Porter Staff Directory


  • Sean Keilen

    Sean Keilen


    (831) 459-3700, keilen@ucsc.edu

    Office: Porter College Office

    Welcome to Porter College! My name is Sean Keilen, and I am the College Provost. As Porter's academic administrator, I supervise the College's academic programs: the Core course and other courses in the college curriculum; academic advising, standing, and integrity; fellowship and project grants; college honors and distinction; and graduation.

  • Michael Yamauchi-Gleason

    Michael Yamauchi-Gleason

    College Administration Officer

    (831) 459-5015, myg@ucsc.edu

    Office: Kresge Apartment J-306A

    Hello and welcome to Porter College. My name is Michael Yamauchi-Gleason, the College Administrative Officer (CAO) for Porter and Kresge Colleges. I oversee student life and administration which include a variety of areas such as residence life, college programs, budget, and facilities. Get involved inside and outside of the classroom. Be an active participant in all that is Porter College. I look forward to meeting you. 

  • Mary Sierra

    Mary Sierra

    Budget Analyst

    (831) 459-2037, mjsierra@ucsc.edu

    Office: Kresge Apartment J-306B

    My name is Mary Sierra and I am the Financial Coordinator for Porter and Kresge Colleges. I take care of all the details of purchasing and analyzing expenditures at the two colleges. I make sure that the expenditures are charged to the correct accounts, also insuring that all proper guidelines are being followed during every step of the process. I do look forward to meeting you.

  • Tiffany Burns

    Tiffany Burns

    College Academic Programs Coordinator

    (831) 459-2564, tbburns@ucsc.edu

    Office: Porter College Office

    Hi! I'm Tiffany and and I provide administrative and academic support to the Provost. I assist in the coordination and scheduling of the Core Course, secure classroom and tutorial space, and maintain other Porter courses administratively throughout the academic year. I also oversee the application processes for Porter's wide range of grant and scholarship programs.

  • Sue Roth

    Sue Roth

    Assistant to the College Administrative Officer (CAO)

    (831) 459-2467, sroth@ucsc.edu

    Office: Kresge Apartment J-306

    Welcome to Porter College! My name is Sue Roth. I am the Assistant to the CAO and serve both Porter and Kresge Colleges.  I look forward to speaking with you on the phone, or drop in and say hello.

  • Advising

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    Supervising Academic Preceptor

    (831) 459-5819

    Office: Porter College Office


  • Bob Giges

    Bob Giges

    Academic Preceptor

    (831) 459-2864, otom@ucsc.edu

    Office: Porter College Office

    Hi, my name is Bob Giges, and I’m one of the academic preceptors at Porter College. I’m also a former UCSC transfer student with both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Santa Cruz.  I’m happy to help you with any and all academic advising issues as you discover, define, and navigate your way through your UCSC journey. Stop by or make an appointment so we can talk about your potential plans.

  • Emily Burt

    Emily Burt

    Academic Adviser

    (831) 459-4013, emburt@ucsc.edu

    Office: Porter College Office


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    Kelly Farris

    College Assistant/Mailroom Supervisor

    (831) 459-2273

    Hello and Welcome!  I am the College Office Assistant, the friendly face you’ll see when you enter our office and the voice you’ll hear when you call. I’m here to help you with scheduling appointments with our advisers as well as find your way around our college. I also supervise the Porter mailroom. Please come by to say hello and I look forward to meeting you!

  • Activities

  • James Blaine

    James Blaine

    College Program Coordinator

    (831) 459-4758, jblaine@ucsc.edu

    Hello, my name is James Blaine and I am the College Programs Coordinator. I work with staff and students to plan programs and activities that are of interest to students and the college community. I enjoy working with students and feel privileged be able to provide opportunities for engagement outside of the classroom. Click on the Porter Activities tab to find out more about the Student Activities office. I look forward to meeting and working with you.

  • Marcy Ramirez

    Marcy Ramirez

    Assistant College Program Coordinator

    (831) 459-2857

    Hi! I'm the Assistant College Programs Coordinator, I'm the first face you see when you enter the Porter Activities Office. If you wanted to reserve any of the rooms around campus for meetings or student gatherings, post flyers or posters around Porter, or have questions on how to go about putting on an event, I'm more than happy to help you out! I administrate the Makerspace Co-Op, and supervise our very own Porter Slugs! If you have any questions about how to get more involved in our community, please come by the Porter Activities Office and we can chat.

  • Residential Life

  • Kathy Cooney

    Kathy Cooney

    Associate College Administrative Officer (ACAO)

    (831) 459-5255, kmcooney@ucsc.edu

    Office: Kresge Apartment J-305B

    I am the Associate College Administrative Officer (ACAO), which means that I oversee all the Residential Life and Housing functions for Porter and Kresge Colleges in addition to managing the student conduct process for our students. I work closely with the Residential Life team, intervene on community issues and am available for appointments with students and staff. I look forward to meeting you.

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    D. J. Bell

    Housing Coordinator

    (831) 459-5282, dijbell@ucsc.edu

    Office: Kresge Apartment J-301A


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    LaStarr Fisk

    Residential Life & Housing Office Coordinator

    (831) 459-4433  

    Office: Kresge Apartment J-301

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    Co-Ordinator for Conduct & Education

    (831) 459-1493

    Office: Kresge Apartment J-302B

  • Courtney Fisk

    Courtney Fisk

    Coordinator for Residential Education (CRE)

    (831) 502-7124, cfisk@ucsc.edu

    Office: Kresge Apartment J-304B


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    Savanah Headley

    Coordinator for Residential Education (CRE)

    (831) 459-1074, saheadle@ucsc.edu

    Office: Kresge Apartment J-304A

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    Janet Nava Cardenas

    Coordinator for Residential Education (CRE)

    (831) 459-3262, jnava1@ucsc.edu

    Office: Kresge Apartment J-302A


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    Marcos Villanueva

    Coordinator for Residential Education (CRE)

    (831) 459-1493, mvillan5@ucsc.edu

    Office: Kresge Apartment J-302B

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    Jenn Hamilton

    Coordinator for Residential Education (CRE)

    (831) 459-5759, jhamilt1@ucsc.edu

    Office: Kresge Apartment J-303B


  • Counseling Services

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    Counseling Psychologist 

    (831) 459-2572


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    Counseling Psychologist

    (831) 502-7190

  • Dining Services

  • David Steinmann

    David Steinman

    Porter Dining Hall & Kresge Owl Cafe

    (831) 459-4773, dsteinma@ucsc.edu

  • Maintenance and Grounds Crew

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    John Cronin

    Central Facilities Asset Coordinator

    (831) 212-5066, jjcronin@ucsc.edu

  • Eric Peterson

    Eric Peterson

    Senior Building Maintenance Worker Supervisor


  • Ken Blas

    Ken Blas

    Senior Building Maintenance Worker


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    Senior Building Maintenance Worker


  • Claire Crum

    Claire Crum