Research Advisory Groups


Social Justice Research Task Force (SJRTF)

Task Force Charge


  • Leo Arriola, Associate Dean, Social Sciences; Associate Professor, Political Science; Director, Center for African Studies, Co-Chair, Faculty Representative
  • Margaret Hunter, Senior Director, Centers for Educational Justice & Community Engagement, Co-Chair, Staff Representative
  • Charisma Acey, Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning, College of Environmental Design, Faculty Representative
  • Stephen Small, Professor, African-American Studies, Director, ISSI, Faculty Representative
  • Joan Walker, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering & Global Metropolitan Studies, Social Science Matrix, Faculty Representative
  • Michael Mascarenhas, Professor &¬†Chair, Society & Environment Division, Environmental Science, Policy & Management, Rausser College of Natural Resources, Faculty Representative
  • Hilary Hoynes, Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy and Economics, Faculty Representative
  • Alberto Ledesma, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Division of Arts & Humanities, Staff Representative
  • Rena Dorph, Director, Lawrence Hall of Science, Staff Representative
  • Isabel Huerta, Communications Executive for the Office of the President, ASUC, Undergraduate Representative
  • Florentine Novotny Rutaganira, Molecular & Cell Biology & Member Berkeley Postdoctoral Association Board, Postdoctoral Representative
  • Maria Pettis, Ph.D. Student, Geography & President, Graduate Assembly, Grad Assembly Representative
  • Carla Dartis, Executive Director of Movement Strategy. org:, Community Representative

Oversight/Planning Committee - Office of Research

  • Linda Rugg, Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
  • Elizabeth Brashers, Chief of Staff
  • Tiff Dressen, Project Policy Analyst
  • Jordan Jacobs, Policy & Strategy Advisor
  • Syreeta Shepherd, Executive Assistant to AVCR Linda Rugg
Chancellor's Advisory Committee for Life Sciences (CACLS)

Information will be added soon.

Chancellor's Advisory Committee for Math & Physical Sciences (CACMPS)

Information will be added soon.