PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

Stephan is the San Francisco-based artist who conceived and launched The ClimateMusic Project.  He is a long-time member of a group of artists working out of a prominent studio in the central Market Street district of San Francisco. He is also a long-time student of flamenco guitar and holds graduate degrees in the sciences and the arts. He has had a distinguished parallel career in federal service, during which he has received multiple awards for innovation in public service.   Reflecting his ability to successfully complete what he starts, Stephan was once part of a two man team that won a long-distance open ocean-rowing trophy after a three-year campaign that included a leaky boat, capsizes in surf, narrow misses by ships, getting lost in fogs, and thousands of ocean miles rowed in training. To see some of his studio work, please visit www.sc2arts.com

Stephan Crawford

Founder and Executive Producer

Fran is an attorney and most recently was the  Executive Director of a non-profit organization that focuses on energy efficiency in China. Fran has also worked for more than two decades as a consultant in support of international organizations and government agencies addressing environmental and chemicals management issues.  Prior to becoming a consultant, Fran worked for the Organisation for  Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris in their Environment Directorate. Fran has a BS degree from SUNY Albany in Environmental Studies and Mathematics, and a JD from Harvard Law School.

Fran Schulberg

Executive Producer

Sara is an environmental scientist by training who has been working on issues related to international science policy and diplomacy. Sara has worked in Washington, D.C. as a Science & Technology Policy Fellow sponsored by the American  Association for the Advancement of Science.  At the U.S. Department of State, she managed the environment, science, technology, and health portfolio in the Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs. With the U.S. National Science Foundation, she catalyzed new frontiers of science research specifically around biodiversity.  Sara holds a Ph.D. in ecology from Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment and a B.A. in biology from Harvard University.

Dr. Sara Chun

Strategic Advisor, Partnerships

Laurie is a veteran public policy professional who has held previous positions in government, industry, and academia. Laurie most recently served as Deputy Director of UC Berkeley's Global Engagement Office overseeing the development of partnerships with international universities and advising the campus on best practices for global engagement in a higher education context. As head of Global Trade Policy for Levi Strauss & Co., Laurie advised on global trade and development issues.  Laurie has always been passionate about working with institutions committed to a greater good and has sought out opportunities to engage on global concerns. Laurie holds a Master's degree in International Affairs from George Washington University and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Tufts University.

Laurie Goldman

Strategic Advisor, Public Engagement

 

SCIENCE TEAM

William Collins is an internationally recognized expert in climate modeling and climate change science. His personal research concerns the interactions among greenhouse gases and aerosols, the coupled climate system, and global environmental change.  

At Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Dr. Collins serves as the Director for the Climate and Ecological Sciences Division. At the University of California, Berkeley, he teaches in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science and directs the new multi-campus Climate Readiness Institute (CRI).

Dr. Collins’s role in launching the Department of Energy’s Accelerated Climate Model for Energy (ACME) program was awarded the U.S. Department of Energy Secretary’s Achievement Award on May 7, 2015.  He is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  He was a Lead Author on the Fourth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), for which the IPCC was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, and was also a Lead Author on the recent Fifth Assessment.

Before joining Berkeley and Berkeley Lab, Dr. Collins was a senior scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and served as Chair of the Scientific Steering Committee for the DOE/NSF Community Climate System Model project.

Dr. Collins received his undergraduate degree in physics from Princeton University and earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Chicago.

Dr. William Collins

Science Advisor

Dr. Jones is Deputy Director of the Climate Readiness Institute and a research scientist in the Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory where he leads the Society and Integrated Earth Systems Program Domain.   His research uses quantitative Earth system science tools – computer models, statistics, etc. – to gain insight into how humans affect the climate and vice versa.  Dr. Jones is currently leading a project to examine how climate change will interact with urban heat islands in the Bay Area to alter the frequency of extreme heat events.  He is delighted to be part of the Climate Music Project because he believes that it is ultimately the story behind the data that inspires action and drives decision-making.  He is also an amateur musician.  Dr. Jones holds a doctorate from the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley.

Dr. Andrew Jones

Science Advisor

Dr. Abramoff is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  Her research explores the effect of global change on biogeochemical cycling in soils.  She earned her PhD in Biology with a Certificate in Terrestrial Biogeoscience from Boston University in 2015, and also brings a background in theater and dance to The ClimateMusic Project.

Dr. Rose Abramoff

Science Advisor

Dr. Marklein is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She is a quantitative biogeochemist who focuses on the effects of soil chemistry, climate change, and agricultural management on soil carbon storage and plant growth. She received her PhD in Ecosystem Biogeochemistry at UC Davis in 2014. Dr. Marklein is also an accomplished musician.

