Staff

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Marisela Márquez – Executive Director

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Responsible for all fiscal management, staff personnel and legal matters of a complex student government organization with an annual budget of over $9 million and comprising elected student executive officers and legislative council, appointed student boards and committees, advisory and administrative staff, business enterprises, and student services. Oversees the enforcement of all Associated Students policies and procedures. Oversees election of and serves as principal advisor to elected student Executive Officers and Legislative Council; advises student boards and committees such as A.S. Judicial Council. Serves as advocate of Associated Students interests and concerns.

Oscar Aquino – Helpdesk Technician

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What can I do for students? Desktop Support: Install, configure and maintain software and hardware for systems in the Associated Students network.

What other duties do I have? Respond to Help Desk Tickets created by Career and Student Staff

Where is my desk? UCEN 2533

When is a good time to drop in? Regular business hours

Ricky Barajas – Media Coordinator and Artist

(805) 893-5422

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Who do I advise?

  • Creative Media Unit
  • Annex Student Staff

What can I do for students?

  • I can assist students with renting out media equipment such as cameras or microphones.
  • A.S. entities can request graphic design services at https://graphics.as.ucsb.edu/
    I can help teach the basics of graphic design and creative writing

Where is my desk? AS Annex (Building 434)

When is a good time to drop in? 9-12 or 2-4, but you can also email or Slack me to set up an appointment.

Leah Bartos – Journalism Advisor/Living History Project Coordinator

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Who do I advise?

  • The Bottom Line
  • Living History Project

What can I do for students? I provide guidance in reporting and writing the news, journalism ethics, interview techniques, source development, and investigative reporting.

What other duties do I have?

  • Creating press releases for other AS organizations.
  • Supervising the student staff coordinators of the Living History Project

Where is my desk? AS Annex (Room 141-B)

When is a good time to drop in? 9-5, please email to confirm availability.

Daniel Chavez – Food Bank Coordinator

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Who do I advise? Food Bank Committee

What can I do for students? 

  • Help with food insecurity
  • Talk about food/cooking
  • Share recipes
  • Food budget advise
  • Food safety
  • Food, food, and did I forget about food stuff?

Where is my desk? A.S. Food Bank

When is a good time to drop in? Wednesday or Friday from 1:00-4:30 pm.

Ted Coe – KCSB Advisor

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Who do I advise? 91.9 KCSB-FM’s Executive Committee and KCSB-FM student and non-student volunteers, more generally.

Campus committees: Numerous KCSB committees/subcommittees; A.S. and KCSB hiring committees.

What can I do for students? I advise on a range of concerns: KCSB operations, volunteer coordination, organizational development, special-projects/events coordination; community and public relations, promotions and marketing (especially through written and online-platforms); radio production; public-service programming and announcements; media/entertainment industry careers; and community-media issues.
What other duties do I have? A.S. awards committee, philanthropic giving, budget preparation assistance for student organizations.
Where is my desk? 1055 Storke Communication Building (under Storke Tower).
When is a good time to drop in? Monday afternoons, most any time on Tuesdays-Fridays, but preferably email or call for an appointment, as meetings or other duties might take me away from my desk.
Marilyn Dukes – Assistant Director of Student Programs, Events and Services

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Who do I advise?

  • AS Program Board
  • Commission for Marginalized Genders
  • Take Back the Night
  • Herstory
  • AS Judicial Council

Campus committees:

  • UCen Governance Board
  • UCen Programming Committee
  • ECen Advisory Board
  • Major Events
  • UCOP Student Liability Workgroup
  • Work with OSL on the AS/OSL Leadership Conference

What can I do for students? Program planning, contract information, risk management/insurance information

What other duties do I have?

  • Work on contracting for the department and insurance issues for the department.
  • Supervise the Program Advisor
  • I do event planning with registered student organizations as requested
  • I am a contact for the AS presence on “Shoreline”

Where is my desk? 1519C–First floor inside the AS Program Board office

When is a good time to drop in? In the mornings–I have a lot of meetings, so e-mailing me in advance is helpful.

JudyAnn Dutcher – Web Developer

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Campus committees:

  • Web Standards Committee

What can I do for students?

  • Web design and development for AS groups
  • Teach Adobe Suite and WordPress to AS students
  • Promote AS activities through AS social media outlets
  • Set up functional email/accounts

What other duties do I have? Print design projects as needed, DocuSign author

Where is my desk? AS Annex T, W, Th. Working remotely M, F

When is a good time to drop in? 8AM-noon T, W, Th

Kris Ehrman – Program Advisor

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Campus committees: AS Program Board

Who do I advise? ASPB Production and Event Safety.

What can I do for students? Assist with production-related logistics and requirements for programs and events.

