Leigh Bernacchi is the CITRIS-Merced program director.
As Director of Facilities and Operations for CITRIS at UC Berkeley, Domenico manages the day-to-day building operations in Sutardja Dai Hall, tenant improvement projects, and supports CITRIS researchers in using Sutardja Dai Hall as a testbed and living laboratory for energy efficiency projects.
Dan Chapman is Curator of the CITRIS Tech Museum, as well as Senior Artist for CITRIS and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley. He also serves as a Lab Manager in the CITRIS Invention Lab.
Paula Cott began her position as an administrative specialist for CITRIS and the Banatao Institute in March 2019. She is also the Program Coordinator for the UC Berkeley Designated Emphasis in Computational and Data Science and Engineering (DE-CDSE). Paula has more than ten years of administrative experience in the hospitality industry, most recently as a sales administrative assistant for Marriott International.
Dr. Stefano Foresti is the Associate Director of CITRIS at UC Merced. As Director of Innovation at the UC Merced School of Engineering, he coordinates research and academic programs in innovation while cultivating relationships with industry for programs including the Innovation Design Clinic, Engineering Capstone Projects, CITRIS Mobile App Challenge, and Innovate 2 Grow.
As Program Manager at the CITRIS Foundry Innovation Incubator, Kira Gardner supports teams and individuals pursuing technical innovation for a broad range of high impact challenges. Prior to CITIRIS, she was project manager and senior scientist at Cyclotron Road advanced materials start-up, Sepion Technologies. Kira earned her MSc. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University and her BSc. in Physics from UC Santa Barbara.
Jing (Jane) Ge is the innovation and partnership manager at CITRIS. She brings experience in venture capital as well as academic research to support CITRIS Health partnerships, including a commercialization collaboration with China. Ge also works on incubating and accelerating UC Berkeley’s university research technology startups into the marketplace in clean technology, healthcare, biotechnology, AI, […]
Dan Gillette works at the intersection of design and culture, with a special focus on public health, disability, civic life, education, and aging. Dan currently is a senior research scientist and co-director of Tech for Social Good at the Center for Information Technology in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) and the Banatao Institute at UC Berkeley.
As Finance Manager, Nathan Gossett is responsible for fiscal administration and analysis, and with managing the seed funding process. He also assists where needed on other administrative tasks.
Andra Keay is a Visiting Scholar with CITRIS People and Robots.
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