Committee

The TGIF Committee is the decision-making body for The Green Initiative Fund. The Committee chooses which projects receive money, approves changes to awards, and guides the general direction of TGIF. The Committee is organized and facilitated by the TGIF Coordinator. The Coordinator presents and reports to the Committee all information regarding TGIF-funded projects and the TGIF program.

Voting Members

  • One graduate student appointed by the President, Campus Affairs Vice President (CAVP), or Vice President of Finance (VPF) of the Graduate Assembly (GA)
  • One undergraduate student appointed by the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC)
  • One student with a background in environmental justice, selected by TGIF’s Committee after the other five members have been selected. This position is open to all undergraduate and graduate students via a student at-large application
  • One undergraduate student, selected by TGIF’s Committee after the other five members have been selected. This position is open to all undergraduate students via a student at-large application
  • One faculty member approved by the Academic Senate
  • One staff member from Administration, selected by the Vice Chancellor for Administration
  • One staff member from Capital Strategies, selected by the Director of Capital Strategies
Responsibilities of Voting Members:
Attend monthly committee meetings;

select which projects receive funding during grant review;

vote on issues which require committee approval, such as project adjustments; and

provide feedback to and help support all grantees.

Non-Voting Members

Responsibilities of Non-Voting Members:
Attend monthly Committee meetings;

provide advice and background information to the committee during grant review;

provide feedback to the Committee on issues which require Committee approval, such as project adjustments;

and provide feedback to and help support all grantees.

2018-2019 TGIF Committee

Administration Representative

David Sorrell

Dave Sorrell holds the position of Cal Parking Department’s Transportation Demand Management and Alternative Transportation Manager. His work on campus includes the development of programs and policies geared to improving transit access in and around campus; as well as the Bay Area at large. Additionally, he utilizes technology and social media in improving transit access for the students, faculty, and staff on campus. Dave holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University, and two advanced degrees (Organizational Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University and Public Transportation Management from the Illinois Institute of Technology). In his downtime, he takes solace in transit photography, attending MLB and NBA games, and gaming with his friends from his hometown of Chicago.

ASUC Representative

Ella Griffith

Meet Ella- a third year here at Cal studying Conservation and Resource Studies and History. Here at UC Berkeley, she works on the Cal Dining Sustainability Team as the Food Waste Reduction Coordinator and has served on the Berkeley Food Institute Undergraduate Advisory Committee. In addition, Ella is the Vice President of Sustainability for the Panhellenic Council, working to improve the Greek community’s environmental impact. Throughout all her work, Ella is incredibly passionate about understanding the history and complexity of what “sustainability” means, who does and does not have access to the mainstream environmental movement and how we can make it more inclusive. Outside of Cal, she has helped put on programming for harvest fairs, built school gardens and taught her best friends to shuck corn. She identifies her spirit vegetable as a green bean. 

Undergraduate Student at-Large Representative

Coming Soon!

Environmental Justice Student at-Large Representative

Coming Soon!

Capital Strategies Representative

Diane Mayo

Diane Mayo is a Project Manager for design and construction projects and a LEED Accredited Professional. She has worked in Capital Projects at UC Berkeley since January 2007 and managed a variety of project types. She also manages the Building Sustainability at Cal program, co-manages the Capital Projects department Green Team, and serves on the Chancellors Advisory Committee on Sustainability.

GA Representative

Adam Orford

Adam is a Ph.D. student at the Energy and Resources Group, where his research interests include energy and environmental policy, administration, politics, regulation, and philosophy. Adam holds an M.P.P. from Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy. He returned to graduate school after nine years of legal practice specializing in environmental, energy, and natural resources litigation. He received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Colum­bia Journal of Environmental Law. He received his B.A. from Arizona State University.

Faculty Representative

Chip Sullivan

Chip Sullivan is an artist and professor of landscape architecture at the College of Environmental Design, UC Berkeley. Chip received the 2016 Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal from the American Society of Landscape Architects which recognized significant excellence in landscape architecture education. His latest book, Cartooning the Landscape, concerns the metaphysics of drawing and learning how to ‘see.’ The Foundation for Landscape Studies selected Cartooning the Landscape for the 2017 John Brinckerhoff Jackson prize for accomplishment in the field of garden history and landscape studies.

Non-Voting Members

Committee on Student Fees Representative

Patrick Ong

Coming Soon!

SERC Director

Sharon Daraphonhdeth

Coming Soon!

Capital Planning Representative

Judy Chess

Coming Soon!

