IVTU Board, 2020-2021:

Alex Young, Chair
Major: Political Science & Global Studies
Hometown: Danville, California
Favorite IV Restaurant: California Tacos & Taproom
About Me: I joined IVTU at the end of my first year because I saw the sheer power that landlords had in Isla Vista and wanted to help tenants get organized, educated, and powerful. I love IV because its a place where I can do all of my favorite things: read on the beach, hang out, watch movies and cook with friends and hike.
Committees: Internal Administration & Advocacy
Winter Office Hours: Tuesday 3:30-6:30PM BOOK AN APPOINTMENT HERE

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Sabina Menzhausen, Vice Chair & Chair of Internal Admin Ad Hoc Committee
Major: Biopsychology, Minor: Poverty, Inequality, and Social Justice
Hometown: San Diego, California
Favorite IV Restaurant: Freebirds and Bagel Cafe
About Me: I am in IVTU because I am passionate about social justice and protecting the rights of our community. In my free time I enjoy baking, doing yoga, and watching Netflix. After college, I want to apply to law school and continue working in the field of advocacy!
Committees: Internal Administration & Education
Winter Caseworking Hours: Monday & Wednesday 5-8PM

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Maia Surendra, Outreach Director & Tenant Organizing Lead
Major: Political Science & Sociology
Hometown: Croton on Hudson, New York
Favorite IV Restaurant: Bagel Cafe
About Me: I decided to join because I think that IVTU does really important work in the Isla Vista community by providing wonderful resources to tenants. I am passionate about activism and would love to do something related to the law after college. Some activities that I enjoy are ice skating, reading, traveling, and visiting museums!
Committees: Organizing
Winter Caseworking Hours: Monday 2-5PM

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Riley Hull, Legal Director & Advocacy Lead
Major: Political Science, Minor: Poverty, Inequality, and Social Justice
Hometown: Carlsbad, California
Favorite IV Restaurant: Bagel Cafe
About Me: I love to read and play tennis with my friends. After college, I am looking to go to law school.
Committees: Advocacy
Winter Caseworking Hours: Monday 11AM-2PM

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Wei Wei, Finance Director
Major: Financial Math and Statistics
Hometown: China
Favorite IV Restaurant: Caje
About Me: I live in Isla Vista because I really like the vibe in IV! I like to go to the gym and riding motorcycles.
Committees: Internal Administration
Winter Office Hours: Friday 9-11AM & 4-5PM

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Hillary Si, Marketing Director & Education Lead
Major: Communication & Economics
Hometown: Temple City, CA
Favorite IV Restaurant: Freebirds & South Coast
About Me: As a first generation college student, I wanted to become a part of an organization that plays a role in my community. IVTU allows me to channel my passion for supporting others while spreading awareness of resources that tenants are entitled to. I am also a member of Alpha Kappa Psi and hope to pursue Marketing or Finance post grad. I’m a huge foodie, love to dance, and parent to a hamster named Appa!
Committees: Education
Winter Office Hours: Wednesday 3:30-6:30PM

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Jennifer Vizzuett, Human Resources Director
Major: Psychology & Brain Sciences, Minor: Spanish
Hometown: Oceanside, CA
Favorite IV Restaurant: Freebirds
About Me: I am a part of IVTU because I want to make a difference in Isla Vista by providing the resources tenants need to have Isla Vista be their home. I have a passion for helping others and want to become a child psychologist. I am also a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and love going sunset surfing with friends.
Committees: Internal Administration
Winter Caseworking Hours: Tuesday 11AM-2PM

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Adam Thompson, Community Resident Director
Major: Physiology, Minor: Poverty, Inequality, and Social Justice
Hometown: Gilroy, California
Favorite IV Restaurant: Buddha Bowls
About Me: 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.
Committees: Organizing
Winter Caseworking Hours: Tuesday 2-5PM

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Elie Klatsky-Gamer, SBCC Relations Director
Major: Art History, Minor: Italian
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Favorite IV Restaurant: Bagel Cafe
About Me: I joined IVTU when I saw the opportunity to connect resources to students and join a team working for fair living in Isla Vista. I like to be outside, playing sports or in the water. Last year I got to study in Italy and now I’m minoring in Italian!
Committees: Organizing
Winter Caseworking Hours: Thursday 11AM-2PM

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Jessy Gonzalez, Technology Director
Major: Cell & Developmental Biology
Hometown: San Jose, California
Favorite IV Restaurant: Pizza My Heart
About Me: I joined IVTU to expand the resources and opportunities across Isla Vista. Outside of academics and extracurricular activities, I enjoy biohacking, playing golf, going hiking, and exploring abandoned areas. After college, I plan on going to medical school to become a surgeon and work in public health.
Committees: Internal Administration & Advocacy
Winter Office Hours: Monday 1-4PM

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Roo Cash, EVPLA Resident & Housing Coordinator
Major: Political Science, Minor: Labor Studies
Hometown: San Diego, California
Favorite IV Restaurant: Blaze Pizza
About Me: I am the EVPLA office’s Housing and Resident Director and will be serving as the liaison on the behalf of the office. I am excited to help IV residents and advocate for tenant rights.
Committees: Advocacy
Winter Office Hours: Monday 11AM-1PM

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Hayley Slater, AS Senate Liaison
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Gilroy, California
Favorite IV Restaurant: Caje and Hana Kitchen
About Me: I joined IVTU due to the stressful and confusing experiences I have had with Isla Vista housing and was motivated to help support advocacy and change when it comes to the rights we have as tenants. I have a huge passion for the law and helping others and love to get involved as much as I can. I am a member of the Delta Gamma sorority and my favorite thing to do in IV is watch the sunset from my balcony with my friends.
Committees: Education
Winter Office Hours: Monday 12-1PM & Wednesday 12-2PM

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Jackson Tofft, AS Senate Liaison
Major: Political Science, Minor: Environmental Studies
Hometown: Lincoln, CA
Favorite IV Restaurant: South Coast Deli
About Me: I wanted to get involved in IVTU as a senator because since moving to IV, it has become apparent to me that many of the property management companies in Isla Vista take advantage of students in a number of ways, and likewise I feel it is important to educate the students and residents of Isla Vista and help them stand up to the unfair practices of property management companies. After college I plan to attend law school and enter the field of environmental law and compliance either in the private or public sectors.
Committees: Internal Administration
Winter Office Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 11AM-12:30PM


IVTU Staff:

Ron Perry, Caseworker/Advisor
Hometown:
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Rodney Gould, IVTU Advisor & IV Community Advisor
Hometown: Palo Alto, CA
Favorite IV Restaurant: Too many to choose!
About Me: 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.

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Robin Unander, Advisor
Hometown: Santa Barbara, California
Favorite IV Restaurant: Freebirds
About Me: 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.


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What can we do for students?:

  • Answer tenants’ legal questions and provide counseling in collaboration with the UCSB Legal Resource Center
  • Organize on and off campus events for tenants
  • Collaborate with other AS and BCU groups on campaigns
  • Advocate on behalf of tenants to ensure preservation of their rights
  • Educate tenants on their rights
  • Develop and provide resources for tenants
  • Support tenants and our community

What Other Committees are IVTU Representatives currently working with?:

  • Office of External Vice President of Local Affairs of Associated Students
  • IV Foot Patrol
  • IV Teen Center
  • IV Co-op
  • IV Community Relations Committee
  • IV Public Safety Commission
  • AS Commission on Student Well-Being
  • Pardall Center Governance Board
  • UCSB Legal Resource Center
  • UCSB AS Senate
Updated: January 2021