Committee

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Voting Members

  • One graduate student appointed by the President, Campus Affairs Vice President (CAVP), or Vice President of Finance (VPF) of the Graduate Assembly (GA)
  • One undergraduate student appointed by the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC)
  • One student with a background in environmental justice, selected by TGIF’s Committee after the other five members have been selected. This position is open to all undergraduate and graduate students via a student at-large application
  • One undergraduate student, selected by TGIF’s Committee after the other five members have been selected. This position is open to all undergraduate students via a student at-large application
  • One faculty member approved by the Academic Senate
  • One staff member from Administration, selected by the Vice Chancellor for Administration
  • One staff member from Capital Strategies, selected by the Director of Capital Strategies
Responsibilities of Voting Members:
Attend monthly committee meetings;

select which projects receive funding during grant review;

vote on issues which require committee approval, such as project adjustments; and

provide feedback to and help support all grantees.

Non-Voting Members

Responsibilities of Non-Voting Members:
Attend monthly Committee meetings;

provide advice and background information to the committee during grant review;

provide feedback to the Committee on issues which require Committee approval, such as project adjustments;

and provide feedback to and help support all grantees.

2020-2021 TGIF Committee

ASUC Representative

Tristan Shaughnessy

Tristan is a junior studying political science. At community college, he pursued environmental issues while participating in student government, organizing online events about sustainability and discussing zero-waste goals with campus staff and faculty. As a reporter, writing about wildfire preparedness also piqued his interest in environmental work. He believes the Green Initiative Fund’s mission to support promising eco-friendly projects is important and meaningful, and he is excited to be a part of the committee.

Faculty Representative

Youjin B. Chung

Youjin B. Chung is Assistant Professor of Sustainability and Equity with a joint appointment in the Energy and Resources Group, and the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. She is a broadly trained rural sociologist and human geographer who draws on ethnographic, historical, and participatory visual methods to understand the relationship between gender/intersectionality, development, and socio-ecological change in rural Africa with a focus on Tanzania. Her work is driven by a desire to understand the long-standing paradox of how public policies and capitalist processes that aim to deliver socio-environmental benefits often end up marginalizing the groups they intend to serve.

Administration Representative

Jan Crosbie-Taylor

Jan joined UC Berkeley in 2018 as the Change Manager for a campus-wide computer system implementation. She is now an internal consultant and change facilitator located in the People & Culture. Jan has experience as a Zero Waste coordinator and a great interest in supporting changes related to sustainability and saving our planet. 

Capital Projects Representative

Mike Edwards

Mike came to Capital Projects from a background in educational construction. Having come from a prior career as a Lecturer in English at UC Davis, Mike started his career in school construction at Berkeley Unified School District in 2005. From 2008 to 2014, Mike worked for a small contractor specializing in the public education space. Prior to coming to work for UC Berkeley in late 2018, Mike worked as a consultant to Alameda County on the Highland Hospital Acute Care Tower Replacement in Oakland.

GA Representative

Svetlana Nunez

Svetlana Nunez is a First-Year Optometry Student at UC Berkeley’s School of Optometry and a Graduate Delegate in the Graduate Assembly. She is the first in her family to pursue a doctorate. Besides her love for eyes and advocating for proper visual health and care, Svetlana also has a passion for sustainability and plastic-free living. Svetlana began her plastic-free journey with a few swaps for everyday items such as beeswax wraps, re-useable silicone bags, glass straws, metal water bottles, plastic-free deodorant, and more. In her free time, she enjoys surfing, pilates, running, yoga, and painting.

Environmental Justice - At Large Representative

Coming Soon!

Undergraduate At-Large Representative

Coming Soon!

Non-Voting Members

SERC Director

Sharon Daraphonhdeth

Sharon was born and raised in San Diego county, where she began her educational endeavors at her local community college. She is a proud first generation college graduate and daughter of Lao refugees. Her passions lies among working with students, by assisting them to develop, implement and lead innovative sustainability projects and initiatives. Sharon served as the TGIF & Sustainability Initiatives Coordinator from 2014-2017, and has been serving as the SERC Director since March 2017. Prior to UC Berkeley, Sharon worked as the Sustainability Strategist for the Associated Students Inc. at San Francisco State University. At her leisure, she enjoys live music, cooking, and spending time with her loved ones (especially her cat, Lucille). She also serves as a board member for Food Empowerment Project, a vegan food justice organization. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from San Francisco State University, is a certified Zero Waste Community Associate, and holds a certificate in Fundraising and Volunteer Management from UC Berkeley Extension.

