Administrative Staff

Anna Atkinson

Student Services Advisor

Anna is our primary advisor to our undergraduate and MA students, she also conducts our classroom scheduling, enrollment management, coordinates the Ramsden Fellowship program and the EPS commencement.

David Elvins

Research Administrator

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.


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: ...

Dora Mairena

Front Office Coordinator

Michael Manga

Professor & Department Chair

Heather Murthy

Research Administrator

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

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

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...

Drew Vaeth

Budget Officer

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

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

John Grimsich

Staff Research Associate III

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

Charley Paffenbarger

Computer & Network Sysadmin

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.

Research Staff

Heezin Lee

Applications Programmer

Affiliation: William Dietrich

Shufei Lei

Applications Programmer, Bioinformatics
Banfield Lab

Rohan Sachdeva

Bioinformatics & Biology
Banfield Lab

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