Native Staff Profiles

    Ganga Harrison

  • Ganga Harrison

    Tribal affiliation: Mescalero Apache​

    "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 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. 

  • Maya Woolfe

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    Tribal Affiliation: Yaqui

    Maya Woolfe is the Graduate Programs Coordinator & Advisor for the Politics PhD Program and the Latin American & Latino/a Studies PhD program. They received their M.Ed in Counseling in Higher Education and is committed to creating a more inclusive and equitable campus by supporting students holistically. In their free time, they practice yoga, hike, and travel.


  • John Rembao

  • Tribal Affiliation: Yaqui

    John Rembao is the Assistant Director for Employer Relations at UCSC’s Career Center. As a first-generation student with 35+ years of higher education experience, his energy has been focused on growth opportunities for students, on and off-campus change influence, and developing sustainable funding sources for unit and campus projects. Administrative duties energize him, but his greatest passion is helping students achieve aspirational goals. "I've seen students think something was impossible only to achieve it and wonder why they didn't make a plan and implement sooner. There will always be barriers and challenges, but it is what you do with seemingly impossible roadblocks that make you who you are. Sometimes the outcome isn't what you initially planned, but it turns out even better than you initially imagined." Before coming to UC Santa Cruz, he spent 30 years as an administrator and coach. His coaching led to the development and coaching education program for the Native American Sports Council from 1994-1999 and clinician duties at the United States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista from 1995-1999 and 2001-2004.