Dr. Alison Marklein

Science Advisor

 

MUSICAL COMPOSITION AND PERFORMANCE

Erik Ian Walker has been writing and recording music for theater, dance, film and television in the Bay Area since 1982. His knowledge and use of the science of sound in his compositions, and the inclusion of everyday/nature sounds as part of the soundscape, are a good fit for the ClimateMusic Project. His extensive collaborations include experimental theater/dance performance, film, and rock and jazz ensembles. His latest album, Criteria Obsession with his band Castle Canyon, is an entertaining romp through the instrumental rock landscape. Erik runs WackoWorld Music as well as the recording studio Crib Nebula in San Francisco. He teaches musicianship, improvisation, synthesizer madness and piano for all ages at his studio and at the Community Music Center in San Francisco. Erik holds a degree in composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Erik Ian Walker

Composer

Scott Brazieal has been playing music since age 7.  He has been composing and performing various genres of experimental music for over 35 years, having been a central part of numerous recordings on such labels as Cuneiform Records and Recommended Records. He is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying composition with John Adams, among others. A veteran of several European tours with his own rock group, Cartoon, and later with the acclaimed avant-rock band, 5uu's, he has since settled down these past years finishing a solo album, "Songs from the Empire" and writing the film score (and co-wrote the screenplay) for the independent film, "The Cedars", a neorealist snapshot of Central Californian working class life, which was a featured selection of the Manhattan Film Festival and the Santa Cruz Film Festival in 2014. He also enjoys cottage cheese and baseball.

Scott Brazieal

Keyboard

Thomas Dimuzio

Synthesizer

Michèle Walther earned her M.M. from the Conservatory of Music in Basel, Switzerland. She later graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston majoring in jazz performance. She is a founding member of LaMuseMent; a trio with accordion, saxophone and violin. LaMuseMent recorded the CD orange heart under the Swiss label Altrisuoni. Michèle also loves to perform Argentine tango. She won first prize in Boston's Battle of the Tango Bands with Los Gatos Azules. As a member of Tangonero she won the CMC Shenson Award for their original stage production Malena. Recording credits include Resonance, Tangonero, The Boston String Quartet, LaMuseMent, and Oscar Stagnaro. Michèle has performed in venues throughout Europe and North America with Ian Anderson/Jethro Tull, Gloria Estefan, Joe Lovano, John Cage, Oscar Stagnaro (Paquito D'Rivera), Pablo Ablanedo Septet (jazz, latin; label fresh sound/new talent), Vardan Ovsepian Chamber Ensemble (jazz; label fresh sound/new talent), The Boston String Quartet (CD Spectrum), Basel Sinfonietta, Mark Feldman, Steve Gadd, and more.

Michèle Walther

Violin

Angela is a recent UC Berkeley graduate in Music and Statistics. She worked as the data analyst intern for The ClimateMusic Project, as an extra pair of hands in the studio in preparation of the piece, and does live mixing for the band on-stage. She became involved with the ClimateMusic Project after hearing about it through school and found the unique opportunity to be involved in different fields of study in this project. She hopes to continue studying music and technology and look more into sonification of data.

Angela Lee

Data Analyst and Live Mixing

 
 

VISUALS

David Tanaka is an accomplished film editor and commercial filmmaker whose body of work spans motion picture visual effects and animation, as well as special venue productions. Classically trained in piano from the age of five, he received his BFA in Fine Arts/Film Theory at the University of California/Berkeley with a strong interest in film editing and musical score composition. At Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm Ltd., he specialized in visual effects editing on such movies as Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, and Star Wars.  He went on to become Pixar Animation Studios' special projects editor on Ratatouille, WALL-E, UP, and Toy Story 3. In 2012 Tanaka was key collaborator and creative editor on Pixar in Concert--an immersive orchestral retrospective of all Pixar movies, performed live and in synch to custom-edited montage projections. Recently he completed Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage--a symphonic production currently on tour, celebrating 50 years of the franchise's iconic music and memorable imagery.

David H. Tanaka

Creative Editor

 
 

FILM

Darin graduated from Vancouver Film School in 2004 and has worked on network commercials, independent films, music videos, and collaborated/edited for Yosemite rock climber Dean Potter.  He has shot and co-created multiple skateboard related films for Red Bull which have aired on Fox’s Fuel TV in the US and throughout Europe.  In 2013 Darin produced and directed a 35 minute historical rock climbing documentary “The D.L.F.A.” and most recently he worked as the gaffer on the feature film “400 Days” starring Brandon Routh and Dane Cook. He seasonally lives in Joshua Tree, California where he focusses all of his energy into film making and rock climbing with as few distractions as possible.

