Dean’s Office

Phone: (510) 642-5472 | 424 Sproul Hall #5900 Berkeley, CA 94720-5900

Deans and staff contact information

Rosemary Joyce
Rosemary Joyce

Rosemary A. Joyce
Interim Dean of Graduate Division, Fall 2014
(Associate Dean 2011- Spring 2014; Spring 2015)
Phone: (510) 642-5472
Email: graddean@berkeley.edu | website

  • Chief advocate for graduate education and research at UC Berkeley
  • Works with the Academic Senate’s Graduate Council on policy related to graduate education
  • Chairs the Interdisciplinary Committee of the Graduate Council
  • Liaison to the Graduate Assembly
  • Collaborates with all campus stakeholders to ensure equity and fairness across the different disciplines and to sustain the world-renowned excellence of Berkeley’s 100-plus graduate programs
  • Builds diverse sources of support for more than 10,000 graduate students throughout their studies
  • Oversees offices of Academic Services and the GSI Teaching and Resource Center
  • Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of Social Sciences and Professor of Anthropology
Susan J. Muller
Susan J. Muller

Susan J. Muller
Associate Dean, since 2013, also served in 2007-2010
Phone: (510) 642-5472
Email:graddean@berkeley.edu

  • Oversees graduate student support issues: fellowships, awards, grants, and exceptional academic appointments (campus employment)
  • Represents the Graduate Division in support of the campus’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • Oversees issues of student welfare, including student parent issues, health concerns, and housing appeals
  • Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Jill H. Stoner
Jill H. Stoner

Jill H. Stoner
Interim Associate Dean, Fall 2014
Phone: 
(510) 642-5472
Email: 
graddean@berkeley.edu

  • Represents the Graduate Division in academic program reviews
  • Professor of Architecture

Diane Hill
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
Phone: (510) 643-7412
Email: dhill@berkeley.edu

  • Exceptional requests relating to student degrees-related issues
  • Subject expert on graduate educational policy
  • Liaison to the Graduate Council
  • Advises departments and students on issues of probation, lapsing, and dismissal, and sensitive student matters
  • New graduate degree or designated emphasis programs from the point of conception through submission to the Graduate Council (the first step in Academic Senate review)

Corinne Kosmitzki
Chief Administrative Officer and Assistant Dean
Phone: (510) 643-7478
Email: ckosmitzki@berkeley.edu

  • Oversees administrative and operational matters in the Graduate Division
  • Operational and budget processes, HR, IT, and space planning
  • Implements and monitors campus-wide processes, policies, and systems to support Academic Senate and Graduate Council actions
  • Implements strategic planning efforts and monitors progress towards strategic goals
  • Interacts with internal and external constituents in response to controversial situations, appeals, or complaints
  • Represents Graduate Division on campus and outside committees and governing bodies
  • Advises and supports Dean and Associate Deans on policy and compliance issues
  • Serves as functional lead for Graduate Division on the Student Information System (SIS) replacement project

Andrew K. Smith
Assistant Dean for Research and Planning
Phone: (510) 643-4189
Email: aksmith@berkeley.edu

  • Graduate admissions and fellowship planning
  • Institutional data reporting
  • Graduate student surveys and research

Calvin Chen
Institutional Research Analyst
Phone: (510) 643-7478
Email: calvinchen@berkeley.edu

Sharon Page-Medrich
Executive Assistant to the Dean
Phone: (510) 642-3170
Email: sharonpm@berkeley.edu

  • Executive assistance to the Graduate Deans
  • Correspondence and calendar requests for the Deans (please send to graddean@berkeley.edu, not to individual email addresses)
  • Provides writing and editorial assistance to the Deans and senior staff

Brandon Amargo
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (510) 642-5472
Email: bamargo@berkeley.edu

  • Provides day-to-day administrative support for the Graduate Deans
  • Receives inquiries from students, employees and general public and ensures questions are directed to appropriate staff
  • Routine assistance regarding records management and scheduling needs
  • Supports administrative needs in special projects or assignments

Jane Fink
Events Manager
Phone: (510) 643-9164 or (510) 642-5472
Email: jhfink@berkeley.edu

  • Organizes monthly Graduate Student Advising Officers (GSAO) Meetings
  • Maintains delegation of authority information for Graduate Division

Graduate Admissions

Phone: (510) 642-7405 | 318 Sproul Hall #5900 Berkeley, CA 94720-5900 | Email: gradadm@berkeley.edu

