Department of Botany & Plant Sciences

Administrative Staff

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 The Mission of the Botany and Plant Sciences administrative/financial unit is to administer intra-and extramural funds in compliance with UC policies and procedures, state and federal regulations, and agency-specific requirements to ensure effective and efficient use of all resources. We are committed to providing the highest level of service to all who perform research, teaching and community service at the University of California, Riverside.



Name/(Email)ExtensionRoomMajor Areas of Responsibility
Douglas, Jennifer  2-7177  1206 Genomics IIGB Financial Services Analyst
Provides administrative and financial support for all units within the ORU including the development of rates for the Sales and Service activities.
Espinoza, Aurelia  2-2152 4119B Genomics IIGB Managing Director
IIGB (Institute for Integrative Genome Biology)/CEPCEB (Center for Plant Cell Biology). 
Gonzales, Aimee  2-2601  1206 Genomics IIGB Financial Services Analyst
Administrative and financial duties; website maintenance; event coordination of facility Recruitment; seminars, conferences and workshops
Jobelius, Kathy      
Meinzer, April  2-3839  BH 2106 Financial & Administrative Officer
Assistant to the Chair; management of all business, administrative, and operational activities.
Perez, Jessica  2-5133 BH 2132 Purchasing Specialist
Procurement of all goods and services; fixed asset management, Microcomputer Support; data connections.
Reising, Jennifer 2-4401 BH 2142 Accounting and Travel Coordinator
Fund reconciliation, recharges, prepares travel vouchers, petty cash custodian; orders and maintains office supplies; assigns departmental keys; places Physical Plant emergency calls; copies classwork materials.
Ricks, Amy  2-4435  BH 2122 Financial and Operations Manager, Senior Administrative Analyst
General administration and oversight of grant proposals and budgets, department financials, business administration and development.
Sedillo, Maria 2-5990 BH 2138 Senior Contract and Grant Analyst
Departmental accounting, prepares grant proposals and budgets; prepares monthly financial statements.
Steiner, Kim (951) 315-5733 GH16, Room 102 and 104 Senior Museum Scientist Senior and Departmental Information Technology Specialist
Collection and set up of all materials required for lab courses; maintenance and upgrade of class labs to meet modern teaching requirements; provides IT technical assistance supporting both hardware and software applications.

Valdivia, Mariella
2-4619   BH 2118 Administrative Specialist
Coordinates with CNAS Academic Personnel Office, for department gift processing; maintains website and facilities; coordinates faculty recruitment and guest lectures and seminars.
Willis, Summer 2-4608 BH 2138 Contract and Grant Analyst
Departmental accounting, prepares financial reports, fund reconciliation.
VACANT   BH 2138 Contract and Grant Analyst
Departmental accounting, prepares grant proposals and budgets; prepares monthly financial statements.

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Department & Program Information

Department of Botany & Plant Sciences
2142 Batchelor Hall

Tel: (951) 827-4619
Fax: (951) 827-4437
E-mail: bpschair@ucr.edu

Plant Biology Graduate Program
CNAS Grad Student Affairs Office
1140 Batchelor Hall

Toll: (800) 735-0717
Tel: (951) 827-5688
Fax: (951) 827-5517
E-mail: Laura.mcgeehan@ucr.edu