Barb oversees all the operations for IRLE including extramural contracts and grants administration, purchasing, gift processing, human resources/payroll and other business support functions. She ensures that all of IRLE’s research support and operations are functioning effectively and serves as the liaison with the Vice Chancellor for Research Office, the Budget Office and other central campus units.
Barb has a BA in English from UC Berkeley, an MA in Public Administration from Cal State University, East Bay and over 16 years of UCB management level experience. She first joined IRLE in 2000 as the Contracts and Grants Manager. She has also served as the Manager for UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies and the Sponsored Projects Office. Prior to coming to UC Berkeley, she worked for several years as mental health counselor for severely emotionally disturbed children.