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!

 

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Leticia Cardenas

Employment Services Specialist

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Helps Gauchos gain an understanding of their unique attributes to develop dynamic careers. Supports students in employing effective tools for the evolving world of work. Bleeds Trojan Red, Breathes Gaucho Blue.

 

Pronouns: He/Him

John Coate

Career Counselor

Education + Human Services

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.

 

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Vash Doshi

Career Counselor / Coordinator

Business + Entrepreneurship

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Creator of visual communication concepts for all channels of Career Services. Has the power to juggle dozens of different designs in stunning synchronicity. Brandishes Adobe CC as her mightiest weapon. Believes that a small piece of art is worth more than a thousand words. With no 'art' the 'Earth' would just be 'Eh'.

 

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Kathy Dunson

Graphic Production Specialist

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

 

Pronouns: She/Her

Maddie Foster

Career Counselor / Career Peer Manager

Engineering + Technology

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

 

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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 Employment Specialist

Ann Greenwald

Doer of all Front Desk things. Dedicated to helping students connect with life-enriching careers. Loves dogs and crows almost as much as Gauchos. PhD in See's Candies Chocolate.

Ann Greenwald

Administrative Assistant

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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.

 

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Maya Hargens

Career Counselor

Law + Government

Desirea Lewis

​Supports staff through administrative oversight, personnel systems, and ​budget management. Committed to meaningful people operations and inclusive work environments. Sings R&B songs in the car like no one's watching. Elephant admirer.

 

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Desirea Lewis

Business Officer

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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.

 

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Christina Nguyen

Career Counselor / Coordinator

Science + Health

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

Interim Associate Director, Employer Services

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.

 

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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, Career Education

Eric Wilder

Passionate about helping Gauchos pursue creative work. Supports students with disabilities to develop meaningful careers. Strategist for marketing, technology, and engagement. Proud UCSB alum. Proudest UCen coffee machine patron.

 

Pronouns: He/Him

Eric Wilder

Project Manager & Career Counselor

Communications + Arts