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Goodspeed Intern Welcome Message


Stephanie Luong
Stephen S. Goodspeed Intern

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs welcomes Stephanie Luong!

Hi everyone!

My name is Stephanie Luong and I am so excited to be this year’s Stephen S. Goodspeed intern. I am from Walnut, CA but I have lived in Singapore and Taiwan, and I was born in Vietnam. I am currently a third year student majoring in biochemistry with a minor in applied psychology. After I graduate, I hope to pursue a career in healthcare, specifically emphasizing holistic wellbeing. I am a major foodie and I thoroughly enjoy cooking and eating. I speak 3 languages –  English, Vietnamese, and Mandarin. I love trying new things, whether it be bungee jumping, skydiving, taking a pottery class, or picking up new hobbies. My all time favorite artists are Taylor Swift, Louis Tomlinson, Frank Ocean, and Zayn. Fun fact! I used to run a One Direction fan account in middle school. Side note, I am deathly afraid of all animals. 

After working at Health and Wellness the previous year, I wanted to further my involvement in student affairs and be the spokesperson for students. I am grateful to have this platform to address issues that align with my interest, namely food insecurity and nutrition disparity across the UCSB campus. I aim to implement programs and disseminate resources that will hopefully bridge the gap between students and their basic needs. I believe it is every student’s right to have easy access to the necessary resources, whether it be in terms of food, housing, financial, or wellbeing, before they can truly excel in their passions. I hope to adequately advocate for my fellow peers and ensure that they can grow as an individual at UCSB. Most importantly, I am excited for all the new experiences I will gain, people I will meet, and things I will learn as I progress through the year. 


About the Stephen S. Goodspeed Internship

The Goodspeed Internship was created by the alumni association in honor of Dr. Stephen S. Goodspeed. Dr. Goodspeed was a distinguished Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs, and professor of Political Science at UC Santa Barbara. After 32 years as a teacher, nearly 20 years of which was also devoted to administrative leadership, Stephen S. Goodspeed retired in 1978, and UC Santa Barbara Alumni dedicated this internship in his honor. 

The Goodspeed internship is designed to give one student each year the opportunity to gain experience in higher education administration while developing organizational and leadership skills. The intern has the unique opportunity to learn about the internal operations of the Division of Student Affairs, from planning and policy-making to the workings of specific units within the division. The Goodspeed intern has the opportunity to collaborate with, and learn from, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and other senior administrators. Some students have used the internship as a platform to organize various campus events and activities, while others have used it as an opportunity for professional development and/or graduate school planning.

For more information, visit the Goodspeed Internship website.