Meet your staff here at The Writing Center!

Andrea Seeger
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Andrea Seeger



Bio: Andrea, a Santa Cruz native, has returned to her hometown after academic wandering.  She did her undergraduate education right here at UCSC, first studying Mathematics, then completing her BA in Literature.  She has an MA in English Literature from the University of Colorado Boulder, and is ABD in English at UC Berkeley.  Her scholarship focuses on the intersections of racial and gender formation in 20th-Century American Literature.  

Andrea has taught literature and writing at UC Berkeley and at CU Boulder. She is currently a lecturer at UCSC for Oakes College (teaching social justice) and a lecturer at The Writing Program.  She is also a lecturer at Cabrillo College, teaching English.  And, last but not least, she is the Director of The Writing Center.  She is deeply committed to student-centered learning and equitable access to a deep, quality education.  

Dr. Marcia Ochoa


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Dr. Marcia Ochoa


GANAS Graduate Co-PI

Oakes Provost 

Associate Professor of Feminist Studies 






Bio: Marcia is an anthropologist specialized in the ethnography of media.  Their first book, Queen for a Day (Duke University Press, 2014)  is on the accomplishment of femininity among beauty pageant contestants (misses) and transgender women (transformistas) in Venezuala.

Ochoa’s work focuses on the role of the imaginary in the survival of queer and transgender people in Latin America, and the place of these subjects in the nation.

Marcia works with El/La Para TransLatinas in the Mission District of San Francisco, CA to develop programming and social justice work that promotes transgender Latina participation and reflects the style and grace of translatina survival.

Marcia is co-editor, Ex-Oficio (2014-20) of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies.

Research Interests: Trnasgender studies, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, Latina/o studies, performance studies, media and cultural studies, ethnography of media, feminism, queer theory, multimedia production, Latin American studies--Colombia and Venezuela, citizenship and social participation, Social Documentation, colonial historiography.
Sarah Sanchez
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Sara Sanchez


GANAS Graduate Program Director 



The VOCES Graduate Student Writing Center is made possible by the Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Initiative’s GANAS Graduate Pathway Grant.  Learn more about GANAS!