Uta is the Institute’s Senior Program / Visitor Services Coordinator. Before joining the Simons Institute, Uta served as a Student Services Adviser at the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley, working primarily with architecture undergraduates. Prior to working at UC Berkeley, she held various positions in academic affairs at a small liberal arts university in the Oakland Hills. Uta received her MA in Education/Counseling & Student Personnel from San Jose State University and her BA in English from the University of California, Davis. In her free time, you can find her swimming or taking long hikes with her two dogs.