Committee on Student Fees Representative

Sarah Hager

Sarah Hager is a sophomore at UC Berkeley studying Economics and minoring in Spanish. She is a representative from the Committee on Student Fees and is passionate about projects that help the fight against climate change and empower students. She is also a member of Berkeley Investment Group, and in her free time enjoys reading, hiking, and cooking

Office of Sustainability Director

Kira Stoll

Kira Stoll is the Chief Sustainability and Carbon Solutions Officer at UC Berkeley. Her work involves strategic advising on institutionalizing sustainable practices into campus administration and operations; developing cutting-edge carbon reduction, renewable energy, waste and water use reduction, and green building initiatives; and, producing long- and short-range sustainability plans and integrating those with campus physical planning efforts. Kira also coordinates with the academic community to integrate sustainability into the curriculum and focuses on fostering an inclusive culture of sustainability at Berkeley.

Energy Office Representative

Bruce Chamberlain

Coming Soon!

Committee on Student Fees Representative

Samantha Deng

Samantha is a 3rd-year student majoring in Business. She is originally from San Diego and enjoys cooking, traveling, and playing with her dog in her free time.

Physical and Environmental Planning Representative

Shraddha Patil

Coming Soon!

Former TGIF Committees

Coming Soon!

2019-2020 Voting Members
Administration Ben Perez
Associated Students of the University of California Sarah Bancroft
Environmental Justice Community at-Large Representative Carol Martinez
Student at-Large Shuge Luo
Faculty Chip Sullivan
Capital Projects Diane Mayo
Graduate Assembly Nanticha Lutt
2018-2019 Voting Members
Administration David Sorrell
Associated Students of the University of California Ella Griffith
Environmental Justice Community at-Large Representative Dante Gonzales
Student at-Large Carly de Frondeville
Faculty Chip Sullivan
Capital Projects Diane Mayo
Graduate Assembly Adam Orford
2017-18 Voting Members
Administration David Sorrell
Associated Students of the University of California Connor Hughes
Environmental Sustainability Community at-Large Representative Alexis Hidalgo
Student at-Large Vineet J Nair
Faculty Isha Ray
Real Estate Veronica Wong
Graduate Assembly Jonathan Morris
2016-17 Voting Members
Administration Brigitte Lossing
Associated Students of the University of California Ryan Saraie
Environmental Sustainability Community at-Large Representative Taylor Lee
Student at-Large Zoe Cassady
Faculty Duncan Callaway
Real Estate Veronica Wong
Graduate Assembly Ben Gould
2016-17 Voting Members
Administration Brigitte Lossing
Associated Students of the University of California Ryan Saraie
Environmental Sustainability Community at-Large Representative Taylor Lee
Student at-Large Zoe Cassady
Faculty Duncan Callaway
Real Estate Veronica Wong
Graduate Assembly Ben Gould
2014-15 Voting Members
Administration Denise Cronin
Associated Students of the University of California Keilan Rathjen
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability Pallavi Sherikar
Student at-Large Pascal Polonik
Faculty Celine Pallud
Real Estate Todd Henry
Graduate Assembly Phillip Braddock
2013-14 Voting Members
Administration Denise Cronin
Associated Students of the University of California Judy Li
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability Cheyenne Overall
Student at-Large Nicole Kush
Faculty Celine Pallud
Facilities Services Kevin Ng
Graduate Assembly Cara Tovey
2012-13 Voting Members
Administration Kira Stoll
Associated Students of the University of California Jacqueline Hsu
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability Brynn Cook
Student at-Large Shilpa Sure
Faculty John Chiang
Facilities Services Kevin Ng
Graduate Assembly Daniel Riffe
2011-12 Voting Members
Administration Kira Stoll
Associated Students of the University of California Kailin Lu
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability Rachel Chang
Student at-Large Mauricio Castillo
Faculty David Jenkins
Facilities Services Lin King
Graduate Assembly Autumn Petros-Good
2010-11 Voting Committee
Administration Greg Haet
Associated Students of the University of California Elizabeth Heredia
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability Courtney McDonald
Student at-Large Varun Pande
Faculty None
Facilities Services Sara Shirazi
Graduate Assembly Damien Bickett
2009-10 Voting Committee
Administration Greg Haet
Associated Students of the University of California Kaitlin Jaffe
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability Xander Lenc
Student at-Large Annie Davis
Faculty Max Aufhammer/Cris Benton
Facilities Services Sara Shirazi
Graduate Assembly John Mikulin
2008-09 Voting Committee
Administration Lisa McNeilly
Associated Students of the University of California Katherine Brittain
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability Shawn Orgel-Olson
Student at-Large Morgan Wallace
Faculty Cris Benton
Facilities Services Judy Chess
Graduate Assembly Karen Weinbaum
2007-08 Voting Committee
Administration Fahmida Ahmed
Associated Students of the University of California Christina Oatfield
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability Kelley Payne-McKanna
Student at-Large Morgan Wallace
Faculty Ed Arens
Facilities Services Judy Chess
Graduate Assembly John Stanley