Staff

Eric Van Dusen

Outreach and Tech Lead; Lecturer
Data Science Education Program

Meredith Lee

Chief Technical Advisor
Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society
Meredith Lee is the Chief Technical Advisor to the Associate Provost of Computing, Data Science, and Society at the University of California at Berkeley. She focuses on technical foundations, applications, and implications of computing, information, and data -- spanning multidisciplinary areas such as health and medicine, climate and sustainability, and human welfare and social justice. Under the Obama Administration, she led the White House Innovation for Disaster Response & Recovery Initiative and guided strategic data science research programs in graph analytics, risk assessment,...

Tiffany Lohwater

Assistant Dean, Communications
Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society

Tiffany Lohwater joined CDSS as Chief Communications Officer in May 2021. Prior to joining Berkeley, she led communications at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, DC.

With 20 years of experience in science communication, she has designed, implemented, and evaluated numerous strategic communication plans, developed thousands of collaborative relationships at the individual and institutional level, and secured accurate media coverage for innovative scientific research. Tiffany also has expertise in policy, philanthropy, and...

Laura Imai

Director of Advising
Data Science Education Program

Ari Edmundson

Human Context and Ethics Coordinator; Lecturer, Department of History
Data Science Education Program

Aaron Giacosa

Undergraduate Major Advisor
Data Science Education Program

Jon Bashor

Science Writer
Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society

Jon Bashor joined the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society after retiring as communications manager for the Computing Sciences organization at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory for 21 years. Jon began his writing career covering stock car races in Bakersfield, then moved north to earn a master’s degree in journalism at UC Berkeley. After graduation, he worked as a reporter for several daily newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In 1991, he joined the Public Affairs Office at Lawrence Livermore National Lab, then moved to Berkeley Lab in 1997 to provide...

Blair Feldman

Chief Financial Officer/Division Finance Lead
Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society

Blair comes to Cal after spending more than two years managing business operations for Stanford University School of Medicine's Division of General Surgery, where she led a large team supporting finance & analysis, academic affairs, research administration, and general administration.

Before Stanford, Blair worked at the National Institutes of Health for over eight years, most recently serving as the Deputy Budget Officer at the National Eye Institute in Bethesda, MD where she managed the team responsible for the formulation, execution, and...

Julie Niedermayr

Academic and Staff Human Resources Manager
Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society

Julie is a longtime veteran of Berkeley academic personnel and staff human resources policy and protocol with extensive knowledge regarding academic recruiting, retention, threshold and merit reviews, and business process improvement. During her time at Berkeley, Julie has worked in units including the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, the College of Environmental Design, Biosciences Divisional Services, and the School of Public Health. Julie lives in Oakland with her family and enjoys working in her garden, cooking, and having fun with her cat and three dogs.