Audrey Cristobal (she/her)
Director of Field Education
Audrey Cristobal focuses on strengthening academic-community partnerships and enjoys collaborating with public health professionals to enhance their contributions to our public health field and workplaces. She received her doctorate in clinical-community psychology from DePaul University and masters degree in public health from UC Berkeley. Audrey also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies. She has worked extensively on research related to HIV risk and resiliency and on community-research partnerships. Her projects have focused on diverse populations—including youth and young adults—and she has worked in the United States, the Philippines, Kenya and Botswana. Audrey’s research and evaluation work includes working with diverse organizations such as the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Harder+Company Community Research, and local public health agencies. Through these cross-sector experiences, she has contributed to issues related to low-income families, health and human services, immigration, and child welfare. Audrey is also currently a board member of the 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic in San Francisco.
Caitlin Green (she/her)
Director of Career Services
Caitlin Green is driven by the opportunity to develop potential, identify new insights, and facilitate meaningful connections for Berkeley Public Health students. She enjoys dynamically serving students, alumni, and employers/community partners to advance the public health workforce. She came to the School of Public Health from the UC Berkeley Career Center, where she earned a Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award with her colleagues for a large-scale technology initiative to strengthen the student experience connecting with employers and applying to opportunities. Caitlin is active in professional associations and has presented at the regional and national levels around pre-health advising and supporting underrepresented students in STEM. A first-generation college student, she earned her master’s in higher education administration from Boston College and her bachelor’s in sociology from UC Berkeley.
Megan Olivera (she/her)
Megan Olivera is passionate about helping students thrive through interdisciplinary public health education and community involvement. She aims to prioritize underrepresented groups in higher education, particularly through inclusive, equity-based approaches and programming. Prior to joining the School of Public Health, Megan served students through club/organization advising and retention initiatives at the University of Oregon. She also held prior employment in optometry, working with patients on treatment plans for myopia management, a current public health pandemic.
A first-generation college graduate and alumnus of the Ronald E. McNair Scholar Program, Megan earned her master’s degree in prevention science and bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Oregon. There, her master’s research focused on suicidality among college students with a special consideration for intervention outcomes. Through her involvement with the Suicide Prevention Lab, she also supported dissemination and implementation strategies for suicide prevention effort in the community.
Kandis Rodgers (she/her)
Career and Practicum Specialist
Kandis Rodgers is a dedicated career counselor committed to the personal and professional success of students and alumni. An advocate for personal empowerment and social good, Kandis is motivated by seeing students achieve their goals and enhance their communities. Kandis’s approach to working with students is holistic, embracing the whole student during their continuous journey towards career happiness. Prior to joining the School of Public Health, Kandis provided career counseling to graduate students and managed employer relations at Golden Gate University. This provided her the opportunity to develop a unique perspective to career guidance, finding the intersection between student drive and employer need. Kandis’s additional experiences include student leadership development and campus diversity
initiatives at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Kandis holds a master’s degree in education with a focus on higher education counseling in addition to a bachelor’s degree in social work, both from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania.
Harry M. Snyder
Advocacy Leader in Residence
Harry Snyder is the advocacy leader in residence at RISE, and a lecturer for the Division of Health Policy and Management. He has been an on-the-ground advocate for the public interest for over 40 years. Harry teaches two courses, PH 220 Health Policy Advocacy and PH 298.015, a group study/action learning class placing students with organizations advocating for better public health issues. He also administers the distribution of funds from class action lawsuits and has been responsible for the making and accountability of $70 million of grants from health-related state and multistate cases.
He was the director and senior advocate for the West Coast office of Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, from 1976 until June 2002. In that capacity, he represented consumer interests on state and national issues and was responsible for many advocacy projects, including the distribution of surplus food to low-income people, and the passage of federal and state legislation to establish Certified Farmers Markets. He was also responsible for the publication of many studies providing research and analysis of issues such as campaign finance reform, redlining of inner-city communities, the effectiveness of the California Department of Insurance, and the conversion of nonprofit health care providers to for-profit publicly traded corporations. He co-authored “Getting Action,” a booklet on how to use legal administrative petitions to advocate for policy change by government agencies. He supervised the creation of Patient’s Rights Advocacy Services, the organization that protects the rights of mental health patients in the City and County of San Francisco. He represented Consumers Union either as a party or friend of the court in legal actions, and as a lobbyist in local, state, and federal legislative bodies and administrative agencies. Prior to joining Consumers Union he was the Peace Corps director in Nepal and Western Samoa and associate Peace Corps director in India. In all Peace Corps positions, he worked with government officials to design, implement, and support local programs.
Harry is an attorney, licensed to practice law in California. Before moving with his wife and children to India he practiced law in Los Angeles, representing individuals and businesses including IBM, Security Title Insurance, Century Bank, Wilshire Insurance Co., Transamerica Computer Leasing, KNOB-FM, and Olympic Gas Company.
