Academic Counselors


    Thomas Logwood / He, Him, His

  • Thomas Logwood

    Academic Counselor and Black Men’s Initiative (BMI) Coordinator

    B.A., Sociology, UC Santa Cruz '17

    Hi everyone! My name is Thomas; I am an Academic Counselor and I also serve as the Coordinator for the Black Men’s Initiative. I am an alum of UCSC and a first-generation college graduate. In my personal time I enjoy watching/playing sports, binge watching, and spending time with loved ones. I’m here to be a resource for all students. So if any issues or questions arise for you, feel free to reach out to connect!

    tlogwood@ucsc.edu
    (831) 459-8037
    ARCenter - EOP Office


    Liaison: Oakes College & Rachel Carson College (back-up)


  • Aracely Aceves Lozano/ She, Her(s), Ella

  • Aracely Aceves Lozano

    Undocumented Student Services Academic Counselor

    B.S. Psychology from Cal Poly, SLO

    M.S. Higher Education Counseling and Student Affairs, from Cal Poly, SLO

    Undocumented Student Services (USS) Academic Counselor & Professional Career Development Program (PCDP) Coordinator

    I am a first generation college graduate who was formerly undocumented. In my role as the USS Academic Counselor I serve as the EOP in-house expert on issues and policies that impact undocumented students at UCSC. In my free time I enjoy going on hikes, gardening, and biking along bluff trails in Santa Cruz. I love to talk about plants, travel, innovation, art, and day to day life. I’m excited to meet you!

    aaceves5@ucsc.edu
    (831) 459-5471
    ARCenter - EOP Office


  • Shannel Joseph / She, Her, Hers

  • Shannel Joseph

    Interim African Black Caribbean (ABC) Retention Specialist

    B.A., University of California Santa Cruz

    Hi Everyone! My name is Shannel Joseph and I am currently serving as the Interim ABC Retention Specialist. I am originally from Los Angeles, CA (Specifically South Central & Inglewood areas). I am a proud Afro Latina (my parents are from Belize & Guatemala). I love music, art, kayaking, hiking and cooking. I attended UCSC as an undergrad and received my BA in Psychology. I have been working for EOP for 3 years now and also worked at EOP as an undergrad for 2 years. I am extremely grateful to still have a strong tie with this organization. I always tell folks that if it wasn’t for this organization and the wonderful people that work here, I would have not graduated from UCSC. I am filled with joy that I am able to give back to those who have paved the way for me. I look forward to meeting you all or continue to work with you if we have met already.


    stjoseph@ucsc.edu
    (831) 459-2706
    Career Center


  • Lucia Ortiz / She, Her, Hers

  • Lucia Ortiz

    Interim Wellness Program Coordinator and Academic Counselor

    B.A. Sociology, UC Santa Cruz

    B.A. Latin American & Latinx Studies, UC Santa Cruz

    As a first generation college graduate from a low-income background, I am passionate about helping EOP students and those who come from similar backgrounds as me. I want to provide support for disadvantaged students whether that be academic or personal support. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends, cooking/baking new recipes, and exploring new places in Santa Cruz. I also love pugs! :) 

    luaortiz@ucsc.edu
    (831) 459-2296
    ARCenter - EOP Office

    Liaison: Porter College & Kresge College


  • Anum Qadir / She, Her, Hers

  • Anum Qadir

    Academic Counselor and Coordinated Care

    B.A., Sociology, Environmental Studies

    Hey! I'm Anum - one of the Academic Counselors and also serve on the Coordinated Care team for Cowell & Stevenson Colleges. I'm a first-gen, South Asian woman who grew up all over the U.S.! Educational equity, social justice, and empowering students to engage in their learning are just a few things I love about higher ed. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and making art.

    aqadir@ucsc.edu
    (831) 226-9518
    ARCenter - EOP Office

    Liaison: Stevenson College & Cowell College


  • Maurice Nicholson/ He, Him, His

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    Academic Counselor & Peer Advisor Leaders (PALS) Coordinator

    B.S. Business - Supply Chain from UW - Whitewater

    M.S.Ed. Higher Education Leadership from UW - Whitewater

    Hello all ! My name is Maurice Nicholson and I am currently serving as the EOP Academic Counselor for the Peer Advising Leaders (PALS). I am originally from Milwaukee, WI and just moved to the beautiful state of California. I identify as mixed raced/bi-racial (African American/Black and Puerto Rican). I love sports, comics and art as well as cooking in my spare time. I originally attended the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater where I obtained both my B.S. (in Business) and M.S.Ed. (in Higher Education Leadership). I am grateful to be in the position I am in today as I come from very humble beginnings. Because of this, I intend to dedicate my life’s work to student success and retention. I believe that learning is a never ending journey and that we should never stop educating ourselves and growing. I am proud to be serving the students here at the University of California, Santa Cruz and hope to make an impact in the lives of our students and the campus at large. I look forward to my time here at the university and I hope to be of great service to you all.