Role at Bren: Miya manages the Master of Environmental Data Science (MEDS) Career Development Program. She oversees day-to-day operations and provides career development advising services within a variety of areas, including career direction support, job search strategy, networking opportunities, and document review for both MEDS and MESM students.
Professional Background: Miya started as the MEDS Program Manager in November 2020. Prior to joining the Career Development team, Miya worked as a project coordinator and marketing assistant at a marketing, branding, and design company. She brings project management, customer relations, and marketing experience to Bren. With an education in Environmental Science and Management and a strong data science background, Miya has a broad range of expertise and skills to help advise students on how to best market themselves and land their ideal jobs.
Education: BS in Environmental Science and Management (Geographic Information Systems emphasis) with minors in Communication and Sustainability in the Built Environment from the University of California, Davis
Favorite Aspect of Bren/Why You Work at Bren: Bren is a warm and welcoming community to be a part of. It is rewarding to work with Bren students and alumni and help them in any way possible through their career journeys. Following their success after Bren brings joy to our team and motivates us to continue improving our programs and resources.
Personal Interests: I enjoy staying active and spending time outdoors as much as possible. I have a bit of a competitive edge and love to play soccer and compete in triathlons. Since I grew up in San Diego, Santa Barbara is a perfect fit. Some of my favorite pastimes include spending time at local coffee shops, playing board games, and taking my dog on morning walks.