Member Resources

Members hold Central Level jobs or workshifts in the Berkeley Student Cooperative.  These range from receptionists to food delivery to member education.  Below are a list of Member Resources member staff that you may need to contact directly.

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Hiring Commission Chair

hicom@bsc.coop

Because the BSC is a democratically run organization, we hire all of our compensated central level positions through the Hiring Commission (HiCom), made up of BSC members who have recieved HiCom training. The HiCom Chair coordinates and facilitates all hirings and conducts trainings every semester that are open to any member. HiCom members are compensated at the workshift rate for the time they spend in hirings.

Health Education Coordinator  Julie Magana

Health Education Coordinator

Julie Magana (she/her)
hec@bsc.coop

The Health Education Coordinator is the primary liaison between the BSC and University Health Services, as well as other health promotion organizations. Their goal is to advocate for member and community health in all units of the BSC through furthering Harm Reduction efforts, coordinating and providing unit and central-level health training, organizing health workshops, assessing the needs and strengths of BSC health advocacy efforts, supporting unit Health Workers, and promoting a healthy environment across the BSC! The HEC acknowledges that physical, social, sexual, spiritual, emotional, and mental health are essential to a holistic understanding of health in the BSC, and is here to support any and all efforts to contribute to the development of comprehensive health education and promotion at the unit and central-level. Members or Health Workers with concerns or suggestions regarding health promotion and the health environment in their unit are encouraged to reach out to the HEC directly!

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Health Worker Coordinator

Danyion Reagan (he/him)
hwc@bsc.coop

The Health Worker Coordinator (HWC) is responsible for managing the BSC Health Worker Program by training, supervising, and supporting health workers. The HWC is charged with ensuring that Health Workers continue to promote health in the BSC through core health promotion strategies: community-level engagement/education, peer support, and appropriate referral. The HWC is also a student liaison between the BSC and University Health Services Health Worker Program, University Health Services, and other health promotion organizations.

Sustainability Coordinator  Tyler Shelton

Sustainability Coordinator

Tyler Shelton
sustainability@bsc.coop

The Sustainability Coordinator helps reduce the BSC’s environmental impact through conservation, resource efficiency, education, and other innovative projects. 

Recruitment Coordinator  Sarah Carter

Recruitment Coordinator

Sarah Carter
rc@bsc.coop

The Recruitment Coordinator provides support and assistance in the areas of recruitment and advertising. Duties include organizing house tours, creating advertising materials, and giving presentations to prospective co-opers about the benefits of co-op housing, coordinating tours of the co-op, and maintaining a tabling effort at Sproul Plaza.

Network Manager Coordinator -- Esme Cohen

Network Manager Coordinator

Esme Cohen
bscit@bsc.coop

The Network Manager Coordinator provides technical support, training, and advice to the unit-level Network Managers elected at each BSC Unit. Duties/responsibilities include centralized documentation, high-level network troubleshooting and installation. The NMC coordinates with the Operations Manager to oversee the BSCIT standards, procedure and cycle fund and promotes peer technical collaboration amongst the unit-level network managers.

Waste Reduction Coordinator  Esmeralda Sandoval-Olguin

Waste Reduction Coordinator

Esmeralda Sandoval-Olguin (she/her/ella)
recycle@bsc.coop

The Waste Reduction Coordinator (WRC) supervises and coordinates all BSC recycling & re-use programs, both at the house and central level.  The WRC is also in charge of collecting and converting all co-op kitchen grease into biodiesel.

Member Resource Assistant  Riley Schorr

Member Resource Assistant

Riley Schorr (she/her)
mrsasst@bsc.coop

The Assistant to the Member Resources Supervisor (MRS Asst) provides support to the Member Resources Supervisor. They publish the Owner’s Manual in the summer as well as the training manuals for house-level managers each semester. They also help to coordinate events such as New Member Orientation and the BSC’s trip to the NASCO Institute. They also send out the weekly Member Resources Newsletter.

