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2016-2017 Leaders

Michelle Leonard: Co-chair

Michelle Leonard: Co-chair

Hey cabbies! My name is Michelle Leonard and I’m so excited to be serving the UCSB community as one of your Co-Chairs this year! I fell in love with volunteerism throughout high school and have been pursuing the social justice side of service starting with an internship at FairTrade in the UK. In my free time I love laughing, surfing, dancing, and speaking French with anyone who will listen. Ever since I came to UCSB, CAB has been my happy place and I hope I can find a way to make it yours too! Feel free to shoot me an email at cab.ucsb@gmail.com

 

Jacqueline Vierra: Co-chair

Jacqueline Vierra: Co-chair

Hey Cabbies! My name is Jacqueline Vierra (AKA Jac) and I am so excited to serve as your 2016-2017 CAB Co-Chair with Michelle! I am currently a third year Communication major hoping to graduate with a double minor in Socio-Cultural Linguistics and Professional Writing. This is my third year working with CAB. I got started my freshman year as a regular volunteer and last year I served as one of the Public Relation Co-Coordinators. I am so thankful for this organization; my college experience truly would not have been the same without it. I look forward to working with my fellow leaderboard members as well as our incredible volunteers. If you have any questions about the organization or getting involved feel free to email me!

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Jasmin Gutierrez: Alternative Breaks Co-Coordinator

Hi Everyone! My name is Jasmin Gutierrez and I am the Alternative Breaks Co-Coordinator this year! I am a 3rd year, Communication and Film and Media Studies double major. Last year, I was lucky enough to go to New York and volunteer during spring break with CAB Alternative Breaks. I had such an amazing experience that it inspired me to be co-coordinator this year. I am beyond excited to plan this year’s trips and I look forward to meeting all of the wonderful people that decide to participate in the Alternative Breaks and all other CAB volunteer opportunities! Please feel free to contact me at cabalternativebreaks@gmail.com if you have any questions! Volunteering is a great way to branch out and meet some amazing people while contributing kindness to the world! I hope to see you all,  xoxo

Renee ODonnell: Community Outreach Coordinator

Renee ODonnell: Community Outreach Coordinator

Whats up Gauchos?! I’m Renee ODonnell and am so excited to be your 2016-2017 Community Outreach Coordinator! This will be my first year at UCSB, which also means my first year as a cabbie, so for those fellow newbies interested in learning more about the amazing opportunities here on and off campus, feel free to email me at reneeodonnell24@gmail.com. I’m a pre-bio major, but have always been a leader in my own community. Connecting students to the world around them while also helping them build a platform for higher success is essential, and I am so lucky to be apart of that step. If you are ever looking for an internship, information about non-profits, or just a way to become involved in the world around UCSB, I’m your girl! (Not to mention the best places for acai bowls and prettiest running trails.) Hope to see you around, let me know if you have any questions!

Mauricio Baltrons: Hunger/Homeless Co-Coordinator

Mauricio Baltrons: Special Projects Coordinator

Hey there!

My name is Mauricio Baltrons and I am a second-year Environmental Studies and Political Science double major. I am the Special Projects coordinator for CAB this year. I am in charge of You Matter and Relay for Life, so contact me if you are interested in helping out! I love all things related to nature, hiking, and the beach, too!

Gary Van Huynh: Treasurer

Gary Van Huynh: Treasurer

 

Hello Gauchos! I am Gary Van Huynh, and it is an honor to be CAB’s treasurer for the 2016-2017 school year. I’ve been with CAB since my very first day at UCSB, and it has been and will continue to be one of the greatest parts of my college experience. Here’s a few details about myself and why I am involved with CAB. I am a fourth year Economics/Accounting major with a huge passion for community outreach. I joined CAB because it is a small group of individuals that want to make a positive impact in the UCSB and I.V. community. I’ll be in the CAB office 3 times/week if I am not in the CAB office, I am usually balancing my time between A.S. Food Bank, A.S. EAB, class, studying, running, and going to the gym. I am responsible of overseeing all CAB financial matters. For any other questions not answered on the funding guidelines, please feel free to contact me. I am here to help!

Nancy Huang: Secretary

Hi Cabbies! My name is Nancy Huang and I am CAB’s secretary this year. I am a second year Pre-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.

