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Academic Personnel

Academic Programs

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    Satie

    Satie Airamé, Assistant Dean for Academic Programs

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    Satie Airamé

    Assistant Dean, Academic Programs

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    Sean

    Sean Kerr, Academic Programs Manager

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    Sean Kerr

    Academic Programs Manager

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    Sophia

    Sophia Wilmore, Academic Programs Assistant

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    Sophia Wilmore

    Academic Programs Assistant

Admissions and Student Affairs

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    Kristine

    Kristine Duarte, Admissions and Student Affairs Manager

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    Kristine Duarte

    Admissions and Student Affairs Manager

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    Rebecca

    Rebecca Webb, Admissions and Student Affairs Coordinator

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    Rebecca Webb

    Admissions and Student Affairs Coordinator

Administrative and Financial Services

Career Development and Alumni Relations

  • Becca Barnett

    Becca

    Becca is a source of enthusiasm for the career team, and students benefit from her motivating advising—as well as the hundreds of jobs and internships she posts on BrenConnect. Becca helps students secure jobs and internships and manages the Summer Internship Funding program, bringing a background in higher ed and true passion for building rapport with students.

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    Becca Barnett

    Career Development and Alumni Relations Coordinator

  • Kristi Birney

    Kristi

    Kristi helps oversee career development, employer outreach, and alumni affairs, bringing insights from her work in diverse sectors, including state government, consulting, and non-profit as the Marine Conservation Director for the Environmental Defense Center. A proud Bren alum, Kristi is an avid surfer, SUPer, and beach volleyball player passionate about cheerleading students and alumni to fulfilling career success. #BrenStrong

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    Kristi Birney

    Associate Director of Career Development and Alumni Relations

  • Monica Illes

    Monica

    Monica is a Santa Barbara county native and runner, which makes sense because she keeps BrenConnect running, managing much of the valuable content you’ll see there and in weekly career advice emails and (later) alumni newsletters. Dedicated to teaching students to communicate their skills and enthusiasm well, Monica also leads resume and cover letter workshops and provides detail-oriented advising.

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    Monica Illes

    Career Development and Alumni Relations Program Manager

  • Dave Parker

    David

    Dave started the Career Development Program in 1998, using his recruiting, consulting, and corporate experience to establish the vision that’s guided students to meaningful careers ever since. Having worked with every class, Dave brings a wealth of contacts and wisdom to his advising—we even celebrate “Dress Like Dave Parker Day” in March given his signature khakis and black shirt!

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    David Parker

    Director of Career Development and Alumni Relations

Communications and Web

  • Melissa VDW

    Melissa

    As Bren's marketing and communications point person, Melissa can help with all things social media, related to the website, advertising, branding, content writing, news and media, print collateral, logos and more.

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    Melissa Van De Werfhorst

    Media Communications Director

Computing Services

Development

Events

Facilities

Special Programs

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    Jacy

    Jacy Brunkow, Program Manager, Latin American Fisheries Fellowship

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    Jacy Brunkow

    Program Manager, Latin American Fisheries Fellowship

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    Lili

    Lili Prahl, Program Manager, Sustainable Water Markets Fellowship

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    Lili Prahl

    Program Manager, Sustainable Water Markets Fellowship