Oakes Ambassador Program

The Oakes Ambassador Program began in 2015 as a joint initiative among current students, academics, and residential life at Oakes. The program is designed to strengthen our Oakes family by connecting incoming Oakes students, current Oakes students, and Oakes alumni, in their geographic region. Oakes continuing students and alum host approximately three events a year - two over the summer and one over the winter break - to help incoming Oakes students and families prepare for the transition to college, and to reflect on the first quarter. 

The following regions currently have an Oakes Ambassador Program:

Santa Cruz County    

Rebecca García  garciabecca@aol.com
Filomena Trindade  drt@cruzio.com
Erik Eriksen  e.f.eriksen@gmail.com

Salinas Valley            

Andy Sudol  andy_sudol@yahoo.com

Los Angeles            

Beverly Yanuaria  byanuaria@grad.ucla.edu
Feliz Quinones  fquinones@ucla.edu

San Diego                   

David Partida   labordavid@gmail.com


If you are an incoming Oakes student in one of the above listed regions, please feel free to contact your area's lead or co-lead to get involved.

Scheduled Events


Previous Events

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Oakes Slugs send off: Saturday, August 29th from 1-3:30pm at the Exposition Park Rose Garden.  

Salinas Valley

Salinas Valley Pre-summer orientation event - July 19, 2015: potluck picnic, 5:00 to 7:00 pm,  Sherwood Park (also known as Sherwood Hall / Salinas Community Center), 940 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906. Incoming students, parents, families, and loved ones are invited.