Elizabeth Mendez: Historian

Elizabeth Mendez: Historian

What’s up, gauchos! My name is Elizabeth and I’ll be CAB historian this year! I am a third year Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics double major from Anaheim, California. Yes, I live right next door to Mickey Mouse! I am so excited that this will be my first year on CAB Leaderboard. I’ll be the one with the camera snapping pictures of all your beautiful faces doing volunteer work. I originally got involved with CAB when a friend invited me to a dinner club event for the houseless my Freshman year, and I have been hooked ever since. I encourage and invite everyone to take the first step and join in on volunteering with CAB. Got CAB pictures? Share them with me at cab.historian@gmail.com !

 

Matt Garnica: Social Chair

Hi Gauchos! My name is Matthew Garnica and I’ll be serving as your Social Chair for this school year. I’m a third year Biological Sciences major from San Diego, California. My passions include health sciences, running on the beach, hanging out with friends in beautiful Isla Vista and volunteering. I hope to plan super fun events as CAB’s social chair this year. You can reach me at cabinternalcomunity@gmail.com if you have any questions!

Stephanie Nguyen: Youth Outreach Coordinator

Stephanie Nguyen: Youth Outreach Coordinator

Hi Gauchos! My name is Stephanie Nguyen, your Youth Outreach Coordinator this upcoming year! My major is Pre-Economics for one sole reason: to help people less fortunate than I am, one day. Not only do I love volunteering and helping others, I love listening to music (The Shins, am I right?), immersing myself in all things pop culture, eating cookies and cream and cinnamon ice cream, and practicing really bad calligraphy. I am so stoked to start my first year at such a beautiful campus and to help coordinate events and volunteering opportunities with kids through CAB. Establishing such strong connections with the youth in our community is an important part of our stories that we write. I knew my heart was in leadership and volunteering throughout my years of high school and I am so blessed to have this opportunity in CAB so early in my college career. I was sent an email right from UCSB and applied immediately! Don’t miss out on these wonderful volunteering events and be part of something truly good. Contact me for anything at cab.youthoutreach@gmail.com !

Monica Luna: Public Relations Co-Coordinator

Monica Luna: Public Relations Co-Coordinator

Hey Cabbies! My name is Monica Luna and I’m this year’s Public Relations co-coordinator! I’m a second year pre-communication major from Los Angeles, California. I recently got involved with CAB spring quarter of my freshmen year at UCSB and I immediately fell in love with the org. I’m so excited to work with you guys and publicize all the wonderful events CAB has in store. If you’d like to help us with marketing and promoting feel free to contact us at cabpublicrelations@gmail.com we always appreciate the extra help! I’m very excited to meet all of you!

Jordan Freedlander: Public Relations Co-Coordinator

Jordan Freedlander: Public Relations Co-Coordinator

Hello fellow gauchos! My name is Jordan Freedlander and I am one of CAB’s Public Relations Coordinators this year. I am a third year studying Anthropology and absolutely love all things primate-related. Besides having an affinity for primates, I’ve always loved social media and public outreach. I am thrilled to be part of CAB Leaderboard and look forward to meeting new volunteers. If you would like to get involved in CAB’s PR, contact cabpublicrelations@gmail.com. As always: peace, love, CAB!

 

 

 

Michelle Vu: Senior Citizen Coordinator

Michelle Vu: Senior Citizen Coordinator

Hey y’all! My name is Michelle but most people call me Meesh, and I’m this year’s CAB Senior Citizen Coordinator. I’m a second year Economics/Accounting major from Sacramento, CA. I love to laugh, dance, and binge watch Netflix shows. This is my first year being involved with CAB and I’m super excited for the memories to come! Volunteering to serve the greater good of the community is truly eye-opening and an experience that positively affects many lives. I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for us! (: Feel free to email me for any questions @cab.seniorcitizen@gmail.com.

Eric Wang: Animal Coordinator

Eric Wang: Animal Coordinator

 

Hey everyone! My name’s Eric, and I’m a senior studying statistics(WHAT NO BIO)  who’s gonna be serving the community of pets and wildlife(and you) as animal coordinator this year!  Come out and volunteer with me if you love cats. Or if you love dogs. Or if you love bunnies(ESPECIALLY BUNNIES YES I’M BIASED). Or guinea pigs.  Or animals in general.  Or if you’re just curious.  JUST COME OUT AND VOLUNTEER.

