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
    Oakes/Rachel Carson College Liaison


  • Aracely Aceves Lozano/ She, Her, Hers

  • Aracely Aceves Lozano

    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
    College Nine/Ten Liaison


  • Shannel Joseph / She, Her, Hers

  • Shannel Joseph

    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
    Kresge College Liaison


  • 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


  • 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