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Meet our Staff


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Jonathan Abboud, General Manager

As the General Manager, Jonathan oversees all of the services, finances, and employees of the IVCSD. Former AS President and current member of the SBCC District Board of Trustees, Abboud is experienced in community leadership and activism, having played an integral role in the creation of the IVCSD as the co-founder of the Isla Vista Self Governance Initiative.

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Sydney Casler, Community Engagement Director

As the Community Engagement Director, Sydney takes the lead in planning, developing, managing, and executing the District’s community engagement initiatives, including education, advocacy, communication, and outreach.

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Carly Marto, Compost Collective Program Manager

As the Compost Collective Program Manager, Carly oversees the successful operation of the Isla Vista Compost Collective (IVCC) and is responsible for the overall management and supervision of IVCC employees.

Myah Mashhadialireza, Community Spaces Program Manager

As the Community Spaces Program Manager, Myah operates both the Isla Vista Community Center and Community Room. She will oversee the building’s programs on a day-to-day basis, work with individuals and groups interested in using the spaces, and develop programming for the entire community to benefit from.


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Jenna Norton, Isla Vista Beautiful Program Manager

As the Isla Vista Program Manager, Jenna oversees a crew of workers who identify and respond to beautification issues in the Isla Vista Community. She collaborates with local stakeholders to reduce waste, increase sustainability, and beautify the community.

Fiona Salsich, Mobility Plan Outreach Coordinator

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As the Mobility Plan Outreach Coordinator, Fiona will support reaching all residents in Isla Vista by door-to-door canvassing, community outreach, events, and other community engagement activities for the very first Community Mobility Plan in Isla Vista. Her focus is listening and gathering feedback toward implementing an equitable and sustainable Community Mobility Plan.

2021-2022 Interns:  

Sara Rubin

Sara is a 3rd-year Political Science major at UCSB with a passion for international relations, public policy, and law. With her experience in community organizing and advocating for underserved groups in law, Sara works collaboratively with other interns to improve and greater serve the Isla Vista community. 

Abigail Suratos

Abigail is a 4th-year Political Science and Environmental Studies Double Major at UCSB with an interest in public policy and law. She utilizes her past experience in community outreach and project coordination to advocate for community members while helping implement sustainable, long-term improvements in Isla Vista.

Sophia Lee-Park 

Sophia is a 4th-year Socioology major with a minor in Education Studies at UCSB and IVCSD's Community Engagement Intern and Accessibility Advocate. Sophia ensures that programming, events, outreach strategies, and materials are supportive, inclusive, and accessible to individuals with disabilities.