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2018-2019 Leaders

CAB Co-Chair 2018-2019

Hello cabbies! I’m Christian Larson, one of the co-chairs for the 2018 – 2019 leader board, I’m a second-year physics major from San Diego. I’m committed to providing you with as many opportunities to contribute to your community as I can. Volunteering is a huge passion of mine and I’d love to help others get involved as well. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email as as-cabcochair@ucsb.edu.





Steven King, CAB Co-Chair 2018-2019

How’s it going Gauchos? My names Steven, and I’m excited to be one of CAB’s 2018-2019 Co-Chair! I’m a 3rd year Political Science major, and this is my second year as a part of the best board on campus: CAB! I am excited for all of the new amazing things that the board has planned for this year as well as continuing some of our old favorites. I love getting involved and helping out the community, which is why I’m super proud of what CAB has accomplished and will accomplish in the future. I can’t wait to meet all of our awesome volunteers! If you have any questions shoot me an email at as-cabcochair@ucsb.edu.



Johnny Balbuena, CAB Secretary 2018-2019

Hi Cabbies! My name is Johnny Balbuena and I am CAB’s Secretary for the 2018-2019 academic year. I am a 4th year Political Science and History double major. I joined CAB’s because I thoroughly enjoy the feeling of helping those in my community and making sure that we make everyone feel welcomed. Aside from volunteering, some of my other personal hobbies include walking by the beach, going to the gym, or grabbing a Starbucks! Volunteering is an incredible and rewarding experience on its own, and is the reason why I joined CAB’s wonderful leader board! If you have any questions or want to talk about about anything, please feel free to email me at as-cabsecretary@ucsb.edu or come visit me during Office Hours!


Edwin Ballesteros, CAB Treasurer 2018-2019

Hi everyone! My name is Edwin Ballesteros, and I’ll be CAB’s treasurer for the 2018-2019 school year. I am a fourth year student majoring in Economics and Accounting along with getting a minor in Professional Writing and a certificate from the Technology Management Program. Aside from that, I enjoy music, travel, and learning new things. I hope to help foster our community and be pragmatic with our student money. My office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-12 and Wednesdays from 12-1. If you have any questions about anything, feel to reach me during office hours or at as-cabtreasurer@ucsb.edu.



Katie Lydon, CAB Hunger/Houseless Co-Coordinator 2018-2019

Hi! My name is Katie Lydon and I’m so excited to serve as one of your co Hunger Houseless coordinators! I am currently a second year and am working on declaring a Political Science major. Joining CAB has been a great way to meet new people and I can’t wait to plan events to help the community this year. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at ascabhouselesshunger@ucsb.edu.





Hi everyone, my name is Oscar Ramos and I’m CAB’s Environmental Coordinator for the year. I’m a third year Financial Math and Statistics major from San Jose, California, with an excitement for volunteering. I’m super excited to help out, not just the I.V. and UCSB communities, but the global community as well. My spirit for helping the environment and the community began early in high school and has stuck with since. I really look forward to getting to meet you all at our meetings and events. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or even any ideas for how we can help the environment, feel free to see me in my office hours Fridays at 11am or email me at cabenvironmentalcoordinator@gmail.com. Hope to see you guys at our meetings!

Glynnis Foley, CAB Animal Coordinator 2018-2019

Hi! I’m an actuarial science major with a passion for animals and the environment. If you want to volunteer with me at BUNS, click here: https://goo.gl/forms/jlRnID0a1YGFgi4d2. Feel free to email me at as-cabanimalcoordinator@ucs.edu if you have any questions!






Joanna Kim, CAB Special Projects Coordinator 2018-2019

Hey Cabbies!! My name is Joanna Kim and I’ll be your 2018-2019 Special Projects Coordinator. 🙂 I am a first year and majoring in Statistical Sciences. Ever since middle school, I was involved in a lot of volunteering and I am excited to be working with such an amazing organization. Some fun facts about me are that I love KPOP (Seventeen, BTS, Blackpink), am a big fan of the Office, and love makeup. Contact me at as-cabspecialprojects@ucsb.edu!




Joanna Najera, CAB Family Literacy Co-Coordinator 2018-2019

What’s up Cabbies! I am Johanna, co-coordinator of the Family Literacy Program with Colin. It’s my 4th year studying Anthropology and Art History at UCSB. Colin and I aim to make FLP a fun and rewarding volunteer experience for everyone in our community. Volunteering with FLP means tutoring children by helping complete homework, being a role model, and listening to them. If you want to be involved with FLP or have any questions for me, email me at cabflp@ucsb.edu.


