Administrative Contacts

 
CARLIE MAGILL
Front Office Manager
Undergraduate & Volunteer Coordinator
carliemagill[at]berkeley.edu
(510) 643-4699

New to the MVZ?
Please introduce yourself to Carlie and the reception staff.

 
• Front office and scheduling
• Reception and visitor access
• On-boarding, departure, key access
• Directories and e-mail lists
• MVZ Coffee, Lunch Seminar, events, and tours
• Newsletter and newsfeed
• Faculty support
• Fundraising support
• Maintenance requests
• Cal Day
 
 
BILLY DUNAWAY
Computer Resource Specialist
willdun[at]berkeley.edu
(510) 388-9169
 
• General IT problem solving (MVZ computers have priority)
• Intranet accounts and troubleshooting
• Network and backup
• Printer support (incl. toner)
 
 
RHANEE GUZMAN
CSS – Contracts & Grants Administrator
rhaneeg[at]berkeley.edu
(510) 642-6976
 
• PI grants and awards
• Student grants (allocated under the PI)
• Grant applications and administration
• Grant reports and budgets (through PI)
 
 
SHANTEL MITCHELL
CSS – HR Business Partner (Students)
shantelm[at]berkeley.edu
(510) 664-9364
 
 
• Hiring and payroll for student employees
• Volunteer paperwork
 
 
MALAYSHA NOLAN
CSS – HR Business Partner (Employees & Volunteers)
m.mnolan[at]berkeley.edu
(510) 642-3568
 
 
• Human resources
• Hiring for non-student employees
• Appointment and benefits enrollment
 
 
JOHN STENSKE
CSS – Financial Analyst
jstenske[at]berkeley.edu
(510) 642-6979
 
• BearBuy authorization (online ordering, non-travel reimbursements)
• Wire transfers
• Travel advances
• Financial reports for MVZ-administered funds
• MVZ student awards
 

Curatorial Contacts

 
TERRI BARCLAY
Preparation Lab Manager
Biosafety & Pest Management
tlynnwong[at]berkeley.edu
(510) 642-1379
 
 
• Access to Prep Lab and walk-in quarantine freezer
• Specimen preparation instruction
• Donation of salvaged carcasses
• Biosafety consulting
• Pest management information (also contact a curator if you see a bug!)
• MVZ Field Vehicle use and maintenance
• Field equipment loans (e.g., GPS units, video camera, cotton, sawdust)
Contact one month in advance for field equipment loans.
For mammal traps, contact Chris Conroy first for permission.
For mist nets and sound recording equipment, contact Carla Cicero first for permission.

 
 
CARLA CICERO
Staff Curator of Birds
Bird Collection Student Manager
Co-Manager of MVZ Archives
ccicero[at]berkeley.edu
(510) 642-7868
 
 
• Access/deposit/donation to bird, egg/nest, tissue, and audio collections
• Bird collection loans
• Import/export of bird specimens or parts
• Advice for bird collecting, permits, import/export
• MVZ institutional permits
• Field supplies for bird collecting
• Access to sound lab and audio equipment
• Archival materials
• Arctos database system
 
 
CHRIS CONROY
Staff Curator of Mammals
Mammal Collection Student Manager
MVZ Safety Officer
ondatra[at]berkeley.edu
(510) 643-7709
 
 
• Access/deposit/donation to mammal specimen and tissue collections
• Mammal collection loans
• Import/export of mammal specimens or parts
• Advice for mammal trapping, permits, import/export
• Field supplies for mammal collecting (including trap checkout/repair)
• Ordering curatorial supplies and liquid nitrogren for tissue storage
• MVZ safety information and training
 
 
MICHELLE KOO
Staff Curator of Biodiversity Informatics & GIS
Biodiversity Informatics Lab Manager
Co-Manager of MVZ Archives
mkoo[at]berkeley.edu
(510) 642-8547
 
 
• Biodiversity Informatics
• GIS data, tools, mapping and graphics software, training
• Georeferencing/corrections of MVZ database localities
• MVZ/BNHM website and servers
• IT infrastructure (contact willdun[at]berkeley.edu for IT support)
• AmphibiaWeb
• Archival materials
• Arctos database system
 
 
LYDIA SMITH
Evolutionary Genetics Lab Manager
lydsmith[at]berkeley.edu
(510) 642-0647
 
 
• Evolutionary Genetics Lab (EGL) use and safety training
• EGL research material storage (for deposits to the MVZ collection,
contact staff curators)
• Molecular lab equipment, supplies, and protocols
 
 
CAROL SPENCER
Staff Curator of Herps
Herp Collection Student Manager
HerpNET Coordinator/Co-PI
atrox10[at]gmail.com
atrox[at]berkeley.edu
(510) 643-5778
 
 
• Access/deposit/donation to herp specimen and tissue collections
• Herp collection loans
• Access to Herp Lab, jars, and chemicals (MS222, formalin, EtOH)
• Contact for import/export of herp specimens or parts
• Advice for herp collecting, permits, import/export
• Field supplies for herp collecting (including chemicals)