well as having been an Outreach and Development Manager for the non-profit Earth Care, to this role. She also worked as an administrative and volunteer coordinator for a domestic violence shelter in her home state of New Mexico. Angela holds a degree in Environmental Studies and Biology from UCSC, and was active in the "Enviroslug" organizations as an undergraduate. She offers strengths in shared leadership, environmental advocacy, organizational development, and fiscal management to further the student run, student led sustainability movement on our campus!
Jacqueline Gamboa - College Eight Garden Co-Coordinator -
My name is Jacqueline, well Jackie for short, I am a fourth year Environmental Studies and Education minor!
I love outdoor hikes and cold mornings! When I joined SEC I was an intern for D.Y.O.D (drop your own drip) during my quarter with this campaign I realized how much of an impact students can have on campus! I was inspired to become a co-coordinator for the College 8 Garden hoping to share my knowledge about sustainable gardening techniques along with my love for the environment! firstname.lastname@example.org
McCall Williams - Drop Your Own Drip Coordinator -
Hey my name is McCall Williams and I am a fourth year Environmental Studies student and I have been working with the Student Environmental Center for two years now. I originally started out as a 2-unit intern, moved up to a 5-unit intern and then eventually became the Campaign Coordinator! The position of a Campaign Coordinator has not only helped me build myself intellectually, but overall has allowed my to network and meet so many new people! I have not only pursued work that I am passionate about but I have been able to build professional skill sets, meet administrators on campus, and been able to work for other offices related to sustainability. I can attest to the fact that the Student Environmental Center has helped me immensely with professional development and I will carry all of the skills I have learned into my adult career. Thanks SEC!
Jordan Le - Transportation Coordinator -
Hi, my name is Jordan and I am the Transportation Campaign Coordinator. I consider myself to be an avid cyclist as I commute everywhere via bicycle and I love everything bike related; I’m even my own mechanic! I hope to get more people off the buses and onto a bike or walking because it’s more fun and healthy. Besides riding, working on, and talking about bikes, I also enjoy reading surrealism and literature and antagonizing my cat at home. See you around campus! email@example.com
Jennifer Prieto-Cano -Students for Organic Solutions Coordinator-
Hi hi! My name is Jennifer, Jenn for short. I am a Legal Studies Major and I am currently the coordinator for the Students for Organic Solutions campaign. I began my journey in SEC as a volunteer for SOS and it completely opened my horizon for sustainability practices. Becoming a part of SEC has pegged my interest concerning environmental and food sustainability. I've also developed a sense of professionalism and responsibility by becoming a coordinator in a student ran organization. I plan to continue spreading healthy food sustainability practices during my last year and hope to see you at my food giveaways!
Wendy Garcia - Personnel Co-Chair -
Madeleine Turner - Blueprint Co-Chair -
Madeleine is the Blueprint Coordinator for the Student Environmental Center (SEC). She grew up in La Verne, California. As a kid, she loved nature and catching critters. Eventually this love translated into a passion for environmentalism. She hopes that the Blueprint and SEC can engage students in transforming UCSC into a sustainable institution. Outside of organizing, Madeleine like to go outdoors, hula hoop and read.