CSAC members are an interdisciplinary group of campus staff dedicated to connecting employees with the Chancellor's Office
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)
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
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
Professional and Continuing Education
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
College of Engineering
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.
Educational Opportunity Program
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
Joined CSAC because…“I am an alum who wanted to give back and ensure that the amazing experience I had at UCSB continues well past my tenure here.”
Loves UCSB because “I have countless priceless memories and friends because of the time I was able to spend here. Once a Gaucho, always a Gaucho!”
Enjoys attending our athletic events and supporting our Student Athletes, dogs of all sizes, including my dachshund Murphy, and talking about sports and video games with anyone.
Favorite book is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life
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.
Global Studies Department
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.
Joined CSAC because… “I want to be able to make a difference, not only at UCSB but the community that resides within UCSB.”
Loves UCSB because “All the hard working coworkers I have come to know and admire.”
Enjoys playing basketball with some of UCSB's finest, wine tasting, and running.
Favorite book is Huckleberry Finn.
Joined CSAC because… “I am looking forward to deepen my knowledge of the campus and its operations, and to creatively and collaboratively play an integral part in decision making.”
Loves UCSB because “Awesome staff, amazing students and incredible weather.”
Enjoys walks on the beach, hiking, traveling around the world, cooking and music.
Favorite book is too many to list.
College of Engineering
Joined CSAC because… “I wish to support staff needs and concerns at UCSB in order to reduce staff burnout and improve staff retention.”
Loves UCSB because “I love UCSB because of the many wonderful staff, students, and faculty that I get to work with. What a lovely bunch of people working to provide a high quality experience in higher education!”
Enjoys running, hiking, cooking, and playing music.
Favorite book is The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui; Big Little Man by Alex Tizon, The Multiracial Experience by Maria Root.
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
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!
Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor
Joined CSAC because… “I want to connect with and develop a new network of relationships with UCSB staff members I haven't had the opportunity to meet.”
Loves UCSB because “I appreciate the people and the friendly atmosphere that exists at UCSB. The passion that individuals display in their work and affection to the university is truly inspiring and is at the heart of what makes this place unique.”
Enjoys sports, barbecuing, and traveling.
Favorite book is The Alchemist by Paulo Cohelo.
Joined CSAC because…“I would like to become more involved with the UCSB community, networking and building relationships that are campus wide. I welcome the exposure to campus wide initiates, and look forward to addressing common concerns on campus.”
Loves UCSB because “Of our beautiful location (seeing the ocean each day never gets old!), our vibrant higher ed community, and the positive, competent & collaborate talent we attract.”
Enjoys Traveling! Dreaming up backpacking trips. Hiking local trails. Cooking with farmers market finds, and baking my way through The Great British Bake Off.
Favorite book is Gone with the Wind (Mitchell), Band of Brothers (Ambrose), and The Yellow Wallpaper (Gilman)
Theater and Dance
Joined CSAC because…“I joined CSAC because I want to do my best to help our community grow and evolve.”
Loves UCSB because “I love UCSB mostly because of people working/studying here but I also see a lot of potential in the strives for excellence in academia/research.”
Enjoys I enjoy art, wine, food, and knitting.
Favorite book is Siddartha by Hermann Hesse
Academic Program Review
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
Residential and Community Living
Joined CSAC because…“I was excited for the opportunity to work alongside staff from other units with the collective goal of providing development opportunities and advocating for all UCSB staff members”
Loves UCSB because “of our students! While the beauty of UCSB's campus is breathtaking, my interactions with our students is what makes coming to work fun!”
Enjoys cats, e-biking, and sewing projects
Favorite book is A Manual for Cleaning Women by Lucia Berlin
Audit and Advisory Services
Joined CSAC because…“I would like to represent our staff members and help identity and address issues that are affecting us. I would also like to continue to improve our work culture so that we may all work in a positive work environment while promoting professional and personal growth for all staff members.”
Loves UCSB because “it is the best place to work! ”
Enjoys spending time with my family, being outdoors, listening to music, and working out.
Favorite book is I am a hopeless romantic so anything from Nicholas Sparks.
McNair Scholars Program
Joined CSAC because…“I want to be connected to the campus and be a part of the change that elevates the staff morale. I am interested in using my skills to create a more inclusive campus for all staff. I would also like to expand my professional network and skills.”
Loves UCSB because “Of the beautiful campus and location as well as the diversity of the student and staff community.”
Enjoys eating my way around the world, reading, yoga, hiking, running, wine and beer tasting.
Favorite book is There are too many. But here are a few; The Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling, The Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery, "Becoming" by Michelle Obama, "We Should All Be Feminist" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates, "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker, "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini, and "East of Eden" by John Steinbeck.
Joined CSAC because… “I wanted to get involved on campus, and CSAC seems like the perfect way to expand my network, and be a part of the discussion of bigger issues.”
Loves UCSB because “It is a beautiful campus full of interesting people.”
Enjoys learning/trying new things. Hanging out with my dog!
Favorite book is The Little Prince.
Contracts – Business and Financial Services
Joined CSAC because… “I want to be a part of positive change on campus.”
Loves UCSB because “of the location, the staff, and my department.”
Enjoys my work. I love being able to help all UCSB departments. I also love walking the beach with my dog; gardening; skiing and listening to music and podcasts.
Favorite book is Usually whatever I read last, I also love the New Yorker, NatGeo and Oprah Magazine.
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.
Technology & Industry Alliances
Joined CSAC because… “I want to work with staff members I would otherwise never get the opportunity to work with or meet.”
Loves UCSB because “of the natural beauty and varied form of innovation that beauty inspires.”
Enjoys running, cross country skiing, biking and spending time with family and friends.
Favorite book is Anne Lamott's Operating Instructions.
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
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)
Staff Assembly Representative