Student Development and Leadership

in alphabetical order

Leah Bartos - Journalism Advisor/Living History Project Coordinator

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  • 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?

  • Assist making connections with local government agencies
  • Assist with navigating Isla Vista park rentals and obstacles
  • Assist with connecting students with local non-profits
  • Assist with student /law enforcement interactions
  • Assist with connecting students with local business owners
  • Assist with community outreach public relations
  • Assist with Isla Vista History

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? In the IVTU office, upstairs at the Pardall Center
When is a good time to drop in? Generally Monday – Friday 9am-5pm. It is best to call, text, slack or email before coming as I attend meetings etc. on a frequent basis.
Timothy Grigsby - Campus Support Advisor

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Who do you advise?

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

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. Executives and Senators Study Group 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
Savannah Lee - Pardall Center/UCIV Program Coordinator

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Who do I advise?

  • Pardall Center Board
  • Public Safety Commission’s UCIV Program

What can I do for students?

I help facilitate and advise student led efforts relating to the Pardall Center & the wider community. I do this by providing support to students in understanding how Associated Students functions, both in policy and practice. I also provide logistical support to students navigating these policies and procedures within AS to achieve their goals.

What other duties do I have?
I provide supervision & guidance to student staff that support the three entities located at our 6550 Pardall Rd facility: Pardall Center, Isla Vista Tenants Union, and Legal Resource Center. I also help take care of our building, and help students and community members connect the dots with organizations in Isla Vista.

Where is my desk?
Right now, I’m remote Tuesday-Friday, so my desk is at home! But, typically my desk is on 1st floor of the Pardall Center, right in the middle of all the action.

When is a good time to drop in?
While I’m mostly remote, currently, you can meet me in person each Monday between 9a-5p. Wearing a mask and all other COVID precautions will need to be followed! The rest of the week, you can reach out to me on Slack, in email, or call my work cell. I’d be happy to set up a virtual meeting with you through Zoom as well. Just reach out!

Holly Mayes - Legislative Liason

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  • The Internal Affairs Committee for the Senate
  • External Affairs Committee for the Senate,
  • Committee on Committees.

What can I do for students? I assist and advise students with interpreting and adding to the legal code, as well as assisting students with becoming involved & finding leadership opportunities within A.S. What other duties do I have? Maintaining the most up-to-date version of the legal code and providing minutes training. Where is my desk? Associated Students Main Office UCEN 1523 (1st Floor) When is a good time to drop in? Regular office hours (8am-5pm), but feel free to email or call as meetings or other duties might take me away from my office  

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.


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