Assistant Director of Professional Development, Graduate Division
Baron received his PhD in English from UCSB in 2020. During his time as a grad student, he enjoyed working for various programs around campus, including the Arnhold Undergraduate Research Program and the Environmental Humanities Initiative. Before coming to Santa Barbara, Baron received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Illinois. As the Assistant Director of Professional Development for the Graduate Division, Baron helps organize programming such as Grad Slam, the Beyond Academia Conference, and new student orientation. He also mentors a team of graduate peer advisors and manages GradPost. When he's not working at the GSRC, you can find him running or biking across Santa Barbara, walking his dogs, or chasing after his three-year-old at a city park.