Kare Anderson

Kare Anderson is Say it Better Center founder, an Emmy-winning former NBC and Wall Street Journal reporter, now public speaker, communicate-to-connect strategist and coach, and columnist for Forbes and Huffington Post. She translates neuroscience research into ways to connect, collaborate and be frequently quoted. She was quotability coach to thought leader/supporters in both of ObamaÍs presidential campaigns. Clients are as diverse as SAP, Syoutube_urlPadres and The Skoll Foundation. SheÍs a founding board member of AnnieÍs Homegrown, co-founder of nine PACs, and author of Moving From Me to We, Getting What You Want, Walk Your Talk, Beauty Inside Out and Resolving Conflict Sooner. As David Rockefeller Jr. said after hearing Kare speak, ñShe forever changes how you see yourself and your world.î

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Nikki Borodi

Nikki Borodi is a musician, clown, aerial acrobatic, yoga instructor and artist. After many years in New York City she is happy to be in the bay area inspired by itÍs community, nature and spirit. Her time is spent hanging upside down from silks or someone elseÍs feet, entertaining children at parties, teaching and writing music with voice, ukulele and piano. She enjoys is in the works of writing a circus rock show to inspire people to manifest their dreams. Stay tuned and keep in touch via www.nikkiborodi.com.

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Vangelis Chaniotakis

Vangelis has been training on partner acrobatics since 2011, while also dabbling in hand balancing, tumbling, and static trapeze. Born and raised in Greece, he had never even seen live circus before moving to Berkeley. Coming here to work as a computer network engineer, he eventually took his first handstand class, and instantly fell in love. He has recently started performing, and dreams of starting his own circus troupe.

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Brenda Chapman

Brenda Chapman started her career as a story artist at Walt Disney Feature Animation where she worked on films such The Little Mermaid, The Rescuers Down Under, Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Fantasia/2000. Chapman was the story supervisor on The Lion King, for which she won the Annie Award.

Chapman then helped launch DreamWorks Animation Studios, where she directed the 1998 release of Prince of Egypt. She joined Pixar Animation Studios in September 2003 where she created, wrote and directed the Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe winning Brave.

Chapman is currently developing projects for DreamWorks Animation, as well as working on several personal projects.

Chapman resides in the Bay Area with her husband and their daughter.

Check out her website Here!

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Dr. Alan Greene

Alan Greene, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Scanadu, the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Participatory Medicine, a practicing pediatrician, and a leading voice in health innovation. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of California at San Francisco. In 1995 he launched DrGreene.com, cited by the AMA as ñthe pioneerî physician Web site and was titled ñThe ChildrenÍs Health Hero of the Internetî by Intel. Dr. Greene is a Co-founder of The Society for Participatory Medicine. He is the author of several books, including From First Kicks to First Steps, Raising Baby Green and Feeding Baby Green. He appears frequently in the media including such venues as the TODAY Show, the Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America & The New York Times.

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Roberto Hernandez

Roberto Hernandez is a student of Public Policy and an ABD PhD Candidate in Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He was trained as a lawyer in Mexico City and in Montreal. Together with Layda Negrete (also a Cal student) he directed and
produced a documentary film that was nominated to three Emmy awards and won an Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism. The film, entitled ñPresunto CulpableÂ, was shot in a Mexico City prison over a period of two and a half years. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film festival in 2010 and won the audience award at the Los Angeles Film Festival. It was broadcast by PBS-POV series in 2010. The film holds the Box Office record for the documentary genre in Mexico, and was a catalyst for major reforms to the criminal justice system there.

This film facilitated the implementation of an amendment to the Mexican Constitution in order to include a presumption of innocence clause and open, adversarial criminal trials. Mexico faces a 2016 deadline to implement that amendment, and Roberto is actively participating in the drafting of legislation that would regulate police behavior as part of the reform effort. Roberto is currently deploying a survey in MexicoÍs prisons to estimate the effects of the new adversary trials.

Roberto has two daughters and lives in Mexico City and in Berkeley.

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Sarah Hillware

Sarah Hillware is an outspoken advocate for young womenÍs health and womenÍs empowerment. She recently completed her year as AmericaÍs Miss District of Columbia 2012 and has dedicated her life to empowering female youth around the world through health education and health access.

Sarah has been recognized for her academic, personal and professional achievements. She received the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award during her time at The George Washington University, and she has also been featured as a spoken word artist at the 5th Annual Activist Award & Grassroots Gala in Washington, DC. She has received nominations for ñThe YSA List: The 25 Most Powerful and Influential Young People,î the 2011 ñUnder 25 Glamour Magazine Woman of the Year,î the 2013 40 Under 40 Awards, and IntheCapitalÍs 50 on Fire Awards. Most recently, she was titled one of GenYNotÍs Top 10 Young Global Girl Leaders Celebrating International Day of the Girl.

