Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division

Our Deans Office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. Please ring our doorbell if the office door is closed.

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

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Lisa García Bedolla
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division
(510) 642-5472 | graddean@berkeley.edu

Lisa García Bedolla became the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and the Dean of the Graduate Division in July 2019. The chief advocate for graduate education and research at Berkeley, she is a member of academic and administrative leadership groups convened by the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. She works with the Graduate Council of the Academic Senate on policies that sustain the world-renowned excellence of more than 100 graduate programs. The Dean of the Graduate Division ensures equity and fairness across the disciplines, collaborates across the spectrum of campus stakeholders, and builds diverse sources of academic, financial, personal, and professional development support for more than 11,000 doctoral and master’s students throughout their studies.

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Denzil Streete
Chief of Staff & Assistant Dean for Diversity
denzil@berkeley.edu
  • Director of the Office of Graduate Diversity (OGD), a program designed to support the outreach to, recruitment, admission, academic success, and graduation of students who will enrich the diversity of graduate programs at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Serves as a senior advisor and operations manager for the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division
  • Serves as senior advisor on specific priorities such as graduate diversity, campus climate, professional development, and overall support for the graduate student community
  • Works in very close partnership with the campus administrative leadership, Deans, and Academic Senate
  • Manages all communications staff within the Graduate Division
  • Works with the Development Director to coordinate development efforts across the Graduate Division, the Office of Graduate Diversity, and the Division of Equity and Inclusion to ensure these efforts are carried out as effectively as possible
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Brandi Wilkins Catanese
Associate Dean
graddean@berkeley.edu
  • Oversees fellowship matters and other student financial support matters
  • Oversees student well-being and welfare issues
  • Oversees Graduate Student Professional Development programs and liaises with the Graduate Council subcommittee on Graduate Professional Development
  • Represents the Graduate Division in academic program reviews (shared with Gail Brager)
  • Associate Professor in the departments of African American Studies and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies
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Gail Brager
Associate Dean
(510) 642-5472 | graddean@berkeley.edu
  • Oversees admission allotments
  • Reviews academic program proposals and requests for exceptions to academic policies
  • Oversees the Interdisciplinary PhD program; the GSI Teaching and Resource Center, Graduate Writing Center, and Mentoring programs
  • Represents Graduate Division in supporting the campus’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
  • Serves as liaison to the Graduate Council of the Academic Senate
  • Represents the Graduate Division in academic program reviews (shared with Eric Falci)
  • Professor of Architecture, Building Science
  • Director of the Center for Environmental Design Research
  • Associate Director, Center for the Built Environment
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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, Degrees, and Student Life units
  • Implements new policies and executes changes to existing policies related to graduate student services
  • Approves exceptions as delegated by the Associate Deans to policies and regulations and 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
  • Oversees processes to ensure 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
  • Acts as coordinator of Graduate Division role in instances of deaths of graduate students
  • Represents the Graduate Student Services unit to the campus community and relevant external constituencies
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Linda Song
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
(510) 643-7412 | lhsong@berkeley.edu
  • Senior advisor to Graduate Division leadership and campus on graduate educational policy matters.
  • Advises on development of new or proposed changes to graduate educational policy.
  • Advises on and oversees academic program requests for exceptions to or waivers from graduate educational policy.
  • Advises on the development of new graduate degree and non-degree proposals, as well as changes in the requirements of existing graduate academic programs.
  • Advises on formal graduate student appeals and oversees the process on behalf of the vice provost and dean.
  • Acts as liaison to the Graduate Council.
  • Coordinates graduate group snd self-supporting graduate professional degree program reviews conducted by the Graduate Council.
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Linda von Hoene
Assistant Dean for Professional Development; Director of GSI-TRC
(510) 642-8902 | lvh@berkeley.edu
  • Provides leadership and vision for graduate student professional development, GSI Teaching and Resource Center
  • Supports the work of Graduate Council standing committees
  • Supervises and guides the work of Graduate Division professional development staff
  • Works with graduate students, faculty, and departmental staff to ensure compliance with Graduate Council policy on GSI preparation for teaching
  • Designs, oversees, and evaluates centralized programs for GSIs
  • Designs and facilitates workshops on a wide range of topics pertaining to teaching and mentoring in the Graduate Division and in departments
  • Teaches GSPDP 301, Mentoring in Higher Education, and GSPDP 375, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Co-directs the Summer Institute for Preparing Future Faculty

