Meet Our Team

Hello and welcome!

The HSI team is a group of dedicated individuals from the Division of Student Success who are excited to support our diverse community at UC Santa Cruz. If you have questions about our programs or just need a little guidance on how to get academic support, feel free to contact one of our team members below:

Leadership Team

Reguerin, Pablo G.

pgr@ucsc.edu | (831) 459-2839
Department(s)/Unit(s): Student Achievement & Equity Innovation, Division of Student Success
Current Position(s) at UCSC: Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Achievement, Equity and Innovation | Director, Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP)
Time of Involvement: Since 2012
Supporting Grants: MAPA, SEMILLA, and Cultivamos Excelencia

Poblete, Juan

jpoblete@ucsc.edu | (831) 459-5734
Department(s)/Unit(s): Literature
Current Position(s) at UCSC: Professor
Time of Involvement: Since 2012
Supporting Grants: MAPA and SEMILLA

Tamkun, John

tamkun@ucsc.edu | (831) 459-3179
Department(s)/Unit(s): MCD Biology
Current Position(s) at UCSC: Professor
Time of Involvement: Since 2015
Supporting Grants: MAPA and SEMILLA

Herzon, Charis

charish@ucsc.edu | (831) 459-3460
Department(s)/Unit(s): Learning Support Services
Current Position(s) at UCSC: Director, Learning Support Services|Director, HSI Initiatives
Time of Involvement: Since 2015
Supporting Grants: MAPA, SEMILLA, and Cultivamos Excelencia 

Moreno, René

rmoreno@ucsc.edu | (831) 502-7033
Department(s)/Unit(s): Student Achievement & Equity Innovation, Division of Student Success
Current Position(s) at UCSC: Assistant Director, HSI Initiatives
Time of Involvement: Since 2016
Supporting Grants: MAPA and SEMILLA

Team Members:

Balderrama, Jonathan

Department(s)/Unit(s): LSS/ACE
Current Position(s) at UCSC: Coordinator/Learning Skills Advisor
Time of Involvement: Since 2017
Supporting Grants: SEMILLA

Bhattacharya, Nandini

nandini@ucsc.edu | (831) 459-1265
Department(s)/Unit(s): Mathematics
Current Position(s) at UCSC: Lecturer
Time of Involvement: Since 2016
Supporting Grants: MAPA and SEMILLA 

Cooper, Catherine

ccooper@ucsc.edu | (831) 459-4157
Department(s)/Unit(s): Psychology
Current Position(s) at UCSC: Research Professor and Faculty Director, Educational Partnership Center
Time of Involvement: Since 2012
Supporting Grants: MAPA

Covarrubias, Rebecca

rgcovarr@ucsc.edu | (831) 502-8136
Department(s)/Unit(s): Psychology
Current Position(s) at UCSC: Assistant Professor
Time of Involvement: Since 2016
Supporting Grants: MAPA

Demello, Nicholas

Department(s)/Unit(s): LSS and ACE
Current Position(s) at UCSC: STEM Skills Coordinator
Time of Involvement: Since 2017
Supporting Grants: SEMILLA

Estrada, Judith

judi@ucsc.edu | (831) 459 - 5608
Department(s)/Unit(s): Chicano Latino Resource Center (El Centro)
Current Position(s) at UCSC: Director, Chicano Latino Resource Center
Time of Involvement: Since 2013
Supporting Grants: MAPA

Garcia, Maria

Department(s)/Unit(s): Student Achievement & Equity Innovation, Division of Student Success
Current Position(s) at UCSC: Contract & Grant Financial Analyst
Time of Involvement: Since 2015
Supporting Grants: MAPA, SEMILLA, and Cultivamos Excelencia

Greene, Jody

citl@ucsc.edu | (831) 459-1694
Department(s)/Unit(s): Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning
Current Position(s) at UCSC: Director, CITL
Time of Involvement: Since 2017
Supporting Grants: MAPA and SEMILLA

Kupsch, Ole

okupsch@ucsc.edu | (831) 502-8733
Department(s)/Unit(s): Student Achievement & Equity Innovation, Division of Student Success
Current Position(s) at UCSC: Equity Data Analyst
Time of Involvement: Since 2017
Supporting Grants: SEMILLA

