As a student intern, Mireya is currently working on research about the Pure Water Soquel project and the possible effects on the Santa Cruz community. She is also helping to implement new social media strategies on many of the Chamber’s social platforms to better engage with local businesses and communities.
She will be graduating this Spring from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in International Politics. She has studied human rights and cultural memory abroad in Argentina and Chile. During the 2016 election season she spent a quarter in Washington D.C. taking classes and interning with Latino Victory Project. Her experience as an intern in Washington D.C. lead her to pursue her passion for community-based solutions and problem solving. Besides working with the Chamber she also volunteers at the Homeless Services Center.
Josh is a senior at the University of California Santa Cruz, graduating in 2017. He is double majoring in economics and computer science . He has several years experience working in non-profits that help better the community . During free time, he plays sports such as basketball and has been on many teams.
Chelsea is a student at UCSC majoring in Business Management Economics. After witnessing how much her mom enjoyed her 25 plus years working in the Human Resource department at Kaiser Permanente, she hopes to follow in her footsteps and pursue a career in the same field. Her desire is to learn more about business administration, and the internship program at the Chamber has been a great starting point. She is passionate about giving back to the community, in her free time she volunteers at the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter as a Tier 2 and Dog Show volunteer. When not volunteering, you can find her at a local coffee shop with friends!
Ilan Zur is a senior at UC- Santa Cruz who is graduating in June, 2017, with highest honors in majors of Legal Studies and Sociology. Ilan is a former NCAA basketball player for UC- Santa Cruz, who is very passionate about pursuing a career in public policy and lawmaking, as a means to fight against social and economic inequality. After graduation he will be applying to top law schools in the nation, with the hope of using the legitimacy of a top law degree to pursue political leadership in the state of California.