 

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Sara Quigley
Data Visualization Specialist
saraquigley@berkeley.edu
  • Graduate admissions & enrollment planning & analysis
  • Institutional data reporting
  • Dashboard and data visualization development
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Melissa Trevizo
Executive Assistant to the Dean
(510) 642-5472 | mtrevizo@berkeley.edu
  • Provides executive assistance to the Graduate Deans.
  • Provides back-up for handling 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; works as member of Communications team.
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Jeff Royal
Institutional Research Analyst
(510) 643-0818 | jroyal@berkeley.edu
  • Campus-wide Institutional Survey Research and data collection
  • Institutional data reporting
  • Represents UC Berkeley for system-wide survey needs
  • Provides support for Graduate Division technical functions and processes

Graduate Admissions

Admissions staff advise prospective applicants, faculty, and departments on policy and procedures for gaining admission to graduate study at UC Berkeley.

Office Hours: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Remote: Monday and Friday;
In person: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

318 Sproul Hall #5900 Berkeley, CA 94720-5900 Email: gradadm@berkeley.edu
Staff & Contact Information

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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
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Nancy Paniagua
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
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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
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Jenna Tower
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 Appointments

The academic appointments unit supports departmental staff with their efforts to appoint students in academic and research titles such as Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs), Graduate Student Researchers (GSRs), Readers or Tutors. We also oversee and process fee remission benefits and ensure compliance with mandatory policies.

Office Hours: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Remote: Monday and Friday;
In person: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

318 Sproul Hall #5900 Berkeley, CA 94720 | Email: gradappt@berkeley.edu
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Graduate Degrees

Degrees staff track your progress from registration to graduation. After speaking with staff in your home department for program-specific information, you can consult with our staff about qualifying exams, advancement to candidacy, filing fees, probation, and reenrollment.

Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Remote: Monday and Friday;
In person: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

Phone: By Department | 318 Sproul Hall #5900 Berkeley, CA 94720-5900 | Email: see here
Responsibilities are divided by department/program. Contact your program’s advisor.
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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
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Clay Calder
Student Academic Advisor
510-642-7331 | jccalder@berkeley.edu

Graduate programs I advise

  • Monitors Graduate Student progress toward the Masters and Ph.D. degree.
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Britney Stewart
Student Academic Adviser
510-643-5157 | britneys@berkeley.edu

Graduate programs I advise

  • Monitors Graduate Student progress toward the Masters and Ph.D. degree.
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Maritsi Perez
Graduate Student Services Advisor
(510) 642-3029 | maritsip@berkeley.edu
  • Front desk assistance for Graduate Services (Degrees, Fellowships, Admissions, Appointments)
  • Certificate of Completions
  • Filing Fee
  • Exchange Programs

 


Graduate Fellowships

Fellowship staff work with faculty and staff in your department to help you fund your graduate education. Discover university- and federally funded fellowships, foundation and corporate awards, department awards and block grants on our website.

Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Remote: Monday and Friday;
In person: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

Responsibilities are divided by department/program. Contact your department's fellowships administrator.

318 Sproul Hall #5900 Berkeley, CA 94720 | Email: gradfell@berkeley.edu
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Director of Graduate Student Funding
Director of Graduate Student Funding (Unfilled)
gradfell@berkeley.edu | More about me
  • Supervises Student Funding staff (i.e., Fellowships and Student Academic Appointments) and manages all operational functions related to the graduate student funding enterprise
  • Analysis, policy, and business process development related to graduate student funding for Berkeley campus; training and support for campus partners and departmental advisors
  • Leads divisional audit, compliance, and security functions related to student funding data, storage and access, and business process.
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Gina Farales Blanco
Fellowships Administrator
(510) 642-7739 | ginablanco@berkeley.edu

Coordinates the following fellowship programs:

  • University multi-year fellowships and DCF (by department)
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (by department)
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program (IIE)
  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (DDRA)
  • Mentored Research Award
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) fellowships
  • Philip Brett LGBT Studies Fellowship
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Awards
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Solomon Lefler
Graduate Funding Analyst
(510) 642-7101 | lefler@berkeley.edu

Analyzes fellowship administration and department activities.

