Pierluigi Serraino is a practicing architect and educator. The author of many books on architecture, including TASCHEN's Modernism Rediscovered, his articles and projects have appeared in Architectural Design, ArCA, Global Architecture, Hunch, Construire, Architettura, ACADIA, and Journal of...
Sarita Nyasha Cannon teaches courses on 20th-Century American Literatures in the English Department at San Francisco State University. She has presented her scholarship at conferences around the world and is the author of Black-Native Autobiographical Acts: Navigating the Minefields of Authenticity...
Karen Davis is senior film programmer for the Mill Valley Film Festival and professor emerita at California State University Monterey Bay. She has taught courses in film studies and world cinema at Vassar College, UC Santa Cruz, Sonoma State University, and California State University Monterey Bay...
 Pamela Rose is a San Francisco jazz and blues vocalist who has thrilled audiences locally and internationally with her swinging, soulful style. With seven recordings under her belt, Rose has toured nationally, celebrating remarkable women in blues and jazz. She is on the faculty of the California...
Deborah Gold, M.D. practiced in the field of infectious disease for 31 years in a teaching hospital and treated diseases including tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and infections involving bones and heart valves. She has given more than thirty medical center grand rounds on topics such as Zika,...
Bryan Méndez is an astronomer and education specialist dedicated to sharing the inspirational wonder and beauty of the universe. He teaches astronomy and physics at UC Berkeley; develops educational resources for students, teachers, and the public; and conducts professional development for science...
Pam Gleason is a local history buff and tour guide whose Guidebook to Berkeley will be on bookshelves soon. She’s worked at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism since 2007 and has degrees in political economy and history. She misses the “How Berkeley Can You Be?” parade and is intrigued when...
Linda Carucci is a former California Culinary Academy dean and granddaughter of an Italian cheesemaker. She is the author of Cooking School Secrets for Real World Cooks, a finalist for James Beard and Julia Child First Book awards. She is teaching Cooking with Winter Produce with us this winter...
Ken Verosub is distinguished professor emeritus in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UC Davis. His interests range from understanding the Earth’s magnetic field to deciphering the Earth’s climate. Currently, he is studying the interface between geologic processes and human activity...
Sandra Bass, Ph.D. is an Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Public Service Center at UC Berkeley. She has worked on women’s leadership, girls education and reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa and as a faculty member in criminology and political science at the University of...

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