Visiting Faculty - Allison Horst

Allison Horst and Mattie Allison Horst is a Bren School alumna who earned all three of her degrees (BS Chemical Engineering (2005), MS Mechanical Engineering (2007), and PhD Environmental Science and Management (2012) at UCSB. Since completing her doctoral work with advisor Dr. Patricia Holden, which focused on the toxicity and effects of engineering nanomaterials on bacterial growth and membrane processes, Horst has continued to teach the Bren Math Bootcamp to incoming first-year master's students (2007 - present) and recently began teaching both ESM 206AB (Statistics and Data Analysis in Environmental Science & Management) and ESM 244 (Advanced Data Analysis) at the Bren School. In her spare time, Allison paints, hikes backpacks, fly-fishes, and hangs out with her best friend, Mattie Dog.

Contact Information:

Office: Bren Hall 4406


NOTE: Stats the Way I Like It is now a private site. If you are a Bren or UCSB user who would like access to the site, please contact Allison directly via email ( to request an invitation.

Mailing Address:

Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5131

Bren Courses Taught



ESM 206 Statistics and Data Analysis in Environmental Science and Management
ESM 244 Advanced Data Analysis

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