What other duties do I have? Provide support with implementation, budgeting, event evaluation and ensure compliance with pertinent A.S. and University policies and procedures.

Where is my desk? 1519D–First floor inside the AS Program Board office.

When is a good time to drop in? Mornings are the best time to drop in and I’m always happy to schedule meetings via email.

Ruth Garcia Guevara – Interim Assistant Director for Community Affairs, Civic Engagement and Advocacy

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Who do I advise?

  • Community Affairs Board
  • Isla Vista Community Relations Committee
  • Elections
  • Childcare Grants
  • Community Volunteer Foundation
  • AS Basic Needs Program

What can I do for students?

  • Advise students in volunteer recruitment and retention
  • Volunteer, non profit and community development resources
  • Primary contact for AS elections
  • Advise on BCU governance, transition and management
  • Guide students in grant and philanthropy management

What other duties do I have?

  • Staff Contact for any volunteer programs, and main authorized signer for volunteer hour verification forms.
  • Supervise Community Affairs Team including; The Community Education Outreach Coordinator, The Environmental Programs Advisor, The Isla Vista Community Advisor, and The UCIV & Pardall Center Program Coordinator
Where is my desk? Ucen 2523
When is a good time to drop in? Monday-Friday 8am-3pm or make an appointment
Marla Greer – Garden Coordinator

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Who do I advise? Department of Public Worms

What can I do for students?

  • Support students interested in engaging with their local food shed
  • Share best practices in growing food and composting
  • Empower students to be advocates for closed loop food systems

Where is my desk?
Student Farm

When is a good time to drop in?
Use the email link above to set up a meeting time

Timothy Grigsby – Campus Support Advisor

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Campus Committees: MAGE

Who do you advise?

  • Global Gaucho Commission
  • Human Rights Board
  • Public and Mental Health Commission
  • Transfer Student Alliance

What can I do for students?  I am a member of the Governmental Affairs team and work to support students on the path to achieving goals by advising on procedures, policy, and campus resources. More specifically I articulate agreements, requirements, regulations and collaborate with relevant UCSB departments on behalf of the Associated Students Committees. I provide logistical support navigating the campus and AS policies and procedures.

What other duties do I have? I host the A.S. Study Hall and serve on a number of A.S. staff committees.

Where is my desk? Home

When is a good time to drop in? By appointment is preferred.

Katee Gustavson – Recycling and Composting Program Coordinator

805-893-3774 x55

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Campus Committees
Zero Waste Committee

Who do I advise?

  • Associated Students Recycling
  • Zero Waste Committee

What can I do for students?
Provide opportunities to learn more about, as well as get involved with recycling and composting on campus.

Where is my desk?
Facilities Management

When is a good time to drop in?
Please use the email above if you’d like to schedule a meeting.

Lili Hartounian – Assistant Director of Human Resources & Payroll Analyst

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Who do I advise? I advise students and staff on Human Resources and Payroll matters

What can I do for students? I am the Primary payroll administrator. I initiate and oversee payroll for all personnel. I assist and advise students in matters involving the payroll process.

What other duties do I have? Keys and Security- Oversee the authorization of the Associated Students security system.

Where is my desk? AS Administration Office, Room 2537D

When is a good time to drop in? I am in the office Monday,  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 8-5 and Tuesday 7:30-4:30

Adam Jahnke – Bike Shop Coordinator

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Who do I advise?

  • I advise students at the AS Bike Shop
  • interim advisor for Zero Waste Committee

What can I do for students?

  • I am here to help provide the UCSB community with a full service bicycle shop.
  • Provide space and advice to students and staff looking to repair their own bicycles.

Where is my desk? I am located in trailer #324. Were right next to the pool and bus loop. When is a good time to drop in? 10-5 Monday-Thursday. 10-3 Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday

Jennifer Kiser – Assistant Director for Independent Media (KCSB FM)

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Who do I advise? I support the Advisors for KCSB Radio and The Bottom Line and the students running KCSB 91.9 FM. I also serve as a liaison between KCSB Radio staff and other Associated Students entities.  

What can I do for students?

  • Listen and inspire them to do their best work.
  • Guide them through community radio logistics, FCC requirements and content issues.
  • Support them in creating a sound communications operation.
  • Write, edit and record in a pinch.
  • Recognize and promote their efforts through social media.

Where is my desk? I am located in the back office of the Blue Rooms of the Storke Student Communications Building #589 aka Storke Tower.

When is a good time to drop in? My office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.
Katherine Kosearas – Administrative Support Specialist

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What can I do for students? Provide general office assistance and clerical support in Administration unit within Associated Students, HR and HR recruitment support, and department emergency coordinator/Department Safety Representative guidance

What other duties do I have?

