Frances Woo (she/her/hers) is a fourth-year sociology major at UCSB. She wanted to join the Living History Project because she believes in the importance of archiving student movements on campus. She wants to contribute to the work of capturing that narrative and establishing it as an integral part of this school’s history. To her, “Living History” is constantly being created, whether it’s by one student activist or a crowd of protestors, because any movement towards justice in the present shapes the future. A fun fact about her is that she has a headless mannequin in her room named “Kevin”.
Jillian Wertzberger is a third year history major. She joined the Living History Project after she discovered her love for research while working on a project about UCSB student activism for a history class. She loved how connected she felt to the university while learning about its past. To her, Living History means history that has the ability to inspire empathy and human connection across time and space. She is never not down to talk about folk music or Nixon’s foreign policy.
External Student Coordinator
Katelyn Wong (she/her/hers) is a fourth year transfer student majoring in Communication and minoring in LGBTQ Studies. She wanted to join the Living History Project after seeing so many amazing folks organize and work toward achieving a campus where staff and students can feel not only safe, but able to thrive. Katelyn would love to honor these past and present activists by acknowledging their work and how their actions have changed UCSB. In her free time, she likes to bake vegan cakes and read graphic novels by Junji Ito!
Social Media/Marketing Coordinator
Internal Student Coordinator
Shuo is (will be) a second-year geography major. Shuo joined LHP for his enthusiasm in the history and culture of our community, trying to investigate more about how history plays a role in our community. “Living History”, as its title demonstrates, is not just about insipid research and typing. History is never dead but alive for all, for it could help people move forward with precious experience. For Shuo, it is exciting to become a witness of our present, which would be others’ history one day.