The Greek Interconnect Committee is thrilled to announce we're partnering with UC Santa Barbara Fraternity and Sorority Life and UC Santa Barbara Career Services for Greek Interconnect 7.0. Our program will bring Greek alumni back to share resources, experiences, and tips to help students network and get ready for the job search.

Event Schedule

Sunday, October 15, 2023


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Alumni Check-in & Networking Coffee
Mosher Alumni House, Library
Meet the Greek Interconnect Committee and reconnect with friends over coffee.

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM | Greek Collegian Check-In
Mosher Alumni House, Whalen Plaza
Check-in for Greek Interconnect 7.0 and sign up for your headshots. Headshots are first come, first serve, and space is limited to 60 students. Be sure to get there early!

12:15 PM - 12:35 PM | Event Keynote
Mosher Alumni House, Whalen Plaza
Join us for an inspiring talk from a recruitment expert. Our keynote will share their professional expertise and provide tactical advice for students and alumni entering the job market. 

Moderator: Kylie Maeda ‘24 | UCSB Panhellenic Council President
Panelist: Kelly Ryan-Ikeda ‘16 | Founder, Raise Consulting | Kappa Alpha Theta
Panelist: Adam Steinharter ‘99 | Head of Talent, Deepgram | Alpha Tau Omega

Kylie Maeda headshot

Kylie Maeda

Kelly Ikeda headshot

Kelly Ryan-Ikeda

Adam Steinharter headshot

Adam Steinharter

12:35 PM - 1:00 PM | Pick up boxed lunches
Mosher Alumni House, Whalen Plaza

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM | Headshots by Jeff Liang
Mosher Alumni House, Living Room
Space is limited to 60 students. Students must sign-up at check-in.

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM | Networking with Alumni Hosts
Mosher Alumni House
Join Greek Alumni Hosts for networking. This low-pressure networking session will help you build your network with Gauchos working in tech, finance, marketing, social work, and more.

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM | Career Services Resources
Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall
Learn what Career Services has to offer you! From mock interviews and resume reviews to advising, career fairs, and more, Career Services is an incredible student resource for those eager to make the most of their UC Santa Barbara degree!

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM | Gaucho Network & LinkedIn Registration
Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall
Learn about and register for the Gaucho Network, UC Santa Barbara’s hyper-personalized, professional platform built for Gauchos. Plus join the Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL Group) on LinkedIn.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM | Chapter Roll Call & Group Photos
Meet with your chapter for a group photo and memorialize the event!

Wade Bruffey '17 | Beta Theta Pi | Co-Founder and CEO |

Evan Bradshaw '18 | Sigma Pi | Product Manager | StudioNow

Jaime Carias '08 | Lambda Theta Phi | Founder/CEO | Empowerment ED

Rob Cook '22 | Alpha Tau Omega | Strategy Analyst | Deloitte Consulting

Samantha Herrera Fuentes Davila '20 | Lambda Theta Alpha | Children’s Social Worker | Los Angeles County | Department of Children & Family Services

Rollie Durruthy '06 | Kappa Alpha Psi | Artist, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur

Jerod Gabrielson '17 | Phi Sigma Kappa | Analytics & Insights Manager at Pharmavite

Emanuel Garcia '07 | Lambda Theta Phi | Content Producer | LinkedIn

Jonathan Gruber '17 | Phi Sigma Kappa | Managing Director, CFP | Capstone Partners

Jaylyn Handley '18 | Delta Tau Delta | CEO | ASMR LLC

Kelly Herting '09 | Alpha Phi | Head of People | QCODE Media

Vanessa Hill '23 | Alpha Chi Omega | Operations Rotational Associate | Amgen

Rachael Johnson '15 | Kappa Alpha Theta | Human Resources Manager | KB Home

Adam Kodor '20 | Sigma Chi | Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) Senior | EY

Alfredo Luna '07 | Lambda Theta Phi | Lead Retouching Designer | Torrid LLC.

