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Bren School Committees

Student Committees

MEDS Dean's Advisory (DAC) MESM Dean's Advisory (DAC) PhD Dean's Advisory (DAC)
Elke Windschitl, MEDS student
Alex Reed, MEDS student
Colleen McCamy, MEDS student
Steve Gaines, Dean
Kimberly Yom, Staff Coordinator
Jamie Montgomery, Staff Consultant
Miya Scheble, Staff Consultant
David Parker, Staff Consultant
 
Eleanor Thomas, 1st year MESM student
Caitlin Mori, 1st year MESM student
Jenna Anderson, 1st year MESM student
Elijah Baker, 2nd year MESM Student
Alessandra Puig-Santana, 2nd year MESM Student
Shayan Kaveh, 2nd year MESM Student
Steve Gaines, Dean
Kristine Duarte, Staff Coordinator
Satie Airamé, Staff Consultant
David Parker, Staff Consultant
 
Olivia Isbell, 2nd year PhD Student
Mukta Kelkar, 3rd year PhD Student
Steve Gaines, Dean
Kristine Duarte, Staff Coordinator
Satie Airamé, Staff Consultant
David Parker, Staff Consultant
 
MEDS Class Chairs MESM Class Chairs Graduate Student Association Representatives
Class of 2023:
Alex Reed and Colleen McCamy
 
Class of 2024:
Kelly Perymon and Eleri Griffiths

Class of 2023:
Lucas Boyd and Meghna Rao
 
Logan Ruggles, 1st year MESM student
Nadine Snyder, 1st year MESM student
Satie Airamé, Staff Advisor
 
Bren Seminars The Green Initative Fund Representative Student-Faculty Representatives
Kelsey Jack, Chair
Anna Costola Pede, PhD Student
Jaxon Stuhr, PhD Student
Ali Martin, 2nd year MESM Student
Alia Ajina, 2nd year MESM Student
Aleah Van Woert, Staff Coordinator
 
Risa Lewis ​Cori Lopazanski (PhD)
Renee Lamanna (MESM)
Erika Egg (MEDS)
Dr. Eric Masanet (Faculty Executive Committee)

Faculty Committees

Faculty Executive Committee Diversity Committee Recruitment, Admissions, and Support Committee
Eric Masanet, Chair (2nd year)
Scott Jasechko (2nd year) - sabbatical W23
Arturo Keller (1st year)
Ashley Larsen (1st year) - sabbatical S23
Steve Gaines, Ex officio
Bruce Kendall, Ex officio
Sarah Anderson, Ex officio
Kelly Keogh, Staff Coordinator
Satie Airamé, Staff Consultant 
Kyle Meng, Chair
Sarah Anderson, Ex officio
Steve Gaines, Ex officio
Mark Buntaine
Liliana Sierra Castillo, PhD Student
Cristina Mancilla, MESM Student
Meagan Brown, MEDS Student
Kristine Duarte, Staff Coordinator
Satie Airamé, Staff Consultant
Kelly Keogh, Staff Consultant
 
Andrew Plantinga, Chair
Frank Davis - sabbatical F22
Roland Geyer
Patricia Holden
Kristine Duarte, Staff Coordinator
Rebecca Webb, Staff Consultant
Kimberly Yom, Staff Consultant
Career Development & Alumni Relations Committee PhD Program Committee Master's Curriculum Committee
Kelly Caylor, Chair
Roland Geyer
Kristi Birney, Staff Coordinator
David Parker, Staff Consultant
Beth Pitton-August, Staff Consultant
Chris Costello, Chair
Kelsey Jack
Andrew MacDonald
Sean Denny, PhD Student
Leonardo Feitosa, PhD Student
Sean Kerr, Staff Coordinator
Satie Airamé, Staff Consultant
Kristine Duarte, Staff Consultant
 
Jim Salzman, Chair
Bruce Kendall
Andrew Plantinga
Patrick Pelegri O’Day, 2nd Year MESM Student
Elke Windschitl, MEDS Student
Sean Kerr, Staff Coordinator
Satie Airamé, Staff Consultant
Jamie Montgomery, Staff Consultant
Kristine Duarte, Staff Consultant
 
Eco-Entrepreneurship Committee Strategic Environmental Communication & Media Committee MESM Group Projects Committee
Mark Buntaine, Chair
Robert Heilmayr
Emily Cotter, Staff Consultant
Sean Kerr, Staff Consultant
Scott Jasechko, Chair - sabbatical in W23
Matt Potoski
Lisa Leombruni, Staff Coordinator - F22 only
Satie Airamé, Staff Consultant
Arturo Keller, Chair
Chris Costello
David Tilman
Steve Gaines, Ex officio
Logan Ruggles, 1st Year MESM Student
Lauren Barnum, 1st Year MESM Student
Karina Abou-Chakra, 1st Year MESM Student
Sean Kerr, Staff Coordinator
Beth Pitton-August, Staff Consultant
 
