Berto Solis is the Communications Coordinator at the Center for the Study of Los Angeles. In his role, Berto manages all correspondence to and from the Center, interfacing among students, staff, faculty, and members of the community. In addition to his communications duties, Berto helps plan, organize, and implement the various events the Center hosts such as the Urban Lecture Series, the Fall Lecture Series, and the Sacramento Legislative Seminar.
Before joining the LCSLA team Berto worked at UC Santa
Barbara's Davidson library for 5 years in the Government Publications Unit and
later as the Special Collections Audio/Visual Digitization Lab Head
Technician/Team Leader. His tenure at Special Collections centered on UC Santa
Barbara's Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project, the largest
digitization effort surrounding one of the earliest forms of mass produced
Berto volunteered at KCSB FM, Santa Barbara's community
radio station, from 2005 to 2011. In addition to hosting a weekly radio show he
trained community members in the basics of radio programming, organized,
hosted, and DJ'd at various media events, and provided unfiltered live coverage
during the Jesusita Wildfire in 2009.
Berto received his B.A. in Spanish and Latin American and
Iberian Studies from UC Santa Barbara in 2007.