DSP Specialists

DSP Disability Specialists 

Our Disability Specialists serve each student individually by conducting intakes, determining accommodations and DSP services, referring students to campus and community resources, and assisting students in working with faculty to carry out accommodations.  Each DSP student works with one DSP specialist. The specialist should be the student's first contact when the student experiences any problems or concerns with their accommodations or services or if the student needs to adjust their accommodations.  See bios for more information about our specialists.  We look forward to meeting with you soon. 


Alvaro Gomez

Picture of Disability Specialist Alvaro GomezBorn and raised in the Bay Area, Alvaro Francisco Gomez has been working in the field of Disability and Higher Education for the past 25 years. 

Courtney Castleman Bucher

Welcome to DSP! Compassion, integrity, and community are a few of my highest values. 

Devin Toma

Hello! I started as a specialist with DSP in 2022, and worked with people with disabilities for about 10 years prior to coming to Berkeley.

Julie Greene

Photo of Disability Specialist Julie GreeneWelcome to my DSP page! I joined the Berkeley community in January 2018...

Lili Q. Paul

Photo of Disability Specialist Liliana QuinteroHello all! My name is Lily Quintero and I joined the UC Berkeley Disabled Students’ Program in January 2019. 

Marilyn de la Cruz

Marilyn began serving students as a counselor in higher education within the Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence, Division of Equity & Inclusion at UC Berkeley.

Matthew Alvarez

Hi everyone! My name is Matthew Alvarez and I’m originally from Oakland, California.

Navi Dhanota

Navi Dhanota, MA, PhD (c) (pronouns: she/her)

Vineeta Ram

Greetings! My name is Vineeta Ram (pronounced Vee-nee-ta Rahm). I’ve spent the last 5 years working with students in various roles and positions in disability services in the Midwest.