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 currently Senior Director at the University of California Trust UK

Jodi's husband Chris is a partner in the law firm, Kirkland & Ellis LLP and practices corporate law in their London office.

Matthieu "Matt" Duncan

Mr. Duncan is Chief Operating Officer for Quilter Cheviot Investment Management Limited, a privately held wealth management business with approximately $25 billion in assets under management, in London, England.  Previous to joining Quilter Cheviot, Mr. Duncan was Head of Business Strategy for Newton Investment Management Ltd, where he was a member of the board of directors of the company and oversaw Newton's commercially related activities.  Previous to this and other roles, Mr. Duncan was a managing director of Goldman Sachs International, where he spent thirteen years and helped manage several businesses within the equities division of the firm in both London and Paris.  Mr. Duncan has an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin (1990) and graduated from UCSB with a BA in Business Economics in 1987.

Mike Trovato

Mike Trovato is an 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 UCSB with 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 San Diego, California which provides funding and support to non-profit organizations in the San Diego region. Before entering the field of charitable foundations, Mr. White was a group president for QUALCOMM, a Fortune 500 telecommunications firm headquartered in San Diego. Prior to serving as group president, Mr. White held a variety of international and financial positions for QUALCOMM. Mr. White remains active in the telecommunications field, serving on advisory boards for a number of high-tech companies and has consulting for many years in the telecommunications field as well.

Mr. White, along with his wife, Ann, is active in the San Diego community, serving on the board and committees of several local charities. Mr. White is also active in the Council on Foundations, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that supports the efforts of charitable foundations around the world. The Whites are members of the Lancaster Society, as well as life members of the UCSB Alumni Association. They have been very active and supportive of the UC Santa Barbara College of Engineering Technology Management Program.

Mr. White graduated with high honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara with bachelor of arts degrees in business economics and history in 1984. He resides in London UK 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