Staff

Reginald Madison

As the Facilities and Operations Assistant for CITRIS at UC Berkeley, Reginald is responsible for assisting the Director of Facilities and Operations with day-to-day building operations, tenant improvement projects, and granting access to Sutardja Dai Hall. In addition, he provides front desk reception and administrative support for all of the CITRIS at UC Berkeley staff.

Kat Madrigal Cheng

Kat Madrigal Cheng is the Digital Communications Manager for CITRIS and Bantao Institute. Before joining CITRIS, Kat was the External Relations Manager for the Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law. Kat has experience working in both the nonprofit and education sector and is skilled in project management, visual design, and strategic communication.

Lorie Mariano

Lorie is the Events Manager for CITRIS headquarters at UC Berkeley. She manages the events staff, room rentals, and all event scoping, design, coordination, implementation, and post-event evaluation. Lorie is the “go-to” contact person for all CITRIS-related events at the UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz campuses.

Michael Matkin

Michael Matkin is the Assistant Director of CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, UC Santa Cruz. He works with Director, J.J. Garcia-Luna-Aceves, managing and developing programs at the UC Santa Cruz main campus and Silicon Valley extension.

Nate Metzler

Nate Metzler is the CITRIS Program Manager at UC Davis. Nate coordinates and promotes CITRIS programs on the UC Davis campus. He led the Sustainability Prize competition and was instrumental in launching the CITRIS Mobile App Challenge at UC Davis in 2015.

Chris Myers

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

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 www.citrismedia.org

Ravnit Plaha

Ravnit is the Special Projects Coordinator at CITRIS Headquarters at UC Berkeley. She is also the Graduate Student Advising Officer for the UC Berkeley Designated Emphasis in Computational and Data Science and Engineering (DE-CDSE).

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 leads the development of data and information systems for the institute. She drives data curation, organizational KPIs, and impact assessment for the CITRIS network, including the $10M CITRIS Seed Program for emerging technologies.