Office Information

The Center for Support and Intervention (CSI) is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. We are closed on University Holidays and during other university closures.

Here are a few ways to connect with us. Please note: if this is an emergency, please call 911 or contact UCPD at 510-642-3333.

  • If you are concerned about a student and want to make a referral to our office, please do so using the Care Report online form.
  • If you would like to consult with a Case Manager about a concern, please email us at csi@berkeley.edu or leave a voicemail at 510-664-4218.
  • If you are interested in connecting with our Violence Prevention & Education team, please email takeaction@berkeley.edu or call 510-541-9530.
  • If you are interested in scheduling a training with our teams, check our training page for offerings and information on how to submit a request.

CSI Staff


James Kato

Interim Assistant Dean of Students and Director

jameskato@berkeley.edu

510-664-4218

James (he/him) is proudly Bay Area born and raised (Fremont, CA)! After earning his B.A. in Sociology and Asian American Studies from Pomona College, James taught middle school as a Fulbright Fellow in South Korea before getting his M.Ed. in Student Affairs from UCLA. James served as an Area Coordinator and Intercultural Program Coordinator at Wheaton College (MA) before returning to the Bay Area, and since joining UC Berkeley, James has worked in Residential Life, New Student Services, and the Center for Support and Intervention. James is experienced in Intergroup Dialogue and social justice education facilitation and program development, serves as a campus facilitator in the Multicultural Education Program, and is also a certified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Outside the office, he serves fellow staff as a member of the leadership team of UC Berkeley’s Asian Pacific American Systemwide Alliance (APASA).

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Assistant Director


Becca Gardner

Collegiate Recovery Program Coordinator

beccagardner@berkeley.edu

510-561-8075

Becca Gardner (she/her) earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at UC Davis with minors in human development and professional writing. There, she worked extensively to grow the collegiate recovery program, Aggies for Recovery. She serves as a team leader for The SAFE Campus Collegiate Recovery Leadership Academy. As a person in long-term recovery, Becca is thrilled to bring her lived experience to cultivate a thriving recovery community at Cal. In her free time, Becca likes to write, travel and drink coffee.

 

Eric Lavi

Case Manager

eric.lavi@berkeley.edu

510-664-5440


Eric Lavi (he/him/his) was born and raised in Sacramento, CA, but has called the Bay Area his home for the past twelve years. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at San Jose State University and then completed his Master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs at the University of San Francisco. Eric has most recently served as a Senior Resident Director in Residential Life at UC Berkeley, and is a restorative justice facilitator and certified “Question, Persuade, Refer” (QPR) Suicide Prevention trainer. In his spare time, he likes to cook and learn new recipes – especially reclaiming and rediscovering the cuisines of his cultural backgrounds as a biracial Filipino/Israeli American. Additionally, he loves learning piano renditions of top radio hits, and is known to make a mean charcuterie board!


Hailey Lopez, Case Manager

Hailey Lopez

Senior Case Manager

hlopez4@berkeley.edu

510-664-4250


Hailey Lopez (she/hers) comes most recently from UC Santa Cruz where she served as a Coordinator for Residential Education and an Assistant Director for Residential Education. Hailey grew up in the High Desert of Southern California in Apple Valley, CA (no apples, just hot desert). She received her undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Liberal Studies from the University of Redlands and a graduate degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University. Hailey also worked at UC Merced in Residence Life.

 

Emilie Mitchell

Emilie Mitchell

Violence Prevention & Education Program Coordinator

emitchell1@berkeley.edu

510-541-9530

Emilie (she/her) graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. There she was a trained paraprofessional co-facilitating discussions with peers on preventing sexual assault on campus. At her most recent position, Emilie was the Education Coordinator for the VSC, the central Florida rape crisis center, where she developed and conducted violence prevention trainings for the community. She is so excited to continue preventing violence through education and promoting bystander intervention at UC Berkeley! In her free time she loves to knit, bake, run long-distance, play MTG, and travel. She’s also always looking for good hiking trails!

 

Katie Morrison-White, Case Manager

Katie Morrison-White

Case Manager

katiemw@berkeley.edu

510-664-4344


Katie Morrison-White (she/hers) grew up in northern San Diego county and is a proud UC Berkeley transfer alum, having received a bachelors in Rhetoric with a minor in Education. After a few years here and there, her Ed minor roots brought her back to working with students at UC Berkeley as an academic adviser in first the English Department and then the Media Studies program. She also was a member of the Berkeley Free Clinic for several years, volunteering as a Peer Counselor. She enjoys running, seeking out new flavors of oreos, and working hard to build a good life for her future dog. Relatedly, she is looking forward to the day she can update this bio and remove “future” from the last sentence.