Academic Adviser, Thomas Logwood

Oakes Academic Adviser, Thomas Logwood

Thomas Logwood

About Me:

My journey to Santa Cruz began five years ago. I moved here as a first-generation college student, who came from a low-income household. The move to Santa Cruz was definitely a culture shock and proved to be a challenging transition for me. My experience here, over the last few years, has helped me gain insight to some of the societal and institutional barriers that directly and indirectly affect our students; so I can attest that the hardships they face are valid and very much real. Serving in this advisor role, I aim to provide hands on service within the UCSC community on a larger scale. Two of my priorities are working to increase retention and graduation rates for first-generation college students, while remaining an on-campus advocate for marginalized student populations. Since I am currently in a split advisor role, my time at Oakes and Rachel Carson is limited in both spaces.

Hometown:

Deep East Oakland, CA

Education:

  • BA, Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz ‘17

Favorite Quote:

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” - Maya Angelou

Contact me:

Email: oakesadvising@ucsc.edu
Phone: (831) 459-4531