Melissa Bator (PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara) was the CITS Academic Coordinator from 2017 to 2020, and an assistant in CITS for years prior. Melissa coordinated the Information Technology & Society PhD Emphasis Program, managed graduate and undergraduate student workers, administered the Center’s finances, coordinated Center events, and partnered with the Center’s directors in strategic planning and implementation of the Center’s goals and activities. She also started the Sustainable Technology Repair Initiative in 2019 in order to fill a resource gap at UCSB: the provision of affordable, sustainable digital device repair and device maintenance education for UCSB students. Melissa now works in Strategic Research Initiatives in the UCSB Office of Research,
America Edwards (M.A., Univeristy of Central Florida) currently serves as the assistant to the director of CITS, while she pursues her PhD in Communication from UCSB.
Daniel was CITS' first Media Manager, while he pursued his M.S. in Computer Science at UCSB from 2017-2019. Dan's interdisciplinary background in Economics, Computer Science, and his Journalism coursework made him an indispensable member of the CITS leadership team in which he managed the center's media presence, publicized its events, and promoted the work of its faculty research affiliates.
Erin Valenzuela worked as a Media Manager for CITS from Spring 2020-Winter 2021, while she worked towards her undergraduate degree in Communication with a minor in Applied Psychology. As the Media Manager she helped with the center's website, organized the Center's online presence, and promoted current events.
Lexie Wang was a Media Manager at CITS, where she managed the Center's web presence, promoted research publications by CITS affiliated faculty, and designed and created promotional materials for the Center's events. Lexie completed her B.A. in Communication and in Linguistics at UCSB, with honors, with a minor in Japanese.
Patricia Weathersby was a Media Manager at CITS, where she managed the center's web presence, promoted research publications by CITS affiliated faculty, and designed and created promotional materials for the center's events. She is pursuing a B.A. in Communication and in Film and Media Studies at UCSB.