Student Media has several career and student staff who are experienced and available resources for any student involved in Student Media.

Brandon Victoriano, Equipment Manager

Brandon is a third year Film and Psychology double major. Ever since his freshman year, he has been involved with the Film Production Coalition and On The Spot. As a producer for both organizations now, he strives to up the quality of student films and wants to push the limits of what kind of content Student Media is capable of producing. He hopes to eventually work as a director or producer in narrative productions. In his free time, he enjoys video games, basketball, and listening to a single song on repeat.



Charles Cenizal, Web Developer

Charles Cenizal is a 4th year Computer Science: Game Design major. He is currently in training as a Student Media Web Developer. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his fellowship, swimming, playing billiards and lifting weights. On the work side of things, Charles looks to develop his skills in order get into the fields of web development, data science and game design.


Emma Forbes, Broadcast Coordinator

Emma Forbes is a fourth year Film and Digital Media and French Language Studies double major. She has been a member of the Film Production Coalition for the past two years and is excited to be the webmaster this year. She has really enjoyed her time in student media and especially appreciates the opportunity to create with her peers. This is her first year as Broadcast Coordinator and she’s looking forward to encouraging members’ to use their creativity in a way that promotes positive social, political, and cultural change.


Griffin Smith, Fiscal Coordinator

Griffin Smith graduated from UCSC in the spring of 2017 with a B.A. in Film & Digital Media. Before joining SOAR, he worked as both an equipment manager & a business assistant for Student Media. He is also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Griffin was born & raised in Anaheim, California but has also lived in north-central Massachusetts & Sunnyvale, California before coming to Santa Cruz.



Katelyn Brooks, Equipment Manager

Katelyn is a third year Film and Digital Media major with a minor in History. Katelyn is now an Equipment Manager for SCTV but has been involved in Student Media since the beginning of her Freshman year through the Film Production Coalition. She is currently a producer and the Event Coordinator for FPC. Katelyn has greatly enjoyed her experience with Student Media and hopes to help other creative and curious students find a home here.



Melissa Gee, Operations Coordinator

Melissa Gee (she/her) is a third-year student at UC Santa Cruz, majoring in linguistics. Since the beginning of her time at the university, she has been a member of Fruitcake Magazine. Melissa currently attends Student Media Council as its representative. In her free time, she enjoys baking bread, painting/drawing, and learning languages.  She has a passion for collaborative projects and hopes to work in journalism one day.


Meri Klingelhofer, Web Developer

Meri is a third-year neuroscience and philosophy double major who joined Shutterslug Photography during her first year and currently serves as its fiscal representative. This is her first year as one of Student Media's Web Developers and she's excited to learn more about the ins and outs of this wonderful council. Feel free to reach out anytime!



Ryan Klaner-Glennon, Digital Marketing Coordinator

Ryan is a third-year Film and Digital Media major, and has been involved in both the Film Production Coalition and On The Spot since freshman year. He has acted in leadership in both organizations the past year. He can't wait to get more involved in Student Media and provide others with a space to make great content.


Susan Watrous, Print Media Adviser

Susan has been the Print Media Adviser for Student Media since 2005. She brings a strong journalistic background to the position and consistently pushes students to achieve beyond what they think is possible with their work. In addition to advising Student Media organizations, Susan is a faculty member and instructs multiple courses on campus. Susan sees the success of her students as a success of herself, and is always available and open to work with all members of Student Media.

Phone: (831) 459-5817


Victoria Gonzalez, Programming Manager

Victoria is a Film & Digital Media major with a minor in Political Science at UCSC. Apart from being the SCTV’s Programming Manager, Victoria enjoys screenwriting, directing, and producing for the Film Production Coalition. She lives in Santa Cruz with her dog Yoshi, and spends most of her free time playing the bass guitar or cooking. Victoria hopes to continue directing, writing, and building upon her passion for filmmaking through her work.


Zoë Petroff, Operations Coordinator

Zoë Petroff (She/They) is a 2nd year Biomolecular Engineering and Bioinformatics major. She joined Scientific Slug Magazine in her first year at UCSC, and is now a signer for the organization. She has a frog named Mochi, a cat named Nibbler, and a bearded dragon named Linguine. She also loves making art and going on hikes.