Meet Our Team

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Our Team

  • Kristin Theis-Alvarez

    Kristin Theis-Alvarez

    • Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
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    Kristin Theis-Alvarez (she/her/they) is the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Berkeley Law. Dean Alvarez has worked in Berkeley Law's JD Admissions Office since 2007 and leads a variety of outreach, recruitment, and financial aid initiatives for current students and graduates. She is from the Bay Area, attended U.C. Berkeley as an undergraduate, and is a graduate of Stanford Law School. In addition to her role in the JD Admissions Office, Dean Alvarez serves the community in a variety of other capacities, including as current Chair of LSAC's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

  • Joseph Lindsay

    Joseph Lindsay

    • Director of Admissions and Operations
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    Joseph Lindsay (he/they) is the Director of Admissions and Outreach at Berkeley Law. Joseph joined UC Berkeley School of Law in 2017 and has worked in law school admissions and financial aid since 2002.

  • Alice Young

    Alice Young

    • Director of Admissions for Outreach and Recruitment
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    Alice Young (she/her) has been working in the JD Admissions Office at Berkeley Law since 2013. She was the first in her family to graduate from college and she also holds a Certificate in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the UC Berkeley Extension. When she is not working, Alice enjoys hiking, exploring new restaurants, and traveling (she has visited 20 countries and counting!).

  • Chelsea Hackett

    Chelsea Hackett

    • Assistant Director of Admissions for Outreach and Recruitment
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    Chelsea (she/her) has been with Berkeley Law Admissions since February 2020. She graduated from UCLA and was the first in her family to attend a four-year university. Prior to this role, Chelsea worked in interdisciplinary educational initiatives and in orientation programs at UCLA. Chelsea grew up in six different states and on Guam, but she considers herself to be a Bay Area native.

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    Ruby Solis

    • Admission Operation Coordinator
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    Ruby Solis (she/her) is the Admissions Operations Coordinator for the JD Admissions Office. A Los Angeles native, she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in Chicano/a/x Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2021. During her undergraduate career, Ruby worked with programs to make higher education accessible to low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students. Outside of the office she enjoys live music, museums, and exploring the city.

  • Juliet Bonczkowski

    Juliet Bonczkowski

    • Data Systems Analyst
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    Juliet Bonczkowski (she/her/they) is a Data Systems Analyst at Berkeley Law, supporting both the Admissions and Financial Aid departments. Juliet has worked at Berkeley Law since 2017. Born and raised in Berkeley, Juliet rowed her way to a full scholarship at Syracuse University and has a BA in Geography. Through her experience in the earth sciences, Juliet joined a data repository project at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory where she was introduced to SQL, database administration, and data management. She believes data is an important and powerful tool for decision making and that data literacy should be considered a fundamental and critical skill for all.