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Director

Office:
2nd Floor SRB, EOP Suite

Email: Aaron.Jones@sa.ucsb.edu

Aaron Jones

 
About Me & Fun Facts
 
I came to UC Santa Barbara as an undergrad and was involved in many different student organizations and campaigns. Before coming to EOP, I worked for the Associated Students. I am completing a PhD in Education at UCSB as well. Fun Fact: I Once walked the earth for 13 months.  
 
Hometown
 
San Francisco, CA
 
Education
 
BA - Black Studies & Political Science. MA - Education
 
Interests & Specialties
 
Student Agency and Activism
 
Approach to working with students?
 
Holding space, reaffirming students' agency and leading with the heart.
 
Languages
 
English and conversational jive. ;^)
 
Why do you love working at EOP?
 
Being a part of the legacy of student activism that created EOP in service of our students and communities that historically have and continue to be denied access to higher education. Oh! And my colleagues are AMAZING!!!
 
What I can do for students!
 
Think of Morgan Freeman's character in the movie Shawshank Redemption: sometimes it's not what you know, but who you know. Taken a step further, who knows you! My three decades of affiliation with the University means I am knowledgeable of countless campus and community resources. Your time here is very limited. No need to reinvent the wheel!