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.

Melissa Fishman

mfishman@tropicanastudentliving.com 

Hi, I’m Melissa Fishman! I’m a third year student at UCSB, studying communications. I love to hang out with my with friends and go to the beach to unwind. I’m hoping to be a great resource for you in the upcoming school year!

Evamaria Haro

eharo@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hello, my name is Eva Haro I’m a fourth-year 
communications major. I love paddle boarding and exploring Santa Barbara. I’m super excited to get to know all of you and am looking forward to making memories this year.

Ethan Chamberlin

echamberlin@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hello! My name is Ethan Chamberlain I’m from a small town called Templeton in San Luis Obispo county. I’m entering my second year at SBCC. In my free time, I hang out with friends, play sports, and video games. I’m so excited to meet everyone and see what memories this year has to offer!

Ally Flygare

aflygare@tropicanastudentliving.com 

Hi! My name is Ally Flygare, I’ m from Westlake California and a second year environmental engineering major at SBCC. I love going to the beach, listening to music, and meeting new people. I’m also the RA of second floor St. Lucia and I’m so excited to get to know you all and have a great year!

Joshua Garcia

jgarcia@tropicanastudentliving.com 

Hey everyone! My name is Joshua Garcia, or “Josh,” and I’m a second year Pre-Financial Math Major at UCSB. I’m the RA for Sundeck, so please feel free to stop by and ask any questions or just say hi. I was born in Fountain Valley, but raise in Costa Mesa, CA. I love sports, mainly soccer, playing video games, watching movies, and hanging out. Looking forward to meeting all of you and having a successful academic school year.

Sage Gunthner

sgunthner@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hi, I’m Sage! Im a second year at UCSB studying Sociology! I’m from Apple Valley, California, so I love being here in Santa Barbara! When I am not studying (which feels like never), I love to shop, binge watch, or just hang out! I’m so excited to be your first floor Cayman RA! I can’t wait to meet all of you! If you ever need anything, I’m your girl. Let’s make this an amazing year! 

Daniel Hernandez

dhernandez@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hey!! My name is Daniel and I am second year and  Political Science major at UCSB. Im from the small town of Gridley, CA. I hope to continue on to grad school and receive a Masters  in education or go straight into law school. In my free time, I love to be with friends, play my guitar, and  chill while watching some Netflix. I am the RA for Cayman Second Floor. I hope to be an amazing resource for all of you in the upcoming school year. 

Victor Lopez

vlopez@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hi, I’m Victor! I’m from central California and I’m a second-year student at UCSB majoring in Economics and Accounting. I enjoy hanging out with my friends, listening to music and occasionally going to the beach at night. I’m the RA on the third floor in the St. Croix quad. I look forward to meeting you and making this academic year one to remember!

Katya Martinez

kmartinez@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hi, I’m Kat Martinez. I’m a second year sociology major. Whenever I’ve got a spare minute I’m either on the court playing tennis or watching Glee on Netflix. I am the RA for first floor Barbados so feel free to swing by if you need anything or just say hi! I’m excited to meet everyone and am looking forward to a great year!

Udochi Mbonu

umbonu@tropicanastudentliving.com 

Hey everyone! My name is Udochi Mbonu and I am from Elk Grove, CA. I am a 2nd year student at SBCC studying Biology, with the hopes of going to Med school and becoming an OB/GYN. I love hanging out with my friends and going on various different adventures, and I am really excited to be an RA for Tropicana Gardens. I hope to be a positive 
influence for you all and can’t wait to make some more exciting memories.

Delaney O'Connor

doconnor@tropicanastudentliving.com 

Hello! My name is Delaney O’Connor and I will be a third-year biology student at UCSB. I am originally from San Diego and I enjoy staying active, watching comedy shows, and hanging out with friends. I will be the RA of Martinique and I’m looking forward to having an awesome year!

Jose Sanchez

jsanchez@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hi, I’m Jose! I’m a 2nd year at UCSB studying Pharmacology. I was born and raised in LA. I really enjoy watching/playing baseball and basketball! I also occasionally play video games! I love to relax after a long day and hanging out with friends! I’m the RA for 2nd Floor Barbados and I’m excited to know you guys and be a great resource for you here!

Ashley Yeow

ayeow@tropicanastudentliving.com 

Hi beautiful people! My name is Ashley Yeow and I’m a second year Pre-Chemistry major at UCSB. I love playing basketball, sleeping, eating, tutoring, and spending time with the people I love, especially at the beach. I am the second floor RA for St. Croix and I can’t wait to get to know, and spend time with, y’all this year!