Your RAs

Your Resident Assistants (RAs) are UCSB 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 and the community. They are our community’s “cruise directors,” planning social, recreational and educational events. They work with residents to create a study-friendly atmosphere.

 

Rodolfo V.

Resident Director

2nd Floor

Rodolfo, otherwise known Bofo is from Long Beach, CA. Bofo is a 3rd year Sociology major. You can most likely catch Bofo singing country, playing soccer, watching sunsets, or watching Shameless on Netflix alongside a cup of horchata.

 

Andres D.

Resident Assistant

3rd Floor

Andres is a third year at UCSB majoring in Psychology and Sociology. He is from Downey, California and currently works as an Undergraduate Mentor for the UCSB College of Letters and Science. Andres is excited to meet his residents, and can’t wait to introduce them to everything UCSB has to offer.

 

Antonia D.

Resident Assistant

2nd Floor

Antonia is a second year at UCSB majoring in Environmental Studies with a minor in Art. She was born and raised in Long Beach, CA and has a lot of pride for her city. You can catch her roller skating in the parking lot and around IV, sipping coffee at just about anytime of the day, or freaking out about the next show/concert she’s going to go to. Though her piercing makes her seem a little intimidating, don’t be scared, she’s really not that punk.

 

Graham F.

Resident Assistant

3rd Floor

Graham is from a small town called Half Moon Bay in Northern California. He is a second year at UCSB and is currently studying Statistical Science. Graham is a fan of music, going on runs, and playing video games. If you ever want to hit the trails or play some Super Smash Bros, let him know!

 

Hunter L.

Resident Assistant

2nd Floor

Hunter is going into his second year at UCSB as a physics major. He is from Santa Clarita, California. Hunter enjoys music, video games, philosophy, and taking walks around campus and the beach. Talk to him if you ever want to play Super Smash Bros or Mariokart.

 

Amrutha P.

Resident Assistant

3rd Floor

Amrutha was born in India and has lived in Tennessee, Texas, and Georgia, but settled in the Bay Area. She’s a second year BioChemistry and Molecular Biology Major at UCSB on the Pre-Med track. She loves to try new foods, drink lots of coffee, hang out at the beach, and play tennis. Amrutha is so excited to be an RA this year at TDN and make some fun memories.

 

Luis R.

Resident Assistant

1st Floor

Born in Los Angeles but raised in Compton, Luis is a second year Mathematics major at UCSB. Luis is a proud Chicano that loves Mexican food, but he is always down for a Charburger. Luis is always willing to listen and talk, so feel free to come up and talk to him! Also, Luis is your soccer guy, so if you ever want to play a game go look for him. Au revoir.

 

Simren V.

Resident Assistant

2nd Floor

Simren is going into her second year at UCSB and plans on double majoring in Political Science and History of Public Policy. She is from Chico, which is a small town in Northern California. Simren loves listening to hip hop and rap music, learning about politics, and spending time with her family and friends. Simren is passionate, ambitious, and always stands up for what she believes in. She is very excited to get to know all of her residents this year at Tropicana Del Norte and she cannot wait to make memories with everyone!

 

Come for a Tour

Come by anytime between 10:00am and 5:30pm to tour the property and see if Tropicana Del Norte is the right place for you!

PARKING: Visitor parking can be found in the back of Tropicana Gardens (1 block away at 6585 El Colegio Road) in spaces 56 and 57. Please park in the spaces marked Visitor and note the number of your parking space. We'll be happy to issue a parking pass while you visit our communities!