Ana Luna '08 | Lambda Theta Nu | Spanish Teacher

Nicholas Negrete '03 | Gamma Zeta Alpha | Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging | Otis College of Art and Design

Matthew Park '16 | Delta Tau Delta | Account Manager | Esri

Kevin Patsel '85 | Sigma Chi | Regional Vice President | Northern California at Compass

Wesley Pollek '17 | Delta Tau Delta | Software Development Engineer | Yardi Systems, Inc

Roberto Pregadio '16 | Beta Theta Pi | VP of Investments | Driven Capital Partners

Conor Ragland '20 | Sigma Nu | Product Marketing Manager | SoFi Credit Card at SoFi

Julia Rietman '20 | Delta Gamma | People Operations Coordinator | Roblox

Chely Rodriguez '02 | Lambda Sigma Gamma | Educator | Adelante Charter School

TJ Ross '14 | Beta Theta Pi | Manager, Original Series Drama | Netflix

Kelly Ryan (Ikeda) '16 | Kappa Alpha Theta | Cofounder/Director | Raise Consulting

Leila Shafi '22 | Delta Gamma, B.S. | Solutions Engineering Analyst | Deloitte Consulting

Sarah Staitman '17 | Kappa Alpha Theta | Associate of Digital Health and Technology Operations | Compass Pathways

Adam Steinharter '99 | Alpha Tau Omega | Head of Talent | Deepgram

Blake Toro '17 | Delta Tau Delta | Physics & Biology Teacher | Monterey Peninsula Unified School District

Lauren Trujillo '15 | Tri Delta | Foundation Director | Santa Barbara Public Library Foundation

Jenae Vancura '21 | Alpha Delta Pi | Medical Student at Keck School of Medicine of USC

Shellie Williams '84 | Alpha Delta Pi | CEO | Artemis Staffing

Tristan Zubiate '18 | Zeta Beta Tau | Sales Tools Enablement Analyst | Salesforce

Launched in 2017, Greek Interconnect is an annual networking event that brings together UC Santa Barbara's Greek collegians and alumni for the purpose of networking, sharing career perspectives, professional skill-building, and meaningful mentorship. Greek Interconnect is all about making connections that count!

Leslie Klonoff

Leslie Klonoff ’80, Alpha Phi
Leslie Klonoff majored in Communication and is a retired recruiter. She chairs the Governance Committee on the UCSB Alumni Board as well as the Dept. of Communication Alumni Council.

Julia Rietman ’20, Delta Gamma
Julia worked as the Greek Programs Intern for UCSB Alumni from 2018-2020. She is currently a Candidate Experience Operations Coordinator at Google via Adecco.


Britt Terrell ’85, Delta Tau Delta
Britt is a member of Delta Tau Delta and is the Founder of Backbone Capital.

Shawna Wright ’06, Delta Sigma Theta
Shawna is Corporate Counsel at The TEAM Companies and Partner at TEN X Lab. She serves on the UCSB Alumni Board of Directors.


Yosef Valle ’15, Beta Theta Pi
Yosef works as the Associate Product Manager, Neurovascular Therapies at MicroVention -Terumo.



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Samantha Halloran '26,
Alpha Chi Omega

Samantha is a Communication major and serves as the UC Santa Barbara Men's Soccer Marketing Intern.

Kate Thomas '21, Alpha Delta Pi
Kate is the former Greek Programs Intern for UCSB Alumni. She now works as a Consultant Scientist at Environmental Resources Management.


Talia Chalhoub '20,
Kappa Alpha Theta

Talia is an Operations Manager at Amazon. While at UC Santat Barbara she studied in the Biopsychology & Technology Management Program.

Dave Brosnan '85,
Phi Sigma Kappa

B.A. in Business Economics
Member of the UC Santa Barbara Alumni Association Board, WRB Underwriting (a Berkley Company)


Kylie Maeda '24,
Delta Gamma
Kylie studies Stats & Data Science and Economics. She also serves as UC Santa Barbara's Panhellenic President. 


Kaitlyn Ridenour '24, Alpha Phi
Kaitlyn serves as Alpha Phi President and is studying Sociology.




Eliza Bulanti '26,
Alpha Delta Pi
Eliza is majoring in Psychological & Brain Sciences. She is also the current Greek Programs Intern for Alumni Affairs.