Meet Our Staff

  • Kelsey, CARE Director

    Kelsey Hoie Ferrell, CARE Director

    As the CARE Director, Kelsey serves the campus community as an advocate, manager, and content expert on interpersonal and sexual violence prevention. She is committed to approaching both prevention and intervention work from an intersectional and community-based approach.

     Prior to moving to sunny California, Kelsey served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Eastern European Republic of Moldova. In Moldova, Kelsey served as the director for an anti human trafficking initiative. She also worked on women’s empowerment programs and learned Romanian. Her education includes a bachelor's degree in Humanities from Fort Lewis College and a master’s degree in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University. She completed her master’s thesis on culturally responsive collaborative program evaluation for immigrant and refugee community programs.

    Outside of work, Kelsey is the seeing-eye human for her blind dog, Loki. She is a maker-of-things including knitwear, patterns, jewelry, and has a current obsession with tapestry weaving. Kelsey also loves hiking in the redwoods, making homemade apple pie, and reading as much as possible.

  • Alison Hanson

    Alison Hanson, Prevention Education Coordinator

  • Yesenia Melgoza-Fernandez

    Yesenia Melgoza-Fernandez, Intake Coordinator

    Yesenia is a first generation Mexican-American college grad from Watsonville, CA. She received her B. A. in Sociology and Chicanx Studies from UCLA. She has 4+ years of experience providing domestic and sexual violence education and advocacy in underserved communities in Los Angeles and Santa Cruz County. Yesenia is most looking forward to becoming one with the UCSC community!
    Outside of work, she is a coach for the non-profit, Watsonville Starlings Volleyball Club where she trains girls ages 11-16 in underserved communities in Watsonville the sport of volleyball. Yesenia also enjoys hanging out with her dog, Ginger and is an avid makeup enthusiast.
  • Jazmin Jauregui

    Jazmin Jauregui, Advocate

  • Carolyn Sohn

    Carolyn Sohn, Advocate

    As an advocate, Carolyn works directly with survivors of interpersonal violence, and the people who care for survivors in their own communities. She considers advocacy as a commitment to the resilience, strengths, and self-determination of survivors, and a responsibility to educate the wider community on the realities of interpersonal violence.

    Before arriving at the UCSC campus in September 2019, Carolyn was a CARE advocate and intake specialist at UC Santa Barbara. She received her advocate training at Standing Together to End Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Solutions, based in Santa Barbara. She's proud of her journey as a first generation college student and second generation Korean-American, and is thrilled to join the UCSC community.
  • Allison Dean

    Allison Dean, CUIP Prevention Education

    Allison Dean


    CUIP Community Support

    In this position, I’m really excited to try and learn how to adapt survivor centered programming to be flexible and accessible in our ever changing world! A fun fact about me is that I played in a steel drums band in high school.

  • Anna Mulrooney

    Anna Mulrooney, CUIP Prevention Education

    Anna Mulrooney


    CUIP Community Support

    I'm excited to spread knowledge to different organizations on campus about how to prevent violence in our communities. A few fun facts about me are: I am a Gemini, I once wrote a 20 page research paper on blue whales and my favorite place in Santa Cruz is West Cliff at sunset!

  • Jamie Floyd

    Jamie Floyd, Prevention Education Intern

    Jamie Floyd


    Prevention Education Intern

    I am honored to be a Prevention Education Intern for CARE as it allows me to both spread support and resources to all communities at UCSC and grow as an empathetic and supportive person. Additionally, I have a passion for buying cheap plants and calling my mom. 

  • Jam Lincoln

    Jam Lincoln, Prevention Education Intern

    Jam Lincoln


    Prevention Education Intern

    I'm excited to be an intern in order to learn more about my community and be able to give back to my community using the techniques I gain from my position. Something you may not know about me is that I write poetry and love eating ice cream! 


  • Angelica Silverman

    Angelica Silverman, Prevention Education Intern

    Angelica Silverman


    Prevention Education Intern

    I am most looking forward to educating fellow community members about the support services CARE provides and how we support others in the Santa Cruz community. A fun fact about me is that I'm a double major in FMST studies and Intensive Psych and love anything true crime! 

  • Iseult Lyons

    Iseult Lyons, Graphic Design and Marketing Intern

    Iseult Lyons


    Graphic Design and Marketing Intern

    As a graphic design intern, I enjoy creating materials to educate folks on CARE's services and goals. Fun fact about me: I have worked on over 15 short films!
  • Sid Masuda, Prevention Education Intern

    Sid Masuda


    Prevention Education Intern