The Direct Services Committee serves as a sub committee effort of the Food Security and Basic Needs Task Force, focusing on basic needs direct services and programs. We work towards serving all UCSB students, while also intentionally reaching out to students who may be experiencing basic needs and food insecurity. The committee works towards improving access to basic needs resources to support students educational success and holistic wellbeing. This collaborative committee focuses on addressing the immediate needs, equity gaps, communication and expansion of programs through a holistic lens.

The Direct Services Committee meets every 3 weeks, for more information contact Rebecca Segundo.


  • Allina Mojarro, Community Education Outreach Coordinator, Associated Students
  • Alondra Candelario, Basic Needs Advisor, Financial Crisis Response Team
  • Asad Bhatti, Cooper Housing Navigator and Rapid Rehousing Pilot Program Coordinator
  • Brenda Curiel, Assistant Director, Educational Opportunity Program
  • Daisy Basulto-Hernandez, Calfresh & Basic Needs Communications Coordinator
  • Gladys Koscak, Mental Health Specialist, Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Jennifer Birchim, Manager, Community Housing Services
  • Jessica Castillo-Tapia, Rapid Rehousing Pilot Program Coordinator; Youth Action Board Member
  • Kari Weber, Student Activities Coordinator, Transfer Student Center
  • Katie Maynard, Acting Director, Campus Sustainability
  • Mallory Russell, Health Education Specialist, Health & Wellness
  • Megan Schmidt, Culinary Health Educator, Heath & Wellness
  • Melissa Candell, Director, Undocumented Student Services
  • Natalie Armistead, Basic Needs Coordinator, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Rebecca Segundo, Basic Needs and Rapid Rehousing Manager, Enrollment Services
  • Ruth Garcia Guevara, Community Volunteer Coordinator, Associated Students
  • Sky Limón, Associate Director, Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity
  • Stephanie Carbajal, Advocate, CARE
  • Susana Nuñez, QTBIPOC Empowerment Coordinator, Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity (RCSGD)
  • Yasmine Dominguez-Whitehead, Transitions Director