About | Dean's Staff

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is here for you! Our staff, along with your academic program administrator, will be your academic partners as you pursue your graduate degree. Our office handles thesis submission, candidacy declaration, graduate student career development, payroll and tuition, fellowship and funding guidance, community building, student support for wellbeing and academic issues, and special events. Meet our team below, or contact our office at (713) 348-4002 or graduate@rice.edu.

Pia Byrd
Pia Byrd

Student Support Specialist


Kate Cross
Kate Cross

Associate Dean


Bridgitt Dickey
Bridgitt Dickey

Admissions and Enrollment Manager

Kim Gonzalez Hohlt
Kim Gonzalez Hohlt

Director of Student Advancement and Career Development


Jennifer Hunter
Jennifer Hunter

Admissions and Visibility Strategy Manager


Tammy Martin
Tammy Martin

Administrative Assistant

Belinda Mass
Belinda Mass

Financial Aid and Systems Manager


Seiichi Matsuda
Seiichi Matsuda

Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies; E. Dell Butcher Professor of Chemistry; Professor of Biochemistry & Cell Biology


Allison Vogt
Allison Vogt

Associate Dean of Students, Deputy Title IX Coordinator