The Santa Barbara City College Foundation is bringing on four new members to its board of directors. Two of them are attorneys, a third is a retired executive and the fourth is an SBCC student leader.
Alexandra Montes de Oca, the college’s Associated Student Government President, will serve as an ex officio member and ASG representative. She studies neuroscience at SBCC and plans on transferring to UCSB for a biopsychology degree, in the hopes of continuing in the field of neuroscience.
Sarah de Tagyos spent most of her three-decades career with the AT&T Foundation, for which she was executive director. She was also the COO of AT&T’s global public relations division. Ms. de Tagyos retired and moved to Santa Barbara in 2000. Since then, she has been involved with several local nonprofits, including the Women’s Fund of Santa Barbara.
Laurie Aston and Michelle Lee Pickett are both attorneys. Ms. Ashton’s work involves the legal implications of treaty obligations and breaches. She represented the Marshall Islands at the International Court of Justice in the Hague part of a team, which was nominated by the International Peace Bureau for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.
Ms. Pickett works with clients on matters related to mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and corporate, business and tax law. She also works with for-profit gaming companies and tribal entities on transactional matters. Her work also includes providing legal services to the philanthropic sector.