Meet Your RAs

Your Resident Assistants (RAs) are UCSB and 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 UCSB, 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.

Delaney O’Connor

doconnor@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hello, I’m Delaney O’Connor, one of the Assistant Resident Directors at TG. I was born and raised in San Diego and have spent the last four years in Santa Barbara attending UCSB. I am a recent graduate with a BS in Zoology, and I am currently attending GCU online for a Masters in Secondary Education with an emphasis in STEM. I love exploring cities, spending time in nature, as well as listening to music and watching a variety of shows/movies. I am excited for this upcoming year, and I cannot wait to meet everyone!  

Lexxus Edison

ledison@tropicanastudentliving.com 

Hello, I’m Lexxus Edison (she/her/hers), one of the Assistant Resident Directors at TG. I was born and raised in Palmdale, California and transferred to UCSB as an undergraduate. I am now a PhD graduate student in the English Department. I love to read and creative write, watch Korean Dramas or Telenovelas, and helping others. I am super excited to meet everyone and have a fantastic year!

Anjanette Aguilar

aaguilar@tropicanastudentliving.com 

Hello, I’m Anjanette Aguilar, the Assistant Resident Director of TDN. I’m a Santa Barbara local and SBCC transfer attending CSU Channel Islands as an English major with an emphasis on Education. I love going to the beach, getting some sun rays or watching the sunset. This year may look different as we are in a pandemic, but I and my RAs are committed to making this year a safe and memorable experience.

Michael Aldana

maldana@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hey everyone, I’m Michael Aldana. I go by Mike and I’m a 3rd year at UCSB majoring in Political Science (Poly-Sci) and minor in History. I enjoy being active by going on runs and to the gym and trying to learn how to use my skateboard. So, if you guys see me around trying to keep my balance feel free to come up and say hi. My door is always open if you need advice with school or anything really, don’t be shy.

Lauryn Bradley

lbradley@tropicanastudentliving.com 

Hey everyone, my name is Lauryn Bradley (she/her) and I’m from Norwalk, CA. I am a third year majoring in Geography with an emphasis in Geographical Information Systems at UCSB. I love
all things related to music, the gym, and watching movies. If you ever need anything, I will be here for you always. I can’t wait to start the new school year with you all and make the best memories!

Bergen Foshay

bfoshay@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hey everyone! My name is Bergen Foshay and I’m a 3rd year Aquatic Biology major at UCSB. I love data science, classical music, and spending time outdoors. Feel free to reach out to me anytime that you need support. I’m looking forward to getting to know you all this year!

Joshua Handley

jhandley@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hi everyone, my name is Joshua Handley! I am currently studying Marine Technology at SBCC to achieve my AS degree. In my free time I love to go diving, play sports, work out, and hanging out with friends. I am really looking forward to meeting y’all and excited to start the year off right! My door is always open to y’all, so don’t hesitate to ask any questions. Let’s make this year great!

Macey Lawler

mlaweler@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hi! My name is Macey Lawler and I am a 2nd year at Santa Barbara City College. I am currently studying to major in psychology and plan to minor in linguistics. Outside of work and school I like to play lacrosse, go to the movies, and go camping. I’ve lived in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area my whole life so, if you ever need a suggestion, I know all the best spots for everything from watching the sunset to getting brunch! 

Monsi Lupian

mlupian@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hello everyone my name is Monsi (Monserrat) Lupian. I’m currently a 2nd year Linguistics major and education minor at UCSB. I love being outdoors, playing rugby, and trying new foods. My goal this year is to create a safe and enjoyable year for Tropicana Residents.

Andy Medina

amedina@tropicanastudentliving.com

Josie Roberts

jroberts@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hi! My name is Josie from Los Angeles. I am a 4th year Communication Major at UCSB. There is so much culture embedded in Santa Barbara, I encourage you all to go explore it! If you need any recommendations, just ask! My door is always open if any of you want to stop by and say hi or just need someone to talk to. Let’s have a safe and fun year everyone!

Josh Romero

jromero@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hey everyone, my name is Josh Romero. I’m going to be a Resident Assistant on the 3rd floor Barbados. I’m a 3rd year Environmental Studies major at UCSB. I grew up near Big Bear California and I love to go hiking and camping. I’m always trying new restaurants in Santa Barbara and can give you some recommendations. Looking forward to a great year with you all!

Chloe Schiker

cschiker@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hi y’all, I’m Chloe! I’m a 4th year at UCSB, majoring in both Philosophy and Writing. In my free time I’m usually painting, doing macrame or pretty much anything art adjacent. I’m super stoked to meet all the residents and I hope I can provide a little insight as someone who has experienced UCSB pre- pandemic.

Mariela Wade

mwade@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hi everyone! My name is Mariela Wade, I am a 4th year Communication Major at UCSB and one of RA’s for Tropicana Garden’s this year! I love anything concerning true crime, journaling, matcha, and staying active. I am super excited for what this year has in store and ready to make the most of being back in person. My door is always open, and I can’t wait to meet all of you!