Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program

Current Students

EWMBA Program Office

    The Evening & Weekend MBA Program office is located in Room S440 and is open the following hours:

    Monday - Thursday
    Monday - Thursday
    Summer Course in session
    9 AM-4PM

    Please note the Program Office will be closed or have an adjusted schedule on these Fall 2016 dates:

    September 2, 2016
    Program Office closes at 2PM Labor Day
    September 5, 2016 Program Office closed Labor Day
    September 9, 2016 Program Office closed

    Team Off-site

    November 11, 2016 Program Office closed Veterans Day
    November 24-26, 2016 Program Office closed Thanksgiving Weekend
    December 26-27, 2016 Program Office closed Christmas Eve & Day Observed
    December 28-29, 2016 Program Office closed - staff has limited access to email Winter Break
    December 30, 2016 Program Office closed New Year's Eve Observed

    For general requests including grade letters, employer documents, video recording requests, and parking, contact us at:

    For inquiries related to academic advising, withdrawing, academic probation, etc., please contact your advisor, which is assigned by last name.

    • A-G: Avni Kansara
    • H-O: Amanda Gill
    • P-Z: Rachel York

    Evening & Weekend MBA Program Staff:

    Courtney ChandlerCourtney Chandler - Assistant Dean

    Courtney oversees all aspects of the EWMBA program. She works closely with students, staff, and faculty to ensure the best curriculum and student experience is delivered. Courtney bleeds blue and gold, having attended Cal for her undergraduate degree and Berkeley-Haas for her MBA. Growing up in a beach town in Southern California, she loves the ocean and hiking.


    Janelle HofeditzJanelle Hofeditz - Director of Academics

    Janelle focuses on the curricular plan for the EWMBA program. She works on strategic initiatives that will enhance the academic experience for students. When not at work, she relishes time with her family and enjoys Giants & Royals baseball, college basketball, and a good book.

    Kate BonkKate Bonk - Director of Student Experience

    Kate oversees activities that enhance the experience outside of the classroom such as WE Launch, Mid-Program Academic Retreat, commencement, plus social events and club life. She understands that work/life/school balance is tough for EW students and works to help students get the most out of their experience in the EWMBA program. Kate is a recent transplant to the Bay Area from the Midwest and enjoys the year-round farmers markets and outdoor activities that abound in the Bay!

    Avni KansaraAvni Kansara - Associate Director
    Click here to schedule an appointment with Avni!

    Avni focuses on holistic advising for EW students and partners with them to successfully navigate their MBA program. She also oversees WE Launch, International Exchange Program, Washington Campus, among other academic and student experience initiatives and programs. Avni is a Bay Area native and in her spare time she enjoys writing fiction novels and spending quality time with her nephew and the rest of her family.


    Rachel YorkRachel York - Associate Director
    Click here to schedule an appointment with Rachel!

    Rachel partners with students as their advisor in the EWMBA program. Her goal is to be a supportive resource and help students make the most out of their time at Haas. She also oversees WE Innovate, and helps coordinate international opportunities and summer electives. Rachel is originally from Baltimore (Go Ravens!) and enjoys exploring her new home in the Bay Area.

    Amanda GillAmanda Gill - Associate Director
    Click here to schedule an appointment with Amanda!

    Amanda is responsible for advising EW students on everything from enrollment and billing issues to degree requirements and student life. In addition, she oversees the core portion of the curriculum and WE Lead. Amanda grew up in the East Bay and is a proud Cal grad. Go Bears!


    Vicki OrlandoVicki Orlando - Program Manager

    Vicki provides operational support to both the academics and student experience of the EWMBA program. She works with the EWMBA team, lifecycle partners, and faculty to support events, coordinates academic materials for students, and helps students navigate the various Haas and Cal Systems. Vicki enjoys baking or cooking something new in the kitchen, as well as exploring new places in the Bay Area.


    Jen LowJennifer Low - Program Coordinator

    Jen provides operational support to both the academics and student experience of the EWMBA program. In addition to supporting the team on student programs including WE Launch, she coordinates transportation, oversees course video requests, and advises students on academic processes. Jen is from the East Coast and enjoys spending time on modern calligraphy projects and weekend outings around the Bay Area to try new food.