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2017-2018 Leaders

Stephanie Nguyen: Co-chair

Hi Cabbies! My name is Stephanie Nguyen and I am so excited to be your CAB Co-Chair with Morgan! I am currently a second year majoring in History of Public Policy, hoping to double major in Global Studies. I’ve been in love with volunteerism and leadership since high school and I have been so lucky to be a part of CAB since my first year as Youth Outreach Coordinator. I love binge watching Netflix shows, taking naps (especially in the CAB office), the superhero Nightwing, impulsively buying pints of ice cream, and helping others. Come find me during my office hours and talk to me about CAB, school, life, Game of Thrones, Rick and Morty, or pretty much anything! I’m looking forward to everything this year holds. You can shoot me an email at cab.ucsb@gmail.com.

Morgan Lee: Co-chair

Hello everyone! I’m Morgan Lee and I’m excited to be your 2017-2018 Co-chair with Stephanie! I’m a third year Psychology major and Art minor. I’m proud to say this is my third year with CAB. I got involved with CAB during my Freshman year because I wanted a way to continue volunteering in college. Then, my second year I served as one of the Alternative Breaks coordinators. I am so grateful for the friends, memories, and amazing opportunities I’ve had through CAB. I’m looking forward to another great year and getting to know both the leaderboard and our cabbies a lot more! If you have any questions about CAB or getting involved, you can email me at cab.ucsb@gmail.com. Happy volunteering!

Nancy Huang: Secretary

Hi Cabbies! My name is Nancy Huang and I am CAB’s secretary. I am a third year Econ/Accounting major and would like to pursue a career in business one day. Fun facts: I’m a major edm&kpop enthusiast and I sell insurance at State Farm during my summers. As secretary, my goal is to provide cabbies with information on fun volunteer events via Care-Mail and keep things updated on our website. I am looking forward to being more involved in UCSB/community this year and meeting all of you lovely cabbies. Volunteering for the community is the best way to give back and motivates people to be the best versions of themselves! If you have any Q’s contact me at: cab.ucsb.secretary@gmail.com.

Steven King: Treasurer

How’s it going Gauchos? My names Steven, and I’m excited to be CAB’s 2017-2018 Treasurer! I’m a 2nd year Political Science major, but this is my first year with CAB. Despite that, I have  had a lot of volunteer and treasurer experience in high school, and I am enthusiastic about bringing that over to CAB. I love getting involved and helping out the community, which is why I’m super excited about this year. If you have any questions shoot me an email at as.cab.treasurer@gmail.com. I can’t wait to get to know you all this year!

 

 

Daniel Flores: Hunger/Houseless Co-coordinator

If you ever need any information on working with the houseless community in I.V., Goleta, and Santa Barbara don’t be afraid to contact me or my partner Gabe Tienda! I love working with the houseless, teaching myself new skills, working on cars, and exploring around Santa Barbara. Don’t be afraid to approach me during any of our weekly meetings to talk about anything you like, or ask me about the community! I look forward to meeting all of you! Contact me at cabhouselesshunger@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Gabe Tienda: Hunger/Houseless Co-Coordinator

Hey Gauchos! My name’s Gabe Tienda and I’m your hunger/houselessness co-coordinator for the 2016-17 school year! I’m a 4th year Sociology major and really excited to be a part of CAB. I’ve always been passionate about volunteering and I’m hoping to get to know as many of you as I can! If you have any questions about how you could serve the houseless community, email me at cabhouselesshunger@gmail.

 

 

 

 

Ileana Navarro Hernandez: Family Literacy Program Co-Coordinator

Ileana Navarro Hernandez: Environmental Coordinator

Hi friends! I’m Ileana, your Environmental Coordinator for the 2017-2018 school year! I’m a third year Environmental Studies major with a focus in Biology and a passion for taking care of our mother Earth. If you’re at all interested in volunteering opportunities available at UCSB/Isla Vista, make sure to come meet us all at our general meetings on Wednesdays at 6pm or come talk to me in my office hours on Tuesday mornings at 10am! I’m excited to share with you all the ideas I’ve planned for this school year in hopes to make our planet a better place and I can’t wait to hear yours!

