Coastal Fund Board of Directors and Staff 2016/17

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Board of Directors 2016/17

Delaney Archer Board Member, Chair
Stephen Fetterly Board Member, Vice Chair, Undergraduate Representative
Isabella Marill Board Member, Graduate Representative
Courtney Thomas Board Member, Graduate Representative
Daniel Charette Board Member, Undergraduate Representative
Tristen Thron Board Member, Undergraduate Representative
Linn Bumpers Board Member, Underaduate Representative

Staff 2016/17

Sarah Siedschlag Advisor
Alejandra Posada Outreach and Education Coordinator
Maya Normandi Outreach and Education Coordinator
Annalise Di Santo Administrative Assistant

For direct contact information, email or call 805.893.5166

 Delaney Archer

Delaney is a fourth year economics and accounting major. Her love for the ocean started at a young age, when she became SCUBA certified at age 11. Delaney loves being outdoors and hiking, and spends as much time on the beach as possible. She is always looking for new adventures to connect with nature. She is also passionate about Bay Area sports teams, politics, and music.


Stephen Fetterly

Stephen is a fourth year environmental science major at UCSB with particular interest in ecology. Growing up in San Diego, he has been influenced by the ocean since an early age, and has developed a deep desire to help preserve its magic for future generations. When he’s not studying, you can find him enjoying the great outdoors, attempting to hang ten, or getting down at the closest concert.


Isabella Marill

Isabella grew up on the beach outside of Los Angeles, California where she first fell in love with the ocean. After receiving her undergraduate degree of Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington, Seattle, she spent 3 years teaching marine biology to K-12 students on Catalina Island. Outside of studying, she loves to SCUBA dive, surf, travel, and explore her new home of Santa Barbara.


Courtney Thomas

Courtney grew up in the Central Valley and developed a love for the Pacific through family vacations and school field trips to the central and southern coast. Upon completing her undergraduate degree in Environmental Geosciences and Oceanography, she worked in watershed outreach and education and private consulting. Courtney recently returned to California to obtain a Master of Environmental Science and Management to further her passion for protecting marine resources. Aside from studying, she enjoys trips to the backcountry, trail running, and swimming in the ocean.


Daniel Charette

Daniel is a fourth year Pharmacology major originally from San Diego, where most of his time growing up was spent in and around the ocean.  As a board member he hopes to help protect Santa Barbara’s coastline and get involved with environmental groups on campus. In his free time, Daniel enjoys getting outdoors by hiking, backpacking, and sailing.



Tristen Throm

Tristen is a third year environmental science major.  He was raised in a small town in Humboldt County and grew up exploring the cold quiet beaches of the Lost Coast.  When he isn’t in Santa Barbara he can be found snowboarding in Mammoth or mountain biking in the San Ynez mountains.  He is devoted to helping keep the Santa Barbara coastline as beautiful as the day he arrived.


Linn Bumpers

Linn Bumpers is a fourth year Environmental Studies major with an emphasis in law and policy. She is following in her mother’s footsteps, who was one of the very first Environmental Studies Majors at UCSB. She grew up in Maryland and enjoys waterfalls, forests and the ocean; all three of which can be found along the beautiful coast of California. An avid adventurer she spends time backpacking, fishing, and relaxing in hammocks.

 Sarah Siedschlag

Sarah serves as the staff advisor for several groups within Associated Students that focus on sustainability and the environment, including Coastal Fund. She moved to Santa Barbara in 2009 to pursue a master’s degree at the UCSB Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, and liked it so much she never left. She enjoys gardening, cooking, and posting pictures of her cat on the internet.



Alejandra Posada 

Alejandra Posada is a fourth year student double majoring in Environmental Studies and Global Studies. As the Outreach Coordinator, she enjoys engaging the local community in coastal conservation efforts.  She is one of the directors for student-organization Your Children’s Trees and a UCSB Sustainability Intern. Alejandra is also passionate about sustainable development and renewable energy. In her free time, she loves to travel, read, and go on backpacking trips.

Maya Normandi

Maya is a third year Environmental Studies major with a focus on ecology. Born and raised in Northern California, she spent most of her free time hiking the rolling hills of West Marin and visiting the Pacific Ocean. As Outreach and Education Coordinator, she hopes to promote environmental education and awareness to encourage the community to value and protect our coast. Maya loves traveling, backpacking, creating art, and any activity that involves being outside!

Annalise Di Santo

Annalise Di Santo is a I’m a fourth year, Ecology and Evolution major. She is a huge San Francisco Giants fan and she loves running in my free time. She is really excited to be a part of Coastal Fund this year, and planning beach clean ups and restoration projects for student organizations.