College Staff

List of College Nine staff by unit.


  • Flora Lu

    Flora Lu

    (831) 459-5852,

    Hello and welcome! My name is Flora Lu and I am the Provost of College Nine. The Provost is the academic administrator for the college. That means I supervise the academic programs of the college including the college courses, academic advising, academic standing, academic integrity, college honors and distinction programs, and graduation. I hope to see you around College Nine.

  • Deana Slater

    Deana Slater

    Senior Director of College Student Life at College Nine
    (831) 459-3122,

    Hello and welcome to College Nine! My name is Deana Slater, and I am the Senior Director of College Student Life at College Nine. I oversee student life and administration at the college which include a variety of areas such as residence life, college programs, budget, facilities, and supervising our wonderful staff. Our college theme is International and Global Perspectives. Please join us in shaping our College Nine community.

  • Laura Wilson

    Laura Wilson

    College Academic Programs Coordinator


    Hello! My name is Laura Wilson (pronouns she/her/hers) and I am the College Academic Programs Coordinator for both College Nine and College Ten. I coordinate the Core Course and other courses offered by the college and provide administrative and academic support to Provost Lu. I am an alumna of Kresge College and I am consistently grateful to be able to walk in the forest just a few steps out of my office.

  • Gabie Darlak

    Assistant to the Senior Director of College Student Life


    Hi, I’m Gabie (pronouns: she/her/hers)! My role is to support the work of the Senior Director and Colleges 9 & 10 administration as a whole. I’m a Class of 2018 Banana Slug with degrees in Community Studies & Environmental Studies, and I am so happy to be able to continue engaging with this beautiful campus and its communities. If you see me exploring upper campus during my lunch break feel free to say hi!

  • Robin Kirksey

    Robin Kirksey

    Financial Coordinator
    (831) 459-3765,

    My name is Robin Kirksey and I am the Financial Coordinator for Colleges Nine and Ten. I take care of all the thrilling details of purchasing and analyzing expenditures at the two colleges. I make sure that the expenditures are charged to the correct accounts, also insuring that all proper guidelines are being followed during every step of the process.

  • Denise Booth

    Denise Booth

    Academic Preceptor
    (831) 459-4407, 

    Hello Slugs! My name is Denise Booth - I am serving as Academic Preceptor for both College Nine and College Ten.  I am also a proud UCSC alumna. As your advisers, we know that adjusting to university life can be challenging. The advising team is here to help you navigate your university career and assist you in making informed decisions about your education and academic goals. I encourage you stop by with your general academic advising questions. 

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    Cassie Isaacson

    Academic Adviser

    Hi there! I’m Cassie Isaacson, an Academic Adviser for Colleges Nine and Ten. I love connecting with students, discussing options that will propel folks toward success, and ultimately watching people achieve their goals. As an adviser, I have the privilege of helping students navigate the challenges, victories, and opportunities for growth that arise during the college journey. After living, studying, and working in Southern California, Ecuador, and Arkansas, I am thrilled to be back home in Northern California. I look forward to meeting you!

  • Amanda Cheung

    Amanda Cheung

    Academic Adviser

    Hi! My name is Amanda Cheung and I am an Academic Adviser for Colleges Nine and Ten. I take pride in being a College Nine alumna and hold its theme of International and Global Perspectives near and dear to my heart! As a first-generation college student and daughter of refugees, I understand some of the challenges you may face in navigating university life and hope to empower you utilize all the resources UCSC has to offer. I'm excited to support you throughout your academic career and see you succeed at UCSC! Be proud of how far you've come, and know that I'll be here to answer any of your academic questions.

  • Rachel Gascon

    Rachel Gascon

    Academic Advisor

    Hi everyone! My name is Rachel Gascon, and I serve as your Academic Adviser for Colleges Nine and Ten. I am here to support you throughout your journey at UC Santa Cruz. This is your time to explore, learn, and apply your interests and passions into action. My fellow advisers and I are here to help you out! Before you know it, you’ll be graduating and making a difference in the community. Go Slugs!

  • Student Programming

  • Wendy Baxter

    Wendy Baxter

    Director of Academic and CoCurricular Programs
    (831) 459-3142,

    Hello College Nine students and friends!  My name is Wendy and I work in the Cocurricular Programs Office (aka "The CoCo").  I take great satisfaction from working with our amazing team of students and staff to provide a broad range of opportunities for students to explore the theme of our college, build leadership and other skills, find community, and get involved.  Check out the Cocurricular Programs section to learn a bit about what we do, and please drop by the Coco any time - whether just to see what we're up to, learn a bit more, or dive right in!  We are located right next door to the College Nine Mailroom.  I would also be happy to make an appointment to meet with you - just pop me an email or give me a call.

  • Erin Ramsden

    Erin Ramsden

    CoCurricular Programs Coordinator
    (831) 459-4069,

    Welcome to College Nine! My name is Erin Ramsden and I work in the CoCo office where I mentor students, coordinate events, teach classes and facilitate retreats focused on our theme of International and Global Perspectives. Feel free to drop by my office and/or click on the Co-Curricular Programs tab to find out how to get involved! 

  • Daphne Mark

    Daphne Mark

    CoCurricular Programs Assistant

    (831) 459-1253,

    Welcome to College Nine! My name is Daphne and I'm the CoCurricular Programs Assistant. I work closely with students and staff to help plan events and opportunities with The CoCo. To learn more about the CoCo send me an email, check us out on Facebook, or stop by SS1, room 103 and say "hi!" 