Admissions staff and associates

Andrea Rex
Director of Graduate Student Services and Assistant Dean
(510) 642-4971
andrea_r@berkeley.edu

  • Manages the staff and overall operations in the Admissions, Fellowships, Appointments, and Degrees units
  • Implements new policies and executes changes to existing policies related to graduate student services
  • Develops communication plans and schedules trainings and informational sessions to inform and educate campus academic departments, administrative offices, and outside agencies
  • Approves exceptions as delegated by the Associate Deans to policies and regulationsand makes recommendations to the Director of Academic Affairs and Associate Deans on specific issues or cases
  • Represents the student services unit to the campus community and relevant external constituencies
  • Monitors compliance of students and department administrators with existing requirements and policies related to academic progress, enrollment, appointment eligibility, terms of financial awards, admissions procedures

Beatriz Galvez
Director of Graduate Admissions
(510) 643-7462
mbgalvez@berkeley.edu

  • Manages the online Application for Graduate Admissions and Fellowships and the Jazzee AMS and Review Systems
  • Processes database access requests and provides database training
  • Manages the Admissions Allocations
  • Coordinates the SID assignment for newly admitted graduate students
  • Transfers new graduate students’ records to the Registrar’s office and determines administrative blocks
  • Responds to credit card questions and refunds application fee
  • Monitors the gradletters@berkeley.edu e-mail account

Ariana Castro
Admissions Recruitment Specialist
(510) 642-7405
arianap@berkeley.edu

  • Advises departmental staff, faculty, applicants, sponsoring agencies, and exchange programs pertaining to Graduate Admissions requirements
  • Evaluates academic records to determine admissions eligibility
  • Processes exception requests and approves registration and/or issues administrative blocks
  • Researches higher education systems for accreditation and degree programs comparability with Graduate Division standards
  • Specializes in Spanish speaking countries
  • Conducts training workshops for departments and information sessions for prospective international applicants
  • Serves as a liaison for the LASPAU and GTU programs
  • Monitors the gradadm@berkeley.edu e-mail account

Rochele Fraga
Admissions Recruitment Specialist
(510) 642-7405
rlfraga@berkeley.edu

  • Advises departmental staff, faculty, applicants, sponsoring agencies, and exchange programs pertaining to Graduate Admissions requirements
  • Evaluates academic records to determine admissions eligibility
  • Processes exception requests and approves registration and/or issues administrative blocks
  • Researches higher education systems for accreditation and degree programs comparability with Graduate Division standards
  • Specializes in Europe and the Middle East
  • Conducts training workshops for departments and information sessions for prospective international applicants
  • Serves as a liaison for the EAP, IIE, and Fulbright programs
  • Monitors the gradadm@berkeley.edu e-mail account

Kirsten Wimple-Hall
Admissions Recruitment Specialist
(510) 642-7405
kirstenw@berkeley.edu

  • Advises departmental staff, faculty, applicants, sponsoring agencies, and exchange programs pertaining to Graduate Admissions requirements
  • Evaluates academic records to determine admissions eligibility
  • Processes exception requests and approves registration and/or issues administrative blocks
  • Researches higher education systems for accreditation and degree programs comparability with Graduate Division standards
  • Specializes in China, India, and the Middle East
  • Conducts training workshops for departments and information sessions for prospective international applicants
  • Serves as a liaison for the VEF (Vietnam Education Foundation) program
  • Monitors the gradadm@berkeley.edu e-mail account

Graduate Degrees

Phone: (510) 642-7330 | 318 Sproul Hall #5900 Berkeley, CA 94720-5900 | Email: degrees@berkeley.edu

Staff contact information

Andrea Rex
Director of Graduate Student Services and Assistant Dean
(510) 642-4971
andrea_r@berkeley.edu
Jeret Lemontt
Director
(510) 642-5779
lemontt@berkeley.edu

  • Blanket Approvals
  • Graduate Group membership (including Designated Emphasis faculty lists)
  • GLOW access
  • Non-student specific requests

Cassandra Hill
Student Academic Adviser
(510) 642-7330
chill@berkeley.edu

  • Monitors Graduate Student progress toward the Masters and Ph.D. degree (A through G)

Shamaya Pellum
Student Academic Adviser
(510) 642-7330
spellum@berkeley.edu

  • Monitors Graduate Student progress toward the Masters and Ph.D. degree (H through O)

Laurie Roach
Student AcademicAdviser
(510) 642-7330
laurier@berkeley.edu

  • Monitors Graduate Student progress toward the Masters and Ph.D. degree (P through Z)

