People

CITRIS Staff

Student Workers

Technical Assistants:

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Caleb Cotter

Caleb is a 3rd year Robotics Engineering student here at UCSC. He is avid mountain biker, caffeine-enthusiast, and dystopian novel lover. In his free-time  he is usually tinkering in his garage or out riding a trail. He is excited for where the future of Robotics and AI will take us

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Zachary Olson

Zachary is an undergraduate student currently completing a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science at the University of California Santa Cruz. He is the Senior Technical Assistant with CITRIS and the Banatao Institute at UCSC, where he works to uphold the vital mission of CITRIS at large, providing technical expertise and support to all CITRIS facilities located at the UCSC campus. He led the charge for upgrading the Optiputer, as well as the interdepartmental large-scale VizWall project, with McHenry Libraries at UCSC. Through independent research, and group collaboration, he has maintained the organization's mission for a clear and coherent environment to effectively support the diverse research focuses at UCSC.

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Cameron Wheeler

Cameron is currently the senior tech lead at CITRIS, and is graduating with a BS in Computer Science. He aspires to be a software engineer in the San Diego area. In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, working with computers and enjoying time with friends.

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Administrative Assistants:

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Sarah Pacheco

Sarah Pacheco is a graduating Business Management Economics student with a minor in Technology and Information Management. Working at CITRIS as a student administrative assistant has provided her with a strong foundation to enter the business world of the technology industry.  Sarah is a very motivated individual who constantly strives to go above and beyond expectations in all aspects of her life. In her free time, she loves to travel and experience new things to expand her perspective of the world.

Zemeka Ware

Zemeka is an undergraduate student currently completing a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology with a double minor in Legal Studies and Education. She is currently one of the the many wonderful Administrative Assistants at CITRIS and the Banatao Institute. She enjoys assisting others in gaining the resources they need in order to navigate the university.  She is dedicated to expand her knowledge across all disciplines and CITRIS has helped her develop a great understanding of technology and media.

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Caleb Cotter

Caleb is a 3rd year Robotics Engineering student here at UCSC. He is avid mountain biker, caffeine-enthusiast, and dystopian novel lover. In his free-timeĀ  he is usually tinkering in his garage or out riding a trail. He is excited for where the future of Robotics and AI will take us

Cameron Wheeler

Cameron is currently the senior tech lead at CITRIS, and is graduating with a BS in Computer Science. He aspires to be a software engineer in the San Diego area. In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports, working with computers and enjoying time with friends.