  • Tim Barbour

    Tim Barbour

    Assistant College Programs Coordinator
    (831) 459-4465,

    Hi! I'm Tim Barbour, the Assistant College Programs Coordinator. I work with students & staff to plan and implement some of the cooler events here at College Nine and College Ten. I'm also probably the first person you'll be talking to when you contact the Programs & Activities Office. Shoot me an email, give me a call, or just drop by.

  • Christian Galliguez

    Christian Galliguez

    Reservations and Events Assistant
    (831) 459-5844, 

    College Nine & College Ten have great meeting spaces available to accommodate everything from student group activities to large events.  I'm thrilled to be part of a team responsible for executing these exciting programs.  Please visit the Activities section of this website and see what we have to offer.  You can even request a reservation online and I will follow up quickly to address your needs.  It's my pleasure to be of service offering these venues as a destination for your event.

  • Residential Life

  • Sarah Woodside Bury

    Sarah Woodside Bury

    College Nine and College Ten Associate Director for College Student Life

    Hello and welcome to College Nine!  I am the Associate Director, which means that I oversee all the Residential Life and Housing functions for the College in addition to managing the student conduct process for our students.  Check out our Residential Life section to find out more about our welcoming housing units and exciting programs. I have a strong passion and professional background in Social Justice and Community and look forward to engaging in the theme with you.  Please come by my office in the Residential Life and Housing Office (Hague, 1st Floor) anytime

  • Alex Pacifico

    Alex Pacifico

    Coordinator for Residential Education 

    Welcome to College Nine! My name is Alex Pacifico and I am the Coordinator for Residential Education for College Nine. I love working with students and assisting them through their educational journeys. My role is to support the development of students and ensure that they have a safe and successful time here at UC Santa Cruz. I supervise 13 Resident Assistants (RAs) and assist them with implementing programs and supporting the students within their community. Please feel free to come stop by my office at any time if you need anything or even just to say Hi. My door is always open! I am located in the Residential Life and Housing Office (Hague 1st floor). 

  • Orion O'Neill

    Orion O’Neill

    Coordinator for Residential Education
    (831) 459-1388,

    Hello! My name is Orion O’Neill (he/him pronouns) and I am the Coordinator for Residential Education for the International Living Center and the Apartments. It is my pleasure to work with students on achieving their personal goals by focusing on their growth, development, and community engagement. Fun Facts: I used to live in Puerto Rico, I spend most of my free time reading,  I enjoy writing fiction, and philosophical discussions are my favorite types of discussions. Please visit me in the Residential Life and Housing Office (Hague 1st floor) if you need assistance with anything or if you would like to say Hello.

  • Stephanie Welin

    Stephanie Welin

    Coordinator for Conduct & Education (CCE)


    Hello!  :O)  I am the Coordinator for Conduct & Education (CCE) for Colleges Nine and Ten.  My pronouns are she/her/her's. I love engaging in conversations with individuals and groups centered on expanding one's cultural competence through experiential learning and shared experiences.  In my role, I meet with students to adjudicate (process) student conduct cases, address emergency policies, procedures, & training, and facilitate preventative education programs & trainings.  If you have any questions regarding the conduct process, campus resources, or just want to chat, please stop by and see me!  My office is located in the Residential Life and Housing Office (Hague, 1st Floor).  Thanks!
  • Katie Ilecki

    Katie Ilecki

    Housing Coordinator

    (831) 459-3834,

    Hi! My name is Katie Ilecki(she/her pronouns) Housing Coordinator for College Nine and College Ten! My duties include all housing changes such as room changes as well as helping any student interested in university housing and answering their questions. I strive to be welcoming and supportive of all student housing needs and accommodate all as best as possible. Come by and say hello! I'm located in the Residential Life Housing Office in Hague on the 1st floor.

  • Amy Zuroeveste

    Amy Zuroeveste

    Office Coordinator

    (831) 459-3834,

    Greetings! My name is Amy Zuroeveste (She/Her/Hers pronouns) and I manage the front office in the Residential Life and Housing Office. The Student Housing Assistants and I are here to answer any questions and help you connect with Housing and Residential Life staff. I manage: door access (including new card activation) and any issues relating to your key or lock. 

  • Counseling Services

  • Audrey Kim

    Audrey Kim

    Counseling Psychologist
    (831) 459-1373, (831) 459-2628,

    Welcome to College Nine! My name is Audrey Kim and I am the Counseling Psychologist. Transitioning to college, being away from home, making new friends, juggling multiple responsibilities, and coping with academic pressures can be stressful and overwhelming for many students. College is also a time when many students start to explore their identities and their relationships with others. At some point, many students also experience some depression or anxiety. I can help you with a wide range of concerns by helping you gain insight into your problems and develop more effective coping strategies. Services are free and confidential. Have a great year!

  • Maintenance and Grounds Crew

  • John Cronin

    C9 Apartment Building 1

  • Mauricio Magdaleno

    Dining Hall Basement Maintenance Room

  • Eric Peterson

    Porter College

  • Sheryl McCartney

    Apartments #1004

  • Bill Reid

    Apartment Building 2

  • Michelle Sasse

    R5 Basement