Juan Garcia
Administrative
Assistant
(510) 642-3029
juanmgarcia@berkeley.edu

  • Front desk assistance for Graduate Services (Degrees, Fellowships, Admissions, Appointments)
  • Certificate of Completions
  • Filing Fee
  • Exchange Programs
  • Coordinates the following fellowship programs:
    • Paul Alexander Fellowship
    • Albert Newman Fellowship
    • Elizabeth Einstein Fellowship

Graduate Fellowships

Phone: (510) 642-0672 | 318 Sproul Hall #5900 Berkeley, CA 94720 | Email: gradfell@berkeley.edu

Staff contact information

Andrea Rex
Director of Graduate Student Services and Assistant Dean
(510) 642-4971
andrea_r@berkeley.edu

Maria Loza
(510) 642-7665
marial@berkeley.edu

  • Responsible for day-to-day operations of Fellowships Office
  • Oversees, coordinates, or is the main contact for the following programs:
    • Cost-share Programs
    • Graduate Dean’s Summer Research Grant
    • Fulbright Scholar Program
    • Graduate Opportunity Program Master’s Fellowship
    • I-House Gateway/Rodriguez Fellowships
    • Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities (LASPAU)
    • Lindau Annual Meeting Competition
    • Loan Deferment forms
    • LSAMP Bridge to Doctorate Fellowship
    • Mellon-ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Gina Farales
(510) 642-0672
gfarales@berkeley.edu

Coordinates the following fellowship programs:

  • Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Fellowship
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS)
  • Fulbright -IIE (Fulbright-Student Program)
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
  • Luce Scholars Program
  • Phi Beta Kappa (PBK)
  • Pinto Fellowship

Solomon Lefler
(510) 643-7477
lefler@berkeley.edu

Coordinates the following fellowship programs:

  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (DDRA)
  • Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad
  • Jacob K. Javits Fellowship
  • Mentored Research Award
  • Parent Grant for Graduate Students
  • UC Dissertation-Year Fellowship

Nancy Paniagua
(510) 642-0672
original@berkeley.edu

Coordinates the following fellowship programs:

  • Bancroft Library Study Awards
  • Conference Travel Grants
  • Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship
  • The Frank E. Ratliff Fellowship in Classical Antiquity
  • George Lurcy Fellowship for Study in France
  • The Jim Fahey Safe Homes Fellowship for Women
  • The Kang Family Graduate Fellowship for Biotechnology
  • National Physical Science Consortium Fellowship
  • Dr. and Mrs. James C.Y. Soong Fellowship
  • The Sydney Ehrman Fellowship for Study in King’s College, Cambridge

Michael Sacramento
(510) 642-7739
msacram@berkeley.edu

Coordinates the following fellowship programs:

  • Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) — German Academic Exchange
  • Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowships
  • Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Society of Woman Geographers Fellowship
  • UC MEXUS-CONACYT Doctoral Fellowship for Mexican Students

Graduate Appointments

Phone: (510) 642-7101 | 318 Sproul Hall #5900 Berkeley, CA 94720 | Email: gradappt@berkeley.edu

Staff contact information

Andrea Rex
Director of Graduate Student Services and Assistant Dean
(510) 642-4971
andrea_r@berkeley.edu
Rebecca Margosian
Academic Human Resources Analyst
(510) 642-7101
beccam@berkeley.edu

  • Provides guidance to students, staff and faculty on policy surrounding Graduate Student Academic Employment (Graduate Student Instructor, Graduate Student Researcher, Acting Instructor-Graduate Student, Reader & Tutor appointments)
  • Fee Remission Program (benefits) for qualifying graduate student academic appointments (GSI, GSR, AI-GS, Reader & Tutor)
  • Outreach to departments and hiring units who wish to better understand complex policies and procedures surrounding graduate student academic employment and associated benefits (The Fee Remission Program)
  • Educational tools (tutorials, presentations and check sheets) for those working with graduate student academic employment and associated benefits (The Fee Remission Program)

Academic Services

Phone: (510) 643-9392 | 321 Sproul Hall Berkeley, CA 94720 | Email: academic_services@berkeley.edu

Staff contact information

Sabrina Soracco
Director of Academic Services
(510) 643-9392
szs@berkeley.edu

  • Co-director of the Summer Institute for Preparing Future Faculty
  • Co-director for the Student Mentoring & Research Teams (SMART) Program