Sarah has a significant record of community advocacy work in the District. She is the founder and director of Girls Health Ed., a health education program for girl youth ages 8-17 and is a volunteer and advocate with many other causes. In 2012, she served as a local celebrity ambassador for the International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC.

Sarah has appeared on NBC Washington, in the Washington Examiner, the Washington Post, and multiple local blogs and magazines and recently presented her ideas on global girls health education at the United Nations headquarters through TEDxUNPlaza.

You may visit her website or follow her on Twitter: www.sarahhillware.com,

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Beth Kanter

Beth Kanter is a well-established international leader in nonprofitsÍ use of social media. Her first book ñThe Networked Nonprofit,î introduced the sector to a new way of thinking and operating in a connected world. Her second book, ñMeasuring the Networked Nonprofit,î is a practical guide for using measurement and learning to achieve social impact. She is the author of BethÍs Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media, considered the go-to source for how nonprofits can use networks and social media for social change. Beth has over 30 years working in the nonprofit sector in technology, training, and capacity and has facilitated trainings for nonprofits on every continent in the world (except Antarctica). titled one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company and one of the BusinessWeekÍs ñVoices of Innovation for Social Media,î Beth is Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation 2009-2013

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Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki is a special advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google. He is also the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and nine other books. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

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Leslie Lang

Leslie Lang is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Microclinic International, a global health nonprofit that is revolutionizing how chronic diseases are prevented and managed in under-resourced communities around the world. Microclinic International pioneers an innovative microclinic model of contagious health that combats diseases such as diabetes and HIV/AIDS across four different continents.

Leslie is currently a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and a Shafik Gabr U.S.-Egypt Exchange Fellow. Prior to joining Microclinic International, Leslie worked for the top ranking law firm Sullivan & Cromwell. Leslie was also a John Gardner Fellow at the World Bank and has spent time at international institutions such as the United Nations, the African Development Bank, the Supreme Court of Rwanda, and the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

Leslie received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.S./B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, as a RegentsÍ and ChancellorÍs Scholar. While a student at Berkeley, Leslie founded a language access program that supports the Alameda County Social Services Agency and non-English speaking communities to this day. Together with a leadership team of other accomplished Berkeley graduates at Microclinic International, Leslie continues to ñrethink, redefine, and recreateî solutions for challenges facing the underserved.

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New Orleans Manifesto

New Orleans Manifesto offers up all the various flavors of New Orleans Jazz with flair, funk and finesse. Everything from exciting groove oriented music to a beautiful New Orleans serenade.

Soundcloud.com/new-orleans-manifesto

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Yonat Mayer

Daughter of a blues & jazz guitarist and an avid music fan, the lullabies of YonatÍs infancy were Albert Collins and Coltrane. The metallic smell of her dadÍs fender guitar amp stayed with Yonat into early childhood, when she would sing Love Potion No 9 to a rapt crowd with his band in the bars of Tel Aviv and Milwaukee. Grade school saw her singing lead parts in her Jewish school choir and performing in professional theatre companies around Milwaukee. Soon Yonat woke to Aretha Franklin, Carole King & Sheryl Crow. She spent her teenage years listening to Lauryn Hill and Dinah Washington on repeat, mimicking their every inflection.

After being rejected from the Israeli army band auditions she enlisted and served a tiresome 2 years as a soldier during the revival of Israeli spiritual folk music and found a close role model in IsraelÍs leading folk singer, David Broza, who kept rooting for her to follow her dreams. Back in civilian clothes, she enrolled at Rimon, IsraelÍs leading contemporary music school where she was turned off by the humdrum of music theory and Israeli pop culture songwriting. She soon fled to India to deepen studies in Indian spirituality and Hindustani Classical Vocal music, as well as a long, sordid love affair that helped her hone her skill in writing heartbreak songs.

Yonat returned to the US in 2008 and moved to San Francisco to pursue a masters degree in psychotherapy. At the time of graduation her fatherÍs health deteriorated and she took this turn of events as the driving force behind putting her psychology career on hold in pursuit of her number one passion _ music.
Performing around the Bay Area since 2011 with her band Yonat & Her Muse _ a folk-soul ensemble reminiscent of Norah Jones meets Adele _ the band has shared the stage with artists such as post rock musician Fink and singer-songwriter Foy Vance.

