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Real Gauchos


REAL GAUCHOS. 50 1-hr interviews with people who've done cool stuff. Hosted by Paul Rivas on KCSB 91.9 FM in 2011-13. Free on realgauchos.com + iTunes Podcasts.

Dec 4, 2011

Paul Rivas interviews Yolanda Garcia on being one of the first Chicanos at UCSB, not being prepared academically for university study, hating school and wanting to leave after her first quarter, her 40+ groundbreaking years in higher education, the evolution of her educational mission from the creation of EOP to her role as Assistant Vice Chancellor, being made to feel dumb by her PhD work and almost quitting, the value of mentorship, the importance of student organizations to the development of a progressive society, living through such a tumultous period in American history, and making the university a welcoming place for all students.