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Title IX & Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office

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Title IX & Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office
University of California
3211 Phelps Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2060

Phone: (805) 893-2701
Fax: (805) 893-3724
Mail Code: 2060

Ariana C. Alvarez

Director & Title IX Officer
(805) 893-2546
ariana.alvarez@ucsb.edu

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Ariana Alvarez, a Santa Barbara native, is the Director of the Title IX & Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance (TIX/SHPC) Office. Ms. Alvarez's experience includes almost 20 years of equal employment and Title IX investigations, discrimination testing and prevention training in various industries including higher education, public accommodations, insurance, housing, franchise investment and government employment. Ms. Alvarez is responsible for campus activities designed to implement, expand on, and ensure full compliance with Title IX and all related State and local laws proscribing unwanted sexual contact, unsolicited sexual displays, speech, or other behaviors associated with evolving definitions of sexual violence and sexual harassment. Ms. Alvarez oversees the functions of the TIX/SHPC units, department programming and administration and works with campus officials to update policies and procedures relevant to sexual harassment, sexual violence and Title IX compliance.

Kristen L. Gibson

Senior Investigative Analyst
(805) 893-2079
kristen.gibson@ucsb.edu

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Kristen Gibson is the Senior Investigative Analyst for the Title IX & Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office; she has been with the University since August 2007. Ms. Gibson is one of the TIXSHPC Office’s complaint investigators, providing service in the areas of complaint intake, assessment and suggested appropriate remedies, which may include investigation, policy updates and distribution, and documentation of the reported behaviors. Ms. Gibson is directly involved in each phase of this process and assists the Title IX Coordinator in other campus-wide programs that address discrimination, harassment and retaliation on the basis of sex.

Stephanie Yahyavi

Principal Investigative Analyst
(805) 893-5134
stephanie.yahyavi@ucsb.edu

Brian Quillen

Principal Investigative Analyst
(805) 893-2889
brian.quillen@ucsb.edu

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Brian Quillen is a Senior Compliance Analyst for the Title IX & Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office. Mr. Quillen provides service in the areas of complaint intake, assessment and suggested appropriate remedies, which may include investigation, policy updates and distribution, training and documentation of the reported behaviors. He has investigative and legal experience through his prior work in the Crime Victims Unit at Texas Legal Services Center, where he investigated and provided legal services to low-income survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Mr. Quillen also conducted human rights studies and investigations, with a specialization in women’s rights and sexual violence, as a 2014-2015 Public Service Fellow at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. He has a law degree (JD) from the University of Texas School of Law and a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.

Courtney Brunasso

Investigative Analyst
(805) 893-5410
courtney.brunasso@ucsb.edu

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Courtney Brunasso is the Investigative Analyst for the Title IX & Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office. Courtney has been with the University since June 2006. Courtney provides direct analytical, caseload management and complaint handling to support the Director/Title IX Officer and investigative staff. She serves as the primary contact and intake person for all initial reports of sexual harassment, sexual violence and Title IX concerns and complaints. She assists the Director/Title IX Officer and investigative staff in the complaint investigation process by procuring information, conducting initial outreach to complainants, if known, and upon response, assigning cases to the investigative staff for further review and response.

Carol L. Sauceda

Senior Training Analyst
(805) 893-3442
carol.sauceda@ucsb.edu

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Carol began her career with UCSB January 2007 after working for over 20 years in the private sector as a corporate trainer and independent consultant delivering training on various topics including sexual harassment, customer service, violence in the workplace, and safety training. Her primary focus as the Sr. Compliance Training Analyst is on sexual harassment/sexual violence awareness and prevention training for all staff, and faculty including student staff, as well as graduate students. As a certified facilitator for Green Dot, she is collaborating with other Green Dot facilitators across campus to share overviews about this initiative with staff and faculty. She serves on several campus committees including LUNA, CSAC, CACSW, and is the current staff representative for the System-wide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (SACSW). She is a graduate of Antioch University and also studied at SIU Carbondale.

Rachel Conklin

Response Team Coordinator
(805) 893-2738
rachel.conklin@ucsb.edu

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Rachel Conklin is the Response Team Coordinator for the Title IX & Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance Office. In this role, Ms. Conklin coordinates the efforts of the Case Management Team and the Coordinated Committee Review Team as they relate to case management and sexual violence prevention and response. She is also a certified trainer for the Gaucho Green Dot program on campus, a bystander intervention program aimed at preventing sexual violence in the UCSB community. Ms. Conklin earned her Master’s in Public Health degree from San Diego State University, where she researched health equity and women’s health, and her Bachelor’s Degree from UC Berkeley. She has experience working in program evaluation at the San Diego Prevention Research Center, health education at San Diego State University’s Student Health Services office, and fundraising at UC Berkeley.

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(805) 893-2701