Business & Finance

Phone: (510) 643-0851 Fax: (510) 643-1524 | 309 Sproul Hall #5900 Berkeley, CA 94720

Staff contact information

Michael Ferencz
Director of Business and Finance
(510) 642-7492
mfgrad@berkeley.edu

  • Fee Remission Financial Questions

Monette Cuison
Accountant
(510) 643-0851
monette@berkeley.edu

  • Gradlink Fund Balances and income information
  • GFMP (Graduate Fellowship Matching Program)
  • Graduate Division contracts and grants (e.g. NSF, FLAS)

Jane Fink
Events Manager
(510) 643-9164 and (510) 642-5472
jhfink@berkeley.edu

  • Graduate Division facilities
  • Sproul Hall building liaison
  • Coordinates business functions and processes

Kirsten Kirkpatrick
Accountant
(510) 643-0851
kirstenk@berkeley.edu

  • BAIRS — Ledger reconciliation
  • Cal Planning
  • Bear Buy

GSI Teaching and Resource Center

Phone: (510) 642-4456 | 301 Sproul Hall #5900 Berkeley, CA 94720 | Email: gsi@berkeley.edu

Staff contact information

Linda Von Hoene
Director (510) 642-8902
lvh@berkeley.edu

Kim Starr-Reid
Assistant Director
(510) 643-0205
ksr@berkeley.edu

Jenny Cole
Student Services Advisor
(510) 642-8913
jencole@berkeley.edu

Linda Miyagawa
Senior Publications Coordinator
(510) 642-8910 and (510) 642-4456
lindami@berkeley.edu

Ellen Rosenfield
Language Proficiency Program Lecturer
(510) 642-1009
ellenros@berkeley.edu

Marilyn Seid-Rabinow
Assistant Director for Language Proficiency 
(510) 643-1325
msr@berkeley.edu

Sarah Macdonald, Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology
Graduate Student Teaching Consultant
gsi_consult@berkeley.edu


External Relations: Communications and Events

Phone for Publications and Web: (510) 643-7358 | 425 Sproul Hall #5900 Berkeley, CA 94720 Email for Publications: gradpub@berkeley.edu | Email for Web: gradweb@berkeley.edu Phone for Berkeley Graduate Lectures: 510-643-7413 | lectures@berkeley.edu

Staff contact information

Ellen Gobler
Senior Public Events Manager
(510) 643-7413
elleng@berkeley.edu

  • Manages nine Lectureships (open to the public):
    •  Five Graduate Council Lectureships
    • Three Graduate Division Lectureships
    • Tanner Lectures on Human Values
  • Manages large scale graduate student events and new faculty events:
    • Distinguished Fellows Reception
    • New Graduate Student Orientation
    • New Faculty Reception
    • Assists with donor engagement (regarding visiting lecturer events).

Patrick McMahon
Web Communications & User Experience Designer
(510) 643-0818
webdev@berkeley.edu

  • Designs, builds and manages websites
  • User Interface design for web applications
  • User Experience research and design
  • Designs and builds online communications, email newsletters.
  • Consults with Graduate Division and campus groups about web technologies and best practices in web and UI design

Chris Pinto
Web Communications & User Experience Designer
(510) 643-6011
chrispinto@berkeley.edu

  • Designs, builds and manages websites
  • User Interface design for web applications
  • User Experience research and design
  • Designs and builds online communications, email newsletters
  • Consults with Graduate Division and campus groups about web technologies and best practices in web and UI design

Andrea Sohn
Assistant Director of Communications and Events
(510) 643-7358
asohn@berkeley.edu

  • Student communications
  • Designs Graduate Division publications
  • Development communications
  • Manages eGrad, Graduate Division’s e-newsletter
  • Social media
  • Event communications
  • Web content

External Relations: Development

Phone: (510) 642-5472 | 429 & 431 Sproul Hall #5900 Berkeley, CA 94720 | Email: gradsupport@berkeley.edu
Staff contact information

David Nakayama
Director of Development
(510) 643-5043
dnakayama@berkeley.edu

  • Develops, implements, and leads all aspects of a comprehensive development operating plan to secure funding for the Graduate Division
  • Creates and executes strategies for the identification, cultivation, stewardship and solicitation of major donors
  • Develops and maintains a plan for the systematic cultivation of donors to ensure their growing commitment to the university
  • Develops and implements aggressive major donor cultivation/solicitation programs and fundraising opportunities
  • Works collegially with the campus-wide units and their senior staff to ensure the free flow of information and solicit cooperation
  • Integrates fundraising requirements into the budget process