Holding YonatÍs songs together at the core is always an intrinsic message of self-experience, reflection, and empowerment. Her self-released EP Daybreak produced by Jordan Feinstein and Robin Applewood dropped in August 2013.

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Edward Miguel

Edward Miguel is the Oxfam Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics and Faculty Director of the Center for Effective Global Action at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 2000.

He earned S.B. degrees in both Economics and Mathematics from MIT, and received a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow.

TedÍs main research focus is African economic development, including work on the economic causes and consequences of violence; the impact of ethnic divisions on local collective action; and interactions between health, education, environment, and productivity for the poor. He has conducted field work in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and India. Ted is a Faculty Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, Associate Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Development Economics and Review of Economics and Statistics, recipient of the 2005 Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, and winner of the 2005 Kenneth J. Arrow Prize awarded annually by the International Health Economics Association for the Best Paper in Health Economics. He is a recipient of the 2012 U.C. Berkeley campus-wide Distinguished Teaching Award.

Miguel is author with Ray Fisman of Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence and the Poverty of Nations (Princeton University Press 2008), and author of AfricaÍs Turn? (MIT Press 2009).

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The California Golden Overtones

The California Golden Overtones are an all-female completely student-run A Cappella group on the UC Berkeley Campus. They have been around for over 20 years and perform all over Cal! From writing their own arrangements to performing at private gigs, the California Golden Overtones love to spread joy and Cal Spirit. Catch them every Friday at 1 pm by the beautiful Sather Gate!

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Paul Rucker

Paul Rucker is a visual artist, composer, and musician who combines media, often integrating live performance, sound, original compositions, and visual art. His work is the product of a rich interactive process, through which he investigates community impacts, human rights issues, historical research, and basic human emotions surrounding a subject.

Rucker has received numerous grants, awards, and residencies for visual art and music. In 2012, he received an award for Visual Art from the Creative Capital Foundation, a 10-week residency at Headlands Center for the Arts in California, the Conductive Garboil Grant, a Grant for Artists Projects from Artist Trust, and an Artist Project Grant and Gallery Show from 4Culture. Seattle-area organizations that he has received project funding from in the past include: Seattle MayorÍs Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Washington State Arts Commission, King County Site Specific, 4Culture, Artist Trust, and Photo Center NW. He has also received funding from the South Carolina Arts Commission.

As a musician and director, Rucker plays in various situations, from solo cellist to leading his LARGE ENSEMBLE of 22 musicians. He was awarded Best Emerging Artist as well as Outside Jazz Ensemble of the Year by Earshot Jazz, and Jazz Artist of the Year by the Seattle Music Awards. Rucker regularly plays as a solo cellist, including past performances at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival and The Stone in New York City. He was invited by legendary filmmaker David Lynch to perform for the opening of LynchÍs film, Inland Empire.

As a public artist, Rucker has created work for the Museum of Flight in Seattle, 4Culture, and the City of Tacoma, WA. Past residencies include Blue Mountain Center, Ucross Foundation, Art OMI, Banff Centre, Pilchuck Glass School, and the Rockefeller Foundation Study Center in Bellagio, Italy. In 2011, Rucker was commissioned to create the fine arts poster for Bumbershoot Arts and Music Festival in Seattle.

HeÍs currently the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Artist in Residence and Research Fellow at Maryland Institute and College of Art in Baltimore, MD.

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Carol Sanford

Founder and CEO, The Responsible Entrepreneur Institute, author of multi-award winning, The Responsible Business: Reimagining Sustainability and Success (2011) and The Responsible Entrepreneur: Four Game Changing Business Archetypes (2014) Jossey Bass. Stories of my global collaborations with phenomenal leaders, transforming industries, social systems, cultural paradigms and governance infrastructure. Books are required reading at many universities including Harvard and Stanford. Guest and Syndicated Blogger: CNBC, Guardian, SSIR, CSRwire, EY ïTrep Center. Proud grad of UC Berkeley 1966, when we were changing the world. Masters and Lecturer in Business and Urban Planning, San Jose State University. Lecturer at Harvard, MIT, U Michigan, Stanford„ on Entrepreneurship and Business.

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Dutta Satadip

Dutta Satadip heads Sales Support for the Americas region at Google. He is responsible for comprehensively driving operational efficiencies and customer service across a multi-billion dollar portfolio of over 100 products. He has more than 16 years of industry experience and has held various senior leadership roles spanning Business Operations, Product Strategy, Product Management, Product Marketing, Engineering as well as Sales Consulting positions.
Dutta is an experienced strategic and operating leader working globally with developed and emerging countries. He has worked in startups and large corporations scaling businesses by driving customer engagement and strategic revenue oriented partnerships. He has a strong track record of developing innovative market solutions catering to a variety of enterprise customers and consumers.

