UC Santa Barbara Student Authors

Name: Louie Tamayo
Hometown: Long Beach
Major: Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
Grad Year: 2012

What made you choose your school? When I first visited UCSB I knew this was where I wanted to be, although it may sound cliché it is definitely true. The combination of location, weather, academics, and social atmosphere drew me in instantly. Cruising around campus on my bike reassures me as to why I decided to apply.

What activity makes you happy? Waking up and walking onto my patio and seeing the waves crash into the cliffs.

What is your biggest pet peeve? Not being taken seriously.

What is something about you that might surprise someone? I hate when people cut down trees.

What is your favorite book, movie, or TV show and why? Ferris Bueller's Day Off is by far my favorite movie because the shenanigans that Matthew Broderick gets into throughout the movie. The scene where Ferris gets an entire audience of people to dance to Twist & Shout gets me every time. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky is one of my favorites because it was one first "in your face" novels that I read when I was in high school.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? If possible I would like to visit Costa Rica because its rich culture and awesome scenery.

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be? The power of flight so I could travel the world.

If you had a million dollars, how would you spend it? I would definitely pay of my loan debt first and then I would save the rest and allocate a hefty amount to take a trip around the world before stepping into the "real world".

What are your plans for after graduation? Everything is up in the air because there are so many things I would like to venture into. Ideally, I would like to work for a marketing and public relations firm but at the same time I want to go into Administrative Education because of my interest in higher education.

Name: Michael Cooper
Hometown: Danville, CA
Major: Sociology/Sports Management minor

Name: Kate Sandoval