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 10 years experience in a university setting, and of those years 5 have been in diverse academic and non-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. Her expertise is in meeting hard deadlines and adjusting to a fast-paced academic environment.

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.

Mariana is member of College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and the ASU Chicano/Latino Faculty & Staff Association (CLFSA).




  • Master of Legal Studies with an emphasis in HR and Employment Law from Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. May 2020.
  • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Public Administration & Public Management and Communication from the School of Letters and Sciences. December 2009.
    Minor: Women & Gender Studies.

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