These three ladies have joined Event Santa Cruz to make it all happen for the monthly events! They’re excited and ready to work as a team to pull off some awesome events.They are happy to be more involved and get to know Santa Cruz even better by meeting so many unique local people and businesses.
Amber Bushman is working as Event Marketing Specialist here at Event Santa Cruz. Originally from the Central Valley, she first fell in love with Santa Cruz when she moved to the city in 2011. She helps manage our social media by creating content and posts that market the events, our blog, and other local, entrepreneur-related topics. She also conducts interviews with local business owners, while helping out with other event logistics. She is currently a junior at University of California, Santa Cruz studying Sociology and Global Information Social Enterprise Studies. In her free time she enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and brushing up on her Italian. She is very excited to help put on amazing events for the community and work with the rest of the awesome Event Santa Cruz team!
Laura Kim Yee is now taking on the role of Communication Operations with the Event Santa Cruz team. She is going to be doing multiple tasks like creating the schedule for events, being a point of contact for people who are a part of that particular event, and other related responsibilities. While performing those responsibilities, it is her personal goal to learn more of the logistics behind events. Aside from this role, she is in her third year of college at UCSC and will be graduating in Spring 2016 with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Technology and Information Management. Currently, she has a high level of involvement with the student organization Students for Professional Development and the Filipino Student Association at UC Santa Cruz. In addition to working with Event Santa Cruz, she is also an intern for the wedding and events company Coastside Couture, with a strong interest in pursuing a career revolving around event planning. When she isn’t on the go being a busy bee, she enjoys watching food channels and following different food competitions, hiking, Yelping, and traveling. More than anything, she looks forward to doing more with Event Santa Cruz so that we can all enjoy and get the most out of the events!
Emma Castillo, a native of Los Angeles, has lived in Santa Cruz for four years and will be working as Content Strategist at Event Santa Cruz. She is studying at the University of California, Santa Cruz and will receive a B.A. in Sociology and Politics in the spring of this year. She is a staff member and DJ at KZSC 88.1 FM and she founded The UCSC Surf Team, a traveling competitive surf team. She has work experience in event planning and marketing at Surfline/Wavetrak and Nickelodeon Inc. Surfing, snowboarding, hiking, and traveling are some of her passions. Emma is excited to work with Event Santa Cruz and get to know the inspiring local business owners that make this city so unique.