Darin Limvere

Documentary Filmmaker

 
 

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Darian is an accomplished fundraiser, social entrepreneur, and best-selling author. His work “helping people help” started during his five-year tenure as Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation, after which he authored the best-selling Nonprofit Fundraising 101, edited the best-selling Nonprofit Management 101, and co-founded the world’s only conference series dedicated to social media for social good, Social Media for Nonprofits. Most recently, he launched the Nonprofit Fundraising Masters conference series to share the secrets to success, most valuable tips and tools, and sources of inspiration of the world’s most successful fundraisers with nonprofit professionals, and he assumed the Executive Director role at Numi Foundation, where he oversees their clean water and curriculum development programs. Heyman is an in-demand fundraising consultant and board retreat facilitator, and a frequent keynote speaker at social impact events around the globe.

Darian Rodriguez Heyman

Randy is Executive Director and Chief Curator at Artworks for Change, which creates contemporary art exhibitions around the world to address crucial social and environmental issues.  She brings to each project an academic and professional background as an international exhibiting artist, art therapist, educator and curator. She has provided curatorial and art consulting services worldwide for more than 30 years to a range of international and cultural organizations, including The World Bank, International Finance Corporation and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She holds both Master’s in Art Therapy and Master of Fine Arts degrees.

Randy Rosenberg

Joel is chairman and executive editor of GreenBiz Group, Inc., and  a well-respected voice on sustainable business and clean technology. He is author or co-author of more than a dozen books, including The New Grand Strategy: Restoring America’s Prosperity, Security and Sustainability in the 21st Century, (St. Martin’s Press, 2016), about a business plan for America, born at the Pentagon, that embeds sustainability as a strategic national imperative.

Joel Makower

Michael has been a Chief Executive, entrepreneur, and adviser in technology and sustainability for almost 20 years and has advised companies, multinationals and governments around the world including the White House and the United Nations. Michael  sits on the boards of several public and private institutions and is chairman of Digitalis Foundation, vice-chair of the Natural Capital Coalition, and former CEO of the Global Reporting Initiative, Carbonetworks, iVeridis, and other companies focused on the intersection of technology, sustainability, and innovation.

Michael Meehan

Bruce is Vice President of Global Programs at Asia Society, overseeing cross-Center program initiatives throughout the organization's global network. During his tenure, he has overseen an expansion of Asia Society's multidisciplinary activities in the Northern California region. He has fostered the Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative, a partnership that brings together global experts from academia, government, the private sector and civil society to address urban sustainability challenges.

Bruce Pickering

 

ADVISORS

Velvet Voelz has managed various projects ranging from large-scale renewable energy power plants to local small business sustainability initiatives. She earned an MBA and a Master of Science in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco. She has a deep passion for working on projects that help mitigate climate change and is excited to merge her love for art and science with The ClimateMusic Project.

VelveT     Voelz    

Founding Co-Producer and Advisor

Marianna Grossman is founder and managing partner of Minerva Ventures, a consultancy focused on solutions for a resilient future. Minerva provides climate adaptation consulting services for companies and communities.  Minerva also guides clean tech startups in water, energy, remediation, finance, and climate analytics. Previously, Marianna led Sustainable Silicon Valley for seven years, working to create a more resilient region.  Before that she had corporate roles in the automotive, computer, and semiconductor industries. In addition to her work with the ClimateMusic Project,  Marianna serves on the California Climate Adaptation and Resilience Action Plan Technical Advisory Group for Governor Brown;  the Board of Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; California Congress of the International Living Future Institute; and the Advisory Council for Climate Action for the City of Palo Alto.  She earned a BA cum laude, with distinction in Policy Studies from Dartmouth and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.   She specializes in bringing people and institutions together across sectors to collaborate, invent and implement solutions that enhance sustainability, build resilience, and address the consequences of climate change.

Marianna Grossman

Advisor

 
 

INTERNS

As social media lead, Riti engages our audiences and partners with informative and entertaining content.  She works closely with the rest of the team to ensure effective outreach and external communication.  Riti believes that climate change is the greatest issue facing humanity, and that it will be the root cause of socio-political conflict in the future.  Through her role, she hopes to spread the project's impact and ignite a desire for change in people her age.

Riti HeGDe

Lance Fernando is an aspiring Data Scientist in his senior year at the University of San Francisco majoring in Data Science with a concentration in Computational Analytics. His interests lie in the fields of Data Visualization, Data Mining and Applied Statistics. Lance is also minoring in Music to feed his lifelong passion of making music. When he's not wrangling data he enjoys playing dixieland jazz on the trumpet, singing musical theater songs and rocking out some Beatles standards with his Rickenbacker 330. He's also a cycling fanatic, riding around San Francisco and beyond with the USF cycling club. After graduation Lance intends to continue into a graduate program to further enhance his skills in Analytics and Data Science.

Lance Fernando

Katherine is a 4th year undergraduate at UC Berkeley pursuing a simultaneous degree in Environmental Science and Political Science.  Her research studies international policy on climate migration and refugees.  With the ClimateMusic Project, she has been involved in developing the “Take Action” platform to connect audience enthusiasm to individual action against climate change.  Katherine also assists with outreach, web design, and graphic design for the project.  

Katherine Lee