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!

 

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Ali Anderson

Employer Engagement Specialist

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

Vash Doshi

Dedicated to helping students craft meaningful careers. Eager to empower them with resources and highlight possible paths. Passionate about supporting international students to reach their career goals in the US or abroad. Your go-to resource for travel and food.

 

Pronouns: He/Him

Vash Doshi

Career Counselor / Coordinator

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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

Interim 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

Cristal Garcia Martinez

Helps bring your FAVE employers to campus. Advocates for diverse employment opportunities for students. Creates space for new students to engage with Career Services. Mexicana. UCSB alum. Calls Target her second home.

 

Pronouns: She/Her/Ella

Cristal Garcia Martinez

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

Career Counselor

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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

A Japanese, Kentuckian, Welsh, Cherokee (plus a few more), helping students to accomplish amazing things, by assisting in the connection of Inquiry, Assessment, Marketing, and Technology to Career Services.

 

Pronouns: He/Him

(805) 893-4644

Robert Sams

Business Systems Analyst
SIS&T / 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

Lana Smith-Hale

Committed to helping graduate students create high-impact careers. Empowers students to fit the many pieces of their lives together with synergy and harmony. Champion for womxn in the workplace. Baking enthusiast with John Mayer on repeat. Favorite Job: Mother of Two Boys.

 

Pronouns: She/Her

Lana Smith-Hale

Career Counselor / Coordinator

Graduate Students

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