The Radical Resilience initiative is a part of the Healthy Campus Network and Student Health Center’s Be Well campaign.

Out of a deep concern for the mental health and well-being of our campus community, a volunteer group composed of faculty, staff, and undergraduate and graduate students, worked collaboratively between fall 2019 and spring 2020 to plan this program.

Working group members (2019-2020)

  • Alex Belisario, Senior Director, College Student Life, CHES
  • Alan Christy, Chair, Council of Provosts; Provost, Cowell College; and professor of History
  • Andrea Cohen, Special Assistant and Project Manager, Academic Affairs
  • Cindy Delgado, Assistant Director, Workers' Compensation and Occupational Disability, WorkStrong and Wellness Programs, Office of Risk Services
  • Dustin Smucker, Associate Director of Recreation, Athletics & Recreation
  • Gary Dunn, Director, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
  • Gwynn Benner, AVP for Student Success and Managing Director, SSERC
  • Janine Silva, Assistant Director for Residential Education, Colleges, Housing, and Educational Services (CHES)
  • Jessica Bulleri, Wellness Coordinator for staff and faculty, Healthy Campus Network, Office of Risk Services
  • Mario Gomez-Zamora, Graduate Student Association
  • Rebecca Hernandez, Director, American Indian Resource Center
  • Meg Kobe, Director, Student Outreach and Promotion (SHOP), Student Health Center
  • Michael Sim, Undergraduate student representative
  • Nancy Kim, Director, Resource Centers
  • NormaAlicia Pino, Education Specialist and Program Coordinator, Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Rachel Neuman, Director, Graduate Student Life, Graduate Division
  • Sam Foster, Managing Director, Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL)
  • Sona Kaur, Graduate Student Programs Coordinator, Graduate Student Commons
  • Veronica Lopez-Duran, Assistant Director for Programs Advising, Division of Undergraduate Education

Consultants

  • Silvia Austerlic, lecturer, Oaks College and, founder, Senti-Pensante Connections
  • Nikita Gupta, RISE Center program director, GRIT coaching program director, Bruin Resource Center Assistant Director, Resilience education specialist and lecturer; 2019-20 Fellow UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement; and consultant (https://nikitagupta.com/)

Advisors

  • Jody Greene, Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, and professor of Literature, Feminist Studies, and History of Consciousness
  • Sue Matthews, Associate Vice Chancellor for Colleges, Housing, and Educational Services

Join our effort. Please contact: resilient@ucsc.edu.