Meet SVC


    Vivian Bossieux-Skinner

  • Vivian

    Director

    Vivian Bossieux-Skinner is a third year affiliated with Cowell college and is majoring in History of Art and Visual Culture. Vivian is passionate about volunteerism and community service and as part of the SVC team is excited to work with students on campus and the surrounding Santa Cruz community to make our community an even better place. At the SVC, Vivian is the contact person for any questions regarding the internship, CSP Grants, outreach, and general SVC questions.

  • Alexandra Dami

  • Alexandra

    Programs Director

    Alexandra Dami is a fourth year affiliate of Cowell College and is majoring in Psychology. As a Bay Area resident, Alex was able to be a part of organizations such as Special Olympics of Northern California, the Blue Star Moms, and the Concord and Solano County Food Bank. In high school she started her own charity event, Caroling for Food, raising 8,000 pounds of food yearly for the Concord and Solano County Food Bank. Volunteering and hosting her own charity event has given Alex experience with managing large events as well as working with peers and organizations. Alex is excited for her third year to be working with the SVC team and bringing events to UCSC.


  • Laura Wishart

  • Laura

    Spring 2017 Intern

    Laura is a third-year Kresge affiliate majoring in Sociology and is passionate about volunteering as a way to strengthen community bonds. She has previously volunteered with the SUA Office of External Affairs lobbying our elected representatives on behalf of student issues. She loves volunteering with the UCSC CARE office as well, which offers confidential support, advocacy, resources and violence prevention education on campus. Laura also interns at the UCSC Women's Center developing programs that addresses issues faced by women across different intersections of identity. As the Director Intern, she is looking forward to helping with the CSP grant program and meeting new people in the Santa Cruz community.


  • Lydia Jenkins-Sleczkowski

  • Lydia

    Spring 2017 Intern

    Lydia Jenkins-Sleczkowski is a first-year affiliate of Cowell College majoring in Environmental Studies. In her hometown of San Francisco, Lydia had the opportunity to volunteer as Management Director of MoveAbout Theater, a student-run company that brought free theater to the parks of the city. She also volunteered for her high school's Peer Mentoring program, which paired upperclassmen with incoming freshmen, and regularly participated in events run through the drama department. Lydia is excited to plan events that will connect UCSC to the greater Santa Cruz community and share the SVC mission with students during her time as Programs Director Intern.

  • Eric Poels

  • Eric

    Spring 2017 Intern

    Eric Poels is a third year affiliated with Cowell College and is majoring in Computer Science. In his hometown of Novato, he volunteered with the county to help out with the annual festival of Art and Music. Eric is excited to meet with students and community members, who are both passionate and curious about volunteering. By connecting these individuals to new and exciting opportunities, Eric hopes to enhance their Santa Cruz experience, and make the community an even better place. As the Operation Director Intern, Eric is responsible for maintaining the website and keeping in contact with organizations through the Current Volunteer Opportunities.