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Erin Wixson, Learning and Development Manager

Contact: ewixson@berkeley.edu

Projects that Erin Oversees:

  • Stay Day Conference
  • Student Affairs Strategic Planning Initiative for Staff
  • Gallup Consulting/Employee Engagement
  • STARS Customer Service Training
  • Organizational Consulting
  • CONNECT Networking Event : Linking Student Service Professionals

Educational Background/Degree(s)

  • BA, Human Development, UC Davis
  • MA, Counseling Psychology, St. Mary’s College of California
  • Achieve Global Certified
  • SHRM HR Generalist Certificate

What Excites Erin about L&D and Working with Student Affairs

  • The collaborative work culture
  • The ability to affect/influence employee development and engagement
  • The intention to attain shared, articulated stretch goals

Book/Life Saying that speaks to the work Erin does

  • Now is the time when your action is practice- Dalai Lama
    • Doubt everything. Find your own light-Buddha

      Fun Hobby/Things that Erin Enjoys

    • Swimming, Soccer, Surfing, Cycling








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    David Atwood, Senior Organizational Consultant

    Contact: 510-642-1425; davidatwood@berkeley.edu 

    Projects that Dave Oversees:

    • Front Line Management Development
    • Go Forth Go Bears!
    • New Employee Orientation
    • Organizational Consulting
    • Performance Management Training
    • Strengthsquest

    Educational Background/Degree(s)

    • BA, Public Relations, San Jose State University
    • AchieveGlobal Certified
    • StrengthsQuest Certified
    • PromisesPromises Certified

    What Excites Dave about L&D and Working with Student Affairs

    • The opportunity to work with a diverse group of employees who are committed to making SA a better place to work and the best it can be for our customers (students, parents, families and guests).
    • The high energy of an organization and people who are evolving and growing

    Life Sayings that Speaks to the Work Dave does

    • “Be yourself - not your idea of what you think somebody else's idea of yourself should be.” Henry David Thoreau
    • “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”   Maria Robinson
    • “If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.” Milton Berle

    Fun Hobby/Things Dave Enjoys

    • Biking, snow skiing (downhill & XC), walking, photography and exploring


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    Kun Yang, Learning & Development Coordinator

    Contact: 510-643-1247;  kyang@berkeley.edu

    Projects that Kun Oversees:

    • Administrative support for L&D Staff and programs
    • Administrative support and survey sub-team consulting for Student Affairs Staff Strategic Planning Initiative
    • Website
    • Student Clerks
    • L&D budget and metrics

    Educational Background/Degree(s):

    • BS, Environmental Science and Engineering, Nankai University, Tianjin, China
    • MS, Soil Science and Biogeochemistry, UC Davis
    • Certified Social Justice Mediator 
    • Mental Health First Aid Certified

    What Excites Kun about L&D and Working with Student Affairs

    • The cohesive and supportive work culture in L&D
    • The opportunity to assist employees of Student Affairs with their professional development
    • Creating a positive work culture for Division of Student Affairs through employee engagement, recognition, and Strategic Planing Initiative

    Campus Affiliations/Associations

    • Nature Village at University Village, Director
    • Asian Pacific American Staff/Faculty Association, member

    Book/Life Saying that Speaks to the Work Kun does

    • "Genius: one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration." Thomas Edison   

    Fun Hobby/Things Kun Enjoys

    • Dancing, singing, CrossFit, tennis, Zumba, watching movies and TV shows, discovering new places to eat!


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    Vy Luu (Graphic Design Assistant)

    Contact: vyluu@berkeley.edu

    Educational Background/Degree(s):

    • Second-year Undergraduate Student
    • BS in progress, Mechanical Engineering

    What Excites Vy about L&D and Working with SA

    • Sharing her designs to organize and convey information effectually
    • Working with SA employees in a friendly, collaborative work environment
    • Being a part of and learning about SA and L&D projects that have wide impacts on the school community

    Campus Affiliations/Associations:

    • Berkeley Innovation
    • Society for Women Engineers

    Fun Hobbies/Things Vy Enjoys

    • Drawing, painting, and any hands-on DIY activities
    • Hiking, taking long walks
    • Exploring Berkeley with friends

    Dat Nguyen (Administrative Assistant)

    Contact: datnguyen@berkeley.edu


    Educational Background/Degree(s):

    • Second-year Undergraduate Student
    • BS in progress, Materials Science and Engineering

    What Excites Dat about Learning and Development and Working with Student Affairs

    • Making a meaningful impact on the community and on campus
    • Working on a team to accomplish something large

    Campus Affiliations/Associations:

    • Circle K International

    Fun Hobbies/Things Dat Enjoys

    • Photography
    • Graphics design