Human Resources & Academic Personnel

Mission Statement

We are excited to support the goals and mission of the law school by providing services that promote a work environment characterized by diversity and inclusion, fair treatment, open communication, personal accountability, trust and mutual respect.  We are committed to meeting Berkeley Law’s needs by partnering with the central offices in People & Culture, Academic Personnel, and Berkeley Regional Services (BRS) to provide the highest level of responsive and confidential services, information, and expertise. 

For employment verification services, please call (510) 664-9000 or fax (510) 664-9018. You may also obtain UC employment verification directly via UCPath.

For other employment questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

Below is a listing of Berkeley Law Human Resources & Academic Personnel staff.

Name Title Responsibilities Contact information
Ron Coverson

Assistant Dean of Human Resources

&

Academic Personnel

Staff and Academic Positions: General HR Inquiries, Compensation and Classification, Performance Management, Employee and Labor Relations, Talent Management, Organizational Strategic Planning 

rcoverson@berkeley.edu

510-642-1155

Yvette Garcia

Senior HR Consultant

Staff Job Classifications, Staff Recruitment, Compensation, Training and Coaching, Employee and Labor Relations, Performance Management

yvetteg@berkeley.edu

510-642-1979

Marcina Brown

Academic HR Recruitment

&

Onboarding Specialist

Non-Senate faculty recruitment and onboarding, administrative support for the Faculty Appointments Committee

marcina.b1464@berkeley.edu

510-664-4697

Shamika Jones Academic HR Manager Professors of Law, Clinical Professors of Law, Adjuncts and LSOE titles: Appointment, Promotions, and Recruitment.

shamika.jones@law.berkeley.edu

510-642-4793 

Karina Escamilla Academic HR Coordinator

General Inquires.
Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) and Academic Student Employee (ASE) Positions: Graduate Student Instructor,  Tutor, Reader Titles.

karina.escamilla@berkeley.edu 

510-643-3506 

Thomas Miao Academic HR Partner

Academic Coordinators, Librarians, Researchers, and other non-instructional academic appointments: Academic Recruitment, Merits, Promotions, Leaves

tmiao510@berkeley.edu

510-643-9544

Nelson Singsomphong Staff HR Partner Staff Onboarding & Orientation, Offboarding, Employee Engagement, Leaves of Absence, Accommodations, Learning & Professional Development

nsingsomphong@berkeley.edu 

510-643-6127

Angel Fong  Academic HR Partner Lecturers, Visiting Professors and other Instructional titles: Merits, Excellence Reviews, Leaves, Recruitment

angel.fong@law.berkeley.edu 

510-‪473-2587

Gabriella Di Pascale  Academic HR Partner Professors of Law, Clinical Professors of Law, Adjuncts and LSOE titles: Merits and Leaves

g.dp@berkeley.edu

510-643-3056

Sara Jade (SJ) Wainwright Staff HR Coordinator Non-academic Student Assistant and Student Legal Associate Appointments (Student Assistant 2, Student Assistant 3, Student Assistant 4 titles) sjwainwright@berkeley.edu
Ayana McDowell

BRS HR Business Partner

Staff Positions: General HR Inquiries, Compensation and Classification, Performance Management, Employee and Labor Relations, and Pay Issues; (Non-Academic); Post-Docs asmcdowell@berkeley.edu
Denise Hancock BRS HR Generalist GSR, GSI, Tutors and Readers dhancock@berkeley.edu
Maria Palafox-Vargas BRS HR Generalist Student Assistants and Work-Study mpalafox@berkeley.edu
Miah Compton

Talent Acquisition Management

(Staff Recruitment)

Recruiting Support for Contract, Limited, and Career Staff Appointments. Job Postings, Hiring Strategies, Affirmative Action Goals, Preparing and Issuing Offer Letters miahcompton@berkeley.edu

For more information, visit the UC Berkeley Human Resources website.

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Click here to visit the BRS web page and learn more about the services they offer.