Bernadette Olson

Assistant to Dr. Joaquin Ruiz, Director of Biosphere 2

Bernadette received her master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in public administration in 2017. She began her career at the University of Arizona in 2011, as the Administrative Associate for the Department Head in Mathematics and in 2014 went to work in the College of Science as the Faculty Affairs Coordinator. In 2017, Bernadette became the Director of Faculty Affairs and Assistant to the Dean. In 2019, she begin working as the Assistant to  the Vice President of Global Environmental Futures and the Director of Biosphere 2. Prior to the University of Arizona, Bernadette worked in the Arizona court system as a courtroom clerk for eight years, where she received her Certified Court Manager certification, from the Arizona Center for State Courts.