Langhout, Regina

langhout@ucsc.edu | (831) 459-2769
Department(s)/Unit(s): Oakes/DUE and Psychology/SocSci
Current Position(s) at UCSC: Oakes Provost and Psychology Professor
Time of Involvement: Since 2015
Supporting Grants: SEMILLA

London, Rebecca

rlondon@ucsc.edu | (831) 459-5376
Department(s)/Unit(s): Sociology & Student Success
Current Position(s) at UCSC: Assistant Prof of Sociology & SSERC Faculty Director
Time of Involvement: Since 2015
Supporting Grants: MAPA and SEMILLA

Martinez, Edgar

emarti60@ucsc.edu | (831) 515-2681
Department(s)/Unit(s): Student Achievement & Equity Innovation, Division of Student Success
Current Position(s) at UCSC: Graduate Student Research
Time of Involvement: Since 2017
Supporting Grants: MAPA and SEMILLA

Ordaz-Sanchez, Arnold

aresanch@ucsc.edu | (209) 986-1756
Department(s)/Unit(s): Department of Education
Current Position(s) at UCSC: HSI - MAPA Internal Evaluator
Time of Involvement: Since 2013
Supporting Grants: MAPA

Parmeter, Sarah-Hope

shparmet@ucsc.edu | (831) 459-4788
Department(s)/Unit(s): Writing
Current Position(s) at UCSC: Lecturer in Writing, Entry Level Writing Requirement Coordinator
Time of Involvement: Since 2014
Supporting Grants: MAPA

Ramirez Manriquez, Erick

eramir53@ucsc.edu | (831) 459-3721
Department(s)/Unit(s): HSI/ STARS
Current Position(s) at UCSC: Cultivamos Excelencia Counselor 
Time of Involvement: Since 2017
Supporting Grants:Cultivamos Excelencia

Sanchez, Sara

ssanch34@ucsc.edu | (831) 459-5386
Department(s)/Unit(s): Student Achievement & Equity Innovation, Division of Student Success
Current Position(s) at UCSC: SEMILLA Lead EOP STEM Counselor
Time of Involvement: Since 2017
Supporting Grants: SEMILLA

Valencia, Elena

eledvale@ucsc.edu | (831) 502-8734
Department(s)/Unit(s): Student Achievement & Equity Innovation, Division of Student Success Current Position(s) at UCSC: SEMILLA Grant Administrative Specialist
Time of Involvement: Since 2017
Supporting Grants: SEMILLA 

Woolfe, Maya

mwoolfe@ucsc.edu | (831) 459-1003
Department(s)/Unit(s): EOP/ SEMILLA
Current Position(s) at UCSC: EOP STEM Counselor
Time of Involvement: Since 2017
Supporting Grants: SEMILLA 

Zendejas, Lydia

zendejas@ucsc.edu | (831) 459-2868
Department(s)/Unit(s): School of Engineering, Undergraduate Affairs
Current Position(s) at UCSC: Director, MESA Engineering Program (MEP) and Undergraduate Advisor
Time of Involvement: Since 2016
Supporting Grants: SEMILLA
 

Past Partners and Collaborators:

Gonzalez, Elizabeth

Department(s)/Unit(s): HSI/STARS
Supporting Grants: Cultivamos Excelencia 

Cox-Konopelski, Nancy

Department(s)/Unit(s): Physical and Biological Sciences Division
Supporting Grants: MAPA and SEMILLA

Santos, Jesus

Department(s)/Unit(s): EOP
Current Position(s) at UCSC: EOP Academic Counselor
Time of Involvement: 2016 - 2018
Supporting Grants: MAPA

Nguyen, Thuy

Department(s)/Unit(s): Student Achievement & Equity Innovation, Division of Student Success
Current Position(s) at UCSC: HSI Intern
Time of Involvement: 2017 - 2018
Supporting Grants: SEMILLA

Valdivia, Asia

Department(s)/Unit(s): EOP/ SEMILLA
Current Position(s) at UCSC: EOP STEM Counselor
Time of Involvement: 2017 - 2018
Supporting Grants: SEMILLA

Zuniga, Kimberly

Department(s)/Unit(s): Psychology and Student Achievement & Equity Innovation, Division of Student Success
Current Position(s) at UCSC: Undergraduate Researcher, HSI Intern
Time of Involvement: 2017 - 2018
Supporting Grants: MAPA