Getting Started

Department Administration

The Earth & Planetary Sciences (EPS) Front Office is located in rooms A232 and A234 of the Earth and Marine Sciences Building (E&MS) and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Mailing Address

University of California Santa Cruz
Earth Planetary Sciences Department
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Faculty Administration

  • Matthew Clapham– Chair, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
    E&MS A260, (831) 459-1276,

Front Office Support Staff

  • Lisa Stipanovich– Department Manager
    E&MS A233, (831) 459-4478,
  • Jennifer Fish –Graduate Student Advisor
    E&MS A251, (831) 459-1235,
  • Amy Kornberg – Department/Institute Assistant
    E&MS A232A, (831) 459-4137,
  • Jade Loftus – Undergraduate Advisor
    E&MS A234A, (831) 502-7070,
Earth and Planetary Sciences Contact List

Updating Your Campus Directory Profile

You can update your Campus Directory Profile through the directory website. On the directory website search for your profile. On your profile page scroll to the bottom and click on the link “edit this entry”.  This link takes you to a sign in page. Enter your CruzID and Gold Password and click “Sign In”.  Once you are signed in you can edit your directory information. You can save the changes you make to your profile by scrolling to the bottom of this page and clicking “Save and Continue Editing” or “Save and View Entry”.  

Building Access Keys

To obtain keys for Physical and Biological Sciences (PBSCI) office and lab space PBSci Facilities Keys Office has a form that you can complete to request keys for yourself or lab members.

Getting Started in Science Guide

The Getting Started in Science guide contains resources for new hires in PBSCI.

Office Telephones

Your office has comes with a telephone. ITS provides telephone services to the UCSC campus. UCSC uses VoIP Telephone Services. Click here to learn how to navigate the telephone screen and discover the features available.

Access to Printers

The E&PS Department supplies access to two printers in the Vislab (E&MS C303). To connect your computer to the department printers, please contact Planetary and Marine Computing.

Department Fleet Vehicles

Earth and Planetary Sciences fleet is comprised of two trucks, three 12-passenger vans, and one cargo van.  Detailed instructions and information regarding vehicle use can be found on the department homepage under the fleet vehicles link or directly at: To address any further questions regarding vehicles, please email

New Faculty Mentors

All new E&PS faculty are assigned mentors. If you don't know who your mentor is, please talk to the department chair.