Staff

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.

Cynthia McCarley

Cynthia is the Administrative Assistant to CITRIS at UC Santa Cruz. She provides executive-level support for multiple computer science research centers, including the Storage Systems Research Center (SSRC), Center for Research in Storage Systems (CRSS), Data Science at Santa Cruz (DSSC), and Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS).

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 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.