Jin Kim
Donor Relations Manager & Project Analyst
(510) 642-6721
kimjin@berkeley.edu

  • Assists in the fundraising efforts through engaging in donor and fund research, strategic planning, and fellowships management
  • Oversees the Graduate Fellowships Matching Program (GFMP)
  • Helps manage relationships with donors and alumni through providing stewardship, fund updates, and annual corporation/foundation reports

Jane Fink
Events Manager
(510) 643-9164 and (510) 642-5472
jhfink@berkeley.edu


Systems and Technology

Staff contact information

Judy Dobry
Director of Systems and Technology
(510) 642-1131
jdobry@berkeley.edu

  • Manages the Systems and Technology unit
  • GLOW and Jazzee Systems
  • Graduate Division technical support

Ombuds Office

Staff contact information

Marcia G. Riley
Director & Ombudsperson
(510) 642-5754
mgriley@berkeley.edu

  • Serves as a confidential, neutral place for students and postdocs to discuss their difficult campus related issues
  • Explores and provides options to visitors for possible resolutions to their situations
  • Facilitates or mediates resolutions between parties
  • Provides individual coaching and group and training on communication, conflict styles and feedback
  • Sets budget and direction for the department

Sunny Lee
Assistant Ombudsperson
(510) 642-5754
sunnylee@berkeley.edu

  • Serves as the first point of contact for visitors
  • Conducts intake regarding the nature of the needs of the client
  • Schedules appointments
  • Conducts outreach and training related to conflict resolution
  • Gather and analyze confidential data and prepare reports to share trends and make recommendations for systematic/organizational changes

Graduate Diversity Program

Phone: (510) 643-6010 | 327 Sproul Hall #5900 Berkeley, CA 94720 | Email: grad.diversity@berkeley.edu | Website: http://diversity.berkeley.edu/graduate/
Staff contact information

Carla Trujillo
Director
(510) 643-7550
carlat@berkeley.edu

  • Directs Graduate Diversity Program
  • Coordinates new & continuing programs supporting graduate diversity
  • Works cooperatively with departments and graduate diversity directors in a variety of tasks enhancing diversity
  • Mentors and advises current graduate students on succeeding in graduate school
  • Advises students who have received Mentored Research and Dissertation Awards
  • Oversees the Getting Into Graduate School Mentoring Program
  • Advises prospective undergraduates on the graduate application process
  • Assists the Graduate Division in a number of diversity-related activities
  • Advises AB540 and Undocumented prospective (and current) graduate students

Unfilled Position
Program Assistant
(510) 643-6010

  • Organizes Graduate Diversity Program special events, assists with the Getting into Graduate School Program (GIGS)

Cynthia Ladd-Viti
Graduate Outreach & Summer Research Coordinator
(510) 643-2103
clv@berkeley.edu

  • Coordinates Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)
  • Coordinates programming and activities to promote the goals of the Graduate Diversity Program (recruitment and retention of a diverse graduate student population and to provide campus leadership on diversity matters)
  • Provides information and advice to current and prospective UCB students
  • Represents UC Berkeley at nationwide graduate outreach events

American Indian Graduate Program

Phone: (510) 642-3228 | 598/597 Barrows Hall Berkeley, CA 94720 | Email: aigp@berkeley.edu | Website: http://diversity.berkeley.edu/graduate/aigp
Staff contact information

Carmen Foghorn
AIGP Director
(510) 642-3228
Carmenf@berkeley.edu
aigp@berkeley.edu

  • Directs American Indian Graduate Program to promote learning and development in American Indian/Alaska Native graduate students by encouraging experiences which lead to intellectual growth, appreciation of aesthetic and cultural diversity and achievement of personal goals
  • Supports and guides campus efforts to conduct outreach, recruit, admit, and graduate American Indian and Alaska Native students
  • Plans and implements outreach programs with specifically targeted institutions
  • Advises prospective applicants on necessary academic preparation
  • Plans and implements high-visibility students events, such as commencements, research conferences, lecture series, campus community building and services to local American Indian communities and agencies

Cindy Andallo
Program Manager
(510) 642-3228
candallo@berkeley.edu

  • Manages AIGP events, and daily office functions
  • Provides assistance to the Native graduate students
  • Manages the AIGP list-serve and sends out messages about events that are happening throughout the year about Native events on campus and the Bay Area