Building/Space Committee Personnel Committee Environmental Data Science LPSOE Search
Patricia Holden, Chair
Sage Davis, Staff Coordinator
Frank Davis - sabbatical F22
Kim Fugate, Staff Consultant
Steve Gaines, Ex Officio
 
Matt Potoski, Co-Chair, Sabbatical W21
Naomi Tague, Co-Chair
Kelly Keogh, Staff Coordinator
Bruce Kendall, Chair
Tamma Carleton
Ben Halpern
TBD, PhD Student
Kelly Keogh, Staff Coordinator
 
Council of Legal Advisors Committee Mellichamp Chair in Environmental Justice Search MEDS Capstone Project
Jim Salzman, Chair - leave F22
Beth Pitton-August, Staff Coordinator
Sarah Anderson, Chair
Mark Buntaine
Kelly Caylor
Kyle Meng
TBD, PhD Student Representative
Kelly Keogh, Staff Coordinator
 
Ben Halpern, Chair
Ruth Oliver
Emily Case, Staff Coordinator
Jamie Montgomery, Staff Consultant
Michelle Lam, MEDS student
Hailey Veirs, MEDS student
 

Ad Hoc Committees

MEDS Curriculum Cohesion Committee Computing Committee H. William Kuni Project Committee
Jamie Montgomery, Staff Coordinator
Tamma Carleton
Ben Halpern
Ruth Oliver
Naomi Tague
Emily Case, Staff Consultant
 
Samantha Stevenson, Chair
Ashley Larsen
Brad Hill, Staff Coordinator
Garrett Favre-Schwan, Staff Consultant
Katherine Le, Staff Consultant
 
Kelsey Jack, Chair
Roland Geyer
Steve Gaines, Ex officio
Satie Airamé, Staff Coordinator
Lotus Vermeer, Staff Consultant
 
MESM Curriculum Cohesion Committee Sustainable Forests Fellowship
Program Committee
Zurich Financial Services Distinguished
Visitor Program Selection Committee
Jim Salzman, Chair - leave F22
Bruce Kendall
Kyle Meng
Eric Masanet, Ex Officer
Satie Airame, Staff Consultant
Sean Kerr, Staff Consultant
 
Bruce Kendall, Chair
Robert Heilmayr
Naomi Tague
Kristine Duarte, Staff Coordinator
 
Samantha Stevenson, Chair
Kyle Meng
Satie Airamé, Staff Consultant 
Lotus Vermeer, Staff Consultant
 

Campus Committees

Committee 2022-2023 Members
Central Fellowships Committee Patricia Holden
Chancellor’s Sustainability Committee Sangwon Suh Hunter Lenihan
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women Sarah Anderson
Chancellor's Task Force on Childcare Sarah Anderson
Program Review Panel (PRP) (meets Wed at 1-3) Naomi Tague
AVC for Academic Personnel Search Committee Bruce Kendall
Dangermond Chair Faculty Search Committee Ben Halpern Patricia Holden John Melack
Faculty Salary Equity Committee Chris Costello
Privilege and Tenure  Matt Potoski
Academic Welfare and Awards Hunter Lenihan
Committee on Information Technology, Academic Senate (meets Fri PM) James Frew, Chair
Information Technology Council James Frew, CIO
Faculty Steering Committee, Center for Information Technology and Society James Frew
Campus Data Science Initiative Working Group Kelly Caylor
Data Science Curriculum Committee Kelly Caylor
Committee on International Education Arturo Keller
Office of Research Space Committee Kelly Caylor
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis Ben Halpern, Director
NCEAS Campus Advisory Committee Kelly Caylor
ERI Director Kelly Caylor
UCSB Natural Reserve System (NRS) Patricia Holden, Director
UC Natural Reserve System (NRS) University-wide Advisory Committee Patricia Holden, Chair in Spring 2020
Natural Reserve System (NRS) Advisory Committee Patricia Holden, Ex Officio Frank Davis John Melack James Frew
Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve John Melack, Faculty Advisor
ISBER Advisory Committee Mark Buntaine
Institute for Energy Efficiency (IEE) Leadership Committee Sangwon Suh
Marine Science Institute (MSI) Advisory Committee Patricia Holden, Ex Officio Ben Halpern
Scientific Diving Committee Hunter Lenihan
Small Boat Operations Committee Hunter Lenihan
VCR Building Committee (COAST Building) Ben Halpern
North Campus Open Space (NCOS) Administrative Advisory Group Kelly Caylor Frank Davis
La Kretz Center Frank Davis, Director
LTER Network Office  Frank Davis, Executive Director
Advisory Council for the Center for Black Studies Research James Frew
UC Academic Freedom Committee Hunter Lenihan
UC Systemwide Committee on Academic Computing and Communications James Frew
UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Application Review Committee Ashley Larsen
UC Environmental Economics (EE) Committee Chris Costello, Chair
UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) Steering Committee Kelsey Jack
Faculty Legislature Representative Tamma Carleton
UCSB Campus Climate Survey Committee Sean Kerr 
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