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Michael A. Parra
Fellowships Administrator
(510) 642-0673 | michaelandrewparra@berkeley.edu

Administers the following fellowship programs:

  • University multi-year fellowships and DCF (by department)
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (by department)
  • Conference Travel Grant
  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (DDRA)
  • UC MEXUS-CONACYT Doctoral Fellowship for Mexican Students
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) fellowships
  • National Physical Science Consortium
  • LBL fee remissions
  • Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship
  • Department of Energy CSGF & NNSA SSGF Fellowships
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Deanne Rivera, EdD
Professional Student Funding Specialist
(510) 642-4589 | dreyesrivera@berkeley.edu

Administers the following fellowship programs:

  • Graduate Opportunity Program Master’s Fellowship
  • Graduate Division Student Parent Grant
  • Graduate Division Caregiver Grant
  • Conference Travel Grant
  • Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship
  • Paul J. Alexander Memorial Fellowship
  • Jim Fahey Safe Homes for Women Fellowship
  • Dr. and Mrs. James C.Y. Soong Fellowship
  • The David N. Keightley Fellowship
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Michael Sacramento
Fellowships Administrator
(510) 642-7739 | msacram@berkeley.edu

Administers the following fellowship programs:

  • Graduate Opportunity Program Master’s Fellowship
  • Graduate Division Student Parent Grant
  • Graduate Division Caregiver Grant
  • Conference Travel Grant
  • Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship
  • Paul J. Alexander Memorial Fellowship
  • Jim Fahey Safe Homes for Women Fellowship
  • Dr. and Mrs. James C.Y. Soong Fellowship
  • The David N. Keightley Fellowship

Graduate Student Life

Our Office of Graduate Student Life supports graduate students around issues such as health education and wellness, housing, social connection, and engagement. The GSL staff collaborates with the Graduate Assembly, University Health Services, the Student Parent Center, Berkeley International Office, Recreational Sports, and other campus units to support student well-being and cultivate community among Berkeley’s graduate students

Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Remote: Monday and Friday;
In person: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

Phone: (510) 642-4071 | 318 Sproul Hall #5900 Berkeley, CA 94720 | Email: gradlife@berkeley.edu
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Larissa Charnsangavej
Director of Graduate Student Life
(510) 642-4071 | larissa@berkeley.edu
  • Support graduate students around issues that affect their well-being — such as health education and wellness, housing, parenting support, community-building, and campus climate
  • Help create a more inclusive community for all students
  • Coordinate opportunities for engagement and advocate for the unique needs of graduate students
  • Represent the Graduate Division on various campus committees to address graduate student needs, including campus partners in the Graduate Assembly, Student Affairs, and other units that offer services to graduate students

Graduate Professional Development (GPD)

Graduate Professional Development (GPD) provides professional development resources and programs for master's and doctoral candidates and serves as a gateway to a wide range of resources and opportunities that can enable students to develop the skills and experiences crucial to success in whatever careers they choose.

Our staff our working remotely, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

307 Sproul Hall #5900 Berkeley, CA 94720 | Email: gradpro@berkeley.edu
Supervisor: Assistant Dean Linda Von Hoene | Visit the GPD website
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GSI Teaching and Resource Center

The Graduate Student Instructor Teaching and Resource Center prepares graduate students for teaching at Berkeley and in future academic and professional careers.

