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.

 

 

Angela Busquets This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. TDN RD Hi, I'm Angela Busquets! I'm a third year student at UCSB studying political science. I love to hike and I like to go to the gym to unwind. I will be the resident director for Tropicana Del Norte, and I’m super excited for all the new adventures we will have this upcoming year!
       
Alex Ornelas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. TDN Hi, I’m Alex Ornelas. I’m a third year at UCSB studying History with a minor in Education. I love to play video games of all kinds and laugh with friends or exercise to unwind. I’m one of the RA’s for Tropicana Del Norte’s second floor so I’m hoping to be a great resource for you in the upcoming school year!
       
Andres Diaz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. TDN Hi, I'm Andres Diaz. I'm a fourth year at UCSB double majoring in Psychology & Sociology with a minor in Education. I love to work out and play volleyball in my free time. This year, I will be an RA for the 3rd floor here at Tropicana Del Norte. My door is always open, so feel free to come hang out or seek out some wisdom. I'm very passionate about higher education and work for the College of Letters and Science at UCSB. I'm more than happy to be a resource for you all and help facilitate your success in future endeavors. With that said, the future is bright and I'm excited to make this year the best one yet!
       
Annie Gorbonosov This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. TDN Hi, I'm Annie. I'm a sophomore at UCSB and I am undeclared, but considering Psychology as my major. love to hang out with friends and just enjoy what Isla Vista has to offer.  I am going to be a second floor RA at Tropicana Del Norte so I'm hoping to be a great resource for you in the upcoming school year!
       
Casie Bonstein This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. TDN Hi, I'm Casie! I'm a Second year student at UC Santa Barbara studying Linguistics. I love to watch live theatre and I like to hang out with my friends to unwind. I'm an RA for the third floor, so I'm hoping to be a great resource for you in the upcoming school year! I’m apart of a few clubs on campus including: I Am That Girl, Model United Nations, and Education Abroad Program Club. If you’d like to hear more about these great on-campus groups or are interested in seeing shows put on by our wonderful Theatre and Dance Department, let me know. Tropicana Del Norte is an awesome place to live, but if you feel overwhelmed by your transition into college, I understand and I’m here for you- it’s literally my job so please feel free to see me anytime. I can’t wait to get to know all of you, go Gauchos!
       
Edwin Duenas Ruiz This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. TDN Hi, I'm Edwin Duenas Ruiz. I'm a 2nd  year student at UCSB studying biology. I love to go out, play soccer, and go swim. I like to go to the beach to unwind. I'm the RA for 1st Floor at Tropicana Del Norte so I'm hoping to be a great resource for you in the upcoming school year! Do not be shy to come up and talk to me. You can always find me at the quad in my room or at the Rec Cen. Hope you enjoy your time here.
       
Francisco Pizarro This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. TDN  

Hi, I'm Francisco Pizarro, I am a 2nd year mechanical engineering major here at UCSB and I am an RA for the 2nd floor of Tropicana Del Norte. I love music and can play both guitar and piano. You can most likely find me playing soccer with my friends, studying for my classes , or in my room making music. I look forward to a great year with the residents and can't wait to start!

       
Milanpreet Singh This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. TDN Hi, I'm Milan. I am a 3rd year student at UCSB studying Financial Mathematics. I love to workout, read, and pretty much do any fun activities. I like to go on Netflix or just take a nap to unwind. Also, I will be a RA for the upcoming school year on the 3rd floor at Tropicana Del Norte and you can come to me with any concerns you may have at all!

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!