Resource Centers Assistants

  • Meriam Eskander

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    ERC Assistant 
    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
    Major: Politics 
    Hi my name is Meriam, I’m originally from Los Angeles and transferred from community college there. My hobbies include things like painting, drawing, being outdoors, cooking and crafts. On my free time, when I was back home I liked taking my cat on walks or exploring new places. I wanted to work at the ERC to help others like myself who struggled to find a community they can identify with and expose people to the different resources we have on campus. 
  • Maheep Luthra

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    Business Assistant 
    Year: 4th
    Pronouns: He/Him/His
    Major: Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics
    Here's a little bit about me. I was born in Chicago and raised in the Bay Area. If I'm not in a class, you'll find me watching different sports or spending time with my friends. I love the campus and the people of UCSC, and working at the ERC enables me to be part of such a diverse community and expand my understanding of different perspectives and backgrounds. I'm excited to be part of an organization that works towards the betterment of others and make voices heard!
  • Ashai Moreno

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    ERC Assistant
    Year: 1st
    Pronouns: He/Him/His
    Major: Astrophysics
    Hi my name is Ashai Moreno and I like to play soccer, watch anime, and sleep! I chose to work at the ERC that way I can familiarize myself with the resources offered at UCSC.
  • Yuyao Sun

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    RC Media Outreach Intern
    Year: 2nd
    Pronouns: He/Him/His
    Major: Proposed Film & Digital Media Major
    Having my first introduction to college be remote learning really pushed me to look for new opportunities in schools as early as possible! Working here allows me to create things that will reach many people and also keeps me aware of all the events related to important social/ethnic events that are undoubtedly relevant right now. I love to watch films, tv shows, draw, take photos, shoot videos, edit everything above... I'm basically the most frantically active nerd you'll ever see.
  • Samantha Vang

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    Ethnic Resource Centers Assistant
    Year: 1st
    Pronouns: She/Her
    Major: Computer Science: Computer Game Design
    I consider myself to be a creative person. I have taken on many hobbies in the past, such as drawing, baking, and painting, but at the moment, I do not have any hobbies. I think the RC is an important place on campus and I want to utilize its resources, space, and community to better myself and make connections with people who share the same identities as me. I was inspired to work here because I want to help empower others to do the same as me.
  • Evanna Wong

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    Business Assistant
    Year: 4th
    Pronouns: She/Her
    Major: Business Management Economics
    Hello, I’m Evanna, a little bit about myself I was born and raised in San Francisco and some of my hobbies include baking and boxing. Working at the ERC allows me to meet and collaborate with a diverse group of individuals, expanding my knowledge of different cultures and perspectives. I strive to be a part of the vision the ERC creates, to foster a community where students feel comfortable in their identities, be empowered in their academic success, and graduate with a sense of belonging. A fun fact about me is that you can list any coffee beverage at Starbucks and I can come up with the perfect pastry pairing with it! 
  • Mark Yang

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    RC Media Outreach Intern
    Year: 4th
    Pronouns: He/Him/His
    Major: Global Economics with an emphasis on East Asia 
    Being a recent transfer student at UCSC, I became invested in getting more involved with the student population. Working at the resource centers has allowed me to meet and collaborate with individuals, who I wouldn't have had the opportunity to do so otherwise. Fun facts about me: I'm originally from Hong Kong but immigrated to the states when I was 7. Held my elementary school's 4th-grade record for most laps during the Fitnessgram 20m pacer test (87 laps). And I'm deathly afraid of caterpillars and butterflies (I love to observe the annual monarch migration...at a distance).