Native Staff Profiles

  • Ganga Harrison

    Ganga Harrison

    ​Tribal affiliation(s): Mescalero Apache​

    Ganga Harrison is an Academic Adviser for Crown College. She graduated with a B.A in Communication, Minor in English with a Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate from University of Hawaii at Hilo in 2013. Ganga started out as the Accessible Technology Coordinator for the DRC in 2014. Her work included working with students to address barriers in their learning environments with technology and accommodations, promoting inclusive values across campus and providing advocacy to address ongoing barriers for students with multiple intersecting needs and identities. 
    "I continue to learn so much from the unique experience of each student I work with and the barriers they face. My student service philosophy is centered around each student's unique needs and I strive for respect and humility in all my interactions with others. I am passionate about collaboratively working with students and campus partners to remove barriers to create an inclusive and participatory experience at UC Santa Cruz."
    Ganga Harrison

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    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.

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    Carolyn Rodriguez

    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

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    Maya Woolfe

    Tribal Affiliation: Yaqui
    I am the Graduate Programs Coordinator & Advisor for the Politics PhD Program and the Latin American & Latino/a Studies PhD program. I received my M.Ed in Counseling in Higher Education and I am committed to creating a more inclusive and equitable campus by supporting students holistically. In my free time, I practice yoga, hike, and travel.