Welcome fellow Gauchos to the 2016-2017 academic school year at UCSB!
My name is Christian Ortiz Gonzalez, and this year I have the pleasure of serving as the 2016-2017 Stephen S. Goodspeed intern in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. I am currently a third year student pursuing a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in German. In addition to serving as the Goodspeed Intern, I am also a Residence Hall Mentor in the Educational Opportunity Program, and serve as the Vice President of Theta Nu Kappa Multicultural/Academic Fraternity.
During my time as the Goodspeed Intern, I hope to educate my fellow students about what the Student Affairs departments offer and all of the resources that are available to them. I believe that taking advantage of all of the resources that we have available can be beneficial to the student experience at UCSB.
Furthermore, I would like to help raise awareness to issues and concerns that students have. Whether they are curious about the administration or have other issues that they would like to see discussed or highlighted on campus. Overall, my main goals is to help bridge the gap that can sometimes be felt between students and administrators on this campus
I truly urge you to go out and learn about the exciting world of student affairs! Throughout my time at UCSB, I have had the pleasure of benefitting from many of the student affairs departments, such as EOP, Financial Aid, Career Services, Campus Learning Assistance Program (CLAS), and have attended numerous events sponsored by the MultiCultural Center (MCC).
I look forward to another wonderful school year here at UCSB. Every day, I see more and more opportunities being made available to students. I am excited to be given this opportunity to give back to our campus as well as represent my fellow Gauchos. I wish you all a successful academic year and hope we can continue work together to represent our community well as Gauchos.
Christian Ortiz Gonzalez