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CAG Members

Christopher Adams, Community member
Christopher Adams has lived just below LBNL since 1973. He is an architect and city planner and is retired from UC, where he worked at the Office of the President and as the founding campus planner of its newest campus, UC Merced. He has served on the city's design review committee and transportation commission.

Danny Broberg, UC Berkeley
Danny Broberg is a material science PHD student at UC Berkeley. He is also the VP of Membership of the Berkley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC), a multidisciplinary network of Berkeley students and faculty.

Jenn Cogley, Bayer Corporation
Jenn Cogley is the Deputy Director of Community Relations with Bayer Corporation. Prior to her position at Bayer, Jenn was the Sustainable Business Coordinator for the City of Berkeley, and focused on growing high tech industry in the city.

Rena Dorph, Lawrence Hall of Science (Interim Director)
Rena Dorph is serving as the Interim Director at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Rena has worked in in the field of educational research and evaluation for over 15 years.

Marcos Gandara, Community Member
Marcos Gandara is an Oakland resident and has been a member of the Panoramic Hill Association since 2003, including four years as a Board member. Marcos has a BA in Pure Mathematics from the University of California and worked as an Engineering Assistant for the UC Physics Department and at LBNL while earning his undergraduate degree.

Kirsten MacDonald, Berkeley Chamber of Commerce
Kirsten MacDonald is the CEO of the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, and has partnered with the City of Berkeley since 2014 to establish and grow the Visionary Awards, an annual event that celebrates the top innovators in Berkeley.

Emily Marthinsen, UC Berkeley
Emily Marthinsen, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Physical & Environmental Planning, is UC Berkeley’s Campus Planner. In that role, she is responsible for planning policy, environmental review and early project development including program and project definition and alignment with overall campus plans. She is responsible for the campus design review process. Emily is a licensed architect and long-time Berkeley resident.

Dean Metzger, Berkeleyans for a Livable University Environment (BLUE)
Dean Metzger is a resident of Berkeley. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, with a professional history in manufacturing engineering and management. Since moving to Berkeley in 1963, Dean has been active in neighborhood issues. In the mid-1990’s he joined the Claremont Elmwood Neighborhood Association (CENA), and became its President in 2002. He has also served on the Berkeley Transportation Commission and the Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board.

Sarah Moore, City of Berkeley
Sarah Moore works as a planner for the Office of Energy and Sustainable Development for the City of Berkeley.

Mark Rhoades, Rhoades Planning Group
Mark Rhoades is the President/CEO of the Rhoades Planning Group, focusing on strategic urban planning, design and development consulting.

Carole Schemmerling, Strawberry Creek Watershed Council
Carole Schemmerling moved to Berkeley in 1969 and became involved in the neighborhood in South Berkeley. This resulted in her appointment to the Parks and Recreation Commission, where she served for many years. She is a mediator for the Berkeley Dispute Resoltuion Service and a member of the Urban Creeks Council and Strawberry Creek Watershed Council.

Rich Sextro, Community Member
Rich Sextro is a long-time Berkeley resident and is a (2007) retiree from LBNL, where he studied the physics and chemistry of indoor air pollutants. He has been involved in the Lab's retiree organization, the Ex-Ls, and is chair of the UC Berkeley Retirement Center Policy Board.

Eric Siegel, UC Botanical Garden
Eric Siegel is the current Director at the University of California Botanical Garden. He is interested in building collaborative teams and is considered a leader in the area of informal learning.

Linda "Diz" Swift, Community Member
Linda “Diz” Swift is a resident in Berkeley and a neighbor to LBNL. Diz has a background working in geology and has served as a member of the Berkeley Public Works Commission.