College Staff

List of College Ten 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 Ten. 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 Ten.

  • Deana Slater

    Deana Slater

    Senior Director of College Student Life
    (831) 459-5034,

    Hello and welcome to College Ten!My name is Deana Slater, and I am the Senior Director of College Student Life at College Ten. 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 Social Justice and Community. Please join us in shaping our College Ten 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.

  • Academic Advising

  • Denise Booth

    Denise Booth

     Academic Preceptor

    (831) 459-4407, 

    Hello Slugs! My name is Denise Booth - I am serving as the Academic Preceptor for both College Nine and College Ten.  I am also a proud UCSC alumna. I 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. I encourage you stop by with your general academic advising questions and connect with us.

  • Cassie Issacson

    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 Adviser

    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 Ten 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 in Social Sciences 1.  I would also be happy to make an appointment to meet with you - just pop me an email or give me a call.

  • Daphne Mark

    Daphne Mark

    CoCurricular Programs Assistant

    (831) 459-1253,

    Hello my name is Daphne and I'm the CoCurricular Programs Assistant. I work closely with students and staff to help plan events and opportunities offered through the "CoCo". To learn more about the CoCo, visit the CoCurricular Programs section, send a quick email, check us out on social media or come by and say Hi! Welcome to College Ten! 

  • Linnea Beckett

    Linnea Beckett

    Food Justice Coordinator

    Hello, my name is Linnea Beckett and I am the Food Justice Coordinator for College Ten. I teach classes on issues of social justice and I am the staff mentor for the College Nine and College Ten Community Garden Club.  I am interested in pedagogies of social change and learning in out of school contexts.

  • 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, 

    The meeting spaces available at College 10 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 Ten!  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.

  • 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!
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    Janine Silvis

    Coordinator for Residential Education

    Janine was born and raised in Tracy, California and has a passion for social justice, a loud voice, a commitment to humor, and probably more eye makeup than most people. Janine recently completed Masters degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Vermont. Before attending graduate school, Janine has served four years as a full-time residence life professional at UCLA, UC Berkeley, and the University of Oregon. Janine obtained a Bachelors of Arts in Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Humboldt State University. Over the years, Janinehas developed a passion for restorative justice, sexual assault prevention, residential curriculum development, and student of color advocacy. Outside of work, you can find Janine usually getting a manicure done to match their San Jose Shark’s hockey jersey.

  • 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 any student interested in university housing and 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


    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

  • Amy Mandell

    College Ten Psychologist

    (831) 502-7193,

  • 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