Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Planetary Science

Administrative Staff

Name Affiliation Role
Mohabbat Ahmadi
Administrative Officer
475 McCone
(510) 643-5063

Mohabbat manages the Cooperative Institute for Dynamic Earth Research (CIDER). CIDER is a multidisciplinary research platform for scientists in planetary science disciplines from all around the world. In addition, he is the point of contact for Center of Isotope and Geochemistry at UC Berkeley.

Jerry Alvarado
Student Assistant
307 McCone
Jill Fujisaki
Research Administrator
309 McCone
(510) 664-4890

Jill administers and tracks current research funds for Alvarez, Bishop, Collins, DePaolo, Dreger, Fung, Jeanloz, Militzer, Nadeau, Renne, Richards, Romanowicz, Self, Shuster, and Swanson-Hysell.  She also manages a portfolio of Diversity funds from the MPS Dean’s office for Hellman and Patt.

Siti Keo
Financial Services Analyst
277 McCone
(510) 642-2727

Siti 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.  Graduate students will most likely interact with her when a pizza purchase order is needed.

Kristie Kern
Research Administrator
Lewis Hall

Kristie administers and tracks current research funds for Allen, Banfield, Boering, Boos, Brimhall, Buffett, Bürgmann, Dietrich, Edwards, Finkel, Manga, Pride, Romps, Stolper, Taira, Wang, and Wenk.

Rachel Kowalik
Front Office Coordinator
307 McCone
(510) 642-3993

Rachel distributes keys, stocks office supplies, maintains office equipment, requests facilities work orders, helps navigate purchasing procedures (BearBuy expert), reimbursements, pays invoices, shipping/receiving, signs out projectors, helps schedule office hours for GSIs (+ Margie) and summer instructors, coordinates use of department vehicles/Enterprise rentals/fuel cards (+ John), books lodging/flights for visitors (+ Siti), distributes daily use parking passes for visitors.  Rachel is also an artist, see her online portfolio here.

Michael Manga
Garniss H. Curtis Endowed Department Chair, Professor
381 McCone Hall
(510) 643-8532

Geological processes involving fluids, including problems in physical volcanology, geodynamics, hydrogeology, and geomorphology.

Emily Martinez
HR Business Partner
398 McCone: 9am-6pm on Monday and Tuesdays or by appointment
(510) 664-9617

Manages all HR requests for staff titles, non-senate (i.e., researcher, postdoc) appointments and reviews, and all other titles not managed by Germán Moran.

Kalford Mills
Academic Personnel (Temporary)
231C Evans

Kalford is helping EPS with Academic Personnel matters, mostly faculty senate cases and matters on an interim basis while we do a search for an AP Analyst.

German Moran
Human Resources Generalist
398 McCone (Tuesdays)
(510) 664-9750

Oversees visiting scholars, visiting student researchers, Academic Student Employees (ASE's) and student assistant hiring requests.

Veronica PADILLA
Administrative Manager
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.


Nadine Spingola-Hutton
Undergraduate Student Services Manager
305 McCone
(510) 643-4068

Nadine manages undergraduate student services for EPS, including advising for current and prospective majors and minors, is UG Curriculum Coordinator (course scheduling, course textbook and desk copy orders, enrollment management, course and curriculum proposals), handles career and alumni services, outreach and recruitment (including Cal Day, EPS Dept Commencement Co-Coordinator), Administers the Ramsden Endowment Scholarship Fund, manages work study students

Julie Wang
Student Assistant
307 McCone
David Wemhaner
Research Administrator
309 McCone

David prepares new grant proposals for all of EPS-BSL and for Astronomy.

Margie Winn
Student Affairs Officer -- Graduates
319 McCone
(510) 642-5574

Margie assists graduates by providing program information, university policy and procedure information.  She maintains files of student academic work, manages fellowships and block grants, and acts as liaison with Graduate Division for faculty and students.  In addition, Margie handles admissions procedures, schedules graduate courses, and administers GSR and GSI appointments.

Technical Staff

Name Title Office / Phone Affiliation Role
Charles L. Computer & Network Sysadmin 295 McCone
(510) 642-5333

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.

Tim Staff Research Associate IV 445 / 425 McCone
(510) 642-3514
John Lab Assistant 122S McCone
(510) 642-3996

Research Staff

Name Title Office / Phone Affiliation Role
David Lab Manager, Carbon-Climate Interactions Group 395 McCone
(510) 643-8336
Lily Staff Research Associate Energy Biosciences Building #412 EPS, IGI, ESPM

Banfield Lab Manager

Heezin Research Scientist 307 McCone
(510) 642-3991
William Dietrich

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.