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10-Second Bio: Ian Larue, seventh-generation Oaklander

Meet Compensation Analyst Ian Larue, aspiring voice actor and great-great-great-great-grandson of Oakland’s first general store proprietors. He’s also a second-generation UC employee.


10-Second Bio: Bernadette Scully, Irish historian, advocate and poet

Meet Executive Assistant Bernadette Scully of IRAP. One of her proudest accomplishments is redirecting a local train that now winds through the historic streets of Dublin towards the Irish Financial Services Center.


10-Second Bio: Carol Lake, resilient survivor

Meet Carol Lake, financial analyst IV – risk management. Her accounting and finance skills are even more impressive considering her journey to overcome severe cognitive trauma.


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: Raisa VanAlstyne-Ponce, rogue cereal eater

Meet Articulation Analyst Raisa VanAlstyne-Ponce of Student Affairs. Her 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.