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Isheeta Rahman


Hello! My name is Isheeta Rahman, and I will be one of your Student Leadership Program Advisors this academic year. I am originally from San Diego, CA, and completed my B.A. in Political Science at UC Irvine in 2015. While at UCI, I worked with Admissions and Residential Life, and wrote my senior thesis on the history of California’s congresswomen. I worked at UC San Diego for about a year and a half after that, and eventually went on to pursue and complete my M.S. in Higher Education Counseling/Student Affairs at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2019. While at Cal Poly, I worked in the Center for Leadership, in Career Services, and had a summer internship as an Assistant Residential Director at Stanford University. I am extremely passionate about education, social justice, holistic wellness, music, and cats! I look forward to learning and growing with you all this year. Fun Facts: I have lost over 50 pounds, and I have two degrees of separation from Drake, Frank Ocean, and John Legend.

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James forrester


Hey everyone! My name is James Forrester and I am a Student Leadership Program Advisor here at UC Santa Barbara! I went to undergrad at California State University Channel Islands & in 2016 I graduated with two degrees in both Sociology and Political Science. In 2018, I graduated from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey with a Master of Education (Ed.M.) degree in College Student Affairs.

I am very passionate about riding motorcycles, eating yummy food, & ensuring students get the education they need. Now that I am have been here for over one year, I am super excited to continue along my own journey, share my passions with the UCSB family, and to get to know everyone as best as I can along the way!

Fun Facts: I’ve been riding a motorcycle since I was 4 years old, I love Dodger baseball & Rams football, and some of my favorite TV shows/Movies include: the Avengers movies, Parks and Recreation/The Office, Archer, and MASH. See you all around!

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Deejay johnson


Hi I’m Deejay I have the pleasure of serving as the Student Leadership Programs Manager. I’m originally from the Midwest.  I have a degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. I love Great singers and love music of many kinds. I love sports like cooking, walking, and watching paint dry! As you can tell I am very athletic in fact so athletic I watch that huge cooking show called the Super bowl every year. It’s fascinating that they cook in such super bowls and how they throw that huge almond around in those strange outfits. I am so excited to work with the students and with Residential Housing Association. I enjoy hearing about people and their rich life stories. I believe each of us have something to give to this world and I love to help others discover that within themselves. Cheers to the amazing year we are going to share together! I look forward to working laughing and being our best self