David Kim

Director of Administration

OFFICE: 211 Kroeber Hall
PHONE: (510)643-4470

The Director reports directly to the Department Chair and is responsible for full general operation of the Department of Anthropology. Administrative services includes activities in finance and human resources and also include IT, facilities and student services.


Angelica Espinoza

HR/Academic Personnel Coordinator

OFFICE: 209 Kroeber Hall
PHONE: (510)642-2941

The Human Resources Specialist is responsible for processing personnel cases and payroll for all department, student and work-study positions. The HR Specialist also provides benefits information to these positions. Additionally, this position executes all payroll expenditures not automatically handled by the UC Berkeley central payroll office. Also, this position handles all personnel work for the department’s temporary and student employee positions and the Graduate Student Instructor and Reader positions.

Frances Bright

Undergraduate Student Affairs Officer

OFFICE: 215 Kroeber Hall
PHONE: (510)642-3616

The Undergraduate Academic Advisor is responsible for all undergraduate student related areas within the department including undergraduate student advising, Major and Minor declaration, all course-related administrative functions including incompletes, late enrollment add and drops, Honors Project, Independent Study Courses, curriculum development, and recruiting new students to the various departmental undergraduate degree programs.

Tabea Mastel

Graduate Student Affairs Officer

OFFICE: 205 Kroeber Hall
PHONE: (510)642-3406

The Graduate Student Affairs Officer coordinates all aspects of the PhD program - policy and procedures, advising, admissions, and funding. She also manages grad student enrollment and new course approval.

Micaelee Ellswythe

Financial Analyst

OFFICE: 232 Kroeber Hall
PHONE: (510)642-3391

The Financial Analyst position has oversight for all transaction-based accounting functions, including reimbursements, payments, expenditures and all related financial activities in the department with the exception of payroll.

Jasmine Valenzuela 

Administrative Assistant

OFFICE: 232 Kroeber Hall
PHONE: (510)642-3392

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for greeting visitors to the department, responding to questions, and answering calls on the department main line. The Administrative Assistant maintains the front office photocopy and fax machines, orders supplies, updates the department’s website, and provides routine clerical assistance as needed. In addition, Jasmine also processes all travel, entertainment, and other reimbursement requests, as well as manages class scheduling.