Full Time Staff

Ruben Canedo (he/they)

Co-Chair of the UC Systemwide Basic Needs Committee

Why Basic Needs?

Sam Ku (they/them)

Project Policy Analyst

Why Basic Needs?

I don't think we can manifest the world we deserve and desire until everyone is fed, housed, and well. That vision often feels out of reach, but being at the Basic Needs Center makes it feel a bit closer. And I am incredibly grateful to be able to work towards realizing that vision with such an extraordinary group of people that make anywhere feel like home.

Saj (she/her)

Clinical Care Coordinator

Natalia Semeraro (she/her)

Food Resource Coordinator
Food Pantry

Why Basic Needs?

Kiyoko Thomas (she/they)

Basic Needs Center Director

Why Basic Needs?