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Department Administrative Staff


All queries for the graduate program should go to elec@rice.edu.


  Name/Title Responsibilities Contact
 Forward_Angel_2.0_2016 Angel Forward
Graduate Program Administrator
Graduate Student Liaison (MS/PhD)
Graduate Program Queries
Hiring Process (Undergraduate & MEE)
Office: Abercrombie A203
713-348-3342
ajf2@rice.edu
elec@rice.edu
nophoto Caroline A. Griffin
CMC Administrator
Research & Administrative support for CMC Group:
Dr. Joseph Cavallaro
Dr. Behnaam Aazhang
Dr. Ashutosh Sabharwal
Dr. Ashok Veeraraghavan
Office: Duncan Hall 2021
713-348-6232
cag2@rice.edu

Hunter_Jennifer_2015 Jennifer Hunter
Visibility Specialist




Website Creation & Management
Departmental News
Room & Event Scheduling
Office: Abercrombie A203
713-348-4212
jkh6@rice.edu 
nophoto Cyndi Menchaca
Lead Financial Analyst
Post-Award Financial Management
Signature Authority for: invoices, cost transfer documents, reimbursements
Graduate stipend support
Concur approvals for TEBM
Office: Abercrombie A231
713-348-4384
menchaca@rice.edu
Menchaca_Trey_2015 Trey Menchaca
Staff Assistant
Reservations & Scheduling
Deliveries
J-1 Visas
Concur account management

Office: Abercrombie A204
713-348-4020
am22@rice.edu
nophoto Tiffany Mitchell
Lead Research Administrator
Departmental Pre-Award Contact
Contract/Agreement Liaison
Cost-share negotiations
Office: Abercrombie A205
713-348-4295
tiffany.d.mitchell@rice.edu
phillips  Sarah Phillips
International Programs Administrator
Co-direct Nakatani RIES: Research & International Experiences for Student Fellowship


832-420-2751
sphillips@rice.edu
nophoto Dee Rashdi
RNG Administrator  
Research & Administrative support for Rice Networks Group:
Dr. Edward Knightly

Office: Duncan Hall 3045
713-348-6268
drashdi@rice.edu  
Norma_Santamaria_2015 Norma Santamaria
Undergraduate and MEE Administrator
ECE Courses, registration
Undergraduate Student Liaison
Undergraduate Program queries
MEE Student Liaison
MEE Program queries
Office: Abercrombie B203
713-348-6722
ns37@rice.edu
elec@rice.edu
vickischutter Vicki Schutter
Purchasing Coordinator




Purchase orders over $5,000
Process invoices for payment
Check requests, petty cash vouchers and deposit vouchers
Concur approver for purchases


Office: Abercrombie B205
713-348-4030
vicki@rice.edu  
nophoto Aki Shimada
Educational Program Administrator
Administrative support for Kono group
Program support for Nakatani RIES Fellowship
as115@rice.edu
nophoto Joyce Sisson
Accountant
Post-Award Research Accounting
HR Management
Office: Abercrombie A229
713-348-2948
joyce.sisson@rice.edu
nophoto Ava St-Pierre
DSP Administrator
Research & Admin Support for DSP Group:
Dr. Richard Baraniuk
Office: Duncan Hall 2027
713-348-5787
ava.stpierre@rice.edu
Toffoletto_Carrie_2015 Carrie Toffoletto
Executive Administrator





Chair support
General queries
Departmental budget
Personnell/Payroll management for faculty, staff and visitors
Signature Authority

Office: Abercrombie A204
713-348-5081
ctoffo@rice.edu