Ilene Ochoa

Peer Educator (2017-2018)


Ilene is a fourth year, first-generation transfer student from Long Beach, California. She attended Cerritos College, receiving an AA in Communication Studies. In her free time she likes to go to concerts, visit new places in the city, and find new Mexican restaurants that serve bomb aguas frescas.

Major: Sociology

Campus Involvements: A.S. Senate (off-campus senator), Womxn’s Commission, Isla Vista Tenants Union

Advice for New Transfer Students: Don’t be afraid to ask questions! Use your resources because you are not alone. For any problem you may have there is someone that can help you or direct you to an answer you’re looking for. Make sure to try to step out of your comfort zone to get the full experience in your two years at UCSB. Lastly, my favorite spaces to be are the Multi-Cultural center, because there is always cool art in there, or the A.S. Food Bank because they have air-conditioning and free food!