Say Hello to Kelli!

Hi there! My name is Kelli Filbin, and I am currently a fourth year student at UCSB pursuing a B.A. degree in Political Science, a minor in Professional Writing, and a business certificate in Technology Management.

Kelli Filbin

I have a wild imagination and passion for both creativity and writing fictional short stories. I would love for you to take a look and provide me with any feedback you may have. Happy reading!


I am currently a web designer at the University of California, Santa Barbara as an intern for the Professional Multimedia Writing Minor.

Previously, I was a staff writer for the UCSB Daily Nexus newspaper writing for the food section.


I have held a variety of positions that include coaching, customer service, sales, writing, and web designing. I have attained a broad range of skills throughout my work experience, which gives me a competitive edge in a variety of positions.

  • January 2013 - May 2013

    Head Coach

    Hewes Middle School Lacrosse

    As the head coach of a middle school girls lacrosse team, I held a large amount of responsibility. Mainly, I supervised and motivated a team of twenty-five girls aspiring to play lacrosse in high school. Also, I was responsible for scheduling appointments for trainers to visit, as well as for helping organize tournament participation.

  • June 2014 - August 2014 October 2010 - August 2013

    Front Desk Associate

    Paradise Tan

    As a front desk associate for a tanning salon, I cashiered, sold products, and scheduled appointments with clients. From this experience, I have attained skills in sales, finance, and customer service.

  • January 2016 - March 2017

    Staff Writer

    The Daily Nexus

    As a staff writer for the local newspaper, I wrote weekly articles for the food section to be published in print and online. In addition, I pitched innovative ideas to the On The Menu Editor and worked collaboratively within a team. During my time there, I also interviewed restaurant owners and employees for research for my articles.

  • March 2017 - NOW

    Web Designer

    University of California, Santa Barbara

    Currently, I am a web designer for UCSB's Multimedia Writing Minor website. One task consists of designing and customizing the content of the website using WordPress and Adobe Photoshop. In addition, I interview and collect samples from current students within the minor to post on the website.


I am currently a fourth year student at the University of California, Santa Barbara graduating in June 2017. I am pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, a minor in Professional Writing, and a business certificate in Technology Management.

  • 2013 - 2017

    University of California, Santa Barbara

    Throughout my four years at UCSB, I have been exposed to a variety of educational topics and practical skills. As a political science major, I have developed both critical and analytical skills through writing and speech. My multimedia writing minor provided me with skills in multimedia and coding. With a business certificate in technology management, I have adapted entrepreneurial, sales, marketing, and financial skills.


I have a strong passion for creative writing, and I would love to share with you some of my past articles and short stories. Please feel free to check back for any additional uploads of my writing pieces. Thanks for visiting!



Spice Up the Summer with Hard Rootbeer

This article serves as a message to raise awareness about the rising popularity of hard root beer. Not many individuals are familiar with the beverage, so this piece serves as an extra push to persuade everyone to give it a try. Don't forget to indulge on its refreshing, bubbly taste, as well!



Glamorous Gluttony at Malibu Café

This piece reflects on my wonderful time spent at Malibu Café for Easter Sunday with the family. It was an unforgettable brunch spread miles wide and loaded layers high accompanied by corn hole, life-sized chess, and bowling. It is definitely a fun place that I recommend strongly for everyone!



Christmas in April: Buddy's Bites

I love to watch Will Ferrell's movie, Elf, every year during Christmas time, and I found his wildly colorful spaghetti creation to be captivating. I knew I had to test it out and share with everyone my experience of tasting it, so this article serves to depict that experience every step of the way. I dare you to give it a whirl!



Zaytoon's Hidden Secrets

In downtown Santa Barbara, I stumbled upon a gem of a Lebanese restaurant called Zaytoon. When it comes to dining out, I am definitely drawn in by the rich smells and beautiful aesthetics. In this article, I capture all that Zaytoon has to proudly offer. I highly recommend jotting this place down for a visit in the near future!



The Name Game: Kol's to Keggs

One of the restaurants in Isla Vista, Santa Barbara had changed its business name and menu options for the purpose of mainly offering only breakfast and lunch items. For this piece, I had interviewed a current employee at the restaurant to find all the answers that many people were looking for. Read this article to learn more!



Hidden Food Chains in Isla Vista

For my first article working at The Daily Nexus, I chose to cover three popular restaurant chains hidden deep in the bubble of UCSB's Isla Vista. I researched the histories of each eatery and wrote this piece to share with other fellow students the interesting facts that I have discovered.


Please feel free to drop me a message via email with any comments or feedback you may have. Thanks for stopping by!