Staff Directory

Name Email Phone
Eric Wakin
Robert H. Malott Director of Library & Archives Deputy Director & Research Fellow
wakin [at] 650-725-7750
Merinell Loring
Executive Assistant
merinell [at] 650-723-3156



Name Email Phone
Jean Cannon
Curator - North American Collection
jmcannon [at] 650-723-1512
Herb S. Klein
Curator - Latin American Collection
hklein [at] 650-725-5026
Hsiao-ting Lin
Curator - Modern China Collection
htlin [at] 650-736-9035
Lisa Nguyen
Curator for Digital Scholarship & Asia Initiatives
lisa.nguyen [at] 650-723-2050
Anatol Shmelev
Robert Conquest Curator for Russia & Eurasia, RFE/RL Project Archivist
shmelev [at] 650-724-6200
Kaoru "Kay" Ueda
Curator of the Japanese Diaspora Collection
kueda [at] 650-723-1007
Maaya Abe Library
Specialist - Japanese Diaspora
mabe [at] 650-497-7431


Digital Services & Systems

Name Email Phone
Lisa Nguyen
Head, Digital Systems & Services
lisa.nguyen [at] 650-723-2050
Yifang Chang
Database Administrator
yifangc [at]  
Haidar Hadi
Digital Database Developer
hhadi [at] 650-725-9856
Fiore Irving
Imaging Specialist
firving [at] 650-723-3501
Sang-Suk Shon
Imaging Specialist
sshon [at] 650-725-6298
Issayas Tesfamariam
Logistics Coordinator
issayas [at] 650-725-6298



Name Email Phone
Michael Herrick
Head, Description
mherrick [at] 650-725-5006
Sarah Cassone
Metadata Librarian
scassone [at] 650-723-6772
Mary deVries Abe
Sofaer Papers Project Archivist
mdevries [at] 650-498-9795
Emily Gibson
Acquisitions & Appraisal Archivist
ergibson [at] 650-721-2716
Lucy Hernandez
lucyherz [at] 650-723-3428
Ognjen Kovacevic
Metadata Librarian
ognjenk [at] 650-723-2058
Lyalya Kharitonova
Archival Specialist
lyalyak [at] 650-724-7342
Talia Olshefsky
Descriptive Services Manager for Digital Processes
tolshefsky [at] 650-723-9516
Amanda Robb
asrobb [at]  
Lora Soroka
Assistant Archivist - Russian Projects
lsoroka [at] 650-723-3061
Gerardina Malgorzata Szudelski
Archival Specialist - European Collection
gms [at] 650-725-3429
Rhea Taylor
Metadata Librarian, Cataloging Manager
rhtaylor [at] 650-497-3837
Tanya Yule
Descriptive Services Manager for Archival Control
tyule [at] 650-723-6772


Research, Education, & Operations

Name Email Phone
Elizabeth Phillips
Head, Research, Education, & Operations
konzak [at] 650-725-3471
Austin Bedford
Web Services - UX Design
abedford [at] 650-723-0624
Samira Bozorgi
Exhibits Manager
sbozorgi [at] 650-725-3563
Irena Czernichowska
Administrative Associate
irenac [at] 650-725-3473
Derek Faux
Library Specialist - Preservation
faux [at] 650-725-1817
Simon Ertz
Centennial Scholar
ertz [at] 650-736-8482
Erik Lunde
Project Manager
elunde [at] 650-724-6647
Jorge Machado
Library Specialist
jmachado [at] 650-723-2058
Enid Ocegueda
Archival Specialist
enid [at] 650-725-1817
Sarah Patton
Research Services Manager
spatton [at] 650-723-2065
Kiera Peacock
Centennial Project Archivist
kierap [at] 650-724-3049
Marissa Rhee
Project Archivist for Exhibits
marissa8 [at] 650-724-9711
Max Siekierski
Library Specialist - Preservation
max.siekierski [at] 650-725-1817
David Sun
Administrative Associate
dsun1 [at] 650-725-3472
Diana Sykes
Research Services Specialist
dsykes [at] 650-723-2440



Name Email Phone
Rayan Ghazal
Head, Preservation
rayan [at] 650-723-5018
Laura Bedford
Library Specialist - Preservation
bedford [at] 650-723-5018
James Fayne
Library Specialist - Preservation
jfayne [at] 650-723-5018
Kurtis Kekkonen
Library Specialist - Preservation
kurtisk [at] 650-723-5018

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