Oakes Faculty Fellows

The Oakes College faculty represents a wealth of expertise from the natural sciences to the humanities, and we are proud to have some of the top scholars in the world among our faculty. Our students major in nearly every discipline at UCSC—from economics and computer science, to theater arts and Latin American and Latino studies—and they are well supported by the depth and breadth of the Oakes College faculty and the extensive knowledge of our advising team.

TBA is Oakes's faculty chair!

The Chair of the Faculty is an Academic Senate member, other than the Provost, who is elected by the college Faculty to serve a two year term, and will serve as a member of the Executive Committee.


Ana Christina Ravelo
  • Pronouns she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Ocean Sciences Department
    • Institute of Marine Sciences
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Earth & Marine Sciences, A454
    • A454 Earth & Marine Sci Bldg
  • Office Hours Via Zoom: For an appointment, please contact acr@ucsc.edu
  • Mail Stop Ocean Sciences
  • Mailing Address
    • Ocean Sciences Department, 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Oceanography
  • Courses OCEA 80B Our Changing Planet, OCEA 285 Past Climate Change, EART 102/OCEA 280 Marine Geology, EART 254 The Climate System (Co-taught with P. Chuang)

Research Interests

Stable isotope geochemistry, paleoceanography, paleoclimatology

Biography, Education and Training

Ph. D. in Geological Sciences, Columbia University
M.Phil. in Geological Sciences, Columbia University
M.A. in Geological Sciences, Columbia University
B.S. in Geology, Stanford University
B.A. in Anthropology, Stanford University

Selected Publications