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.

  • Sarah Woodside Bury

    Sarah Woodside Bury

    Interim Senior Director of College Student Life at College Nine

    Hello and welcome to College Nine! I am the Interim 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

    Gabie Darlak

    Assistant to the Senior Director of College Student Life

    (831) 459-3149,

    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!

  • Sandy Thompson

    Sandy Thompson

    College Assistant

    (831) 459-3474,

    Aloha! I'm Sandy and I am the College Assistant and Mailroom Supervisor for Colleges Nine and Ten. I am so happy to be a part of this amazing community. Stop by SS1, Rm. 217 and say hello!

  • 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 understand that excitement and thrill of embarking on this new undergraduate adventure.  We also understand 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. 

  •  Meaghan O'Shaughnessy

    Meaghan O'Shaughnessy

    Academic Advisor

    Hello! My name is Meaghan O'Shaughnessy, and I'm an Academic Adviser for Colleges Nine and Ten. I'm excited to be back among the redwoods, and in this dynamic UCSC community that both challenges and nurtures its students. As a former first generation and transfer student, and one who didn't think she needed to bother with orientation, I understand what it's like to come into a college and not know where things are, how things work, or whom to seek for help. So, if you're not sure how college works, or how UCSC works, let's talk about it. I am here to help you untangle your academic questions and concerns. My college experience was one of the most transformative and inspiring periods of my life, and I believe yours could be too. I want to help you squeeze as much juice from it as you can, so come see me and let's figure out how best to do that!

  • Eduardo Huerta Soto

    Eduardo Huerta Soto

    Academic Advisor

    ¡Hola! I’m Eduardo Huerta Soto, an academic advisor for College Nine and College Ten. As a first-generation student from an immigrant and economically disadvantaged background, I understand the additional difficulties of navigating, adapting, and graduating from college. Attending college is a thrilling and rigorous journey that will present numerous challenges and opportunities for growth. One of those challenges will be understanding and following complex (and sometimes confusing) academic policies and procedures, however, don’t worry as the advising team is here to guide and support you. As a college student, you will encounter many opportunities to develop your skills, take advantage of those opportunities and pursue your passions by studying abroad, joining student organizations, and/or conducting research. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you need assistance or if you just want to hear about my own journey.

  • 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

    College Programs Coordinator
    (831) 459-4465,

    Hi! I'm Tim Barbour, the College Programs Coordinator. I oversee the Activities Office at Colleges Nine and Ten. We're the home of the Activities Team of student program planners, the Tech Crew, the Terry Freitas Cafe and it's staff, and the College Guide Program. I also advise the College Nine and College Ten Student Senates. Our office is responsible for several of the programs and events that happen at our colleges.

  • Jess Prudent

    Jess Prudent

    Assistant College Programs Coordinator

    (831) 459-3853,

    Welcome to College 9/10! I'm Jess, your Assistant College Programs Coordinator. My role is to assist, support, and collaborate with our student staff to create amazing events and programs. You'll see me hiking up and down the hills, running back and forth between the admin office and the programming office, and occasionally sitting down.

  • 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

  • College Nine and College Ten Associate Director for College Student Life

    The Associate Director oversees all the Residential Life and Housing functions for the College in addition to managing the student conduct process for our students.  College Nine is currently awaiting our interum Associate Director to be appointed.

    Check out our Residential Life section to find out more about our welcoming housing units and exciting programs.

  • Hailey Lopez

    Hailey Lopez

    Assistant Director for Residential Education (ADRE)

    Hello! My name is Hailey Lopez (she/her pronouns) and I am the Assistant Director for Residential Education (ADRE) at Colleges 9 & 10. I supervise the the Coordinators for Residential Education (CRE) and generally help oversee Residence Life. The CREs and I work collaboratively on student support, leadership development, and to help our students gain the skills they need to thrive in global and diverse communities. Fun facts about me: I am a first generation college student, I love to read, and I have a mini-dachshund (a wiener dog) named Snoodie. I would love for you to 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'.
  • 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.

  • Katie Ilecki

    Katie Ilecki

    Coordinator for Residential Education

    (831) 459-3834, 

    Hello! My name is Katie Ilecki (she/her pronouns) and I'm the Coordinator for Residential Education (CRE) for College 9. I work with all of the RAs located in the College Nine Residence Halls to help create a welcome and safe living environment for students to live and grow in. I like to play board and video games, I'm a first-generation college student, and my favorite Pokemon is Eevee. Please come on by to say 'hi'!

  • Kyle Sasai

    Kyle Sasai

    Coordinator for Conduct & Education (CCE)

    (831) 459-3122,

    My name is Kyle Sasai [he/him], and as the Coordinator for Conduct and Education for College Nine and College Ten, I am responsible for addressing complex policy violations that occur in the colleges to create a community that values academic success. I support the UCSC conduct mission by meeting with students working through the conduct process, training other conduct officers, revising policy, and facilitating administrative processes while emphasizing transparency and clarity. I am excited to have the privilege of engaging with an incredible caliber of students here at UC Santa Cruz. Go Slugs!

  • 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