Undergraduate Program Staff


As passionate high education professionals we look forward to helping you get the most out of your experience at Berkeley-Haas. We operate with a shared responsibility to empower our students to make informed decisions about the pursuit and completion of the business major. As such, we will guide and educate you about the personal and academic resources available to you, as well as interpret academic requirements, policies and procedures. We will also help you become independent learners and decision makers. We are here to listen, support, advise and provide equitable service to all our students. Our team is dedicated to providing high quality advising to you. Whether you visit the office in person or call, you will be able to talk to one of our advisors.

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Meet the Haas Undergraduate Program Staff


Erika Walker
Assistant Dean
Erika has oversight of all undergraduate programs.


Mary Balingit

Assistant Director, Admissions & Outreach
Mary is in charge of admissions and outreach. This includes programs such as Freshman 2 Alumni (F2A), Envision Haas Transfer Outreach Program and the Undergraduate Diversity Symposium.


Karren Bautista Tanisaki
Assistant Director, Academic & Student Services
Karren is in charge of curricular planning, scheduling of classes, Experiential Learning Programs, Summer PreCore Program for transfer students and Golden Bear Orientation.


Sojourner Blair
Director of Admissions
Sojourner manages and oversees admissions for continuing Berkeley students, transfer students and the Global Management Program.


Renee Camarena
Assistant Director, Student Services
Renee manages scholarships and awards for Haas majors. She is the lead advisor for Haas students who wish to go abroad and the lead advisor for the Global Management Program.


Alessandra Fadeff
Program Manager, Admissions
Alessandra assists in the admissions process and outreach for continuing Berkeley students, transfer students and the Global Management Program.  



Barbara Felkins
Director of Academic Affairs
Barbara monitors degree progress for all Haas majors. She is also responsible for petitions, simultaneous degrees, and coordinating the Haas Undergraduate Commencement.


Elinor Gregorio
Assistant Director, Academic Affairs
Elinor handles course enrollment, DeCals and independent study, and assists with the Haas Undergraduate Commencement.


Dresden John
Student Experience Manager
Dresden handles internal and external case competitions, event planning (including Women’s Empowerment Day and others) and the Class Representative Program.


Dinko Lakic
Associate Director, Student Services
Dinko oversees Haas sponsored student organizations, including our student government, Haas Business School Association (HBSA). He also manages our Undergraduate Tutoring Program and the BASE Program, a special program offered only in the summer for non-Haas majors.