New Student Services

Chrissy Roth-Francis

Director

rothfrancis@berkeley.edu

Responsibilities

  • Develop vision and strategy for transitional programs for new undergraduate students and their support networks.
  • Coordinate Cal Student Orientation (CalSO) and Getting Your Bearings
  • Liaise with units across campus to ensure successful processes for welcoming new students.

What makes you passionate about working with students?

College students are the future of our world. I know they are going to make a positive difference in the professions and communities they choose to be a part of. I am passionate about helping students grow, learn, and develop their sense of identity, and purpose during this exploratory time in their lives.

Interests/Hobbies

  • Hiking
  • SF Giants
  • Hanging out with family

Emily Krechel

Assistant Director

emilykrechel@berkeley.edu

Responsibilities

CalSO
Assessment
Supervision of graduate interns

What makes you passionate about working with students?

I really enjoy seeing student leaders grow and develop through their leadership experiences! I am really passionate about providing provocative experiences that inspire reflection and growth of both student leaders and incoming students participating in CalSO.

Interests/Hobbies

  • San Francisco Golden Gate Women's Rugby Team
  • Cycling
  • Snowboarding
  • Bouldering
  • Camping/hiking