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SOAR

Student Organization Advising & Resources at UC Santa Cruz

  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
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  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
  • Student Organization Advising & Resources
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Meet the SOAR Staff

Director

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  • Sayo Fujioka
  • Phone Number (831) 459-2934
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Sayo Fujioka has deep roots in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas as well
Director, Sayo managed and organized successful electoral campaigns and
citywide cultural festivals in Watsonville.  She was recruited to UCSC to design
leadership trainings then served as a student organization advisor. Sayo attributes her love of
collaborative, fast-paced environments to her ten years in the Bay Area restaurant industry,
including her work as a Field Representative for the hotel and restaurant employees union.
 

Associate Director

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Phone Number (831)459-3488

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Kari Bauer has served as a leader and manager for both non-profit and private businesses,
departments, office operations, budgets and human resources. Kari enjoys building teams and
making improvements wherever she works, from Peet’s to California Polytechnic State University to
Bugaboo Mountain Sports. At UCSC, Kari’s energy and creativity resulted in streamlined processes
for students and lightened workloads for staff. Kari earned her B.A. in Foreign Languages at Lewis
and Clark College where she helped found an outreach program for Russian immigrant youth aspiring
to enter college.

 

 

Assistant Director

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Katherine (Kat) Canales

Phone Number (831) 459-5645

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Katherine grew up in Hollywood, California. As an undergraduate, she helped organize statewide conferences and film festivals while earning her B.A. in International Politics at UCSC. In 2002, Katherine was caught in a devastating earthquake while visiting El Salvador. She put her organizing talent to work and developed effective community-based disaster relief programs. Katherine returned home to serve as a mentor for low-income, first generation college students for the Upward Bound/TRIO Program at the University of Southern California.

 

Assistant Director

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Phone Number 831-459-4526

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Joshua Fisher has focused on youth leadership development for many years. He served as a Site Organizer for Youth Together, developing educational campaigns and programs in the Bay Area region and developed trainings for young people on the mechanics and theory of social change in the context of reproductive justice in New York. Joshua earned his B.A. in American Studies at UCSC and recently completed his M.A. in Higher Education at the University of Michigan, with an emphasis in Diversity and Social Justice.
 

Campus Sustainability Council/ Program Manager

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Angela Harris
Phone Number(831) 459-5391
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Angela joined SOMeCA in 2013 after serving as Outreach and Development Manager at a non-profit organization in New Mexico, which empowers youth to develop socially just and environmentally sustainable communities. Angela also served as Volunteer Coordinator for a domestic violence shelter in the Santa Fe, addressing the presence of violence in the community. As an undergraduate, Angela was an organizer for the Student Environmental Center and the Campus Sustainability Council at UCSC, where she received her B.A. in Environmental Studies and Biology.


 

Financial Coordinator

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Phone Number(831) 459-5573

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Francisco Galvan was a Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholar and a Rotary International leader in his hometown of Hawthorne, California. He served as a Bilingual Instructional Technician for English Language Learners while simultaneously building his financial and management skills in a retail corporation. Through his work, Francisco developed a keen appreciation for fiscal processes and the creativity involved in increasing financial efficiencies. Francisco earned his degree in Literature at UCSC and served as a mentor for his Greek Letter Organization.
 

Administrative Coordinator

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  • Tere Alaniz
  • Phone Number (831) 459-2840
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  • Tere Alaniz brings over 28 years of experience in customer service, administration, and hospitality to her role as Administrative Coordinator. She holds a wealth of knowledge of university processes and a broad network of professional contacts on campus. Tere is dedicated to supporting student productions and to facilitating transactions between campus units. Her rich experience on campus makes her a strong resource to students navigating campus procedures as well as those interested in the history UCSC’s student programs.
 

Student Union Building, Second Floor
1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Monday through Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Phone: (831) 459-2934
Fax: (831) 459-5729
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