Member Bios

CSAC members are an interdisciplinary group of campus staff dedicated to connecting employees with the Chancellor's Office

Hannah MorseHannah Morse
Co-Chair

Admissions
hannah.morse@sa.ucsb.edu

Joined CSAC because…“I wanted to be involved with CSAC to recognize and proactively address staff issues. It is an honor to be a representative of my fellow colleagues and to provide support to enrich team morale across campus.”
Loves UCSB because “The campus has so much to offer for students, faculty, and staff. The wealth of knowledge, opportunities for professional and personal growth, and the beach front campus are all pluses in my book.”
Enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing with my two cats (Coral and Mickey), swimming, scuba diving, sailing, hiking, and volunteering.
Favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (great classic)

Kelly RiveraKelly Rivera
Co-Chair

Academic Senate
kelly.rivera@senate.ucsb.edu

Joined CSAC because…“my job allows me to think about how campus policies affect faculty and students, but I want to be able to delve into issues that affect myself and all of my fellow UCSB staff members.”
Loves UCSB because “I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees here, the community is amazing, and you can't beat the weather!”
Enjoys Reading, spin and barre classes, cooking, and trying out new food and drink spots around town.
Favorite book is And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie

Katherine AbadKatherine Abad

Human Resources
katherine.abad@hr.ucsb.edu

Joined CSAC because…“I wanted to be part of the change on campus. Being in HR as well as being a staff member, I believe I bring good insight to CSAC.”
Loves UCSB because “I grew up in this beautiful city and went to school at UCSB.”
Enjoys cooking and music
Favorite book is Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

Jack BaileyJack Bailey

Professional and Continuing Education
jack.bailey@extension.ucsb.edu

Joined CSAC because…“I enjoy working with others to improve our workplace whenever possible”
Loves UCSB because “Loves UCSB because of its people, location, and opportunities”
Enjoys family, ceramics and tennis
Favorite book is anything by T.C. Boyle

Bryan CornetBryan Cornet

Intercollegiate Athletics Department
bryan.cornet@athletics.ucsb.edu

Joined CSAC because…“I would like to serve alongside my colleagues in helping UCSB continue its longstanding tradition as the best employer on the Central Coast.”
Loves UCSB because “We have the most beautiful campus in the UC system, right here in the community I grew up in, and am proud to call this home!”
Enjoys spending time with family, and dog Charlie. Also enjoys rooting on favorite teams, the San Francisco Giants and 49ers, and getting outdoors as much as possible.
Favorite book is anything by Hunter S. Thompson.

Mike CraigMike Craig

Materials Research Laboratory
mcraig@mrl.ucsb.edu

Joined CSAC because…“I want to be more involved in UCSB issues. I also want to network and share my ideas with other members of the UCSB community.”
Loves UCSB because “the location, the environment and the people.”
Enjoys spending time with my dog, getting in a round of golf, or having some beers with friends.
Favorite book is A Storm of Swords.

Brenda Curiel Brenda Curiel

Educational Opportunity Program
brenda.curiel@sa.ucsb.edu

Joined CSAC because…“I wanted to get more involved with supporting staff at UCSB. I also joined as I am interested in working with the committee on supporting staff morale and expanding professional development opportunities for staff.”
Loves UCSB because “Of the rich diversity and for many students and staff UCSB is seen as their Home Away from Home. UCSB strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and promotes a positive approach for providing support to students and staff. ”
Enjoys Spending quality time with family and friends. I enjoy the outdoors. I also enjoy opportunities when I can get involved with group fitness classes and hot yoga.
Favorite book is The Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea

Kyle DetzKyle Detz


kyle.detz@athletics.ucsb.edu

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Andy DoerrAndy Doerr

Associated Students
andrewd@as.ucsb.edu

Joined CSAC because…“I joined CSAC to be more involved with campus issues and to proactively address staff concerns. At the same time, I look forward to being part of producing events that celebrate staff and encourage more staff interaction across campus. I also represent Associated Students, which empowers students in a unique way and has traditionally had a representative on CSAC to add student perspectives to the committee’s work. Finally, having been on campus as both a graduate student and staff member for many years, I hope to help maintain the institutional memory of the group. ”
Loves UCSB because “I love UCSB because of the students and staff I’m privileged to work with every day. And because, in the time I’ve been here, UCSB has been transformed into the world class institution it is today, a place where cutting edge work is being done across many fields and where students are empowered to ask questions, take initiative, and work on what they’re passionate about. The UCSB experience is truly transformative and it’s exciting to be part of this ongoing process. The beachfront setting is pretty nice too! ”
Enjoys I enjoy hiking locally and beyond, travel to new places in the USA and internationally, playing music, a good read, family, friends, and watching my kids grow to be the wonderful adults they are, not necessarily in that order.
Favorite book is There are way too many for me to single out a favorite.

