Pia Byrd handles graduate student affairs, graduate events coordination and the dean's calendar. Pia provides a safe and confidential environment for a graduate student to discuss concerns or grievances outside formal channels. See Pia's office hours here, or email her to set up an appointment.
Originally from San Diego, California, Pia graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a BA in Theatre Arts. Her first job was in television news and then she moved to Hollywood to work in the entertainment industry. She has worked in many fields including publishing, marketing, public relations, development, and customer relations in corporate, non-profit and start-up companies. Pia loves to knit, hang her Christmas tree upside down and forest bathe during her lunch hour on campus.