#GradStories presents: Rebecca Baker

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The Graduate Division is excited to launch #GradStories, a new video series highlighting the research and experience of UCSB graduate students​. Check out our first video featuring Rebecca Baker, a PhD student in the English Department.

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Introducing Mental Health Peer Veronica Franco

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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) recently welcomed their new Graduate Mental Health Peer Veronica Franco. She will be working with the Mental Health Peer Program to assist graduate students on issues related to mental health and wellness. Read on to find out more about Veronica and the Mental Health Peer Program at UCSB.

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National Science Foundation director visits UC Santa Barbara

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UC Santa Barbara welcomes National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France Córdova to campus. Dr. Córdova toured our university’s research facilities and met with graduate students who received the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship award. Read on to find out more about the impact of Dr. Córdova's work and the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

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Graduate Division welcomes new Diversity Peer Advisor

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The Graduate Division is excited to welcome our new ​​Diversity Peer Advisor, ​​Sam del Castillo. ​They will be working with staff and students all across campus to make UCSB's graduate student body even more diverse, representative, and ​supportive. Read on to find out more about ​​Sam!

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Check out our Fall 2019 programming lineup!

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​Be sure to check out upcoming workshops from the Graduate Student Resource Center. From financial literacy, to improv skills for interviewing, to plenty of opportunities to build connections across campus – we hope you'll join us for ​our lineup of ​​Fall 2019 programming. ​Mark your calendars and visit the Events page for updated information as events get closer.

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2019 Incoming Grad Series: Aizhan Adilkhan

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Our final featured student, Aizhan Adilkhan, is moving to Santa Barbara from Kazakhstan with her two children. Read on to learn more about ​her research and some of her plans for when she arrives at UCSB!

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2019 Incoming Grad Series: Aisha Anwar

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Aisha Anwar is an incoming Ph.D. student in English from North Carolina. She received her undergraduate degree from UNC, where she studied English Literature and Global Studies. Read on to learn more about ​​Aisha's journey in North Carolina and her business she created from a hobby!

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2019 Incoming Grad Series: Valdis Jansons

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Valdis Jansons has been busy since he received his BA and MA degrees in classical singing in Parma, Italy. He has traveled all over the world as a professional singer and has sung in over 10 languages! Valdis is coming to UCSB to pursue a Ph.D. in Music.

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2019 Incoming Grad Series: Tannishtha Bhattacharjee

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Grad school marks the next chapter in Tannishtha Bhattacharjee's adventure. She is coming to UCSB from Delhi, India, where she received her BA, MA, and MPhil in History. She is very excited to ​come to UCSB and continue her work in the History Department and inspire UCSB fashion.

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2019 Incoming Grad Series: Matthew Devlin

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Next up in our 2019 Incoming Grad Series is Matthew Devlin, who is coming to UCSB from the L'Oreál USA research headquarters in New Jersey to pursue a Ph.D. in ​​Mechanical Engineering. Read on to learn more about ​Matthew's ​background, research interests, and his extensive knowledge of mascara!

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2019 Incoming Grad Series: Kirstin Rollins

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The 2019 Incoming Grad Series continues with Kirstin Rollins, an incoming PhD student in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from Washington State. Learn more about ​Kirstin's research interests and her plethora of fun facts!

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2019 Incoming Grad Series: Kristian Vásquez

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First up in our 2019 Incoming Grad Series is Kristian Vásquez, who is entering the Ph.D. program in Chicana/o Studies. Learn more about how Kristian developed his research interests as well as his interests outside of school – including moshing!

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Who's new: Introducing our 2019 incoming graduate student cohort

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UC Santa Barbara welcomes 852 new graduate students ​to campus ​at the end of this month. This group of grad students is the most diverse incoming cohort in UCSB history! We break down ​some statistics on ​this great group and give you a sneak peek at our upcoming series profiling eight of our new student​s.

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Writing Support Services and Editing Resource Lists now available

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The Graduate Student Resource Center recently published a list writing support services offered by the Graduate Division and another list of editors for hire as a third party to connect students with potential editors for various writing projects. Read on for more info about these services and how to take advantage of them.

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Graduate Division welcomes new Funding Peer Advisor

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The Graduate Division is excited to welcome our new ​Funding Peer Advisor, ​Kaitlyn Ugoretz. Kaitlyn will work to help graduate students search for funding opportunities and improve their financial literacy. Read on to find out more about ​​Kaitlyn!

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Meet the winners of the 2019 Graduate Mentoring Awards

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The Graduate Division is pleased to announce the ​winners of two awards ​honoring graduate students who have distinguished themselves in the area of undergraduate research supervision: Thomas (Alex) Johnson, Eric Jones, Nicholas Sherck, Monica Cornejo, Avi McClelland-Cohen, and Mallory Melton. Read on to find out more about our awardees!

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