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.