Student Development and Leadership

in alphabetical order

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.

Rodney Gould – Isla Vista Community Advisor

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Who do I advise?

  • Isla Vista Tenants Union (IVTU)
  • Public Safety Commission (PSC)
  • Commission on Student Well Being (COSWB)
  • Commission on Disability Equality (CODE)

Campus Committees: UCSB Emergency Protocol Committee

What can I do for students?

  • Introduce students to local government officials
  • Assist with navigating Isla Vista park rentals and challenges
  • Connect students with local non-profits
  • Facilitate student/law enforcement meetings
  • Assist with connecting students with local business owners
  • Assist with outreach to the non-student residents of Isla Vista
  • Help with Isla Vista History research (40+ year resident)

What other duties do I have?

  • Beloved Community Conference and Projects
  • Assist and collaborate with the office of the EVPLA
  • Attend Community Meetings and bring back information relative to AS work
Where is my desk? My desk is on the second floor of the Pardall Center with the Isla Vista Tenants Union
When is a good time to drop in? Currently I’m in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10am -2pm. It’s always best contact me before dropping in as my work takes me away from my desk.
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.

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
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 – Interim Community Volunteer Coordinator / 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?

  • America Reads/ America Counts Tutoring Program
  • Community Affairs Board (CAB)
  • Isla Vista Community Relations Committee (IVCRC)
  • Community Volunteer Foundation (CoVo)

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.

What other duties do I have? 

  • Interim Community Volunteer Coordinator responsibilities involve advising and overseeing projects and budgets for CAB, IVCRC, and CoVo.
  • In coordination with CAB student leadership in the process of planning CAB office operations and re-entry plan.
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.


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.

Sarah Siedschlag – Environmental Programs Advisor


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Who do I advise?

  • Bike Committee
  • Coastal Fund
  • Environmental Affairs Board
  • Human Rights Board
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