Mariana Maldonado

School of Life Sciences
PO BOX 874501
427 East Tyler Mall
Department HR Specialist Sr
University Staff
TEMPE Campus

Student Information

Law Student
Legal Studies
O'Connor College of Law


Mariana Maldonado has over 9 years experience in a university setting, and of those years 5 have been in diverse academic units. Under minimal supervision, she performs work of considerable responsibility in administering human resource functions in a complex academic unit with research and instructional emphasis. In 2009, graduated with her baccalaureate in Public Administration & Public Management and Communication from Arizona State University. She is currently completing a Masters in Legal Studies in HR & Employment Law.

As the Department HR Specialist Sr. within the School of Life Sciences, Mariana primarily is responsible for a high volume of hiring post-doctorates, initiating visas (H1-B / J-1), managing adjunct faculty, hiring faculty associates, process faculty teaching, summer salary research/teaching, and more recently undertaken the hiring of grad students (RA/TA/GSA). She serves as the lead trainer and back up to the two Department HR Specialists within SOLS hiring staff and student, time reporting, leave requests and payroll. Moreover, Mariana assists satellite centers associated with hiring processes.




  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Public Administration & Public Management and Communication. Minor: Women & Gender Studies
  • In Progress, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law for a Master's in Legal Studies with focus in HR and Employment Law. Estimated to graduate in May 2020.