Your RAs

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.

 

Eduardo B.

Barbados Quad

Resident Director

Eddie is a 3rd year student at UCSB majoring in Environment Studies and minoring in Education. He is from a small city named Whittier in Los Angeles! Eddie enjoys walks around the lagoon, and making new friends. He loves food:) His favorite study snack to eat in Isla Vista is the legendary “Freebirds” nachos. He cannot wait to help create an amazing and memorable year here at Tropicana Gardens!

 

Courtney K.

St. Croix Quad

Resident Director

Courtney comes from a small town of Simi Valley, CA. She will be going into her second year here at SBCC. On her free time, you can find her hanging out, playing beach volleyball, or catching up on the latest Bachelor episode. Courtney is so excited to get to know all of her residents, and cannot wait to make memories with everyone this year!

 

August W.

Tropicana Gardens

Resident Director

August is from the not so far away land of Ventura, California. Two of her favorite activities include looking at cute animals and having good conversations. As a Sociology major at UCSB, August hopes to change the world and make it a little brighter with kindness, laughter, and a bit of glitter. And yes, before you ask, she was born in August.

 

Juliza R.

Tropicana Gardens

Program Coordinator

 Juliza is a second year Environmental Studies Major. She was raised in Downey, California. She enjoys going  to the beach, going to concerts, playing soccer, and her favorite- taking naps!

 

Ata A.

St. Lucia Quad

Resident Assistant

Ata is from LA and is going into his junior year at UCSB as a Physics major. He spent 3 years at SBCC and is a great resource to go to for advice on academics or college life in general. Ata’s hobbies include: basketball, volleyball, lifting, open source hardware, skating and watching Rick and Morty. Feel free to come by St. Lucia and hang!

 

Angela B.

Cayman Quad

Resident Assistant

 Angela is entering her second year at UCSB, where she is majoring in political science and minoring in history. Angela is from Orange County, loves sun¬flowers, and meeting new people. In her free time, you can find her hiking, at the gym, or binge-watch¬ing Netflix.

 

Nick L.

Barbados Quad

Resident Assistant

 Nick is from the faraway land of Syracuse, New York - a 40 hour drive if you’re down to roadtrip! He is currently in his third year at SBCC as a biology major and hopes to one day become an Anesthesiologist. Nick has played soccer for most of his life and is more than ready to take on a resident in ping pong. He is super stoked for this year and can’t wait to meet everyone!

 

Paul T.

Ocean Side Quad

Resident Assistant

Paul is going into his 2nd year at UCSB. He is a history major, but has a strong passion for sports. He comes from Orange County. In his free time, he loves watching movies, making spotify playlists, and playing sports. Paul is always down for a pickup soccer game, a late night deep talk, or an all nighter to watch the sunrise at campus point. He’s excited to be an RA at Tropicana and can’t wait for a great year.

 

Crystal W.

Barbados Quad

Resident Assistant

Crystal is originally from the East Bay. She is currently a second year at SBCC and she is planning on majoring in either business or accounting. After this year at SBCC, Crystal plans to transfer to a four year university. In her free time, she enjoys going for walks, hanging out with friends, and watching movies(except scary movies). She is super excited to get to know everyone this year and cannot wait to make this year unforgettable.

 

Rachel F.

St. Croix Quad

Resident Assistant

Rachel is originally from Sacramento, California. She is a second year history major at UCSB and enjoys anything sports or outdoors including going to the beach, hiking, or volleyball. She is always up for new adventures and can’t wait to meet everyone and make this year amazing!

 

Keely K.

St. Lucia Quad

Resident Assistant

 

Keely is beginning her second year at SBCC. She is majoring in Geophysical Architecture and is a member of the Honors Program. Keely is an out-of-state student from New Jersey, where her mother and two sisters reside. She loves to listen to music, walk barefoot, and dance like nobody is watching. Her favorite past times are binge watching Friends and playing Mario Party 5. Keely also loves her Italian roots, her Jersey accent, and of course —coffee.

 

Craig M.

Martinique Quad

Resident Assistant

Craig is beginning his 2nd year at SBCC while studying Economics. You can catch him living on 2nd floor Martinique. He is from the San Fernando Valley and loves to chill at the beach. He loves watching and playing all sports and is always down for a game of soccer. He is very excited for this year and ready to make some memories with all his residents.

 

Garrett M.

Cayman Quad

Resident Assistant

Garrett is a 4th year mathematics major at UCSB. He comes from the Antelope Valley (home of the sonic boom) and strives to work in aerospace. He loves making music, rock climbing and hanging out at his garden. Garrett’s favorite game is super smash bros, and he is obsessed with Game of Thrones.

 

Kellie W.

Barbados Quad

Resident Assistant

Kellie is a third year at UCSB pursuing her major in sociology and minor in theatre. She will be an RA in the Barbados quad this year. She’s from a small town named Whittier of Los Angeles. Kellie enjoys all things artistic, whether it be performing, singing, dancing, etc. She loves dogs and will probably at one point brag about her three dogs at home. She’s excited to build a relationship with her residents and for all the memories to come!

 

Come for a Tour

Come by anytime between 10:00am and 5:30pm to tour the property and see if Tropicana Gardens is the right place for you!

PARKING: Visitor parking can be found in the back of Tropicana Gardens in spaces 56 and 57. Please park in the spaces marked Visitor and note the number of your parking space. We'll be happy to issue a parking pass while you visit our communities!