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Betsy Kaminski
Director of Women, Gender, and Sexual Equity

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Betsy is the Director of Women, Gender, and Sexual Equity, which encompasses the Women’s Center and the Non-Traditional Student Resource Center. She came to UCSB after spending eleven years as a faculty member at a public university in Connecticut. She enjoyed teaching courses on subjects such as social movements, LGBTQ communities, research methods, and the sociology of music, but decided that she preferred working with students outside of the classroom on programs that reach across the university community. Influenced by her academic background in social movements, Betsy’s approach in mentoring students is to support them in identifying their strengths, envisioning their goals, and building coalitions in pursuit of social justice.


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Clint Terrell
Graduate Student Assistant
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Clint is a PhD student in the English department whose research focuses on prisoner autobiographies and how themes of redemption are nuanced by ideologies of nationalism. Clint attended community college as an undergraduate and transferred to UC Berkeley to finish his B.A. He is also a fulltime single parent and when he is not studying for his exams, he enjoys making homemade desserts with his six-year-old.





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Angel Robles
Student Intern

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Angel is a fourth year film and media studies major.  When he’s not in class he loves to watch 90’s horror flicks, write and travel. As a non-traditional student himself, he hopes to be a resource to others who have also taken a different path in higher education. Make sure to stop by the Non-Traditional Student Resource Center and say hello!





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Olamide Idowu
Student Intern

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Olamide is a third year undergraduate majoring in Biopsychology with a minor in Poverty, Inequality, and Social Justice. In her free time she loves to run, do some yoga, and hang out with friends at the beach. Though she is not a non-traditional student, she is excited to make connections with other students, as well as assist in programs that help create a safe and welcoming environment for everyone. 


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Marissa Barenchi
Student Intern

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Marissa is a junior sociology major with a double minor in feminist studies and religious studies. She is a non-traditional student who attended UCSB from 2013-2014 and has returned this year to complete her undergrad. She was a tutor at her local community college during the 2020-2021 school year, where she discovered a passion for empowering her peers and connecting them to the resources they need to succeed. This year, she looks forward to connecting with other non-trads and taking part in cultivating a safe, welcoming environment where all can flourish. During her free time, she enjoys crocheting, playing Stardew Valley, and spending time with her one-year-old labrador retriever, Sunny.