How long have you been at UC Berkeley, and what was your first job here?
I’ve worked at UC Berkeley since 2007, when I was hired as a Senior Personnel Analyst in Central HR. I helped recruit for positions across campus including Student Affairs, VCAF, and others. Because I had previous PeopleSoft upgrade experience, I also ended up working as the functional liaison on the HCM/TAM upgrade team. Shout out to my friends in JKASD.
What’s your current role in IST, and how long have you been in the department?
I am the Change and Engagement Lead on the bConnected service team within IST-API. I’ve been on this team since 2015. I focus on creating and executing the change management and communication strategies for G Suite, Box, and other collaboration services. I also participate in a few committees that align with my professional interests like Workforce Development, One IT Committee, and now the Action Team.
What’s a favorite hobby or skill?
Besides bowling and disc golf...I am a foodie. I love baking, cooking, throwing (casual) dinner parties, watching food-related t.v. shows like Parts Unknown, Mind of a Chef, Chef’s Table, Ugly Delicious, Great British Bake Off. I’m always interested in checking out new places to eat near work, my bCal is up-to-date if you want to join :)
What’s your favorite movie?
It’s been a few years since I’ve watched it, but I really love how magical Amélie feels. Paris! Accordions! Whimsy!
What’s something your colleagues might not know about you?
Music has been a huge part of my life. I started taking music lessons when I was little. I took violin and piano for many years. I also sang in the San Francisco Girls Chorus for over a decade, got to perform (as a monk) in the San Francisco Opera’s Turandot, and also joined my college choir. I played synthesizer in my husband’s band, Tremor Low, for a few years. The last show I did was a SXSW showcase, while I was five months pregnant. Now I enjoy sharing vintage music videos, and belting out Disney soundtracks with my kiddo.