Chris Myers

Chris Myers co-manages operations at the CITRIS Invention Lab, an on campus, digital fabrication Makerspace.

Brandie Nonnecke

Brandie Nonnecke, PhD is Founding Director of the CITRIS Policy Lab and Co-Director of the CITRIS Tech for Social Good Program. She is a Fellow at the World Economic Forum where she serves on the Council on the Future of the Digital Economy and Society. She was named a 2018 RightsCon Young Leader in Human Rights in Tech […]

Adriel Olmos

As the CITRIS Multimedia Specialist, Adriel produces CITRIS research and special events through visual storytelling mediums such as short films and photography. His background in short documentaries and commercial narratives influences his style and approach to science storytelling.  You can view his portfolio of work at

Carolyn Remick

Director of development Carolyn Remick moved over to CITRIS headquarters in January 2019 from the Berkeley Water Center just across the way in O’Brien Hall. Carolyn brings considerable expertise in campus administration and institutional fundraising, having served as a major gifts proposal development officer in the College of Engineering and most recently as executive director of the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center on Water-Energy Technologies.

Julie Sammons

As Director of Knowledge Management, Julie fosters a culture of interdisciplinary learning, capacity-building, and impact assessment related to emerging technologies and their applications.

A-niesha Sapp

Aniesha schedules events and room reservations at CITRIS headquarters in Sutardja Dai Hall. She also assists with on-site logistics for meetings or events and grants access requests to Sutardja Dai Hall.

Emily Sawicki

Emily Sawicki coordinates our CITRIS Membership program and facilitates relationships with corporate partners.  

Kap Stann

As Communications Director, Kap leads strategic communications, media relations and outreach programs across multiple channels at CITRIS and the Banatao Institute.

Karen Stierwalt

As Director of Finance and Administration at CITRIS, Karen manages fiscal and administrative oversight for institute staff. She develops and interprets financial policies and is responsible for training. While the primary focus is on the financial and administrative management of CITRIS headquarters at the UC Berkeley campus, Karen is responsible for financial management across all four CITRIS campuses, including the financial planning, analysis and control of the entire four-campus CITRIS budget.

Khossrov Taherian

Khossrov’s team is responsible for all of the IT and livecasting operations at CITRIS headquarters at UC Berkeley. Some of these tasks include design, deployment, and maintenance of the backbone servers; providing desktop services to CITRIS headquarters staff; providing cutting-edge solutions to record and broadcast CITRIS events over the internet; and showcasing some of the cutting-edge technology created by CITRIS researchers in the CITRIS Tech Museum. He also distributes live and archived content on the displays across Sutardja Dai Hall.