 

Joi Duncan: Childcare Director

Joi Duncan: Childcare Director

Hey hey hey UCSB and fellow community members! My name is Joi and I am stoked to be your Childcare Director! I am a 4th year Psychology major and Education minor with a passion for accessible education and innovative teaching and learning techniques. I got involved with CAB earlier in 2016 when I helped out with a community Bookfair and after school tutoring. I instantly fell in love with CAB’s ability to connect UCSB students to their community so we can all work together. I’ll be in charge of planning events that provide care for the children of our fellow UCSB students and IV in general. My main goal this year is making sure child care is as accessible and helpful to our community as it can be. If you’re interested in hanging out with some awesome kids, planning events, or creating tangible change, I’m your girl! Email me at a.s.childcare.director@gmail.com

Tanios Boudames: Hunger/Homeless Co-Coordinator

Tanios Boudames: Hunger/Houseless Co-Coordinator

Hey Gauchos! I’m stoked to be your Hunger and Houseless Chair. I’m a 3rd year Political Science major and Public Policy major and I love to serve my community. If you have any questions regarding volunteering with any hunger relief programs please feel free to email me at cabhungerhouseless@gmail.com. I look forward to getting to know all of you this academic year!

Jacob Morales: Environmental Coordinator

Jacob Morales: Environmental Coordinator

Hey Gauchos~ My name is Jacob Morales and I’ll be serving as your Environmental Coordinator for the 2016-2017 year! I’m a third year Global Studies Major with a focus on the Middle East and a huge passion for environmentalism. I became involved in a number of service organizations in the Riverside area in my high school years, (Key Club and American Red Cross whats up!) and since then have always done my best to use my spare time to service my community. If you’re at all interested in any volunteering opportunities available with the many wonderful environmental organizations around the UCSB/Isla Vista/Santa Barbara area, make sure to come to our general meetings on Wednesdays at 6pm and speak to me! Feel free to drop by my office hours at the CAB Office (if you have any questions or just wanna talk! I know some dope meat-free recipes 🙂  or feel free to send me an email at cabenvironmentalcoordinator@gmail.com.

Morgan Lee: Alternative Breaks Co-Coordinator

Morgan Lee: Alternative Breaks Co-Coordinator

Hi Cabbies!  My name is Morgan Lee and I’m your 2016-2017 Alternative Breaks Co-Coordinator.  I’m a second year psychology major with a minor in art.  I joined CAB my Freshman year and loved it so much I wanted to become more involved.  I am so happy and excited to be planning this year’s trips!  Volunteering locally is great, but being able to make a difference across the country and to positively impact the lives of even more people is an amazing opportunity.  I can’t wait to get to know all of you and make it a great year!

 

 

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 3rd 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 cabhungerhouseless@gmail.com

 

 

 

Ileana Navarro Hernandez: Family Literacy Program Co-Coordinator

Ileana Navarro Hernandez: Family Literacy Program Co-Coordinator

Hi friends! My name is Ileana, I am your FLP CO-Coordinator. I’m currently an Environmental Science major, minoring in Math. I LOVE the color green,frogs and kids. I am the oldest of three from a small town near LA called Whittier, but originally born in Mexico. My ultimate goal in this organization is to be able to help as many children become more literate while also giving english and non-english speaking parents/guardians the opportunity to become involved in their child’s learning development. I am extremely excited to share with you all my ideas and hear yours, so please HIT ME UP via email at cab.board.flp@gmail.com or come say hi at our CAB meetings! Hope to see you!(:

 

Tiffany Vuong: Family Literacy Program Co-Coordinator

Tiffany Vuong: Family Literacy Program Co-Coordinator

Hi everyone! I’m Tiffany, one of the coordinators for the Family Literacy Program! I’m from Milpitas, CA, which is near San Jose, and I’m a third year majoring in Sociology and Linguistics. As FLP coordinator, my goal is to help expand the program and improve our services for the kids we work with and their families! If you’re interested in this too, please contact me at cab.board.flp@gmail.com! I also have office hours on Mondays from 11am-2pm 🙂