Staff

Peter Minor

Peter is a Partner and co-Founder of the CITRIS Foundry technology incubator and previously served as Research & Development Manager for the CITRIS Sustainable Infrastructures Initiative. He is infinitely passionate about technology and its potential to solve big problems.

Chris Myers

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

Brandie Nonnecke

Brandie Nonnecke is Research & Development Manager for CITRIS, UC Berkeley and 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. Brandie researches human rights at the intersection of law, policy, and emerging […]

Adriel Olmos

As the CITRIS Multimedia Specialist, Adriel showcases CITRIS research and special events through visual storytelling mediums such as cinematography and photography. He is a recent graduate from the Department of Film Studies at UC Berkeley.

Ravnit Plaha

Ravnit is the Administrative Specialist and Project 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).

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.