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Conduct Member Advisor

Catherine Lopez
conductma@bsc.coop

The Conduct Member Advisor is the primary resource for members involved in conduct proceedings at the central-level.  They provide assistance and information to both the complainant and respondent involved in conduct cases to ensure they understand the process and can appropriately prepare and effectively participate in the grievance process. They also act as the primary resource for members and unit-level managers involved in review hearings and/or personnel-related matters. The Conduct Member Advisor will also serve as a resource to the membership, being available via office hours, phone, and email to answer conduct-related questions and provide guidance on BSC conduct policies and grievance procedures.

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Conduct Member Advisor

Emma Hawk
cma@bsc.coop

The Conduct Member Advisor is the primary resource for members involved in conduct proceedings at the central-level.  They provide assistance and information to both the complainant and respondent involved in conduct cases to ensure they understand the process and can appropriately prepare and effectively participate in the grievance process. They also act as the primary resource for members and unit-level managers involved in review hearings and/or personnel-related matters. The Conduct Member Advisor will also serve as a resource to the membership, being available via office hours, phone, and email to answer conduct-related questions and provide guidance on BSC conduct policies and grievance procedures.

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Administrative Member Advisor

Maia Saha
adminma@bsc.coop

The Administrative Member Advisor is the primary resource for members making requests to the BSC Administrative Committee.  The Admin AA is obliged to attend all Administrative Committee (AdCom) meetings, AdHoc meetings, screening meetings, and to assist members with requests that come before the committee, as well as in any potential appeals of those decisions. The Admin AA will also serve as a resource to the membership, being available via office hours, phone, and email to answer administrative questions and provide guidance on BSC administrative policies and procedures.

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Social Manager Coordinator

Vacant
smc@bsc.coop

The Social Manager Coordinator takes the lead in planning major BSC member events. The SMC ensures the smooth planning, preparation, completion, and conclusion of member events—duties may include but are not limited to budgeting, establishing dates and alternate dates, advertising and promoting the event, selecting and reserving the event site, acquiring permits, transportation, tables, chairs, event support and security, signage, emergency plans, and cleanup. The SMC works closely with the Member Resources Supervisors (MRS) and VPET to create professional and well-attended events. Under the direction of the MRS, the SMC trains and provides on-going support to Social Managers throughout the semester.

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Restorative Justice Practitioner

Lola Hastings-Garcia
rj1@bsc.coop

RJ Practitioners are trained in Restorative Practices (RP), Restorative Justice (RJ) and other forms of relationship building and conflict resolution. Philosophically, they believe that solutions to complex interpersonal relations require not only restorative expertise, but also understanding of the cultural context in which they occur. They are responsible for providing services in these areas for members and managers in the Berkeley Student Cooperative. In addition, they meet collectively to discuss unit culture and conflict issues within the coops.  The RJPs report to the Conduct Hearing Coordinator.

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Restorative Justice Practitioner

Markus Hallmark
rj2@bsc.coop

RJ Practitioners are trained in Restorative Practices (RP), Restorative Justice (RJ) and other forms of relationship building and conflict resolution. Philosophically, they believe that solutions to complex interpersonal relations require not only restorative expertise, but also understanding of the cultural context in which they occur. They are responsible for providing services in these areas for members and managers in the Berkeley Student Cooperative. In addition, they meet collectively to discuss unit culture and conflict issues within the coops.  The RJPs report to the Conduct Hearing Coordinator.

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Anti-Oppression Education Coordinator

David Rodriguez (he/him)
aoec@bsc.coop

The Anti-Oppression Education Coordinator (AOEC) works to support BSC unit-level and central-level education designed to increase members’ awareness and understanding of systems of oppression and related issues, including, but not limited to racism, homophobia, gender discrimination, ableism, classism, and oppression based on legal status in the US. The AOEC works with unit-level managers to connect members to workshop facilitators, educational materials, and other community resources.

Consent Working Group Chair -- Esme Cohen

Consent Working Group Chair

Esme Cohen (she/her)
consentchair@bsc.coop

The Consent Working Group Chair coordinates consent education for the units of the BSC, providing the mandatory consent workshops, along with supplemental material and resource directories. Duties include leading the CWG, a group of member facilitators, and coordinating with the AOEC to continuously revise and improve curriculum so it may consistently represent and serve the cooperative experience to its fullest.