Meet Your RAs

Your Resident Assistants (RAs) are UCSB and SBCC 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, SBCC and the community. They are our community’s “cruise directors,” planning social, recreational and educational events. They also help keep the peace, so you have a study-friendly atmosphere.

Anjanette Aguilar

aaguilar@tropicanastudentliving.com 

Hello, I'm Anjanette Aguilar, the Assistant Resident Director of TDN. I'm a Santa Barbara local and SBCC transfer attending CSU Channel Islands as an English major with an emphasis on Education. I love going to the beach, getting some sun rays or watching the sunset. This year may look different as we are in a pandemic, but I and my RAs are committed to making this year a safe and memorable experience.

Odalys Callejas

ocallejas@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hey, y'all! My name is Odalys and I am an RA for the second floor at Tropicana Del Norte. I'm currently a third-year student at UCSB, majoring in Earth Science. My interests include rocks, yoga, and positivi-tea. I am excited to meet you and I look forward to enriching your college experience!

Ramon Flores

rflores@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hey guys! My name is Ramon Flores and I am your third floor RA at Tropicana Del Norte. I'm majoring in Psychological and Brain Sciences here at UCSB and plan on finishing up my degree this Fall so that I can finish any prerequisite classes for PT school at SBCC during the second semester. I previously ran Track and Field at UCSB so I enjoy running, and pretty much all kinds of physical activity. I look forward to meeting you guys and passing on any knowledge I wish I had as a freshman.

Allie Calvert

acalvert@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hello I’m Allie, I am a 3rd year student at UCSB majoring in language, culture, and society along with minoring in speech and language disorders. I love watching the sunset, binge watching Netflix, and going to the beach. I am always down to go get coffee or chat so don’t be afraid to reach out. I hope everyone makes the most out of their year despite the unfortunate circumstances we are in! 

Sage Gunthner

sgunthner@tropicanastudentliving.com 

Hi Guys! I'm Sage Gunthner and I am your third floor RA here at Tropicana Del Norte! I'm a third year at UCSB studying Sociology with a minor in Education, with the hopes of being a teacher later in life. In my free time I love to hang out, shop, and just relax! But I'm usually studying. If you guys ever need anything I am always here for you all! Let's make this a fun and safe year! 

Joshua Handley

jhandley@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hey guys, my name is Joshua Handley and I am your first floor RA at Tropicana Del Norte! I am currently studying at SBCC to become a commercial diver. In my free time I love to swim, work out, and hangout with friends. I look forward to meeting you guys! My door is always open to y'all, so lets make the most out of what we can!

Naomi Pacheco

npacheco@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hey everyone! I’m Naomi and I am an RA for the third floor at Tropicana Del Norte. I am a second year student at UCSB and currently studying history. When I have free time, I enjoy going to the beach, surfing, and hanging out with friends. I am excited to be an RA and to help with your transition into college, so please feel free to ask any questions! I’m looking forward to making this a memorable year for you all!

David Wade

dwade@tropicanastudentliving.com

What's up guys. My name is David Wade and I'll be a second floor RA here at Tropicana Del Norte. I'm a 2nd year Chem major at SBCC who loves to swim, play water polo, and game. I'm really excited to get to meet all my residents and give them amazing experiences even during these unique times. I sincerely hope to make the most of your stay here.