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Student Development and Leadership

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Diana Collins Puente – Isla Vista Community Advisor

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Who do I advise?

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

What can I do for students?

I serve as a resource for students and the broader community on “all things Isla Vista”. I serve as a liaison between Associated Students and the Isla Vista community, including local organizations, UCSB faculty and staff, local government officials, local business owners and the directors of local non-profits and service organizations. I document, support and assess the work of A.S. students in the local community, particularly in Isla Vista, and facilitate student development. I manage the daily operations of the Pardall Center and supervise all student staff.

Where is my desk? My office is located on the second floor of the Pardall Center in Isla Vista.

When is a good time to drop in?  Drop-ins are always welcome, however, I spend a lot of time in and out of the office, so arranging a time to come by is helpful.

Ruth Garcia Guevara – Community Volunteer Coordinator

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Who do I advise?

  • Community Affairs Board
  • Isla Vista Community Relations Committee
  • Elections
  • Childcare Grants
  • Community Affairs Board Foundation

Campus committees: Campus Elections Committee

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

What other duties do I have?

  • Assist with America Reads/Counts program
  • CAB Alternative breaks staff contact

Where is my desk? Ucen 2523

When is a good time to drop in? Business hours, or make an appointment

Aaron Jones – Assistant Director for Community Affairs, Student Engagement and Advocacy

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Who do I advise? Directly, I advise: Academic Affairs Board (AAB)

As the ADCA, I am also the manager responsible for the following areas that are directly advised by Allina, Diana, Ruth:

  • Community Affairs Board (CAB)
  • Coastal Fund
  • Environmental Affairs Board (EAB)
  • Bicycle Improvement Keeps Everyone Safe (BIKES)
  • IV Community Relations Committee (IVCRC)
  • IV Tenants Union (IVTU)
  • America Reads/America Counts Tutorial Program.

As well, I am the staff lead on local matters, working specifically with the External Vice President for Local Affairs on a variety of inter-related community matters.

Campus committees:

  • Campus Elections Committee
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Awareness Task Force
  • Center for Black Studies Advisory Committee
  • An occasional campus-wide search committee or two.

What can I do for students? I am a campus, community historical resource for students. Remember Morgan Freeman’s character in the movie Shawshank Redemption?

What other duties do I have? I am the staff point person on matters dealing with AS space assessment, allocation and advancement.

Where is my desk? UCen Room 2523B

When is a good time to drop in? I’m in and out of the office frequently, so it’s best to call or email to set a time to meet. Otherwise, I’m around.

LaDonte King – Assistant Director for Government Affairs

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Who do I advise? 

  • A.S. Senate
  • Executive Officers
  • Committee on Committees
  • Constitution and By-Laws

As the ADGA, I am also the manager responsible for the following areas directly advised by the Living History Coordinator, Mr. Mahader Tesfai:

  • S.C.O.R.E.
  • Student Lobby
  • Queer Commission
  • Student Initiated Recruitment and Retention Center
  • Human Rights Board

Campus committees: A.S. / O.S.L. Student Leader Retreat

What can I do for students? As a UCSB alum (2001) and UCSB staff member (2004-2008, present) I can help students in transitioning and acclimating to the UCSB campus and student experience.

What other duties do I have?

  • Assist and advise Executive Officers with orientation and training for their staffs
  • Provide orientation and training programs for the Senate
  • Design and implement workshops focusing on student development, leadership and group dynamics
  • Teach students techniques for conflict mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution

Where is my desk? Associated Students Main Office UCEN 1523 (1st Floor)

When is a good time to drop in? Drop in anytime during the day [9-5pm] and feel free to call or e-mail me to set up a time to meet.

Allina Mojarro – Community Education Outreach Coordinator

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Who do I advise?

  • America Reads/ America Counts
  • CAB Alternative Breaks
  • Interim CFF (Community Financial Fund) Advisor

What can I do for students? 

  • 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 to 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. 
  • Come into the CAB office and ask about Alternative Breaks, CAB, CFF, and pretty much all things AS. 

What other duties do I have? 

  • I am the Green Dot liaison for Associated Students. 
  • I coordinate Green Dot Bystander Violence Prevention workshops for AS, as well as conduct workshops for staff and students on campus by request. 
  • I am a member of the Dream Scholar Resource Team. 

Where is my desk? Community Affairs Board (CAB) Office UCEN 2523

When is a good time to drop in? M-F 9 am – 4 pm. Email is best for setting up appointments

Sarah Siedschlag – Environmental Programs Advisor

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Who do I advise?

  • Bike Committee
  • Coastal Fund
  • Environmental Affairs Board
  • Zero Waste Committee

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