Your Resident Assistants (RAs) are SBCC students who are trained for over eight weeks to assist you with many of your day-to-day needs and college survival skills. RAs wear a lot of hats. They are a “been-there, done-that” source of information about SBCC and the community. They are our community’s “cruise directors,” planning social, recreational and educational events. They also help keep the peace, so you have a study-friendly atmosphere.
McKinley M, St. Croix, Residence Director
McKinley is currently attending SBCC and is pursuing a Business major/Philosophy minor. He originates from Menlo Park, (Northern) California where he cultivated a love and passion for sports and helping others succeed. McKinley has never been to Disney Land/World and wants to keep it that way; To him, the golf course is his "happy place" on Earth (As Chubbs from Happy Gilmore would say).
Jane W, Barbados, Residence Director
Born and raised in South Africa, Jane is now in her 3rd year at SBCC majoring in Communications. Her hobbies include traveling, being outdoors, performing and playing various sports. A random fact about her is that she has walked 50 miles in one day...3 times! P.S. She is Ellen's number 1 South African Fan!
Carolyn B, St. Croix, Program Coordinator
Carolyn is a Bay Area native from Palo Alto, Califronia (also known as "Tall Stick"). She is a Theatre Arts Major who is eager to return for another fun year with Tropicana. She absolutely loves Disneyland and all things Hunger Games. A fun fact about Carolyn is that when she isn't off adventuring she loves to curl up in her blankets and Pinterest her life away.
Austin F, St. Croix
Austin is a third year student at UCSB majoring in Physics, from Chino, California. In his spare time he is an avid runner and tennis player. A random fact about Austin is that he has three little sisters.
Eric R, Cayman
Eric, born and raised in Placerville CA, is a second year Marine Bio major at UCSB. His hobbies include skateboarding, snowboarding, fishing, and eating. He loves adventure and anything outdoors. A random fact about Eric is that he was raised on a small farm better known as "Snowy Egret Ranch".
Gladiola P, St. Lucia
Gladiola resides in Glendale, CA. She is a student at UCSB majoring in pre-economics and accounting. She enjoys playing lacrosse for UCSB. She loves to be with her family and friends and spend time with them. She also loves giving haircuts and making people smile!
Hannah G, Cayman
Hannah was born and raised in Thousand Oaks, CA. In her spare time she enjoys outdoor and hands on activities, such as running, hiking, playing soccer or painting. She is a psychology major at SBCC and on the track team and has a weakness for dark chocolate, puppies, babies, and flowers. She also enjoys long walks on the beach and collecting rocks.
John S., Martinique
John is a Political Science major at UCSB from Thousand Oaks, California. He enjoys soccer (¡fútbol!), hockey, traveling, foreign languages, and playing the guitar/ukulele. A random fact about John is that he dreams of being the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Kodie H, St. Croix
As a second year student at SBCC, Kodie is studying Marketing and Advertising as well as competing on the schools track team. This self proclaimed board game connoisseur hails from the Pacific Northwest and has once fed a baby kangaroo.
Nico H, St. Lucia
Nico is a SBCC Political Science and Military science major from Salou, Spain. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer and hanging out with his friends. A random fact about Nico is that he speaks 4 languages.
Ryan F, Barbados
Ryan 4th year at UCSB, Political Science and Global Studies double major. His hobbies are playing and watching soccer, skateboarding, finding new music, and being the man. Some random facts about Ryan are that he went to a Boarding Prep school in Boston, he is diagnosed color blind but chose not to get a handicap license plate, he's been told that he has an awesome laugh, and his body fat percentage is 4.9%.
Tracy P, Martinique
Tracy is a second year SBCC student majoring in Psychology. She is originally from a suburb of Chicago, Naperville, Illinois. In her free time she likes to attend yoga classes and find crafts to do from Pinterest. A fun fact about Tracy is that she has seen every episode of My Strange Addiction (but doesn’t have any).
Yadi J, Barbados
Yadi is an SBCC student majoring is Psychology. She calls Fresno her home, where she loves to cook with her mom. She loves spending time with her very large, but amazing family. Her dream is to go back to her high school and be a special education teacher.
Zach C, Barbados
From Tehachapi, CA we have Zachary C. Zach is a Film Production major, as well as a collegiate track and field athlete for Santa Barbara City College. Zach is ready to challenge anyone in his specialty, the 200m sprint. Off the track, he enjoys making short films and krumping.