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SDC Staff Spotlight Brian Barry

Brian Barry

Administrative Support Assistant II for the Sociology Department

Please take a moment to recognize our colleague, Brian Barry. We encourage you to reach out to Brian throughout the month to recognize his contribution to the College and University via email, telephone, or in person. 

Years at CSUSM?
I started in 2014 as a transfer student and worked in the CHABSS Dean’s office as a Student Assistant. I graduated December 2016 and currently work full time in Sociology.

What is your short-term goal?
My short-term goal is to successfully jumpstart my portfolio website while maintaining employment at CSUSM.

What is your long-term goal?
My long-term goal is to move into a career which utilizes my extensive knowledge in creative arts and media production. 

What is your greatest accomplishment (personal or professional)?
My greatest personal accomplishment is successfully completing my degree while working and maintaining my long-term relationship of nine years. 

What is favorite movie?
My favorite movie is The Birdcage starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane.

What is your favorite food?
Country Fried Steak (extra gravy) has been my favorite since I was a child!

What is your favorite book?
My favorite book (as of now) is Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.

What are your hobbies?
Some of my hobbies include photography, digital arts, illustration, and theater design.

What would you like to do when you retire?
When I retire I want to travel the world with my partner.

What is your favorite thing about working at CSUSM?
I have met so many wonderful faculty and staff members at CSUSM. They really make this university a great place to work.