UC Santa Barbara UK EAP Fund

Congratulations to the UK EAP Scholarship Recipients

International members of the Gaucho community have come together to establish the UC Santa Barbara UK EAP Fund. In addition to generously supporting UCSB students through scholarship opportunities for study abroad in the United Kingdom, this dynamic group of individuals steward EAP participants through in person interactions in London during the scholarship recipients’ time abroad.  The UC Santa Barbara UK EAP Stewards are committed to equipping UCSB students with the knowledge, understanding and skills for work and life in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.


Christopher Field and Jodi Anderson-Field

Jodi Anderson-Field graduated from UCSB in 1994 with a degree in psychology.  As an undergraduate she participated in the EAP Intensive Language Program in Michoacan Mexico, the UCDC Program in Washington DC and was active in the Community Affairs Board as well as Orientation Programs.

After obtaining her Ph.D. in education at UCLA, during which time she served as the Student Regent on the UC Board of Regents, she was appointed the Assistant Dean of Policy, Programs and Administration in the Graduate Division at UCSB. Jodi also served on the UCSB Alumni Board of Directors where she helped develop the Alumni Association Student Scholarship.  Jodi relocated to London in 2008 and is the Senior Director at the University of California Trust (UK).

Jodi's husband Chris is a partner at the law firm Dechert in their London office where he advises clients on a broad range of domestic and international private equity and corporate matters.  Prior to joining Dechert, Chris served for 11 years as a partner in the corporate group at Kirkland & Ellis.

Matthieu "Matt" Duncan

Matthieu “Matt” Duncan is the Chief Executive Officer of Natixis Asset Management, an investment management firm based in Paris, France.  Previous to this, he held various roles within the asset management sector in London, including Chief Operating Officer for Quilter Cheviot Limited and Head of Business Strategy for Newton Investment Management (a BNY Mellon company).  He started his career in the financial services industry at Goldman Sachs, where he held various roles within the equities division of the firm in New York, London, and Paris between 1990 and 2003.  Matt is a dual US and French citizen.  He graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 1987 with a BA degree in Business Economics (Magna Cum Laude) and from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990 with an MBA degree.

Mike Trovato

Mr. Trovato is a Relationship Manager of Wellington Management, an investment adviser to more than 2,150 institutions located over 65 countries, and as of June 30, 2017, manages more than US $1 trillion in client assets. Previous to joining Wellington Management, Mr. Trovato was executive vice president for PIMCO in London. He is a member of PIMCO's global wealth management team and heads their European subadvisory business.  Mike joined PIMCO in Newport Beach in 2001 and has held various roles working with institutional clients and as a product specialist in credit, global bonds and emerging market debt. He has 14 years of investment experience, is a CFA charter holder and earned an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.  Mike graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a BA in Business Economics in 1995.  Mike is a native Californian, a devout SF Giants and 49ers fan, and is an avid golfer.

Phil White 

Mr. White is the president of the Pacific View Foundation, a family foundation based in California, which provides funding support to nonprofit organizations in the San Diego region. Mr. White has also worked in higher education, recently serving as an executive director at the London Business School. Prior to serving in these nonprofit roles, Mr. White has worked in executive management for a number of high technology startup firms in San Diego, most notably working 15 years for Qualcomm, a Fortune 500 telecommunications firm, where his last role was group president and corporate officer.

Mr. White, along with his wife, Ann, is active in the community, having served on the board and committees of a multitude of charities both in San Diego and in London. Mr. White has also been active with the Council on Foundations, a Washington D.C. based organization that supports the efforts of charitable foundations around the world. Mr. White graduated with high honors from UC Santa Barbara with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both business economics and history. He resides in San Diego with his wife and family. Mr. White became a trustee of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation in 2002.

If you are interested in establishing a new scholarship fund or in supporting existing scholarships, please contact Jodi Kirkland, Senior Director of Development, Donor Relations and Stewardship, 805-893-3729, jodi.kirkland@ucsb.edu