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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 | Rosemary’s Bio

  • 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

Shanti Corrigan Assistant Dean for External Relations
Phone: (510) 642-8614 Email: 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
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

Andrea Rex Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Services
Phone: (510) 642-4971 Email: 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
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

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

Vacant Position 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 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 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

Kirsten Wimple-Hall 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 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

Responsibilities are divided by department/program. Please see find the contact information for your department/program’s advisor.

Degrees staff contact information

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 Adviser

About Me | Graduate programs I advise

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

Shamaya Pellum Student Academic Adviser

About Me | Graduate programs I advise

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

Laurie Roach Student Academic Adviser

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
Fellowships staff contact information

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

Nancy Paniagua 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
Appointments staff contact information

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
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