 

James Ferraro: Community Outreach Coordinator

Hey Gauchos! My name is James Ferraro and I am looking forward to serving you and the surrounding locale as your 2017-2018 Community Outreach Coordinator! I am a first-year Political Science Major from San Diego, California. Some of my academic goals include graduating in three years, double minoring in religious studies and linguistics, and pursuing law school following my time at UCSB. This year presents an exciting challenge for me to promote volunteerism and the ethics of public service on campus and in the surrounding community. Hopefully, by connecting fellow students with meaningful internships, non-profit resources, or simply volunteering opportunities, I will accomplish this goal. If you are interested in anything I mentioned above, or if you want to talk about politics, literature, or coffee, please don’t hesitate to email me at cabcommunityoutreach@gmail.com. Let’s strive for positive change in our vicinity and our world!

Glynnis Foley: Animal Coordinator

Hey there! I’m Glynnis Foley, a fourth year Actuarial Science major with a passion for volunteering with animals and I’ll be your Animal Coordinator for the year. I transferred from Community College to UCSB last fall and I spent my year here volunteering at the SB Animal Shelter and the Sea Center downtown. If you would like to volunteer with bunnies and guinea pigs, cats, dogs, marine life, or non-marine wildlife just send me an email at cabanimalcoordinator@gmail.com and I’ll let you know what you can do to help!

 

 

 

Ricky Nguyen: Childcare Director

Hello friends. I’m Ricky. How was your day? This year I will be CAB’s Childcare Director. I will be dedicating most of my time to provide all the help possible for the families with children in UCSB and IV, to build a strong community. There is a lot we can do with the parents and children. Here’s my favorite event: Kid’s Movie Night. most of these volunteering opportunities are simply hanging out with kids and parents. in exchange, you get smiles from their happy little families. so get up! get out! volunteer! I’m also a 2nd year communication major, but to be honest, i’m just an overgrown child playing with smaller kids like in the photo. CAB is great. outside of CAB, i’m eating snacks, watching movies, and taking naps. Join me.

Siena Matsumoto: Family Literacy Co-coordinator

Hi! My name is Siena Matsumoto and I’m pumped to be your FLP co-coordinator for the year with Emma. I’m a second year Economics and Statistics major and I’m very excited to be working with all the fellow gauchos who want to do some tutoring to the cute little kids at our local elementary schools! Whether you’re looking for some quality community service hours, have a passion for teaching, or just have any questions for me; you can reach me at cab.board.flp@gmail.com! I’m so excited for a great and productive year with you all!

 

Emma Wiley: Family Literacy Co-coordinator

Hi! My name is Emma Wiley and I am super excited to be your FLP co-coordinator this year, along with Siena! I am a second year Global Studies major and I cannot wait to work with all of you gauchos! I am originally from Washington, DC and I have quite a few years of experience with different volunteer organizations, specializing in children’s literacy, in the DC area! I am very excited to get to meet you all and for all of you to get to meet the amazing kids we get the pleasure of working with! If you have any questions, you can reach either Siena or I at cab.board.flp@gmail.com.

 

 

Tejna Patel: Alternative Breaks Co-coordinator

Hi guys, my name is Tejna Patel and I am one of the Alternative Break Co-Coordinators for this year! I am a third year econ & comm double major from Irvine, California. I love to travel, watch Netflix/Hulu and to cook! I am super excited to be a part of the CAB leaderboard this year and for all of the memories to come. Last year I was selected as one of the participants for the winter alternative break and I enjoyed it so much that I decided I wanted to help plan them for this year! I look forward to meeting all the new cabbies this year and to help give back. Feel free to shoot me an email at cabalternativebreaks@gmail.com if you have any questions! 

