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10-Second Bio: Dr. Carrie L. Byington, beekeeper

Meet Dr. Carrie L. Byington, the new EVP of UC Health. Originally from Texas, she is passionate about supporting bee colonies and the leadership culture they exemplify.


10-Second Bio: Meet Raisa VanAlstyne-Ponce, rogue cereal eater

Raisa's interests include championing secondary education, traversing the globe and taking an unconventional approach to breakfast.


10-Second Bio: Rakesh Singh, tropical vacation enthusiast

Meet Rakesh Singh, ITS senior consultant. When he’s not contemplating the impact of his work on staff across UC, he’s imagining his next excursion to one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.


10-Second Bio: Ginger Hintz, poetry scholar

Meet Program Specialist Ginger Hintz. In 2017, she followed her personal passion to Berlin — where she explored the Audre Lorde Archives and chronicled her findings.


10-Second Bio: Bara Waters, rockin’ musician

Meet Communications & Training Manager Bara Waters, half of the groovy electric folk music duo Cosmic Spin.


Nicola Gruen

10-Second Bio: Nicola Gruen, violinist

Meet Development Analyst Nicola Gruen. In addition to being a professional violinist who once performed with Eric Clapton, she’s an East Bay native!


10-Second Bio: Rhommel Canare, cooking aficionado

Meet Systemwide Human Resources Fellow Rhommel Canare. Originally from San Diego, he’s motivated by serving the public — and creating inspiring recipes.


10-Second Bio: Matt Hawk, lawyer, MTV actor and theatre geek

Meet Matt Hawk, senior counsel, construction. You may have spotted him on a calendar with Carmen Electra!


10-Second Bio: Nikki Lopez, competitive powerlifter

Meet Business Systems Analyst Nikki Lopez of Procurement Services. She’s passionate about strength training and is on a mission to get barbells into the hands of more women.


10-Second Bio: Jolene Huey, world travel enthusiast

Jolene Huey, executive compensation analyst for Systemwide HR, loves to travel. Next on her list? The Middle East.