Meet Our Staff

You can’t spell Food Bank without dank! Come in and meet out staff!

Rodolfo Ignacio Herrera Ortiz
Food Bank Coordinator and Student Engagement Advisor
Studied: Nutritional Science
I love the ASFB since it provides our UCSB community with a genuine cultural space for all aspects surrounding Nutrition.

 

Karen Kurpershoek
Student Coordinator
Senior
Mathematics (BS) Major
Fun Fact: I used to be double jointed in both arms but I broke my left arm, so now I’m only double jointed in one.

 

Manni Nunez
Student Coordinator
Senior
Environmental Studies Major and LGBTQ Studies Minor
Fun Fact: I transferred to UCSB from UC Merced.

 

Jeremy Parks
Student Assistant
Senior
Communication/Political Science Double Major
Fun Fact: I love playing sports and cheering for my Bay Area teams: the 49ers, Warriors, and Giants.

 

Kimberly Serns
Student Assistant
Senior
Biopsychology Major
Fun Fact: I am an avid Chipotle lover. I also like to take a lot of naps but never have the time. I am currently studying abroad in Denmark!

 

Chadwyck Moore
Student Assistant
Senior
Political Science Major and Philosophy Minor
Fun Fact: Can mix and DJ music.

 

Eric Nava
Student Assistant
Sophomore
Linguistics/Philosophy Double Major
Fun Fact: Cereal is a soup.

 

Melinda Nguyen
Student Assistant
Senior
Global Studies/Asian American Studies Double Major
Fun Fact: My car is a stick shift.

 

Sarah Romero
Student Assistant
Senior
Chicana/o Studies and Psychology Double Major
Fun Fact: I have lied on national television.

 

Connor Barnett
Student Assistant
Junior
Political Science and History Double Major
Fun Fact: I used to be left-handed, but the Catholic school I went to beat me with a ruler until I wrote with my right hand. Now I write like a 6-year-old.

 

Judy Kim
Student Assistant
Sophomore
Biology Major
Fun Fact: I can eat 9 slices of pizza.

 

Kelly Clark
Student Assistant
Junior
Linguistics Major
Fun Fact: I’ve been going off roading with my family since I was 6 months old. I am also currently studying abroad in Australia!

 

Megan Ikeda
Student Assistant
Sophomore
Economics Major
Fun Fact: I eat a piece of chocolate everyday!

 

Daniel Yi
Student Assistant
Junior
Biopsychology Major
Fun Fact: I’m allergic to shrimp!

Julie Pech
Student Assistant
Junior
Sociology Major
Fun Fact: I helped birth a cow once!

Mayela Morales
Student Assistant
Senior
Chicanx Studies/Global Studies Double Major, Spanish Minor
Fun Fact: I had grapes as a snack every day of my senior year in high school