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.

Havalin Nyivih

hnyivih@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hello everyone! My name is Havalin Nyivih. I am currently a fourth year Biological Sciences major with a minor in Black Studies at UCSB. My goal for this year is to create a safe, inclusive, and enjoyable living experience for all residents of Tropicana. I really enjoy socializing with others, developing new connections with people, and learning new things. I am very excited to begin this amazing year with all of you as the Tropicana Gardens Assistant Resident Director!

Luca Raicovich

lraicovich@tropicanastudentliving.com

 

Hey everyone, my name is Luca Raicovich. I was born and raised in New York City and I am a graduate of SUNY University at Albany. I’m beginning my third year here with Tropicana and I’m super excited to be stepping into my new role as ARD of Tropicana Villas. In my spare time I like playing or watching sports, surfing, and spending time with my two dogs.

 

Odalys Callejas

ocallejas@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hey, y'all! My name is Odalys. 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. 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.

Sage Gunthner

sgunthner@tropicanastudentliving.com 

Hi Guys! I'm Sage Gunthner! 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! 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!

Delaney O'Connor

doconnor@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hello! My name is Delaney O'Connor and I will be a fourth year Zoology major at UCSB. I am originally from San Diego and I enjoy staying active, watching comedy shows and crime shows, and coffee/yerba runs. I will be the RA of Barbados and I'm looking forward to having a safe and awesome year!

Naomi Pacheco

npacheco@tropicanastudentliving.com

Hey everyone! I’m Naomi and 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. 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.