Leadership Team

    Dr. Aaron Jones

  • Dr. Aaron Jones

    Director / He, Him, His

    BA, English, UC Riverside; MEd, Higher Education Administration & Policy, UC Riverside; EdD, Higher Education Leadership, Azusa Pacific University


    Greetings EOP students! I am very excited to serve as the Interim Director of EOP. I have dedicated my professional life to push for educational equity for students with minoritized identities. I have done this in educational spaces for the last 10 years, working at non-profits, private educational organizations, UC Riverside, University Hawai'i at Mānoa, and the last four years here at UCSC. I am a nerd, and more specifically a Black Nerd or Blerd) at heart and I love history and to watch movies and tv shows, and especially if the source material is comics and graphic novels. I look forward to continuing to support your ongoing success at the university, please feel free to reach out to me if you encounter barriers on campus and in life, and I am happy to partner with you to resolve them as best as I can.




  • Mario Wash

  • Mario Wash

    Assistant Director / Transition and Access Programs / He, Him, His

    Bachelor of Arts, Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley

    Bridge First Year Experience Program

    My name is Mario Wash I grew up in Inglewood, CA. I am a First Generation College Student who graduated from UC Berkeley with my Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare. I enjoy working with students to disrupt inequities that get in the way of their success in college. I love going on hikes, wilderness adventures and traveling.



    121 Academic Resource Center

    Liaison (Back-up): Stevenson College, Cowell College, Porter College, & Kresge College

  • Wassila George

  • Wassila George

    Assistant Director, EOP

    B.A, Psychology; M.S, Higher Education Student Affairs Administration, Nazareth College

    Pre-Graduate Programs Coordinator

    Hello! My name is Wassila George and I am originally from the Bronx, New York. In my current role, I enjoy supporting students as they prepare for life after college through the exploration of various professional development opportunities to graduate school preparation. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my daughter and reconnecting with the world from a child perspective.


    (831) 459-5472

    ARCenter - EOP Office

    Liaison (Back-up): Oakes College, Rachel Carson College, Colleges Nine & Ten

  • Maya Woolfe

  • Maya Woolfe

    Assistant Director, EOP STEM Advising

    B.A. Psychology, UC Santa Cruz; M.A. Counseling & Guidance in Higher Education, with an emphasis in Student Affairs, Cal Poly SLO

    SEMILLA Scholars Coordinator

    I have lived in Santa Cruz for almost 10 years and love to be outside whether it's hiking, bike rides, going on neighborhood walks with my dog, and enjoying the redwoods and ocean. My interests include social justice, activism, wellness, self-care, plants (indoor & outdoor), and health. I love working within EOP because I enjoy creating strong partnerships with students to ensure they thrive in their educational and personal goals. I am here to listen, hold space, practice empathy, and advocate for you so you feel supported to achieve all of your dreams at UCSC and beyond.



    Science Hill - Science & Engineering Library 213