BPA Board: 2016-2017

Co-PresidentJens Heller
Departmental Affiliation: Plant and Microbial Biology

  • Favorite Pastime: Research…is there anything else?
  • Favorite Place to eat in Berkeley: La Mediterranee is only one of many spots I really like in Berkeley.
  • Recommendations of Things to Do in the Bay Area: Scuba Diving in Monterey, Surfing in Pacifica, Hiking in Point Reyes and everywhere else...the Bay Area has lots to offer, so get out of the lab and explore it!!! 

Co-President: Corinne Sadlowski
Departmental Affiliation: Bioengineering

  • Favorite Pastime: Collecting records, cooking new recipes, reading papers at Cole Coffee on Sundays (they have great drip coffee and go next door to La Farine for a chocalatine treat!).
  • Favorite Place to eat in Berkeley: La Mediterranee, Angeline's Louisana Kitchen, Trattoria La Sicilian, The Advocate
  • Recommendations of Things to Do in the Bay Area: Hike the Strawberry Canyon fire trails, take sailing lessons through Cal Adventures, explore the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens, find the hidden staircases throughout the Berkeley hills, eat at the food trucks every first Friday of the month at the Oakland Museum, and check out a concert at the Greek Theatre.

Vice President:  Milan Delor

Departmental Affiliation: Department of Chemistry

  • Favorite Pastime: Hiking, scuba-diving, swimming, playing guitar, traveling 
  • Favorite Place to eat in Berkeley: La mission
  • Recommendations of Things to Do in the Bay Area: Whale-watching at point lobos, hiking in Tilden and Point Reyes, driving up and down highway 1, museums in SF...  

Secretary: Benjamin Frandsen

Departmental Affiliation: Department of Physics

  • Favorite Pastime: Playing soccer
  • Favorite Place to eat in Berkeley: Not sure yet--I'm still exploring!
  • Recommendations of Things to Do in the Bay Area: Take advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings of the Bay Area!

TreasurerSubhamoy Das

Departmental Affiliation: Department of Bioengineering

  • Favorite Pastime: Running, Cooking, Playing with my little baby girl
  • Favorite Place to eat in Berkeley: Tandoori Nite
  • Recommendations of Things to Do in the Bay Area: Monterey, Santa cruz beaches, Half moon bay, Hike around pacific coast trail, Big sur.  

WebmasterJochen Thaeder
Departmental Affiliation: Nuclear Science Division - LBNL

  • Favorite Pastime: hiking, traveling, enjoying good food
  • Favorite Place to eat in Berkeley: Vanessas's Bistro
  • Recommendations of Things to Do in the Bay Area: Hiking and camping in the Eastern Sierras - there is a lot of public BLM land and hot springs 

Career Pathways Lead: Siang Chen Wu

Departmental Affiliation: Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

  • Favorite Pastime: Doing Research, Biking, Cooking, Playing Badminton
  • Favorite Place to eat in Berkeley: Often cooking by myself
  • Recommendations of Things to Do in the Bay Area: (I have no idea yet because I've only been here for 3 months..)

Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Work and Family: Angus Chandler

Departmental Affiliation: Molecular and Cell Biology

  • Favorite Pastime: Spending time with my three-year old son and baby daughter
  • Favorite Place to eat in Berkeley: Westbrae Biergarten. There is a sandbox to keep the kids happy and beer to keep the adults happy
  • Recommendations of Things to Do in the Bay Area: The East Bay Regional Parks are amazing, specifically the riding the steam trains in Tilden, feeding the animals at Little Farm in Tilden, swimming at Lake Anza, hanging out by the creek in Wildcat Canyon, and going for walks in Redwoods. For a weekend getaway, I would highly recommend Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel, which is about 90 minutes south of Berkeley. There is a hot tub on a cliff overlooking the ocean, seriously amazing.

OPEN Liason : Nadya Vasilyeva

Departmental Affiliation: Department of Phychology

 

Lawrence Berkeley Labs Liason : Valentine Trotter

Social Events Coordinator and Chair

Departmental Affiliation: Life Sciences Department, Butland Lab - LBNL

  • Favorite Pastime: Discovering new places
  • Favorite Place to eat in Berkeley: 
  • Recommendations of Things to Do in the Bay Area: Hiking all around, great museums to visit and gourmet food to enjoy! 

Humanities and Social Sciences Liason: Admir Skodo
Departmental Affiliation: 
Department of History

  • Favorite Pastime: hiking, watching movies, exploring the Bay Area
  • Favorite Place to eat in Berkeley:
  • Recommendations of Things to Do in the Bay Area: see a classic movie at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, visit the Museum of California in Oakland, have a sandwich at Ike's in Oakland or San Francisco. 

Board Member: Audrey Sambeat

Departmental Affiliation: Bioengineering
 

Board Member: Lauren Kaplan

Departmental Affiliation: Alcohol Research Group

  • Favorite Pastime: Travel
  • Favorite Movie: Garden State and others.
  • Recommendations of Things to Do in the Bay Area: Oyster Shucking at Tomales Bay, Urban wineries in Oakland, and the Gourmet Ghetto.

Board Member: Marta Vuckovic

Representative to the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Work and Family

Representative to the Postdoctoctoral Teaching Opportunities Program
Departmental Affiliation: 
Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

  • Favorite Pastime: Cooking, baking, biking, gym
  • Favorite Place to eat in Berkeley:  La Note Restaurant Provenciale
  • Recommendations of Things to Do in the Bay Area:  visit local farmer's markets, going to local beaches, camping in local regional and state parks