Ismael Paredes Ulloa
Ismael Paredes Ulloa is an advisor in Santa Barbara City College’s (SBCC) Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) Department and coordinates the Running Start Summer Bridge Program. Schooled Radio talked to him about how his own experiences help him to support others. Ismael is a Santa Barbara native born to immigrant parents from Jalisco, Mexico. The 2nd of 3 children, he is a proud alum of UCSB (BA in History) and Antioch University (MA in Education), Santa Barbara. Growing up as a low-income and first-generation youth has fueled a passion for working with local youth of similar backgrounds.
Ismael has been involved in mentoring and teaching for most of his life. His career path includes job training and placement for youth with barriers to employment throughout the county of Santa Barbara as an employee for the Department of Social Services and as the Project Director of the Santa Barbara California Student Opportunity & Access Program (Cal-SOAP), helping 1st-generation and low-income students realize their dream of a post-secondary education. Ismael also sits on the First 5 Santa Barbara County Commission and the boards of CALM and Future Leaders of America (FLA). He formerly served as a trustee for the Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD).
Bits of music you may notice: Yo La Tengo, "Georgia Vs. Yo La Tengo," The Mekons, "I'm Not Here (1967)," Los Lobos, "Kiko and the Lavender Moon."
This episode was first broadcast on KCSB-FM 91.9 on May 11, 2021.