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Office of the Internal Vice President


Steven Ho

Steven Ho

Internal Vice President

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I’m Steven Ho, a 2nd year Biology/Asian American Studies double major from the Bay Area running to be YOUR next Internal Vice President!

Over the past two years, I’ve served YOU as a student leader on campus, as an active member of the API & LGBTQ+ communities, and as a Senator in AS. I’ve had the opportunity to work with many individuals & organizations to UPLIFT the student voice & bring unheard issues to University administration, transforming them into ACTIVE CHANGE. I’m running to make sure ALL students on this campus can benefit from ALL that Associated Students has to offer!


Associated Students On-Campus Senator
UCSB Campus Democrats Community Outreach Director
Asian American Pacific Islander Coalition Founding Organizer
Fellow, Office of the External Vice President for Local Affairs

My Vision:
-Transparency and Accessibility
REORGANIZE AS to open opportunities to students involved in Hall Councils, student organizations, and research departments
LAUNCH a central online website that’s user-friendly and interactive where students can track the work of different AS entities and see a visual representation of their student fees
ESTABLISH AS wide goals to be published to students yearly through the Daily Nexus and The Bottom Line, with online resources to track the progress of AS work

-Revamping the AS Fellowship
OPEN Positions for Fellows to work hands-on in Executive offices and AS entities starting Fall Quarter
ENGAGE Transfers and First-year students through summer outreach, FSSP, and Week of Welcome
CONNECT the AS Fellowship with professional positions at UCSB & the greater Santa Barbara area

-Connecting Students to Administration
IMPLEMENTING Fireside Chats: Open conversations with administration that allow students to talk to university officials in an open & friendly environment, expressing their needs in a stress free manner


Publish quarterly reports on how your student fees are being spent and gain feedback to ensure your student fees are being spent responsibly.


Collaborate with AS Entities and other campus organizations to host a quarterly Craft Far infusing the association with a more diverse group of student leaders to create a better atmosphere of productivity within AS.


Create senate staff positions to provide more opportunities for people to get involved in AS and enhance productivity, efficiently and transparency within Senate.

Jorge Escobar

Chief of Staff
Chief of staff is responsible for organizing and running the Internal Vice President Office. Responsible for organizing and facilitating weekly staff meetings and quarterly retreats. Maintains the IVP office budget. Serves as a representative on Council on Planning and Budget.

Helia Ludema

Deputy Chief of Staff
Responsible for coordinating and organizing the Associated Students Fellowship program. Also responsible for advising and supporting the IVP staff. Works with IVP to create agenda for the weekly Senate meetings.

Matthew Santos

Student Fee Advisory Commissioner
Attends SFAC meetings and provides brief written reports of the meetings to the IVP and the Committee on Committee’s Administrative Advisory liaison. Discusses expenditures of the student fees that fall under AS and reports on any issues regarding AS Lock-In fees.

Bianca Bacaltos

Programming Coordinator
Focuses on projects within Associated Students. Initiates and plans on project per quarter that relates to AS. Serves as the Director of Research and Planning of the AS Information Agency. Advises the IVP on how to make the internal functioning of AS more efficient.

Eric Wang

Gauchobooks Lead Officer
Attend Web Standards Committee meetings to address website quality and function. Address general operating maintenance and troubleshooting with web development and tech administrators. Oversees all marketing and advertising strategies for GauchoBooks website.

Affie Afzalnia

SIDE Coordinator
The Student Initiated Democratic Education (SIDE) Coordinator shall facilitate all administrative aspects associated with the SIDE Program. Shall manage and create methods to gain feedback form the student and faculty involved with SIDE.

Michelle May

Director of Accountability
Works with IVP to ensure that Senators fulfill their job descriptions. Read minutes of AS Entities and reports of the Academic Senate or Advisory Committees. Report to Honoraria Committee with all relevant forms and information to aid in the assessment of member’s job description fulfillment.

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If you are interested in working together, send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can!