  • General office assistance and clerical support to Administration unit within Associated Students
  • General office support for the Managers of the Administration unit including the Director of Internal Operation, the Assistant Director for Human Resources and the Assistant Director for Budget and Finance
  • HR and HR recruitment support
  • UCPath data entry
  • Assists Interim Assistant Director for HR and the HR&Payroll Analyst as needed with the Student Staff Supervisor group
  • Department emergency coordinator/Department Safety Representative.
Where is my desk? AS Admin Office Room 2537C

When is a good time to drop in? Monday – Friday 8:30am – 11:50am and 1:10pm – 2:50pm.
Sean Lieberman – Assistant Director for Technology

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Who do I advise? Tech Committee

Campus committees: Connect Advisory Group

What can I do for students?

  • Advise on computer/networking needs
  • Create email/calendaring/Slack accounts
  • Help plan out and structure complex web development projects for student groups

What other duties do I have?

  • Photographer
  • Campuswide Events/Ticketing System lead
  • Elections Guy
Where is my desk? UCEN 2519
When is a good time to drop in? regular business hours
Chelsea Lyon-Hayden – Art Director

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Who do I advise? Creative Media Unit

What can you do for students?

  • Associate Students entities (boards, committees, commissions, units) may request graphic design services by filling out the form at http://graphics.as.ucsb.edu.
  • I teach workshops each quarter for the A.S. Media Center’s Workshop Wednesday series. I’m also available for design software training by appointment.

Where is your desk? A.S. Annex (Building 434)

When is a good time to drop in? I am currently working remotely. Email me to make an appointment over Zoom.

Holly Mayes – Assistant Director of Governmental Affairs

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Who do I advise?

  • Committee on Committees (COC)
  • Internal Affairs Committee (IAC)
  • External Affairs Committee (EAC)
  • Lobby Corps
  • Senate
  • Executive Officers Chiefs of Staff
  • Honoraria Committee

What can I do for students?

  • Assist and advise students with interpreting and adding to the A.S. Legal Code
  • Assist students with becoming involved & finding leadership opportunities within A.S.
  • Guide students through the appointment process
  • Provide support navigating the department of Associated Students
  • Provide resources to orient student leaders into their role(s)
  • Support students and groups with meeting facilitation: creating an agenda & using Robert’s Rules of Order.

What other duties do I have?

  • Adding students to listservs
  • Provide annual training on leadership development such as: Ethics, AS Legal Code, Robert’s Rules of Order, & Minute Taking.
  • Maintaining the most up-to-date version of: the AS Legal Code, the Elections Code, and the Financial Policies and Procedures.
  • Maintaining current records of bills & resolutions passed by Senate
  • Oversee the Governmental Affairs area

Where is my desk? I am currently working remotely.

When is a good time to drop in? Please email or Slack me to schedule a time to meet.

Allina Mojarro – Community Education Outreach Coordinator

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Campus Committees

  • Green Dot Staff Team Liason – I coordinate Green Dot Bystander Violence Prevention workshops for AS, as well as conduct workshops for staff and students on campus by request.
  • Dream Scholars Resource Team Liason with Undocumented Student Services

Who do I advise?

  • CAB Youth Outreach Programs
  • CAB Family Literacy Program
  • CAB Alternative Breaks

What can I do for students? 

  • As a UCSB alum in Education, I specialize in training undergraduate tutors that support learning in local elementary schools and after school programs in Isla Vista, Goleta, and Santa Barbara schools.
  • I provide monthly educational trainings for tutors, and help place volunteers in local school and community sites.
  • I can help you find volunteer opportunities on and off campus, youth programming and many others.
  • Visit the CAB office and ask about Alternative Breaks, CAB, IVCRC, and pretty much all things AS.
Where is my desk? Community Affairs Board (CAB) Office UCEN 2523
 
When is a good time to drop in? Available by appointment M-F 9 am – 5 pm. Email is best for setting up virtual appointments, currently working from home.
Irina Nikolaeva – Recordkeeping Specialist

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What can I do for students?

  • Coordinate travel arrangements
  • Review Minutes
  • General Ledger reconciliation
  • POs and Gateway orders monitoring and approvals
  • Process Emergency Loans

What other duties do I have? 

  • Process payments
  • Other Record Keeping Duties
  • Maintain EOP Database
Where is my desk? AS Administration, rm. 2537C
When is a good time to drop in? Anytime from 8:30-5pm, Mon-Fri
Lisa Osborn – KCSB News & Public Affairs Director

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Who do I advise? The KCSB FM 91.9 volunteer news team and student news directors, KCSB sports director & sports reporters

What can I do for students?