Our staff our working remotely, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

301 Sproul Hall #5900 Berkeley, CA 94720 | Email: gsi@berkeley.edu
Supervisor: Assistant Dean Linda Von Hoene
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Laurie Frazier
Assistant Director for Language Proficiency
(510) 643-1325 | lafrazier@berkeley.edu
  • Provides leadership and vision in matters pertaining to international GSIs and their oral communication and teaching development needs
  • Directs all aspects of the Language Proficiency Testing Program for prospective GSIs who do not speak English as a native language
  • Administers oral English language proficiency tests
  • Provides consultations and feedback for international GSIs on oral English proficiency and teaching
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Michel Estefan, Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology,
Graduate Student Teaching Consultant
gsi_consult2@berkeley.edu
  • Provides one-on-one consultations for GSIs and classroom observations of GSIs
  • Designs and facilitates pedagogical workshops for GSIs offered in the Graduate Division and in departments
  • Oversees the hiring and training of workshop leaders for Fall and Spring GSI Teaching Conferences
  • Contributes to annual update of Center’s online ethics course for GSIs
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Kristen Nelson
Teaching Consultant
kristen.n.nelson@berkeley.edu
  • Provides one-on-one consultations for GSIs and classroom observations of GSIs
  • Designs and facilitates pedagogical workshops for GSIs offered in the Graduate Division and in departments
  • Hires and trains workshop leaders for Fall and Spring Teaching Conference
  • Contributes to annual update of Center’s online ethics course for GSIs
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Ellen Rosenfield
Language Proficiency Program Lecturer
(510) 642-1009 | ellenros@berkeley.edu
  • Teaches Language Proficiency Program oral English proficiency courses for prospective GSIs
  • Assists in updating Language Proficiency resources on Center website
  • Designs and conducts conference sessions on the Language of Teaching at the annual International GSI Teaching Conference
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Ziada Tewelde
Student Services Advisor
(510) 642-8913 and (510) 642-4456 | ziadat@berkeley.edu
    • Advises students and departments on policies and procedures for GSI preparation for teaching
    • Provides student service support for the Language Proficiency Program
    • Advises students on Teaching Certificate requirements and manages enrollment and completions
    • Coordinates and manages all Center events
    • Contributes to Center website

Graduate Writing Center

Our staff our working remotely, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. -12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

307A Sproul Hall Berkeley, CA 94720 | Email: gradwriting@berkeley.edu
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Sabrina Soracco
Director of Graduate Writing Center
(510) 643-9392 | szs@berkeley.edu
  • Provides leadership and vision for programs that address the academic and professional writing needs of graduate students campuswide
  • Develops and conducts workshops, writing groups, and boot camps on academic and professional writing both in the Graduate Division and in departments
  • Provides one-on-one consultations on academic and professional writing.
  • Co-directs the Summer Institute for Preparing Future Faculty
  • Teaches GSPDP 301, Mentoring in Higher Education, and GSPDP 320, Academic Writing for Graduate Students

Office for Graduate Diversity

OGD staff provide support services for prospective and continuing students on the Berkeley campus in an effort to maintain a more diverse graduate student community, and to enhance the educational experience of underrepresented students, including those who are undocumented, first-generation college students, and those who are financially challenged.

Office Hours: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Remote: Monday and Friday;
In person: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

Email: grad.diversity@berkeley.edu | Visit the OGD website
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Denzil Streete
Chief of Staff & Assistant Dean for Diversity
denzil@berkeley.edu
  • Director of the Office of Graduate Diversity (OGD), a program designed to support the outreach to, recruitment, admission, academic success, and graduation of students who will enrich the diversity of graduate programs at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Serves as a senior advisor and operations manager for the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Division
  • Serves as senior advisor on specific priorities such as graduate diversity, campus climate, professional development, and overall support for the graduate student community
  • Works in very close partnership with the campus administrative leadership, Deans, and Academic Senate
  • Manages all communications staff within the Graduate Division
  • Works with the Development Director to coordinate development efforts across the Graduate Division, the Office of Graduate Diversity, and the Division of Equity and Inclusion to ensure these efforts are carried out as effectively as possible
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Jessica Mena Flores
Undocumented Graduate Student Specialist
menafloresj@berkeley.edu

Facilitates the Firebaugh Scholars Program and supports undocumented, low-income, first-generation college, and minoritized graduate students at UC Berkeley.


American Indian Graduate Program

The director and staff of the AIGP promote the inclusion and success of American Indians and Alaska Natives in graduate education at Berkeley.

