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 Center's 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 recorded sound.
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.