  • Support and train KCSB reporters, news anchors and programming staff on how to report on news stories and conduct interviews; engineer a live newscast; recording and sound editing; as well as trends and best practices in broadcast news.
  • Offer information about how to get involved with the KCSB news & sports team
  • Share insights on career options in the radio & media industry

What other duties do you have?

  • Present workshops and trainings on broadcast journalism topics, as well as workshops open to the greater campus community on podcasting, sound editing, how to write a news release and more, related to “Workshop Wednesday” events offered through the AS Media Annex
  • Make recommendations on spoken-word public affairs shows airing on or under consideration at KCSB
  • Write and compile KCSB’s quarterly report for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Where is my desk? 1055 Storke Communication Building (under Storke Tower)

When is a good time to drop in? Weekdays, email to book an appointment (even on short notice)

Megan Peterson – Human Resources and Payroll Administrator

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What can I do for students?

  • Student Staff Onboarding Sessions
  • Payroll processing
  • Kronos assistance
  • UCPath assistance

What other duties do I have? Keys

Where is my desk? AS Administration Office, Room 2537D

When is a good time to drop in? Please use the email above if you’d like to schedule a meeting. 

Phil Pinedo – Assistant Director for Business Services

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Who do I advise?  Office of the Controller

What can I do for students? Educate and inform student on the the services and opportunities that exist within AS Business Services.

Where is my desk? UCEN 1531A

When is a good time to drop in?  Currently the best way to reach me is by the staff contact form on this site.

Diana Collins Puente – Director of Community Affairs, Student Development and Leadership

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Who do I advise?  Office of the Controller

What can I do for students? 

  • Support student leaders in their work in Isla Vista and the broader community
  • Support students leadership development
  • Advise student leaders in their work within various Boards, Commissions, and Units and in collaboration with campus and community partners
  • Support the work of all entities within community affairs and governmental affairs and AS as a whole

Where is my desk? In the virtual world, currently

When is a good time to drop in? Please send me an email or a Slack message to schedule a time to meet.

Keith Rozendal – KCSB Chief Engineer

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Who do I advise?
Student leaders and volunteers at KCSB 91.9 FM Santa Barbara

What can I do for students?
Student and teacher of Audio, Computer, and Electrical Engineering – via the hands-on, experiential learning offered at KCSB.

Where is my desk?
KCSB Engineering shop, Storke Student Communications Building

When is a good time to drop in?
Check my Google calendar (eng@kcsb.org) for a time to meet and then send me a calendar invite

Ed Schatz – Director of Technical Assistance and Internal Operations

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What can I do for students?

  • Provide guidance on policies, procedures, agreements/contracts, and assist with identifying potential stakeholders for projects across the Associated Students department.

What other duties do I have? Help ensure:

  • Compliance with A.S. and University regulations
  • Efficiency of current systems and use of resources
  • High level of Service effectiveness
  • Internal controls and processes are in place and current

Where is my desk? Remote location – please contact me by email message or directly over AS Slack.

When is a good time to drop in? Remote “office hours” (messages by email or AS Slack) are Mondays – Thursdays 10am – 12pm.

Sarah Siedschlag – Environmental Programs Advisor

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Who do I advise?

  • Bike Committee
  • Coastal Fund
  • Environmental Affairs Board
  • Environmental Justice Alliance

What can I do for students?

  • Connect students with environmental and sustainability resources on campus
  • Provide perspective and information on environmental issues and possible solutions

Where is my desk? Coastal Fund & Bikes office, UCen 2521

When is a good time to drop in? It’s best to contact me via email and set up a meeting time; I am often in different areas of campus throughout the day

Kelsey Thibdeau – Community Financial Fund Coordinator

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Who do I advise?

  • Community Financial Fund
  • Finance and Business Committee
What can I do for students?
I can offer information on
  • Financial Literacy
  • the CFF grant
  • AS funding requests
  • Basic Needs

Where is my desk? virtual

When is a good time to drop in? Tuesdays 9-10am or by appointment. Email me for a zoom link.
Kathleen Versola – Assistant Publications Coordinator

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What can I do for students? Take care of all their printing and bindery needs.

What other duties do I have? I’m also in charge of Maintenance for 6 buildings and taking care of all Department Furniture needs.

Where is my desk? AS Pubs office UCen 1531
When is a good time to drop in? M-F business hours or email
Edwin Zepeda – Ticket Office Cashier Coordinator

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What can I do for students?
  • I assist the AS Ticket Office cashiers and student managers to perform their duties on campus for both the office and events on campus.
  • Assist student orgs to create and launch events
  • Provide information on services that Associated students can offer
Where is my desk? AS Ticket Office
When is a good time to drop in? Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

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