Office Hours: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Remote: Monday and Friday;
In person: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

327 Sproul Hall Berkeley, CA 94720 | Email: aigp@berkeley.edu | AIGP website
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Patrick V. Naranjo
Executive Director
(510) 642-3228 | pnaranjo@berkeley.edu
  • Directs and oversees the American Indian Graduate Program
  • Plans and implements academic, programmatic, cultural, outreach, and professional development services provided to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate students
  • Collaborates with campus partners to provide advising and leadership on ethnic specific and multicultural issues
  • Provides assistance to the Native graduate students
  • Manages AIGP events, and daily office functions

Ombuds Office

The Ombuds Office for Students and Postdoctoral Appointees is a neutral and confidential resource for conflict resolution about a campus-related issue or concern.

Phone: (510) 642-5754 | Ombuds website
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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
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Zackary Hull
Assistant Ombudsperson
(510) 642-5754 | zwhull@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

Communications and Events

425 Sproul Hall #5900 Berkeley, CA 94720
Communications Contact: Email: gradpub@berkeley.edu
Lectures Contact: | lectures@berkeley.edu
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Kathleen Aycock
Director of Communications
kathleenaycock@berkeley.edu
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Kara Ganter
Director of Digital Education
klganter@berkeley.edu
  • Provide instructional design and technology consultation and support for instructional courses, modules, and/or certificates
  • Train and advise graduate students in instructional design and use of instructional technology
  • Develop, implement and assess online instructional materials, pedagogies, and technologies
  • Collaborate with UC Berkeley’s Digital Learning Services team on remote and digital learning strategies
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Jane Fink
Events Manager
(510) 643-9164 or (510) 642-5472 | jhfink@berkeley.edu

For lecture coordination assistance, please email lectures@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).

  • Organizes monthly Graduate Student Advising Officers (GSAO) Meetings
  • Maintains delegation of authority information for Graduate Division
  • Supports Graduate Division facilities
  • Coordinates business functions and processes
  • Manages graduate development events and plans other events
  • Monitors gradrsvp@berkeley.edu and gradsupport@berkeley.edu email accounts

Development

The Development Office manages fundraising in support of graduate students.

Phone: (510) 642-5472 | 429 & 431 Sproul Hall #5900 Berkeley, CA 94720
Email: gradsupport@berkeley.edu
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Liz Moress
Executive Director of Development
(510) 643-5043 | lizmoress@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
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Jane Fink
Events Manager
(510) 643-9164 or (510) 642-5472 | jhfink@berkeley.edu

For lecture coordination assistance, please email lectures@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).

  • Organizes monthly Graduate Student Advising Officers (GSAO) Meetings
  • Maintains delegation of authority information for Graduate Division
  • Supports Graduate Division facilities
  • Coordinates business functions and processes
  • Manages graduate development events and plans other events
  • Monitors gradrsvp@berkeley.edu and gradsupport@berkeley.edu email accounts

Budget Office

Email: gradbus@berkeley.edu Fax: (510) 643-1524 | 321 Sproul Hall Berkeley, CA 94720
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Kirsten Kirkpatrick
Accountant
(510) 643-5143 | kirstenk@berkeley.edu
  • BAIRS — Ledger reconciliation
  • Cal Planning
  • Bear Buy
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Monette Cuison
Accountant
(510) 643-5143 | monette@berkeley.edu
  • Gradlink Fund Balances and income information
  • GFMP (Graduate Fellowship Matching Program)
  • Graduate Division contracts and grants (e.g. NSF, FLAS)

Systems and Technology

424 Sproul Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 | Email: gradsys@berkeley.edu

Staff & Contact Information

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Annika Barnes
Business Systems Analyst
(510) 642-7331 | annikabarnes@berkeley.edu
  • Business systems analyst for student records, advising and campus community
  • Campus Solutions APR expert
  • Systems strategy lead
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Catherine Madsen
Business Systems Analyst
(510) 642-7665 | cmadsen@berkeley.edu
  • Business systems analyst for the online graduate application
  • Slate application system expert
  • Application reporting lead