Resource Centers Assistants

  • Desirae Barrera

    ERC Lead Assistant
    Year: 4th
    Pronouns: She/Her
    Major: Psychology w/ minor in Education
    Affiliation(s): Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc., Merrill College
    I joined the ERC because I wanted to be in a space where I can help other folks feel comfortable and welcomed on campus! I aim to be part of the change the ERC creates, such as creating safe and empowered spaces for students while also hosting programs that bring attention to important topics that need to be discussed. Some fun facts about me are that I am a Pisces sun, Libra moon, and Cancer rising! 
  • Maheep Luthra

    Business Assistant 
    Year: 3rd
    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!
  • Yuyao Sun

    RC Media Outreach Intern
    Year: 1st
    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 but 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, I love to draw, take photos, shoot videos, edit everything above... I'm basically the most frantically active nerd you'll ever see.
  • Mark Yang


    RC Media Outreach Intern
    Year: 3rd
    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 a distance).