Peace. I am Kevin Claiborne, Student Leadership Programs Advisor. I am from Washington, D.C. and arrived in Santa Barbara from New York. I obtained a B.S. in Mathematics from the historically black college North Carolina Central University and a M.S. in Higher Education Administration from Syracuse University. Prior to attending Syracuse University, I served as Diversity Coordinator for Onondaga Community College. I am extremely passionate about education and entrepreneurship because they are two of the most powerful tools for changing the direction of one's life. I always push my friends and students to live at the intersection of doing what they love, doing what they're good at, doing what the world needs more of, and if you're lucky: doing what pays well. I am looking forward to learning about and growing within the UCSB family and community. My passions currently revolve around art, photography, mental health, and social justice. Fun fact: I always wear black.