This is a Directory which includes past and present undergraduates and other volunteers on this Wiki. You can click through individual links to access blurbs, research websites, and contact information for those who are willing to answer any questions you may have.

Current Undergraduates

Sabrina Berger - (Senior, Undergraduate Researcher)
Nick Choksi - (Senior, Undergraduate Researcher, UGSI)
Cee Gould - (Senior, SESB Coordinator, NASA intern)
Umran Haji - (Senior, Undergraduate Researcher)
Naomi Orosz - (Junior, Undergraduate Researcher in RAL, secretly a cat)
Dhruv Muley - (Sophomore, Affiliate at LBNL, Undergraduate Researcher, grader)

Past Undergraduates

Imad Pasha - (former Python Decal Instructor, Junior Specialist)
Chris Agostino - (former Python Decal Instructor, Wears Colorful Pants)
Rachel Domagalski
Brianna Grado-White
Goni Halevi - (former Undergraduate Researcher, UGSI)
Kevin T. Hayakawa - (former UGSI and UG Researcher)
Ramsey Karim - (former Undergraduate Researcher)
Karto Keating
Diana Kossakowski - (former Undergraduate Researcher)
Austin McDowell - (former IDL Decal Instructor)
Mackenzie Moody - (former Undergraduate Researcher)
Alex Nguyen - (former Undergraduate Researcher)
Malena Rice - (former Undergraduate Researcher, UAS founder, UGSI)
Will Schultz - (former IDL Decal Instructor)
Joe Zalesky - (former IDL Decal Instructor)


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The astro department is lucky to have some excellent, approachable, and helpful advisors. See below! In addition, note that sometimes the best advice will also come from people who have gone through it themselves, so consider taking your question to another more senior student.

Undergraduate Faculty Advisor

Mariska Kriek is the Astronomy Undergraduate Faculty Advisor. She is available to assist with issues that arise during your time as an undergraduate student in Astrophysics, and is an excellent resource for information on the content of courses, career, research, etc.

Office: 317 Campbell Hall

Mariska holds scheduled office hours regularly throughout the semester. You can sign up to have a one-on-one meeting with her.

Department Advisor

Amber Banayat is our (awesome) department advisor. She's who you will get your class sign up codes from once you are declared, and is also a great resource for asking questions about the major, etc.
Phone: (510) 642-8520
Office: 501E Campbell Hall

  • Drop-in advising available Monday-Fridays from 1-4.
  • Appointments available Monday-Fridays 11-6.