Cycle XVI


The SPACES Co-Directors, SIPHR Co-Coordinators, and SIAPS Co-Coordinators oversee the management and maintenance of the center. With the consent of the SPACES Board of Directors, they make decisions as they consistently evaluate and assess existing methodologies and practices used by SPACES and its programs.

Carolina Diaz Garcia (she/her)

co-Director of internal affairs

Rara Watanabe (She/Her)

Co-Director of Internal Affairs

Teanna Bautista-Leung (She/Her)

SIPHR Co-Director

Kaitlyn Canizales (She/They)

SIPHR Co-Director

Kaelyn Ford (She/Her)

Director of External Affairs

Derrick Hernandez (He/Him)

SIAPS Co-Director


Director of Financial Affairs


SIAPS Co-Director

SIAPS Coordinators

SIAPS serves to encourage and support creative student-initiated programs and services that increase access to higher education for historically underrepresented and underserved students. Through affirming identities, developing academic success, and providing resources, SIAPS shall empower students to create profound changes in their communities and in the world. SIAPS is committed to supporting all student efforts that match this purpose at the University of California, San Diego.

Johnny Nguyen (He/Him)

APSA Leap Access Coordinator

Junella Pinzon (she/her)


Narumi Roca (She/Her)

Mecha Xoxotlani Access Coordinator

Sialoi Taa (He/Him)

PISA Empowerment Coordinator

Naiy McCadney (She/Her)

BSU Kujichagulia Access Coordinator

Henry Luu (He/Him)

EPIC Data Analyst Coordinator

Roman Figueroa (He/Him)

QTPOC Access Coordinator


Engagement Programs & Initiatives Coordinator (EPIC)


Data Analyst & Matriculation Coordinator


MSA Spirit Access Coordinator


NAISA Access Programs Coordinator


EA'OPE Access Coordinator


Targeted Access & Resource Outreach Coordinator


SIPHR is a student-initiated and student-run service that functions to increase the retention rates of University of California, San Diego undergraduates. In particular, we strive to serve educationally disadvantaged student populations. SIPHR is committed to providing free retention programs and services that help undergraduates financially, socially, and academically.

Fiona Tang (She/Her)

ASP Resource Co-Coordinator

Victoria Sanchez (She/Her)

ASP Resource Co-Coordinator

Adrianna Walker (She/Her)

ASP Resource Assistant

Shyanne Smith (She/Her)

BSU Kujiichagulia Retention Coordinator

Joshua Ansay (He/Him)

KP STAR Coordinator

Manny Rodriguez (He/Him)

MEChA SIGUE Retention Coordinator

Christine Frazier (She/Her)

Naisa Community Retention Coordinator

Sahana Rangarajan (They/Them)



MSA Spirit Retention Coordinator


APSA Community RISE Coordinator


ea'ope retention programs coordinator


ASP Resource Assistant


The Student Programs Ignited for Community Engagement and Education (SPICEE) is a student-initiated and student-run component of SPACES that functions to empower underserved populations at the University of California, San Diego through the acquisition of political knowledge, the exploration of and formation of personal identity, along with engagement in social justice and activism. SPICEE is committed to supporting all student-initiated efforts that aim to engage and support underserved communities on the University of California, San Diego campus.

Andre Calibuso (He/Him)

Overnight Program and Transition Co-Coordinator

America Vargas (She/Her)

Overnight Program and Transition Co-Coordinator

Shruthi Venkatesh (Any Pronouns)

The Collective Voice Archival Co-Coordinator

Kaity Miller (She/Her)

The Collective Voice Community Co-Coordinator

David Cao (He/Him)

Campus Diversity Engagement Co-Coordinator

Almario Hipol (He/Him)

Campus Diversity Engagement Co-Coordinator

Florence Ho (She/Her)

Operations and Volunteer Coordinator

Srushti Naik (they/them)

Media: Graphic Design Co-Coordinator

Emily Ninh (she/her)

Media: Graphic Design Co-Coordinator

Jared Alex (he/him)

Media: Web & Marketing Coordinator

Career Staff

Advisors assists the 3 components of SPACES by planning long-term goals and assisting the respective programs. 

DJ Aniciete (They/Them)

SIAPS Advisor

Noodle Bagaporo (They/She)

SIPHR Advisor

Andra Allen (She/Her)

SPICEE Advisor