Lisa Skvarla
Lisa Skvarla
Position: Associate Communications Director

Lisa Skvarla is an Associate Athletics Communication Director for UC Santa Barbara. 

Skvarla currently serves as the primary Athletics Communications contact for men’s soccer, women's basketball, softball, men’s and women’s swimming, and men’s and women’s water polo. 

During her time at UCSB, she has driven the public relations efforts of the national powerhouse men's soccer program, helping the team garner significant local and national media attention. She was integral to the media relations operations at the 2010 NCAA Men's College Cup, which was hosted by UCSB. Skvarla has also served as a producer for the SB Awards, the Gauchos' year-end award show. 

Skvarla got her start in Athletics Communications as an undergraduate intern at UCSB during the 2004-05 school year when she served as the primary contact for the women’s water polo team. Following graduation, she spent a year working in the UC Davis Athletics Communications office serving as the sports information director for men’s and women’s water polo, swimming and diving, and wrestling. While at UC Davis, she helped spearhead the organization and execution of the media relations efforts at the 2006 NCAA Division I Women’s Water Polo Championships. 

Skvarla earned her bachelor's degree in communication with a minor in sports management at UCSB in 2005. She completed her master's degree in education with an emphasis in educational leadership and organizations in June 2012.