Programs & Events

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About Programs & Events Committee 

Programs & Events organizes and schedules various social events to appeal to a wide range of interests among BSA members and the campus community at large. In addition, the committee supports BSAs mission of creating community, championing the interests of staff, and providing opportunities for networking and development.

If you have ideas, questions, or would like to be involved with the Programs & Events Committee, please contact us at

Annual Events include:
Leadership Stories: This forum engages staff in interactive dialogue with our campus leaders
Focus Groups: Events with a particular shared interest to discuss various topics while presenting practical recommendations.

Past events include (in addition to more):
Leadership Stories: Navigating Career Path within UC Berkeley
Leadership Stories: Balancing the Work-Life Tightrope
Staff Equity & Inclusion Focus Group
Staff Basic Needs Focus Group
Mental Health During Times of Trauma & Uncertainty Event
Pass The Mic
Identifying Your Path at UC Berkeley

Committee Chairs:

Karina Fong-Hirschfelder - Division of Computing, Data Science and Society
Elizabeth Granlund - Berkeley Law

Committee Members:

Erin Blanton - Political Science
Deb Danziger - Lawrence Hall of Science
Anissa Hagedorn - Business Partnership and Services
Courtney Klein - UDAR
Sreekala Nair - Haas School of Business
R. Harumi Quinones - Psychology
The Programs and Events Committee schedules Leadership Stories each fall, Staff Perspectives each Spring, and focus group events in the fall and spring.  For more information, please contact Co-Chair Karina Fong-Hirschfelder at