2016-17 Cohort

Sydni BakerSydni Baker

"My project aims to increase the amount of student generated, environmentally themed art in the Residence Halls. This will be accomplished by establishing an application process in which artists are given the opportunity for their pieces to be exhibited and rotated among the nine Residence Halls for the school year."

anthony_200hAntony Alain Del Castillo Schickram

Anthony initiated GauchoGoals, a project which aims to drive higher academic performance and wellbeing amongst the student population by increasing the visibility and use of on-campus resources. GauchoGoals takes the form of a GauchoSpace project site that is visible and accessible to all students. In it, they can learn about and be referred to UCSB resources centered around health, wellbeing, and academic skills. This is done with the hopes that more students are connected to the help and support they need to succeed academically and make the most out of their experience at UCSB.

Alejandra Martinez-RamosAlejandra Martinez-Ramos

"My project focuses on creating and improving current financial resources for undocumented students, especially those who do not have DACA. Specifically, I am looking at how the institution already has the means to create and improve these resources."

Lena NeunerLena Neuner

"I hope to increase our student’s understanding of the Indigenous history of the land our campus is built on and the Chumash culture we are surrounded by through plaques and signage, as well as statements of acknowledgment at the beginning of university events and ceremonies. Through these measures, I aspire to create a more welcoming and inclusive campus for Native American students, which will hopefully lead to improved recruitment and retention rates."

Jenson WangJenson Wang

"My project looks at Institutional and systemic changes that provide much needed support for second year students at UCSB. Specifically I am working on an evidence based list of outcomes that will update the marketing, job descriptions and data collection for residents of the Second Year Residential Experience, Living Learning community."

Zenzile RiddickZenzile Riddick

"The goal of my project is to make UCSB more financially accessible for all students. By implementing FAFSA intervention strategies, I will provide students with reminders and resources to ultimately increase our FAFSA completion rate."