Grace Turkis (she/her)
Director of Leadership and Professional Development
As the Director of Leadership and Professional Development at RISE and Director of the Kaiser Permanente Scholars Program, Grace brings more than 20 years of experience in leadership development in both university and health care settings. She is passionate about developing others and helping students integrate their unique experiences, interests, and talents to reach their maximum professional potential. Prior to UC Berkeley, Grace served as the Director of Operations at the Institute for Physician Leadership and the Pharmacy Leadership Institute at the UCSF Center for Health Professions, where she focused on the design and implementation of leadership programs for clinical leaders across California. Grace received her Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Colorado Denver and a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, leadership consultant, and certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner. Grace also serves on the Advisory Board of Home for a Home, a nonprofit organization that partners with socially conscious real estate professionals to sustainably fund the construction of homes for people in need in Guatemala.
Shalini Chatterjee (she/her/hers)
Graduate Student Instructor for Health and Medical Apprenticeship Program (HMAP) for undergraduate students
Shalini Chatterjee is a third-year student in the concurrent MSW/MPH program (Class of 2022) excited to be working with students in HMAP this year. Prior to graduate school, she completed a year of service with AmeriCorps and then worked at a non-profit supportive housing site, where she provided mental health services to formerly homeless adults in San Francisco. As a dual degree student, she is interested in exploring the intersections of community mental health, homelessness, and criminal justice reform through harm reduction and restorative approaches.
During her time in graduate school, she has worked on multiple projects aimed at developing, evaluating, and improving services supporting marginalized individuals, including youth experiencing homelessness, youth impacted by commercial sexual exploitation, people who are pregnant and housing insecure, and people living with HIV/AIDS. She has also served as a street outreach worker at People’s Park and a student practitioner at the UC Berkeley Restorative Justice Center. She is currently the social work intern with Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital’s Emergency Department Case Management team, working with adults with complex medical and psychosocial needs. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, reading, music, and spending time with animals.
Ashika John (she/her)
Student Group Specialist
Ashika John is a second-year MPH Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology Candidate (Class of 2022) and also completed her undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley with a major in Molecular and Cell Biology and a minor in Global Public Health in 2020. A majority of her previous work experience is centered around primary prevention of sexual violence on campus with a social justice and anti-racism lens at the PATH to Care Center. She is also a GSI for PH162A Microbiology and is interning with the Alameda County Public Health Department. She is a trained classical ballerina, first generation Indian-American and loves listening to Michael Jackson, watching The Office and Ru Paul’s Drag Race, and cooking with her mom.
Graduate Student Instructor for PH291A (Public Health Leadership) for MPH students
Tracy Lam-Hine is a fourth-year DrPH student (Class of 2022) with a focus on social epidemiologic methods, critical mixed-race studies (CMRS), and racism and health among multiracial people. Tracy currently works as an epidemiologist at the Marin County health department, and previously has worked in workforce development philanthropy and health care strategy consulting. Tracy holds a BS in Economics and Public Policy from UC Berkeley and an MBA from the University of Washington. In his free time, Tracy enjoys travel to warm places, cooking and eating, and taking his dog Mochi to the beach.
Gracielle Li (she/her)
Gracielle Li is an undergraduate student (Class of 2023) at UC Berkeley. Originally from the Philippines, Gracielle has a strong passion for social justice and equality. Gracielle also serves as the ASUC’s Director of Basic Needs, where she organizes many programs to serve the basic needs of the larger student body. She is currently majoring in Political Science, Psychology, and Legal Studies and hopes to conduct future research on Political Behavior and Attitudes in order to help inform policy. Gracielle’s interests include reading, writing, hiking, knitting, and painting.
Justin Park (he/him)
Justin Park is an undergraduate student (Class of 2022) at UC Berkeley majoring in Data Science and Cognitive Science. He is passionate about social welfare and tech for social good, and he is currently serving as the director of his church fellowship on campus. In the future, Justin hopes to pursue a career in product management, helping build companies ethically as well as working at a company that is geared towards helping people. His other interests include dancing, singing, hiking, and playing games.
Rushlenne Pascual (she/her)
Rushlenne Pascual is a first-year MPH student (Class of 2023). She was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and earned her BS in Microbiology and BA in Public Health at the University of Washington. During college, she became fascinated by microbes as the cause of communicable diseases and wondered why certain communities were disproportionately affected. She quickly developed passions for microbiology and public health in the context of infectious diseases and is now part of the first-year MPH cohort in the division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology. Before joining Berkeley Public Health, Rushlenne helped with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects to enhance domestic gonorrhea surveillance and stop the spread of resistant infections. As a first-generation college and graduate student, she hopes to inspire students with similar backgrounds to pursue higher education and give them the resources they need to succeed. If she is not at school or work, you can probably find her participating in outreach and social activities at her church. She also loves playing tennis, exploring the outdoors, spending time with friends, and trying new restaurants.
Shelby Rorabaugh (she/her)
Shelby Rorabaugh is a graduate student in the two-year Health Policy and Management MPH program (Class of 2023). After receiving a BA in Political Science from New York University in 2017, she pursued her public health passions in program coordination for the global health nonprofit Orbis International and the New York City Department of Health’s Bureau of Equitable Health Systems. While working for the Department of Health at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, she talked to physicians and patients to increase utilization of vital social services, such as housing assistance and unemployment benefits, and to improve vaccination rates among BIPOC communities in the outer boroughs. Shelby has returned to her Bay Area roots for grad school where she hopes to learn more about health equity, program evaluation, and primary care quality improvement initiatives in California’s healthcare landscape. In her free time, Shelby loves to read epic fantasy novels, hunt for hidden gem coffee shops, and bake apple pies.