Amanda Asquith

Educates and empowers students to gain experience that leads to careers. Advocate for transfer students. Supports employers and campus departments in creating and enhancing internship programs. Internship Guru, Cat Mom, and Proud New Englander.

Amanda Asquith-Caya

Internship & Experience Manager

Science + Health

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!

Leticia Cardenas

Employment Services Specialist

Kathy Dunson

Graphic Production Specialist

Maddie Foster

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

Maddie Foster

Career Counselor / Peer & Practicum Supervisor

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

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.

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

Maya Hargens

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.

Maya Hargens

Career Counselor / Coordinator

Carol Huang

Empowers and educates future practitioners, scholars, and leaders. Supports international students in career development. Builds community with first-gen students and students of color. UCSB alum. Enjoys taking photos of food.

Carol Huang

Career Counselor / Coordinator

Education + Human Services

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.

Desirea Lewis

Business Officer

Derek Musashe

Helps students find the signal in the noise, empowering them to use their own unique talents to design the life they want to lead. Enjoys flying into the unknown and walking past the horizon. Reads unhealthy amounts of epic fantasy fiction. Feels a kinship with turtles and owls.

Derek Musashe

Career Counselor / Coordinator

Christina Nguyen

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

Christina Nguyen

Career Counselor

Law + Government

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.

(805) 893-4644

Robert Sams

Business Systems Analyst
SIS&T / Career Services

Diana Seder

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.

(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.

Lana Smith-Hale

Career Counselor / Coordinator

Graduate Students

Kianna Tarango

Coordinates and hosts recruiting events. Advocates for equitable workplace and professional practices. Believes that knowledge is power. Displays strong Aries tendencies.

(805) 893-4418

Kianna Tarango

Events Coordinator

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.

Jo Ann Villanueva-Salvador

Interim Associate Director, Career Education

Business + Entrepreneurship

Emily White

Leads the talented employer relations team. Creates a premium recruiting experience for employers eager to connect with exceptional Gauchos. Hails from the Midwest...OH-IO. Proud mama of two!

Emily White

Senior Associate Director

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.

Eric Wilder

Career Counselor / Coordinator

Communications + Arts