Casey is a Santa Barbara native who has worked at UCSB since 2009. She has experience as an undergraduate advisor and student affairs manager from the Psychological & Brain Sciences Department, and academic programs manager at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. Most recently, she has been a policy analyst in the Academic Senate, serving both the Council on Faculty Welfare, Academic Freedom and Awards, as well as the Council on Research and Instructional Resources. She has a BA in English and Creative Writing from Columbia University. Her hobbies include cooking (and being a foodie in general), gardening, going on walks, and lap swimming.
As Business Officer, Casey provides management support to the Chair, and establishes and implements administrative objectives and policies for the department. Her responsibilities include academic administration and support, purchasing and financial management, staff oversight, and facilities management. She works closely with the Chair and student affairs staff on department curriculum planning.