Native Staff Profiles
Blanca FajardoTribal Affiliation(s): Muwekma Ohlone Tribe
Blanca Fajardo works for the UCSC's Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) Department as the Vendor Database Administator. Fajardo also has a seasonal job as a Tax Preparer. Fajardo shares, "I would describe myself as someone that likes to stay occupied. In my spare time, I like to explore the outdoors. In the future, I want to pursue a Masters in Business Administration."
Ganga HarrisonTribal affiliation(s): Mescalero Apache
I enjoy my work as the Accessible Technology Coordinator for the UC Santa Cruz Disability Resource Center. I am committed to student success and retention by working one on one with students to assess the barriers in their learning environments and create individualized technology plans that address challenges with reading, writing, vision and/or other barriers. I also love the outdoors, yoga and dancing.
Linda K. Robertson (Retired)Tribal Affiliation(s): Cherokee
Linda Robertson is the accounting manager at the Real Estate Office of Business and Administrative Services."I have always felt very close to nature, animals and plants, especially trees, and read a great deal about many native cultures, beliefs, US History and the Trail of Tears. I am a studying Herbalist, photographer and am working on being a "science illustrator" of nature and all our winged and four legged relatives. I have worked for UCSC approximately 11 years. I attended Heald Business School in Milpitas in and studied Bookkeeping and Accounting, then went back to Cabrillo College for a more formal training in Accounting and computer programs specific to accounting." Butterfly image was drawn by Linda.
Tribal Affiliation(s): Amah Mutsun
Carolyn Rodriguez is the EOP Specialist and Textbook Lending Library Supervisor for the Educational Opportunity Programs office. She interned for the American Indian Resource Center from 2010-2012.Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Literature from UCSC; class of 2012