Whitney Ater

Research Participation Pool Coordinator

Oversees Research Participation Pool for researchers use. Oversees front office, distributes mails, manages copy account codes and provides back up to Financial Area. Manages Letters of Recommendation Service.

Karla Burris

Undergraduate Advisor

Manages Undergraduate Advising.  Provides administrative assistance for pre-major and full major courses. Edits and reviews student schedules. Presents at informational workshops and participates in campus tabling events.

Jackie Grossberg

Academic Personnel Manager

Oversees faculty personnel cases including merits and promotions and appointments. Manages faculty recruitment, Kronos Timecards and Payroll. Hires new visiting researchers and other visitors. 

John Hajda

Associate Director, Sage Center for the Study of the Mind

Coordinates Sage Center Lecture Series. Oversees the Junior Research Fellowship post-doctoral program. Promotes the public image of the Sage Center. Works in with the Chair and faculty of the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Dynamical Neuroscience to promote the program and find and apply for funding sources.

Maggie Hayes

Brain Imaging Center Administrative Assistant

Manages scheduling, billing, and safety training.

Kallie Hill

Financial Coordinator

Manages departmental financial affairs including departmental budget and extra mural funds. Processes payroll for departmental personnel. Administers Contracts and Grants including proposal preparation.

Joe Jablonski

Development Engineer

Manages departmental machine shop. Fabricates and repairs equipment. Oversees shipping and receiving and departmental key assignments. Manages departmental equipment inventory.

Jayne Kelly

Assistant to the Director, Sage Center for the Study of the Mind

Provides program office management and related support for the Sage Center. Coordinates administrative functions for the Center including programmatic, financial, and public events such as workshops and conferences. Initiates and implements administrative procedures in accordance with agency, University, Federal, and State policies and regulations.

Katherine Lowe

Graduate Advisor

Coordinates recruitment, admissions and orientation for incoming graduate students. Responsible for all aspects of employment of graduate students. Provides advising to graduate students. Maintains graduate databases.

Christopher McFerron

Student Affairs Manager

Manages Undergraduate and Graduate Affairs Offices. Provides advising to students, prepares schedule of courses for academic year including summer session. Prepares TA assignments.

Mario Mendoza

MRI Research Technologist

Manages the operation and maintenance of the ultra high-field MRI scanner at the UCSB Brain Imaging Center. Coordinates research procedures for investigators, oversees all imaging protocols including troubleshooting and planning and initiates new techniques as prescribed by the Director. Provides scanner operator and safety training for graduate students, post-docs, faculty and staff.

Lynne Pritchard

Business Officer

Oversees and manages all departmental functions. Provides direction and support to faculty and staff regarding space, budget, equipment, lab renovation student affairs, curriculum plans, facilities management, and special projects.

Amanda Rives

Undergraduate Advisor

Manages Undergraduate Advising.  Provides administrative assistance for pre-major and full major courses. Edits and reviews student schedules. Presents at informational workshops and participates in campus tabling events.

Jacek Smits

Computer / Network Technician

Oversees and coordinates departmental IT Services including managing the help desk and setting of priorities. Responsible for long range planning of all IT Services. Liaison for campus IT.

Michelle Tibbitts

Purchasing Coordinator, Financial Analyst

Prepares travel vouchers, purchase orders and tracks invoices. Provides low value numbers as needed. Provides assistance and back up to staff in Financial Area. Assists Academic Personnel Coordinator with personnel cases and faculty recruitment.

Shane Zheng

Desktop Support

Provides desktop and user support for the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences.