Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Atmosphere, Oceans, and Climate

Administrative Staff

Name Role
William E. Dietrich
Professor, Interim Chair
bill@eps.berkeley.edu
313 McCone Hall
(510) 642-2633

Seeking mechanistic, quantitative understanding of the form and evolution of landscapes. In addition, we are seeking linkages between ecological and geomorphic processes, and building tools to tackle pressing environmental problems.

David Elvins
Research Administrator
elvins@berkeley.edu

David handles pre and post award, administers and tracks current research funds for Allen, Alvarez, Bishop, Fung, Gilbert, Manga, Pride, Rademacher, Romps, Self, Shuster, Sloan, Taira

Amy Gonsalves
Academic HR Analyst [Temporary]
academicpersonnel4eps@berkeley.edu

AP/HR Analyst from the Mathematics Department is temporarily helping us cover vacancy.  Contact: academicpersonnel4eps@berkeley.edu attending to emails after 4pm, Monday-Friday (excluding holidays).

ERSO HR Team
ersohrops@erso.berkeley.edu

The Human Resources Team provides comprehensive personnel administrative services for staff, academic appointments, postdocs, visiting scholars, student researchers, volunteers, student assistants, GSR and ASE appointments, independent contractors and honoraria.  With extensive UC experience, ERSO's professional staff will help you accurately interpret and implement University policy, guide, and advise you on all employment matters, and facilitate all human resource actions: ERSO HR inidividual contacts and further information.

Mellia Kanani
Student Services Advisor (she/her)
melliakanani@berkeley.edu
319 McCone Hall

Mellia attends to a wide range of student services duties and responsibilities for the Department of Earth and Planetary Science. Using professional student services skills, she provides advice and assistance to the Department Chair, faculty, Student Services Director and students (primarily undergraduate) in all aspects of academic advising, course scheduling, and curriculum coordination into both the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs. She also helps administer the Ramsden Scholarship Fund Program. 

Office Hours: TBD

Scheduling and Enrollment matters: epsscheduling@berkeley.edu

Advising matters: epsua@berkeley.edu

 

Rachel Kowalik
Community Engagement Facilitator
rkowalik@berkeley.edu
475 McCone
(510) 643-5063

Rachel helps foster community by coordinating department events and seminars, facilitating outreach and recruitment efforts, as well as creating and curating content for print and web across department media platforms; She also manages the Cooperative Institute for Dynamic Earth Research (CIDER), a multidisciplinary research platform for scientists in planetary science disciplines from around the world.

Dora Mairena
Front Office Coordinator
eps_frontoffice@berkeley.edu
307 McCone Hall
510-642-3993
Heather Murthy
Research Administrator
murthy2019@berkeley.edu
(510) 427-6318

Heather handles pre and post award, administers and tracks current research funds for Banfield, Boering, Boos, Brimhall, Buffett, Bürgmann, Dietrich, Edwards, Finkel, Frost, Kong, Romanowicz, Stolper, Wang, and Wenk.

Veronica PADILLA
Administrative Manager
vmp@berkeley.edu
311 McCone
(510) 642-4540

Veronica oversees management of the department, including hiring, training, supervising staff; management of the accounting unit, shops, space, and equipment resources.

 

Ellie Paterson
BSL Program Coordinator
aileen.paterson@berkeley.edu
299 McCone
(510) 642-2961

Ellie manages research fund administration for the Berkeley Seismology Lab.

Nadine Spingola-Hutton
Director of Student Services

As the Director of Student Services, Nadine has full functional responsibility for planning, directing, controlling, and evaluating all aspects of the student services programs in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science. She is responsible for the administrative needs of the unit and for the management of both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and the integration of these programs into the educational and scholarly activities and relationships of the Department (including but not limited to recruitment, admissions, events and orientation). To contact the Student Services Team, please click here.

Sarah Tymo
EPS & BSL Academic Personnel Analyst
academicpersonnel4eps@berkeley.edu
311 McCone
Drew Vaeth
Budget Officer
drewcv@berkeley.edu
277 McCone Hall
(510) 642-2727

Drew assists in the overall financial management of EPS and BSL.  Works to ensure that EPS and BSL meet budgetary guidelines and controls determined by the Division and University. Also Assistant Director for Berkeley Atmospheric Sciences Center.

Anthony Vitan
Director of Facilities, MPS Dean's Office
ajvitan@berkeley.edu
307 McCone

Anthony manages facilities and building access oversight for the MPS buildings. Some of Anthony's responsibilities include advising and informing the MPS Dean on building issues such as construction oversight, facility development, space planning, and general maintenance related to the MPS buildings. Anthony works directly with faculty, staff, and students in each Department on building and facilities-related issues.

Technical Staff

Name Title Office / Phone Affiliation Role
John Grimsichjlgrimsich@berkeley.edu Staff Research Associate III 445 McCone EPS

John oversees and maintains EPS labs, specialized equipment (SEM, XRF, XRD, etc.) and machine shops.

Charles L. PAFFENBARGERcpaff@berkeley.edu Computer & Network Sysadmin 295 McCone
(510) 642-5333
EPS, BSL

Charley is the linux systems administrator for the Seismological Lab and the Geophysics Computer Lab and helps EPS with networking, printers, web server support,  and user support for research computing, including Windows and Mac systems.

John Wernerjohnwerner@berkeley.edu Lab Assistant 122S McCone
(510) 642-3996
EPS

Research Staff

Name Title Office / Phone Affiliation Role
Jordan Hoffjhoff@berkeley.edu Banfield Lab Manager Energy Biosciences Building #412
Heezin Leeheezin.lee@berkeley.edu Applications Programmer 497 McCone
(510) 642-3991
William Dietrich
Shufei Leishufeilei@berkeley.edu Applications Programmer, Bioinformatics Banfield Lab
Rohan Sachdevarohansach@berkeley.edu Bioinformatics & Biology
213-248-2094
Banfield Lab

Berkeley Seismological Laboratory Staff contact information can be found on the BSL Directory web page.

To update your directory information, please send email to Crysthel Catambay.