He is a specialist in organization change and transformations by being able to make tough team decisions, using analytical approaches to identify levers that execute on the strategy and increasing revenue by building deep customer empathy across the organization.

He frequently speaks at major conferences on topics like Cloud Computing, Leadership and Management. He serves on the Board of national and international non profit organizations like the National Hemophilia Foundation and Save One Life.

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Randy Schekman

Randy Schekman is an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. SchekmanÍs research is focused on the process of membrane assembly, vesicular transport, and membrane fusion among organelles of the secretory pathway. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2013. Among other awards, he shared the Gairdner International Award, the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize and the Lasker Award with James Rothman. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society and the National Academy of Sciences, he was elected President of the American Society for Cell Biology in 1999 and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences from 2006 to late 2011.

Dr. Schekman is an advocate for open access scientific publishing and is the editor in chief of eLife, an open access scientific journal which seeks to redefine the process of scientific publication.

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Tim Shields

Seeking out the desert tortoises which have charmed him for three decades, desert biologist Tim Shields has walked a number of miles equivalent to circumnavigating the Earth. Over thousands of daysÍ careful observation he has helped unlock secrets of tortoise biology which will lead directly to the preservation of this bellwether species. Shields is an integral member of the scientific team that documented the tortoiseÍs decline and whose work led to its listing as a threatened species.

Frustrated by the mental roadblocks humans set for themselves, and looking for efficacious new means to help desert species thrive, Tim has stepped outside ordinary thought patterns about conservation. He is now engaging the brightest minds available in engineering, education, business, Earth systems and games. His company, Hardshell Labs, is developing novel combinations of emergent technologies to provide solutions to a simple but critical problem: how to make conservation not only meaningful but fun, thus attracting many more active participants.

Tim co-founded and for seven years was executive director of Takshanuk Watershed Council, a very successful watershed conservation and public education non-profit. He is also an accomplished wildlife artist, drama coach and morning host of a public radio show in his home town, Haines, Alaska. His artwork has appeared in numerous publications and prestigious traveling exhibitions. His perspectives on conservation biology have been quoted by CNN, the Los Angeles Times Magazine and the Sierra Club. A chapter in a forthcoming book on desert conservation to be published by Death Valley National Park will present his prescriptions for ensuring the survival of the desert tortoise. He has also authored, co-authored and illustrated numerous scientific papers.

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Ashley Stahl

Ashley Stahl is an award-winning advocate for women in security, titled in 2013 by the Diplomatic Courier magazine and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy as a ñTop 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leader.î Ashley currently runs her own business as a career coach to college students and fresh graduates seeking to unlock their career goals and land the jobs that they deserve. She also contributes to Forbes on issues of national security and serves as Manager of the Enterprise Risk Management Center at Control Risks, a global political risk consultancy. In this position, Ashley leads a team of intelligence analysts who advise a Fortune 100 client on how to protect its personnel and assets from security threats in hostile environments around the world. Previously, Ashley was the Operations Lead for the PentagonÍs Ministry of Defense Advisors (MoDA) training program, which prepares senior Department of Defense officials for their deployments to Afghanistan, where they would serve as advisors to foreign counterparts in the Afghan Ministries of Defense and Interior.

She earned her MasterÍs degree in International Relations from KingÍs College London and holds a BachelorÍs degree in Government, History and French from the University of Redlands. She is fluent in French and conversational in Arabic.

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Marnie Webb

Marnie Webb is the CEO of Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup Global, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Caravan StudiosÍ collaborative approach uses a theory of technology intervention to allow communities to respond to the issues they care about most. Caravan Studios recently launched SafeNight, a mobile service that allows domestic violence organizations to crowdsource funding for hotel rooms when shelter is urgently needed. Funded by Microsoft Citizenship, Blue Shield of California Foundation and Vodafone Americas Foundation, SafeNight represents Caravan StudiosÍ belief that technology can be used to illuminate issues, identify problems, and evoke action.

Previously, Webb was co-CEO of TechSoup Global, a 25-year-old organization that distributes more than $600 million in donated technology to NGOs world-wide. In this role, Webb counseled Fortune 500 technology companies, such as Cisco and Microsoft, on philanthropic initiatives that align with their business objectives and recognize the creativity and innovation that nonprofits have to offer.

Graphic Capture by Melanie Ida Chopko, www.notesinpictures.com

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Kare Anderson

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Randy Schekman

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