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: ...

Alysiana Halter

Project Policy Analyst

Alysiana Halter is part of the administrative team for the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and the Berkeley Seismological Lab. She supports departmental initiatives by conducting analyses, developing recommendations, and managing various projects. Additionally, she works on improving communication strategies and promoting DEIAB efforts within the department.

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.