|Position:||Associate Communications Director|
Lisa Skvarla is an Associate Athletics Communication Directorfor UC Santa Barbara.
Skvarla currently serves as the primary Athletics Communicationscontact for men’s soccer, women's basketball, softball,men’s and women’s swimming, and men’s andwomen’s water polo.
During her time at UCSB, she has driven the public relationsefforts of the national powerhouse men's soccer program, helpingthe team garner significant local and national media attention. Shewas integral to the media relations operations atthe 2010 NCAA Men's College Cup, which was hosted by UCSB.Skvarla has also served as a producer for the SB Awards, theGauchos' year-end award show.
Skvarla got her start in Athletics Communications as anundergraduate intern at UCSB during the 2004-05 school year whenshe served as the primary contact for the women’s water poloteam. Following graduation, she spent a year working in the UCDavis Athletics Communications office serving as the sportsinformation director for men’s and women’s water polo,swimming and diving, and wrestling. While at UC Davis, she helpedspearhead the organization and execution of the media relationsefforts at the 2006 NCAA Division I Women’s Water PoloChampionships.
Skvarla earned her bachelor's degree in communication with a minorin sports management at UCSB in 2005. She completed her master'sdegree in education with an emphasis in educational leadershipand organizations in June 2012.