Energy Office Representative

Catherine Patton

Catherine works in Cal's Energy Office as an Energy Analyst, contributing to various projects to improve energy efficiency on campus. She particularly enjoys expanding her knowledge of the complex interrelationships of energy and GHG systems, and bringing this knowledge into the public sphere. Catherine graduated from The University of Arizona with a bachelor's in Chemical Engineering and completed a fellowship with Climate Corps working at Mendocino-Lake Community College District on Sustainability and Energy Management. Outside of work, she loves swing dancing and spending time in nature in any way possible, especially backpacking.

Office of Sustainability Director

Kira Stoll

Coming Soon!

Committee on Student Fees Representative

Olivia Lee

Olivia is a second year at Cal studying computer science and data science. Since her first semester at UC Berkeley, she's been a part of Pi Sigma Epsilon, a business and marketing fraternity, and is currently PSE's Director of Digital Marketing. In the future, she hopes to work in a technical field where she can showcase her passion for product development, focusing on human-centered design. During her free time, Olivia enjoys cafe hopping and playing strategy board games like Catan.

Former TGIF Committees

2017-18 Voting Members
Administration David Sorrell
Associated Students of the University of California Connor Hughes
Environmental Sustainability Community at-Large Representative Alexis Hidalgo
Student at-Large Vineet J Nair
Real Estate Veronica Wong
Graduate Assembly Jonathan Morris
2016-17 Voting Members
Administration Brigitte Lossing
Associated Students of the University of California Ryan Saraie
Environmental Sustainability Community at-Large Representative Taylor Lee
Student at-Large Zoe Cassady
Faculty Duncan Callaway
Real Estate Veronica Wong
Graduate Assembly Ben Gould
2016-17 Voting Members
Administration Brigitte Lossing
Associated Students of the University of California Ryan Saraie
Environmental Sustainability Community at-Large Representative Taylor Lee
Student at-Large Zoe Cassady
Faculty Duncan Callaway
Real Estate Veronica Wong
Graduate Assembly Ben Gould
2014-15 Voting Members
Administration Denise Cronin
Associated Students of the University of California Keilan Rathjen
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability Pallavi Sherikar
Student at-Large Pascal Polonik
Faculty Celine Pallud
Real Estate Todd Henry
Graduate Assembly Phillip Braddock
2013-14 Voting Members
Administration Denise Cronin
Associated Students of the University of California Judy Li
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability Cheyenne Overall
Student at-Large Nicole Kush
Faculty Celine Pallud
Facilities Services Kevin Ng
Graduate Assembly Cara Tovey
2012-13 Voting Members
Administration Kira Stoll
Associated Students of the University of California Jacqueline Hsu
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability Brynn Cook
Student at-Large Shilpa Sure
Faculty John Chiang
Facilities Services Kevin Ng
Graduate Assembly Daniel Riffe
2011-12 Voting Members
Administration Kira Stoll
Associated Students of the University of California Kailin Lu
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability Rachel Chang
Student at-Large Mauricio Castillo
Faculty David Jenkins
Facilities Services Lin King
Graduate Assembly Autumn Petros-Good
2011-12 Voting Members
Administration Kira Stoll
Associated Students of the University of California Kailin Lu
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability Rachel Chang
Student at-Large Mauricio Castillo
Faculty David Jenkins
Facilities Services Lin King
Graduate Assembly Autumn Petros-Good
2011-12 Voting Members
Administration Kira Stoll
Associated Students of the University of California Kailin Lu
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability Rachel Chang
Student at-Large Mauricio Castillo
Faculty David Jenkins
Facilities Services Lin King
Graduate Assembly Autumn Petros-Good
2010-11 Voting Committee
Administration Greg Haet
Associated Students of the University of California Elizabeth Heredia
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability Courtney McDonald
Student at-Large Varun Pande
Faculty None
Facilities Services Sara Shirazi
Graduate Assembly Damien Bickett
2009-10 Voting Committee
Administration Greg Haet
Associated Students of the University of California Kaitlin Jaffe
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability Xander Lenc
Student at-Large Annie Davis
Faculty Max Aufhammer/Cris Benton
Facilities Services Sara Shirazi
Graduate Assembly John Mikulin
2008-09 Voting Committee
Administration Lisa McNeilly
Associated Students of the University of California Katherine Brittain
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability Shawn Orgel-Olson
Student at-Large Morgan Wallace
Faculty Cris Benton
Facilities Services Judy Chess
Graduate Assembly Karen Weinbaum
2007-08 Voting Committee
Administration Fahmida Ahmed
Associated Students of the University of California Christina Oatfield
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability Kelley Payne-McKanna
Student at-Large Morgan Wallace
Faculty Ed Arens
Facilities Services Judy Chess
Graduate Assembly John Stanley