Crown College

College Scholars Program


College Scholars Program

Katie Greaney


Kati Greaney came to UC Santa Cruz from St. Louis, MO as an undergraduate in the Community Studies department and then returned as a graduate student in the Social Documentation program. Her interest and passion for humanity and storytelling led her to work as a photographer and documentary filmmaker on projects across the US, throughout Southern India, Cuba and Brazil. She is currently teaching the college one course at Crown College and John R Lewis College, in addition to courses in Digital Storytelling and Entrepreneurship.

Pedro Morales-Almazan


Pedro Morales-Almazan, originally from Guatemala, is a Teaching Professor in the Mathematics Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His fascination with mathematics began during high school math competitions, which sparked his enduring interest in mathematical puzzles and brain teasers. This passion led him to study mathematics and engineering in college, recognizing math’s dual nature as a source of both theoretical creativity and practical application. He holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics and has worked as a professor at The University of Texas at Austin and now at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Pedro firmly believes that mathematics is a guiding force for intuition and reasoning, with the capacity to discover and describe our world. His teaching interests include Inquiry-Based Learning, technology-enhanced teaching, and improving student engagement, while his mathematical research focuses on Zeta Functions in Number Theory and Quantum Field Theory. Additionally, his outreach efforts encompass Math Circles and Math Teachers’ Circles.