Janie Garza

Student Services Manager

Pronouns: she/her/they

Janie Nicole Garza is the Student Services Manager for Alder GSE and a first-generation college graduate with her BA in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz. After completing her undergradudate work, Janie continued to work for UCSC with a Hispanic-serving initiative known as Cultivamos Excelencia, where she helped recruit and prepare incoming transfer students from the San Jose area. During her undergrad, she had various roles working with the transfer community at UCSC for two years, specializing in program coordinating and event management as well as informal advising for potential and continuing transfer students. Janie is passionate about cultivating positive educational experiences and bridging equity gaps within first-generation and underserved communities.