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. In 2012, Sandra volunteered 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, Associate Director
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In her role as Associate Director, Andrea supports the PSC Director and all staff in center-wide leadership, programming, and assessment and fosters and supports community-engaged scholarship through the American Cultures Engaged Scholarship program (ACES). 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 and public service 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 co-chair of the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on LGBTQ Communities at Cal, as LGBTQ Coordinator at St. Agnes in San Francisco, and as a member of the LGBT Advisory Committee through the Human Rights Commission of San Francisco.
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.
Carrie Donovan, Assistant Director
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Carrie supports the education partnerships staff at the PSC as well as center-wide operations. Carrie also advises CREATE, the arts-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.
Gloria Holbrook, Finance & Operations Officer
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Gloria manages PSC budgeting and finance. She has a MBA in Finance from Golden Gate University and, prior to joining the PSC, worked in accounting. Before that, she worked at a Opportunity Junction, a nonprofit job training/career prep organization, where she managed bookkeeping and operations. Public service is a big part of her life. She volunteers with the American Cancer Society, has been a teacher at Contra Costa Chinese School, and has also served as a financial literacy trainer for middle & high school students.
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.
Cynthia Solis Ramirez, BUILD Equity Fellow
Cynthia Solis Ramirez is the BUILD Equity Fellow. She will be working to support the BUILD Literacy Program, one of the largest reading programs in the East Bay, with 215 UC Berkeley student mentors providing one-to-one literacy support to 850 youth at 20 locations in Oakland and Berkeley. This is Cynthia’s fifth year with BUILD. She started as a BUILD mentor in 2015, then was a BUILD Director from 2016-2018. She recently graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in Environmental Economics and Policy and a Minor in Education. As a student leader, she served as the Executive Director for the Raices Recruitment and Retention Center, a Peter E. Haas Public Service Leader, and received the Chancellor’s Mather Good Citizen Award for Public Service. She organized high yield events, such as Senior Weekend, POC Day of Resistance, and HYPHEE (Helping Youth Pursue Higher Education Early), all which supported students of color in the university, surrounding communities, and all around California in accessing resources in higher education. As a fellow, she is excited to support Cal students grow in their leadership and continue to make resources available and visible for marginalized communities.
Miranda Tsang, Literacy Partnerships Program Manager
Miranda manages the Center's literacy partnerships, including the BUILD reading mentoring program and summer reading partnerships. She has a decade of experience working in youth development including supporting literacy programs at 826 LA and 826 Valencia where she also helped youth develop their creative writing. She earned a MFA in Creative Writing from UC Riverside and is herself a practicing poet as well as the editor of several anthologies of creative writing by young people including 642 Things to Write About.
Robael Gizachew, 2020 Vision/Shinnyo Fellow
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.