Grad Student Directory

Brenda Berenice Arjona
  • Title
    • Teaching Assistant
    • PhD Student
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Anthropology Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Social Sciences 1, 229
  • Mail Stop Social Sciences 1 Faculty Services

Biography, Education and Training

Rent Burden: 94% (what’s this?)


Graduate students at UC Santa Cruz face severe rent burden, often spending over 50% of our income on housing. We are precarious, but we are indispensable.


I live on campus at Family Student Housing, where my child and I are struggling to survive due to rent burden.


I stand in solidarity with the COLA campaign.