Meet Our Team

    Sandi Vargas

  • Sandi Vargas

    Assistant Director

    (831) 459-1904

    The most exciting part of my job is when I tour new groups as they see our campus first-hand. The incredible natural beauty of the UC Santa Cruz campus, situated in an enchanted redwood forest of over 2,000 natural preserve acres, with scenic ocean views and endless open meadows which creates an ideal environment for groups to meet, play, learn and rejuvenate.

  • Michael Luttrell

  •  Michael Luttrell

    Operations Manager 

    (831) 459-4828

    I joined the Conference Services team in 2008 after working on the campus as a student for 4 years. I get great joy welcoming new and returning groups to our beautiful campus. There are not many campuses that you can walk from a redwood forest to a great meadow and then down to a beach. When not working, I enjoy photography, cooking, playing/watching sports and spending time with my wife, Caitlin and our pug, Moose.

  • Christine Marez

  • Christine Marez

    Conference Coordinator

    (831) 502-7058

    What I love about the UCSC campus is the wide array of amenities our groups can utilize while immersed in a retreat-like setting. Our beautiful facilities are harmoniously incorporated into the landscape, providing a serene and memorable experience for our summer guests.

  • Heather Robinson

  • Heather Robinson

    Conference Coordinator

    (831) 459-5092

    As a Santa Cruz native, I feel fortunate to be part of the UCSC Conference Services team. I enjoy summers on campus, from the foggy mornings, to the sunny afternoons, and closing the day with a gorgeous sunset over the Pacific Ocean. I'm delighted to be able to be apart of so many different type of groups, from sports to academics and assist the conferees in discovering all the campus and surrounding areas have to offer.

Mission Statement

The purpose of UCSC's Conference Services is to support the goals of the Colleges, Housing and Educational Services. This is achieved by utilizing campus facilities on a year-round basis and by planning, organizing and implementing academic, outreach, sport and professional programs and conferences. This generates income that helps to reduce the cost of housing to students during the academic year as well as providing summer employment for students.