Our Board

2021 – 2022

Riley Hull

Chairman

I joined IVTU last year and immediately knew I had found a great place which would allow me to materially benefit Isla Vistan’s. When not doing IVTU things, I enjoy reading, playing tennis, skating, and spending time with my friends.

Major: Political Science and Linguistics Double Major

Hometown: Carlsbad, California


Gurleen Pabla

Vice-Chair

I love getting involved in my community, and I am extremely passionate about helping others! On my free time, I play guitar and I love to read and write :).

Major: Political Science Major, Philosophy Major

Hometown: Fresno, California


Adam Thompson

Community Resident Director

I’m in IVTU so that I can make a positive difference in the beautiful, diverse community of Isla Vista. A few things about me are that I like to coach high school Waterpolo in the summers with my old high school coach, I’m terrible at math, and I am born on Christmas. After college, I plan to become a Physicians Assistant.

Major: Physiology, Minor: Poverty, Inequality, and Social Justice

Hometown: Gilroy, California


Chloe Dinh-Luong

Marketing Director

I joined IVTU because I feel that it is a place where I can promote what I am passionate about and help spread it to those in our community. IVTU allows me to support others in the best way possible and provide guidance if ever needed. I am also a member of Alpha Kappa Psi and in my free time, I love playing volleyball and up-cycling my clothes!

Major: Communication and Statistics & Data Science

Hometown: Diamond Bar, California


Hailey Stankiewicz

A.S. Senate Liaison

I joined IVTU because I feel that it is a place where I can promote what I am passionate about and help spread it to those in our community. IVTU allows me to support others in the best way I joined IVTU because I was a part of the EVPLA office and liaised for IVTU last year! I really love it and would like to continue to working with everyone this year as a senator (:. I love doing things with my sorority, painting, going to the beach and learning more about astrology.

Major: Political Science & Sociology, minor in professional writing (civic engagement)

Hometown: Corona, CA


Jessy Gonzalez

Technology Director

I joined IVTU to expand the resources and opportunities across Isla Vista. Outside of academics and extracurricular activities, I enjoy biohacking, playing golf & volleyball, going hiking, and exploring abandoned areas. After college, I plan on going to medical school to pursue an M.D. and PhD joint program.

Major: Chemical Engineering

Hometown: San Jose, California (THE BAY!)


Jonathan Puentes

Finance Director

I am a first-generation, rising fourth year, transfer student and I wanted to get involved with IVTU because I want to help advocate for IV residents and build a stronger community together. My hobbies include working out, drawing, and going on trips/adventures!

Major: Economics and Education

Hometown: Torrance, CA


Jonathan Roberts

Human Resources Director

I lived in San Joaquin Villages my first year and I made IV my home. I joined IVTU so I could help everyone else love living in IV as much as I do. I want all tenants to feel comfortable in their own homes so they can get back to enjoying this beautiful city. You can find me working up a sweat at the Rec Cen, running to campus point, or staying studious at the library.

Major: Biopsychology

Hometown: Davis, California


Maia Surendra

EVPLA Resident & Housing Director

I joined IVTU last year and immediately knew I had found a great place which would allow me to work in bettering my community. I love being a part of IVTU because I think the TU provides wonderful resources to tenants. I am enthusiastic about activism and would love to do something related to the law after college. Some activities that I enjoy are ice skating, reading, traveling, going on walks, and visiting museums!

Major: Sociology; Minor: History

Hometown: Croton-on-Hudson, NY


Ranna Zahabi

A.S. Senate Liaison

I joined IVTU after seeing how its collective power has enacted real change in Isla Vista. Especially through the pandemic with the uncertainty so many faced, it became ever more clear the need for a strong, vocal, union. Personally, I love being outside in my free time, whether it’s the beach or the mountains, you can always find me exploring!

Major: History of Public Policy & Law

Hometown: Saratoga, California


Sean Tran

SBCC Relations Director

My interests about personal finance and real estate lead me to join IVTU. There are many crooked management companies that are absolutely thirsty for security deposit when folks move out and I want to give them a hard time doing it.

Major: Piano Performance/Economics

Hometown: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Sydney Evans

Outreach Director

I joined IVTU because I think that unions are important to building strong, active, and happy communities. I also think that Isla Vista is a unique and passionate community that has a legacy of housing advocacy- which I am thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to! I spend most of my free time reading, painting, and playing piano. I love to spend time at the beach (looking at dogs), and around the gorgeous nature this Chumash Land has to offer us.

Major: History and Environmental Studies; Minors: Education and Labor Studies

Hometown: Florida


Zachary Brenner

Legal Director

Ensuring that tenants in Isla Vista have the tools to deal with landlords is extremely important, and that is why I got involved with IVTU, which supports and advocates for students’ rights as tenants. Some things about me include spending too much time on Letterboxd, always listening to audiobooks, taking too many pictures with my film camera, and having a pet pig.

Major: Political Science

Hometown: San Diego, California

Our Staff

2021 – 2022

Rodney Gould

IVTU Advisor & Community Advisor

I’m a 40 year resident of Isla Vista where I raised my children. I am active in many student and community groups, including Beloved Community, IVCN, Public Safety Commission, COSWB, CODE, and the Office of the EVPLA just to name a few.

Favorite IV Restaurant: Too many to choose from!

Hometown: Palo Alto, California


Robin Unander

Advisor

I am an advocate at heart, and enjoy using my education to help level the landlord/tenant playing field to create more equality for tenants. I’m a first-generation college graduate who understood early on the power of education. I live in Santa Barbara with my family and a menagerie of dogs, cats, fish, lizard, hamster, bunnies, and a Crawfish.

Favorite IV Restaurant: Freebirds

Hometown: Santa Barbara, California

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