CAPS Student Hero: Erika Garcilazo

Erika Garcilazo - CAPS Peer Educator

Erika Garcilazo – CAPS Peer Educator

Hello Slugs! We hope all of you are enjoying your Spring Quarter! This Friday, we would like to introduce Erika Garcilazo, one of our talented Peer Educators here at CAPS. Thanks for everything you do, Erika!

What’s your favorite part about being a UCSC student?

Being surrounded by so much knowledge, and so many open minded students. Just being present on campus I learn so many new things everyday, and am able to have discussions with people from all points of view, It feels great to be a part of a university with such a unique culture.

Tell us about something you’re passionate about outside of school (e.g., clubs, hobbies, interests, volunteering, activities, etc.)

I love animals, especially ones I can have at home. In my childhood I probably raised almost every type of pet you can think of. I have a weird obsession with aquariums, and actually had a 100 gallon tank before I had to move for school.

If you could share one thing that you’d like your peers to know about CAPS, what would it be?

CAPS is for everyone. It’s easy to think that mental healthcare is only for people with serious problems. But CAPS offers resources from everything from stress to substance abuse. CAPS is here for you and makes an effort to help diverse groups of students.

Erika Garcilazo is a fourth year student affiliated with Merrill College. She is double majoring in Psychology and Economics. 

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