Holiday Hours: Graduate Division offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday starting Wednesday November 26th at 3 p.m. and will reopen Monday December 1st at 9 a.m.

Dean's Office

Phone: (510) 642-5472 | 424 Sproul Hall #5900 Berkeley, CA 94720-5900
Dean's Office staff and associates

Rosemary Joyce

Rosemary A. Joyce
Interim Dean of Graduate Division
(510) 642-5472 | graddean@berkeley.edu | More about me
  • 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 Muller

Susan J. Muller
Associate Dean, since 2013, also served in 2007-2010
(510) 642-5472 | 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
Interim Associate Dean, Fall 2014
(510) 642-5472 | graddean@berkeley.edu
  • Represents the Graduate Division in academic program reviews
  • Professor of Architecture

Shanti Corrigan
Assistant Dean for External Relations
(510) 642-8614 | shanti@berkeley.edu
  • Oversees the Development and Communications & Events units in the Graduate Division
  • Manages the fundraising and alumni relations program with a focus on increasing fellowship support for Berkeley’s graduate students
  • Directs the external communications and events programs that includes GradNews, eGrad, Berkeley Graduate Profile, and the endowed lecture series
  • Serves as campus contact for questions about fellowship fundraising and matching programs

Corinne Kosmitzki
Chief Administrative Officer and Assistant Dean
(510) 643-7478 | 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

Andrea Rex
Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Services
(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
  • Subject expert on graduate educational policy
  • Liaison to the Graduate Council
  • 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
  • Advises departments and students on issues of probation, lapsing, and dismissal, and sensitive student matters
  • 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
  • Develops communication plans and schedules trainings and informational sessions to inform and educate campus academic departments, administrative offices, and outside agencies
  • Represents the student services unit to the campus community and relevant external constituencies

Andrew K. Smith
Assistant Dean for Research and Planning
(510) 643-4189 | aksmith@berkeley.edu
  • Graduate admissions and fellowship planning
  • Institutional data reporting
  • Graduate student surveys and research

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

Sharon Page-Medrich
Executive Assistant to the Dean
(510) 642-3170 | 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
(510) 642-5472 | 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
(510) 643-9164 or (510) 642-5472 | jhfink@berkeley.edu
  • Organizes monthly Graduate Student Advising Officers (GSAO) Meetings
  • Maintains delegation of authority information for Graduate Division
  • Graduate Division facilities
  • Sproul Hall building liaison
  • Coordinates business functions and processes
  • Manages graduate development events and plans other events
  • Monitors gradrsvp@berkeley.edu and gradsupport@berkeley.edu email accounts


Graduate Admissions

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

Beatriz Galvez
Director of Graduate Admissions
(510) 643-7462 | gradadm@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

Rochele Fraga
Admissions Recruitment Specialist
(510) 642-7405 | gradadm@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


Degrees Office

Phone: (510) 642-7330 | 318 Sproul Hall #5900 Berkeley, CA 94720-5900 | Email: degrees@berkeley.edu Responsibilities are divided by department/program. Find the contact information for your department/program’s advisor
Degrees Office staff and associates

Jeret Lemontt
Director of Degrees
(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 Advisor
(510) 642-4589 | chill@berkeley.edu | More about me

Graduate programs I advise

  • Monitors Graduate Student progress toward the Masters and Ph.D. degree.

Shamaya Pellum
Student Academic Advisor
| More about me

Graduate programs I advise

  • Monitors Graduate Student progress toward the Masters and Ph.D. degree.

Laurie Roach
Student Academic Advisor
(510) 642-7331 | laurier@berkeley.edu | More about me

Graduate programs I advise

  • Monitors Graduate Student progress toward the Masters and Ph.D. degree.

Juan Garcia
Administrative Assistant
(510) 642-3029 | degrees@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
Graduate Fellowships staff and associates

Maria Loza
Director of Fellowships
(510) 642-7665 | gradfell@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 Blanco
Financial Aid Officer
(510) 642-0672 | gradfell@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
Financial Aid Officer
(510) 643-7477 | gradfell@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

Vacant Position
Administrative Assistant
(510) 642-0672 | gradfell@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
Financial Aid Officer
(510) 642-7739 | gradfell@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
Graduate Appointments staff and associates

Rebecca Margosian
Academic Human Resources Analyst
(510) 642-7101 | gradappt@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
Academic Services staff and associates

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


GSI Teaching and Resource Center

Phone: (510) 642-4456 | 301 Sproul Hall #5900 Berkeley, CA 94720 | Email: gsi@berkeley.edu
GSI Teaching and Resource Center staff and associates

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
External Relations: Communications and Events staff and associates

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
External Relations: Development staff and associates

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 or (510) 642-5472 | jhfink@berkeley.edu
  • Organizes monthly Graduate Student Advising Officers (GSAO) Meetings
  • Maintains delegation of authority information for Graduate Division
  • Graduate Division facilities
  • Sproul Hall building liaison
  • Coordinates business functions and processes
  • Manages graduate development events and plans other events
  • Monitors gradrsvp@berkeley.edu and gradsupport@berkeley.edu email accounts


Systems and Technology


Systems and Technology staff and associates

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


Ombuds Office staff and associates

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/
Graduate Diversity Program staff and associates

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
American Indian Graduate Program staff and associates

Carmen Foghorn
AIGP Director
(510) 642-3228 | Carmenf@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


Business & Finance

Phone: (510) 643-0851 Fax: (510) 643-1524 | 309 Sproul Hall #5900 Berkeley, CA 94720
Business & Finance staff and associates

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)

Kirsten Kirkpatrick
Accountant
(510) 643-0851 | kirstenk@berkeley.edu
  • BAIRS — Ledger reconciliation
  • Cal Planning
  • Bear Buy

Jane Fink
Events Manager
(510) 643-9164 or (510) 642-5472 | jhfink@berkeley.edu
  • Organizes monthly Graduate Student Advising Officers (GSAO) Meetings
  • Maintains delegation of authority information for Graduate Division
  • Graduate Division facilities
  • Sproul Hall building liaison
  • Coordinates business functions and processes
  • Manages graduate development events and plans other events
  • Monitors gradrsvp@berkeley.edu and gradsupport@berkeley.edu email accounts