Kirsi holds a BA in French Literature from Bryn Mawr College and a M.S. in Counseling Psychology from California State University at Northridge. Kirsi is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Kirsi has held various counseling positions where she has worked with children, families, and AIDS patients. Before coming to the Office of the Ombuds, she worked with UCSB students at Student Health Services. She has been trained as a mediator through the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation. Kirsi was hired as the Associate Ombuds in September 2007 and the Campus Ombuds in July 2012.
Caroline earned her B.A. in Psychology at Pomona College and her Juris Doctor at the University of Montana's School of Law, as well as a Master of Fine Arts at Montana State University. She is a certified mediator and experienced group facilitator. Caroline worked in Employee and Labor Relations from 2011-13, before being hired as the Associate Ombuds. Prior to coming to UCSB, Caroline was an attorney with the Crowley Fleck law firm in Bozeman, Montana, and served on the Dispute Resolution Committee of the State Bar of Montana.
Bill received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Cornell University. After 37 years of service in the Philosophy Department at UCSB, he retired in June of 2005. He served as Chair of the Philosophy Department from 1977-1980 and again from 1987-1990. Bill also chaired the Academic Senate Committee on Educational Policy and Academic Planning (CEPAP) during 1994-1995 and served as the Senate's Charges Officer from 1999-2005. In 2004 he chaired the UCSB Conflict Resolution Task Force, the committee appointed by the Executive Vice Chancellor to consider how the UCSB campus might best serve the faculty, staff, and student body in conflict resolution and mediation. Bill has been the Faculty Ombuds since April 2006.
A native of Santa Barbara, Summer earned a BA in Geography from UCSB and returned to the area in 2008 after living in Northern California for nearly six years. Before joining the Office of the Ombuds in 2010, Summer worked on campus in Counseling Services, the Office of the Registrar, and also completed training in Transformative Mediation. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs and cat, being outdoors, reading, and doing Pilates.