PDS: Web Presence Workshop

Date and Location

Jan 31, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Elings Hall Rm 1605


Graziella DiRenzo, National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, UCSB’s Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology
Andrew Masuda, UCSB’s College of Engineering


Academia infer professional credibility using online tools. Here, we work with students to explain the importance of establishing a web presence early in your career, how to establish yourself online, and spend time workshopping twitter accounts and professional websites. When you join us, it would be helpful if you bring a laptop, a digital collection of pictures from your research, a paragraph describing who you are and what your research interests are.

Graziella DiRenzo is a quantitative disease ecologist interested in disease dynamics, community and population ecology, and amphibian conservation. To mimic natural hierarchical systems, she develops hierarchical Bayesian models and exploits data collected over space and time to separate ecological and observational processes to answer questions. The majority of her research to date has focused on how Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis has affected the amphibian fauna of El Copé, Panama. DiRenzo develops statistical tools to understand why some species were selected out of populations more readily than others, as well as understanding the role of environmental reservoirs in disease dynamics.  

Andrew Masuda possesses more than a decade of experience in the marketing, public relations, and media industries. He arrived at UCSB in fall 2018 as the director of marketing and communications for the College of Engineering (CoE). His mission is to inform as many people as possible about the CoE’s world-renowned faculty, research, facilities, and students. Prior to UCSB, he spent five years at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, serving as the public and sports information officer and director of Public Affairs and Communications. He won numerous state awards for marketing and promotional projects. Before entering academia, Masuda was an award-winning television news anchor and reporter. He graduated from UCLA with a communications degree.

A Professional Development Series (PDS) for Postdocs and Graduate Students hosted by CSEP, CNSI, UCSB Engineering, and the NSF.

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