Conference Subcommittees: 

Arts & Culture
Evan Bissell, lead
Dania Cabello
Takiyah Franklin
Sande Smith
Basima Sisemore

Breakout Sessions
Evan Bissell, lead
Olivia Araiza
Elsadig Elsheikh
Rachelle Galloway-Popotas
Gerald Lenoir
Stephen Menendian
Victoria Robinson

Evan Bissell, lead
Olivia Araiza
Rachelle Galloway-Popotas

Puanani Forbes, lead
Nicole-Marie Cotton

Logistics, Operations, Staffing
Puanani Forbes, lead
Nicole-Marie Cotton
Sean Reyes
Tomeko Wyrick

Media & Communications
Rachelle Galloway-Popotas, lead
Marc Abizeid
Sara Grossman

Additional Program Support:

Artist in Residence Installation

Christine Wong Yap

Coffeehouse Conversations

Curated by Abdul-Rehman Malik, Rachelle Galloway-Popotas, Sara Grossman

Making Belonging Culturemaker panel

Curation by Evan Bissell and Rachelle Galloway-Popotas
Research by Sara Grossman

Authoritarianism panel

Research and curation by EJ Toppin, Josh Clark, Stephen Menendian

Feminism panel

Curation by Connie Cagampang Heller

Bridging Generations

Curation by Evan Bissell 

Additional Breakout Curation and Speaker Selection

Osagie Obasogie, Julie Nelson, Josh Clark, Jason Marsh, Eli Moore

Curriculum Development

Michelle "Mush" Lee, Mariah Rankine-Landers, Jessa Brie Moreno, Evan Bissell

Curriculum Layout

Nick James

Omi Wellness Center 

Ashara Ekundayo, Patrick Brown, Takiyah Franklin

"Belonging" Stage Design

Chris Abueg

Slides, Signage, and Badge Design

Chris Abueg

Contra-Tiempo Fabric Panels Artist

Emily Orling

Mobile App

Sean Reyes, Marc Abizeid

Printed Program Layout/Design

Rachelle Galloway-Popotas

Haas Institute Materials and Resources

Marc Abizeid


Basima Sisemore

Tshirt & Bag Designs

Rachelle Galloway-Popotas, with hand-lettering by Ximena Jimenez

Speaker Dinner

Mora Túlian

Spanish Translation

Mora Túlian, Lulu Matute 

Editorial Content

Evan Bissell, Rachelle Galloway-Popotas


Jessica Chen, Rachelle Galloway-Popotas


Nick Bruno of Lea Bruno

Breakout session videography

Marc Abizeid, Serginho Roosblad

Breakout session audio recording

Marc Abizeid


Eric Arnold

On-Site Illustrator

Cameron Clack


Dion Decibels

AudioVisual, West Hall

Desmond Bell, Ellis Davis, and Encore team

AudioVisual for Breakout Sessions, CART Captioning, and Livestream:

UC Berkeley AV: Alex Ouyoung, Elana Pereira, Dorothy Wang, Airdri Stoddart
Marc Abizeid

Marriott Event Management

Ave Lising and Monica Singh

Thank you to the Haas Institute’s Graduate Student Researchers and Summer Fellow alumni for volunteering. To the Haas Institute family: our staff, faculty, students, and community partners—your scholarship, commitment, advocacy, and energy gives life to this work!