Come learn strategies to support student expression at employer and career related events on college campuses. The Webinar will include a panel of professionals including a student expression expert as well as career center staff members who have navigated freedom of speech on their campuses. Hope you will join us in the discussion during the live webinar.
Ignacio Gallardo is the Director for Career Services at University of California, Santa Barbara. As Director, Ignacio provides strategic leadership to a department that delivers comprehensive career readiness, professional development, and employer engagement services and programs for a campus of over 24,000 undergraduate and Masters/PhD level students. Previously, Ignacio held various roles at Career Services including Career Resources Coordinator, Employer Relations Coordinator, and Associate Director. In these capacities, Ignacio’s professional goals were to help UCSB students and alumni identify and fulfill their career aspirations.
Ignacio received a B.S. in Psychology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a M.A. in Career & Professional Development from Antioch University. He attended his first MPACE conference in 2005 and has been highly involved ever since. Ignacio had the great privilege of being recognized by his peers with the 2009 Rising Star Award and the 2011 Most Valuable Player award for his contributions to the association. More recently, Ignacio served as conference co-chair for the 2017 annual conference in Seattle. At home, Ignacio is a father to two girls: Lily (11) and Macie (7). He enjoys playing tennis, soccer, and coaching his daughter’s soccer teams.
Joseph Martinez is currently the Student Expression and Campus Activities Coordinator at the University of California Davis. He is also Co-Chair for the University of California Office of the President workgroup for Student Life Directors and Coordinators. He has almost 14 years of experience in the UC system with previous student life positions at the Riverside and Santa Cruz campuses. With over 20 years of experience at Higher Education Institutions in California he has had great opportunities to learn from both students and professional staff on how to support student expression on college campuses.
Abra McAndrew is the Assistant Vice President, Access, Engagement and Opportunity at the University of Arizona. As the Assistant Vice President, Abra leads Access, Engagement and Opportunity initiatives that expand the University of Arizona's capacity to offer learning experiences that connect people to opportunity across the human lifecycle. In this role, she oversees Student Engagement & Career Development, Continuing & Professional Education, Early Academic Outreach programs, and UA's Testing Services.
As a first-generation college student, Abra earned a Bachelor’s degree from Smith College, as well as an M.A. and a an MBA from the University of Arizona.