Colin Wu, CAB Family Literacy Program Co-Coordinator



Hey friends! My name is Colin Wu and I’m excited to be your FLP co-coordinator this year alongside Johanna! I’m a second year Sociology and Economics major, and I’m honored to be working with all you gauchos ready and willing to help tutor our little fellows from the local elementary schools! If you’re looking for a fun and rewarding experience that not only helps the community but also furthers your own personal growth, then you’ve found it. If you have any questions or just want to chat about your day, shoot me an email at cabflp@as.ucsb.edu. Let’s have a great year!


Ambar Gonzalez, CAB Alternative Breaks Co- Coordinator 2018-2019

Hey Gauchos! My name is Ambar Gonzalez. I am one of two of CAB’s Alternative Breaks co-coordinators this year. I am so excited for what is to come out of this experience as we have great volunteering opportunities in store for y’all (: Victims of natural disasters are in a very vulnerable state and help is crucial. If you want to make an impact, participate and learn about volunteering while having the chance to travel, look out for applications in Winter and Spring Quarter! CAB’s mission is to spread peace and love and it is only possible through dedicated cabbies! If you have any questions, need advice or just want to make my day by sending memes, you can contact me at as-alternativebreaks@ucsb.edu or find me at my office hours!


Emma Wiley, CAB Historian 2018-2019

My name is Emma Wiley, I am a third year Global Studies major and French minor from Washington, DC. I am very excited to be this years CAB historian and help document all of the great work that CAB does on a daily basis! I  joined CAB because I love to be active in the community through volunteering and love to meet new people! Feel free to reach me during Office Hours or via email as as-cabhistorian@ucsb.edu.





Megan Lee, CAB Youth Outreach Coordinator 2018-2019

Hi everyone! My name is Megan Lee and I’m a second year biopsychology major from Irvine, California. I’m super excited to be your Youth Outreach Coordinator again this year! In my free time, I love brunching, going to the beach, and watching Gilmore Girls and Grey’s Anatomy. Being a part of CAB has exposed me to so many amazing volunteer opportunities – especially those with the kids in our community. Getting to hang out with all the cute kids, whether it be playing soccer or doing arts and crafts, is such a fun and rewarding experience and I’d love for you to join me! If you love spending time with kids or have any questions, you can always email me at as-cabyouthoutreach@ucsb.edu. I can’t wait to meet you all!


Raphael King, CAB Senior Citizen Coordinator 2018-2019

Hey everyone! I’m Raphael. This year I’ll be serving as CAB’s senior citizen coordinator. I am a 4th year physics major from Santa Ana, California. Aside from volunteering, my hobbies and passions include exploration, learning new things, and pushing myself to be the best that I can be. Joining CAB has allowed to fulfill all of these hobbies as well as perform work that is both meaningful and rewarding. In particular, I found working with and helping out the elderly to be an incredibly interesting and enjoyable experience. If you need community service hours, are passionate about volunteering, or just have questions about pretty much anything, you can contact me at as-cabseniorcitizen@ucsb.edu or come see me during my office hours. I can’t wait to meet all of you and to connect new cabbies to the greater community!



Claire Bolton, CAB Public Relations Co-Coordinator 2018-2019

Hi, Cabbies! My name is Claire Bolton and I am your Public Relations Co-Coordinator along with Ricky for the 2018-2019 school year. I am a fourth-year Communication major, hoping to pursue a career in Marketing, I’m excited to finish off my time at college by being part of CAB! One of my passions includes volunteering. I volunteered all throughout high school and while at SBCC. You’ll see me tabling every month by the arbor, so come by and say hello! Volunteering with CAB is a great way to give back to the community while making lifelong friendships. Don’t hesitate to email me or Ricky at as-cabpublicrelations@ucsb.edu if you have any questions. I am excited to meet you all!



Ricky Nguyen, CAB Public Relations Co-Coordinator 2018-2019

Hi everyone! I’m Ricky. First of all, make sure you go check out and follow CAB on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat because i’m your Public Relations Co-Coordinator this year, so get ready for some quality posts. I’m a third year communication major, and also a third year CAB strong advocate and CAB office tenant. Yes, i spend a lot of time with CAB. at any volunteer event from kids, animals, trees, and hunger/houseless all the way to alternative break in Texas, you’ll probably see me. My office hours are MWF 1:45-2:45pm at the CAB office. First person who finds me at the CAB office and tells me the secret word (crouton) gets a Starburst.


Hello friends! My name is Kellie McManamon and I am a third-year double majoring in Sociology and Communication. I am incredibly excited to be working with the Community Affairs Board this year because it is a welcoming organization that promotes bettering the community through volunteer service. I am especially excited to have the position of  Community Outreach Coordinator and work with nonprofits in the Santa Barbara area because I am able to bring service opportunities to my fellow gauchos and help support local organizations. When I’m not working as a CAB member, I enjoy watching the office, fan-girling over dogs, and collecting sea-glass at the beach. I love to talk so please feel free to swing by my office hours or email me at  as-cabcommunityoutreach@ucsb.edu. Look at pictures of dogs with me & help the community- my two favorite things!