Ali Anderson

Delivers meaningful opportunities to students and alumni. Provides resources to individuals to expand their professional network by hosting career events and engaging with employers in the community. Santa Barbara native. Find me whipping something up in the kitchen or at the Bowl catching a concert!

 

Pronouns: She/Her

Ali Anderson

Employer Engagement Specialist

Elizabeth Brock

Ensures behind-the-scenes office procedures are smooth and successful. Lover of corgis, all things bread, and social justice.

 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Elizabeth Brock

Administrative Office Coordinator

Leticia Cardenas

Coordinates the On-Campus Interview Program. Provides space for employers looking to hire our graduating seniors. Strong introductions and smiles from Gauchos are highly encouraged when interviewing with employers. Proud mother, wife, UCSB alum, and soccer coach!

 

Pronouns: She/Her

Leticia Cardenas

Employment Services Specialist

Jake Castellanos

Passionate about helping students create their unique career journey. Guider of students interested in the communication and arts pathways. Advocate for students with disabilities. Fan of the outdoors and baseball.

 

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Jake Castellanos

Career Counselor

Dr. Marina Chavez

Invested in supporting students to discover who they are, to build the life that they want and to make the change that they wish to see in the world. Supports the vision and action of the change-makers and world-shakers of the Education and Human Services pathway. Liaison to transfer students and military-affiliated students.

 

Pronouns: She/Her

Dr. Marina Chavez

Career Counselor

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Supports the career growth of future technology and engineering innovators. Empowers undocumented students in career success. Champions career education counselors and programs. Corgi enthusiast.

 

Pronouns: She/Her

Maddie Foster

Associate Director,
Career Education

Ignacio Gallardo

Provides strategic vision and leadership for a department of amazing career pros committed to quality services for all Gauchos. Thrives on helping others uncover their unique talents through meaningful direction. Advocates for health and wellness…mostly from the tennis court or soccer field. #GirlDad

 

Pronouns: He/Him

Ignacio Gallardo

Executive Director

Brittany Gonzalez

Passionate about connecting students to employers through experiential learning opportunities that will enhance their professional development. Dedicated to providing enriching services to support students in their career endeavors, as well as assisting employers with increasing their UCSB talent pipelines. Huge fan of sunsets, sweet iced coffee, beach walks + bike rides with my husband, and hosting friends & family for fun potlucks and game nights in our home!

 

Pronouns: She/Her

Brittany Gonzalez

Experiential Learning Manager

Gia Halleck

Hosts career events for students to bring impactful opportunities on campus and build meaningful connections with employers. Motivated to connect students with their passions. Always excited to watch romcoms, try new restaurants, and travel the world.

 

Pronouns: She/Her

Gia Halleck

Career Events Coordinator

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Creates space for students to build confidence in "real world" endeavors. Thrives on "light bulb" moments during resume critiques. Supports students in finding creative ways for "teamwork to make a dream work." Enthusiastic about quotation marks and pet rats.

 

Pronouns: She/Her

Maya Hargens

Assistant Director,
Graduate Career Education

Aanika Khatri

Interested in building genuine and motivational relationships with students. Aims to create a safe space for students to share their ambitions, struggles, and favorite TikToks. Here to help students find meaningful opportunities that will elevate their academic, professional, and personal goals. Loves dancing, getting brunch, and embracing her South Asian heritage.
 

Pronouns: She/Her

Aanika Khatri

Career Counselor

Fati Mouti

Financial & Business Operations Analyst

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Lives in the moment to prepare for the future. Ready to assist students to find their place in between. Liaisons with students to develop innovative careers. Here for you to be there for others. Mildly addicted to coffee.

 

Pronouns: She/Her

Christina Nguyen

Career Counselor / Coordinator

Robert Sams, Business Systems Analyst

A person with a mixed-bag background, helping colleagues and students accomplish amazing things by connecting Inquiry, Assessment, Marketing, and Technology to Career Services.

 

Pronouns: He/Him

(805) 893-4644

Robert Sams

Business Systems Analyst
ITS / Career Services

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Passionate about building relationships and pathways for individuals and organizations. Happily travels the state of California to identify employers and connect students with professional internships and full-time work.

 

Pronouns: She/Her

(805) 319-8578

Diana Seder

Employer Outreach Manager

Jo Ann Villanueva-Salvador

Inspires innovative, entrepreneurial mindset. Empowers students to embrace unique talents and achieve career goals. Dedicated to supporting first-gen students. UCSB alum driven by quiet ambition. Proud mom. Marvel movie fan. Shutterfly calendar OCD.

 

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Jo Ann Villanueva-Salvador

Associate Director,
Employer Engagement

LaTia Willis

Oversees all aspects of the Career Resources Room (CRR) operations and manages the amazing Student Peer Advisors. Passionate about providing easy access, free, up-to-date, and comprehensive career information for students.  Loves her family, reading, the performing arts, and is a proud Gryffindor/Marvel/Tolkienite!

 

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

LaTia Willis

Career Resources Coordinator