New Directors:

Raman Deol |rdeol02@gmail.com

Director for Water Policy, Marshall 2011, Urban Studies and Planning/Environmental Systems

Involvement: Water Quality Mentor-Natural Reserves System, Test America Environmental Testing Lab Analyst, Sikh Student Association

When not working with SSC or sustainable planning projects, Raman enjoys tennis, working with kids, attempting new recipes, visiting and hosting friends and family, and generally exploring the San Diego area since she is a native to Northern California. Her favorite quote is “I am a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.” -Antonio Gramsci.

Victor Lin | vlin8732@gmail.com

Director for Urban Development and Transportation, Marshall 2011, Political Science/Education Studies

Involvement: College Democrats at UCSD (democrats.ucsd.edu), Students for Gavin Newsom (www.studentsforgavinnewsom.com), Education Studies Department (http://www-tep.ucsd.edu/)
In addition to doing work for the SSC, Victor is usually grading papers or thinking about life, the universe and everything. Victor enjoys a good laugh, reading and pick-up basketball games in his spare time. One of his favorite quotes is by Benjamin Franklin: “So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable Creature, since it enables one to find or make a Reason for every thing one has a mind to do.”

Desiree Prevo | desip2007@gmail.com
Director for Civil and Human Rights, Lumumba-Zapata aka Marshall 2011, Political Science
Involvement: Black Student Union and Associated Students

When not catching up on the latest food blogs, Desiree enjoys being involved in every aspect of social justice. She takes pride in her college experience by being able to participate in the unique experience of helping create and implement change for underrepresented students on the campus. Her favorite quote is, “If you do not stand for something, you will fall for anything.” -Malcolm X

Facundo Ramos |

Director of Corporate Accountability, Warren 2011, Computer Science (B.S.)
Involvement: Migrants Right Awareness, Student Worker Collective, UC Student Association
When Facundo is not spending his days working towards a more socially and environmentally sustainable practices and his nights programming cutting edge software, he spends it with a good fiction book, taking long walks on the beach and exercising his culinary skills passed on by his mother. His favorite quote is “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Socrates

Annie Le | thienann.le@gmail.com
Director of Energy and Waste, Warren 2013, Human Biology and History
Involvement: Foundation for International Medical Relief of Chidlren (fimrc.ucsd.edu), Students for Justice in Palestine,  UCSD Invisible Children Schools for Schools (http://ucsds4s.blogspot.com/), Haiti Emergence Action Team (http://haitiheat.ucsd.edu/), WENIRUDA Foundation (http://weniruda.org/)
I’ve gained a great deal from this gathering of passionate people, among them delicious recipes, ample reasons to avoid apathy, and a growing commitment to joining the movers and shakers who strive for a cleaner, kinder world. I enjoy listening to the wind whistle on leisurely bike rides, making handmade crafts, documenting all sorts of things via camera, blog and journal, identifying birds, pretending that NBC Thursday night comedies are created for my sole entertainment, and making lists. One of my favorite quotes is by Susan Sontag: “Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.” Eager to learn and to grow, I hope to invite conversation about anti-corruption and anti-oppression initiatives, progressivism, justice and peace. We are strong when we fulfill our potential as independent individuals, and stronger still as a sustainable community.

Assistant Directors/Paid Interns:

An Luong-Calendar and Website Coordinator

Erika Barbossa

Grassroots Marketing Coordinator

Michelle Chung | michellechung10@gmail.com

Administrative Coordinator, Urban Studies and Planning/Environmental Studies, Warren 13′

Involvement: UCSD Dragon Boat
In her spare time, Michelle paddles with her dragon boat team at Mission Bay, tries out new recipes in the kitchen, and marvels at nature. Through interning with the SSC, she hopes to push beyond her own comfort zone to bring about change for social and environmental sustainability while encouraging others in the community to do the same. Among her favorite quotes is one by Jacques Pepin: “Everything in moderation—including moderation.”

Elizabeth Elman | elizabeth.elman@gmail.com

SSC Director for Public Health, Muir 2011, Cognitive Science, Health Care Social Issues

Involvement: Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (fimrc.ucsd.edu), Jewish Students Taking Action for Peace (jstapucsd@gmail.com)

In addition to her role at the SSC, Elizabeth is involved with the Foundation for International Medical Relief for Children (fimrc.ucsd.edu) and Jewish Students Taking Action for Peace (jstapucsd@gmail.com). She enjoys eating delicious vegetarian food at the Food Coop, drinking strong fair trade coffee, cycling, and making pottery. Her favorite quote, by Lilla Watson, reads “If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”

TGIF Grant Coordinator:

Catherine Crisp