Elizabeth Mendez: Special Projects Coordinator

What’s up, cabbies? My name is Elizabeth but y’all can call me Ely. I am from Anaheim, California (home of the happiest place on Earth)! I’m a 4th year Linguistics major with a TESOL minor. I’m thrilled to be the special projects coordinator this year! Through CAB, I host YOU MATTER! It’s an event to provide students with supplies and resources to help make going through midterms and finals even just a little bit better. I am passionate about the well being of all those around me and yes that includes YOU! It only makes sense that I am also the COSWB Co-Chair. Have any ideas or suggestions for an event? Shoot them to me @ cab.specialprojects@gmail.com

Tessa Fieri: Alternative Breaks Co-coordinator

Hi Gauchos! I’m your 2017-18 Alternative Breaks co-coordinator! I am a senior English and Communication double major. I can’t wait for our three alternative break volunteer trips this year. Alternative breaks combine so many things I’m passionate about– volunteerism, travel, and getting to know new people. Sound like you? Join in! My first alternative break experience was spent in Rockaway, NY, working on homes destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. I learned so much from that trip, and am so thankful I get to facilitate the experience for other Gauchos this year! I’m returning to campus from a year spent studying in Italy, where I became a pro in day trips and travel, and learned their beautiful language. In my spare time I teach yoga, read voraciously, and hike. There are so many places around the country where we as Gauchos can go make an impact: I can’t wait to see what is in store. Let’s travel together!

 

Matt Garnica: Historian

Hi everyone, my name is Matt and I’ll be serving as your CAB Historian this year. I’m a fourth year Biological Sciences major with a certificate in Health & Wellness originally from San Diego. Other than volunteering, I enjoy running on the beach, attending music festivals and living in beautiful Isla Vista. A part from CAB, I have been involved in Orientation Programs, the Daily Nexus, and laboratory / independent research.  If any questions arise please feel free to email me at cab.historian@gmail.com. I look forward to the new school year!

 

 

 

Stephanie Perez: Youth Outreach Coordinator

Hello Gauchos!!! My name is Stephanie Perez and I am excited to be your 2017-2018 Youth Outreach Coordinator. I am a transfer student from East Los Angeles College and I am majoring in Psychology and receiving a minor in Applied Psychology. I have been working with the youth since my junior year in high school. I enjoy volunteering, working out, playing basketball, and serving as a mentor to our youth in our community. This year I hope to volunteer with the kids in Isla Vista Projects and our local Boys and Girls Club. If you are interested in helping the youth and have any ideas feel free to come to my office hours Mondays from 12:30pm-1:30pm, Wednesday 12:30pm -1:30pm, and Thursday 8:20am-9:20am. You guys can also contact me through my email Cab.youth.outreach@gmail.com. I look forward to working with new cabbies this year.

 

Shivani Shah: Public Relations Co-coordinator

Hey Cabbies! My name is Shivani Shah and I am CAB’s Public Relations Co-Coordinator. I am a second year Econ and Accounting major, and am so excited for this upcoming year! My hobbies include dancing, volunteering and sleeping. I’m so excited to help spread some CAB love this year and you’ll probably see me tabling somewhere on campus. I can’t wait to get to know everyone and if you have any questions, contact me at cabpublicrelations@gmail.com

 

 

 

Ambar Gonzalez: Senior-Citizen coordinator

Hi everyone my name is Ambar Gonzalez and I’m a 2nd year majoring in Sociology. I am so excited to be CAB’s Senior Citizen Coordinator this school year! I am from the city of El Monte in the San Gabriel Valley. I enjoy attending concerts, helping out in community service, watching and playing soccer and going on the internet to laugh at memes. Joining CAB has allowed me to continue with a favorite pass time of mine, volunteering, as it is not only rewarding but inspirational. Working with the elderly can be so fun and enlightening and I hope you participate in my upcoming events! You can contact me at my email cab.seniorcitizen@gmail.com, find me during my office hours or CAB’s general meetings. I can’t wait to connect with new cabbies and the community. Remember to bring light and joy to those who need it the most as I can assure you, they too, will do the same for you!

Olivia Hornstein: Public Relations Co-coordinator

Hey Gauchos! My name is Olivia and I’m super excited to serve as your Public Relations Co-Coordinator for the 2017-2018 year! I’m a second year Communication major with an interest in Public Communication and Public Relations. I️ love connecting people with amazing opportunities to better themselves and the community around them! I️ can’t wait to see you all at our tabling events this year and feel free to contact me cappublicrelations@gmail.com if you have any questions!