Supriya Yelimeli


Bay Area

Supriya Yelimeli

A reporter with experience covering crime, local government, business, and human stories in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, San Francisco and the Bay Area.


Rapist Sentenced to 36 Years in Prison After Brutally Attacking Woman on UCSB Campus in 2014

Surrounded by friends and family in the Santa Barbara Superior Court on Friday, a young woman delivered a harrowing account of being raped and attacked on the UC Santa Barbara campus three years ago. The woman, referred to as Jane Doe in court proceedings, spoke at a final hearing to sentence Daniel Jiang Chen to 36 years in prison for two felony counts of rape and one felony count of robbery.
Daily Nexus, University of California Link to Story

McNair Program May Be Cut if President Trump’s Federal Budget is Approved

President Donald Trump’s education budget released on May 23 calls for a $9.2 billion rollback in spending for several educational programs. Among them, the McNair Scholars Program may face the steepest cut. The McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement is a federal scholarship offered to first-generation, low-income students or those who belong to underrepresented minorities in the United States.
Daily Nexus, University of California Link to Story

Bluff Collapse Leaves 28 Residents Without Homes

A bluff collapse on Sunday evening that left 28 residents without a secure home has UC Santa Barbara students scrambling to find new housing by Thursday. The bluff was a communal backyard for the nine units on 6653 Del Playa Drive, known as The Oasis housing. After emergency personnel responded to the sudden collapse Sunday, a Santa Barbara County building inspector determined that Units 1, 4, 5 and 9 would be evacuated to preserve the residents’ safety.
Daily Nexus, University of California Link to Story

Over 1,000 UC Santa Barbara Students Protest After Trump Elected President

Approximately 1,000 UC Santa Barbara students took to the streets in protest early Wednesday morning after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. The crowd formed on the San Nicolas Residence Hall lawn at 1 a.m. Wednesday, shortly after election results were confirmed. Students soon began running out of the residence halls toward the University Center to join a crowd that swarmed through the Pardall Tunnel into Isla Vista.
Daily Nexus, University of California Link to Story


Supriya Yelimeli

I'm the former editor in chief of the Daily Nexus, UC Santa Barbara's independent student newspaper since 1930. I graduated with a degree in Communication from UC Santa Barbara in January 2018, and am currently looking toward a career in journalism.

I can be reached quickly through messenger and phone call, but I respond best to cats and strong coffee. Live music, candor and food outings make me the most happy.

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