Sandra Bass, Director
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Sandra joined the Center in January 2015. As director, she provides leadership to the Center and support to its team. Sandra received her PhD in political science at Berkeley and her doctoral research explored police behavior, community organizing, and the dynamics between police and communities of color in Oakland and Seattle. Upon completing her program, she was appointed as assistant professor of Criminology and Political Science at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she integrated service learning into both her undergraduate and graduate courses. In 2002 Sandra joined the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and in 2010 she was selected to lead the Foundation’s girl’s education, women’s leadership, and reproductive health program in Sub-Saharan Africa. Sandra left the Foundation to work for the Obama campaign in the battleground states of Nevada and Colorado and later, was appointed executive director of Teach With Africa. Sandra holds a BA from San Jose State University, and an MA and PhD from UC Berkeley, all in political science. She also serves on the regional Board of the Jefferson Awards Foundation, the Chancellor’s Community Partnership Fund, and is the immediate past Board Chair of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in Oakland.
Andrea Wise, Assistant Director
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Andrea Wise joined the staff in 2017. In her role as Assistant Director, she fosters engaged scholarship through the American Cultures Engaged Scholarship program (ACES) and supports the PSC Director and all staff in center-wide leadership, programming, and evaluation. Prior to her role at Cal, she spent 7 years at the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good at University of San Francisco, overseeing community engagement programs and supporting community-engaged learning across campus. Andrea holds a Master’s degree in Organization and Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from USF. Andrea also serves as a member of the LGBT Advisory Committee through the Human Rights Commission of San Francisco.
Carrie Donovan, K–14 Programs Manager
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Carrie manages the Public Service Center's youth programs and partnerships with local schools and districts. Through the BUILD: Equity through Literacy initiative, she collaborates with the City of Berkeley and Berkeley Unified School District to meet the goals of the 2020 Vision to end racial inequities in education. Carrie also advises CREATE, the art-in-education service program, and Bridging Berkeley, a middle-school math mentoring program. Before joining the Center in 2005, Carrie was the youth director at CIRCLE, a national research organization focused on youth civic engagement and political participation.
Rosa Ortega, BUILD Coordinator
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Rosa Ortega works closely with community partners and public schools in Berkeley Unified School District. After graduating from UC Berkeley in the spring of 2013, Rosa joined the Public Service Center as a BUILD Equity Fellow. As a student, Rosa was involved in several other Public Service Center programs, including the Bonner Leaders and the Magnolia Project. She also served as a BUILD director at Jefferson Elementary School for two years and at James Kenney Recreation Center. Rosa was also an intern at Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools, where she worked with New Orleans youth to prepare for their annual youth-led press conference.
Muttika "Tika" Chaturabul, Program Manager
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Muttika manages the Public Service Center’s Cal in the Capital program, the W.T. Chan Fellowship program, and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). Muttika graduated from UC Berkeley in 2010 as a social welfare major with a minor in education. During her years at Cal, she worked as a BUILD tutor and student director for two years and founded a student-run organization sponsored by the Public Service Center. Prior to returning to the Public Service Center as professional staff, Muttika interned with OCA National Center through the Center for Progressive Leaders in Washington, DC and taught after-school at United for Success Academy as an AmeriCorps Member and as an Elev8 instructor through Safe Passages. Most recently, Muttika spent three years at the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education as a program coordinator for the Leadership Development Team.
Cassy Huang, Program Manager
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Cassy manages the Public Service Center’s Alternative Breaks program, Student Initiated Community Projects, and Residential Service Initiative (RSI). Prior to joining the PSC in 2017, Cassy worked in K-12 public and charter schools as well as nonprofit organizations for 8 years with the goal of increasing access and persistence in higher education for traditionally underrepresented, first-generation college bound students. Cassy holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley in Psychology and minor in Education and Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education in Education with a focus on Prevention Science and Practice. She also serves as the Co-chair for Destination College Alumni Association, which aims to provide networking, professional development, and graduate scholarship opportunities for former Destination College Advising Corps Fellows.
Ashley Kelly, Program Manager
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Ashley earned a BA in International Studies from Elon University and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of California at Berkeley. In her role, she supports Cal students in developing their leadership skills and understanding of the levers for change in the Bay Area. Since 2011, Ashley has also collaborated on programs related to housing and homelessness throughout the Bay Area. Her master’s education focused on advocacy and community engagement in the Tenderloin.
Lizeth Hernandez, Operations Coordinator
Lizeth graduated from UC Berkeley in 2016 with a degree in Molecular and Cell Biology. While at Cal, she was involved in several student organizations that supported professional development and community service. She also volunteered at a local hospital and was active in a campus-community collaborative to advance minority literacy rates. Prior to joining the PSC team, she managed client documentation and facilitated daily operations at an adolescent mental health partial hospitalization program.
The Public Service Center’s Student Advisory Committee provides formal student input on the Center’s vision, programs, and goals. Student Advisory Committee members work with professional staff to advise, design, and deliver key aspects of the Center's programming, such as our fall orientation and spring retreat; plan community-building events; share information about the Center through various avenues for outreach, and represent the Center on campus committees.