Yep, Kathy Davis is of Welsh descent, hence the Welsh “welcome.” Kathy is our new Graduate Program Manager and deals with graduate admissions, TA’s and fellowships, grad curricula, colloquia, alumni relations, newsletter coordination, and donor relations. She’s been a UCSB staff member for six years (Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering), three as an Undergraduate Advisor and three as a Graduate Program Assistant. Originally from Connecticut, she’s lived in the Santa Barbara area for 18 years. Kathy has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development from the University of Connecticut and an Associate’s degree from Santa Barbara City College in Business and Marketing.
Kathy comments, “I’m very happy to be working in Geography with such distinguished professors, exceptional staff, and talented students.” She enjoys the outdoors, meeting new people, cooking, and listening to her husband’s rock band, “Jump Drive,” perform in local venues. Stop by and welcome Kathy to the department—in any language!