Andrea EllicksonAndrea Ellickson

Global Studies Department
aellickson@global.ucsb.edu

Joined CSAC because…“I want to contribute to a positive and thriving campus community and provide a voice for staff on campuswide issues.”
Loves UCSB because “besides our beautiful campus, I'm excited for the opportunity to work with faculty, students and staff from around the world. I learn something new every day, and I enjoy helping build strong departments and programs.”
Enjoys hiking, traveling around the world, writing, beach runs with my dog, wine with friends.
Favorite book is always changing, but a few I enjoyed recently were Station Eleven, Where'd You Go, Bernadette, and The Astonishing Color of After.

Jenna HenryJenna Henry

Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
jenna.henry@ucsb.edu

Joined CSAC because…“interested in becoming more informed and involved here at UCSB.”
Loves UCSB because “its location and atmosphere!”
Enjoys a day at the beach with my golden retriever, Blue. OR attending a live sporting event!
Favorite book is I'm going to say magazine instead and say, ESPN!

Katherine MoralesKatherine Morales

Academic Program Review
katherine.morales@ucsb.edu

Joined CSAC because…“I want to know (more) about the common and even unique concerns of staff on campus.”
Loves UCSB because “it fosters a strong sense of community across campus, and is also my alma matter.”
Enjoys the beach, the redwoods, gardening, spending time with family, and pretending to be a food critic.
Favorite book is California Native Plants for the Garden, The Solitude of Prime Numbers, and One Red Dot

Kira WaltherKira Walther

Extension
kwalther@ucsb.edu

Joined CSAC because…“I joined CSAC because I wanted to become more involved in Campus activities and participate in discussions about important issues that affect UCSB staff. Issues like improving work environment for staff, campus safety, and environmental topics.”
Loves UCSB because “What is not to love about UCSB? You can’t beat the weather or the view. I also love how diverse and interesting the population of UCSB is. You can always count on meeting someone from a completely different background. ”
Enjoys I enjoy spending time with my children and most of my activities are centered around them. Hiking, going for bike rides, walks on the beach. My favorite though is winter ski vacation that we take every year. I love year round sunny weather here, but I miss snow too.
Favorite book is “The Master and Margarita” by Mikhail Bulgakov. It’s a big part of my Russian heritage.

Katelynn EllisonKatelynn Ellison

Mechanical Engineering
katelynn@engineering.ucsb.edu

Joined CSAC because…“I wanted to create a better network for myself on campus. Not only to create interpersonal connections with other staff members, but to also understand other departments on campus to better enhance staff, faculty, and student life. I also wanted to be more involved on campus, as well as learn and understand our decision-making processes better.”
Loves UCSB because “I have been on campus for over 8 years both as a staff member and student. UCSB is a second home to me, and I have done a lot of growing up here. UCSB is highly collaborative and I love that this creates such a great community on campus.”
Enjoys I love to travel! I have been to many countries around the world and have an ever growing list of places I want to explore next. I also enjoy kickboxing, you can find me at the gym during my lunch break. And of course having great food and drinks with family and friends.
Favorite book is Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult

Dyan WirtDyan Wirt

Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
dyan.wirt@ucsb.edu

Joined CSAC because…“I want to help support staff initiatives & improve morale”
Loves UCSB because “of the diverse interests and skills of everyone on campus”
Enjoys writing, reading, silver-smithing, silk dyeing, glass fusing, gourmet cooking, and traveling the world
Favorite book is Too many to count but would include: Moby Dick (Melville), Slapstick (Vonnegut), Four Seasons in Rome (Doerr), The Intrepreter of Maladies (Laheri), The Plague (Camus), Dispatches from Pluto (Grant)

Non-Voting Members

Julia Orr

Staff Assembly Representative
julia.orr@sa.ucsb.edu

Erica Losada

Staff Assembly Representative
erica.losada@ucsb.edu

Farfalla Borah

HR Representative
farfalla.borah@hr.ucsb.edu

Diane O’Brien

Staff Support
diane.obrien@ucsb.edu