Our staff often go above and beyond their work duties and we'd like to honor their contributions to ITS. If you'd like to highlight a co-worker's contributions or thank them for helping you out, send an email to communications director Amanda Cairo. TRB Reception Support Volunteers Thank you to ITS students Jessica Lazarus, Kenji Anzai, Servet Lapardhaja, Jiajian Lu, Jonathan Kupfer, and Anu Kuncheria for helping out and greeting guests at the ITS Berkeley reception at the Transportation Research Board Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020! You helped make our reception a great success! Helping out Volunteers Kudos to everyone beyond the front office team who jumped in to help with setup and cleanup of the holiday party - Roxana Infante, Ami Katagiri, Auggie Ramirez, Melissa Nelson, and Lisa Peterson. They went above and beyond, and many hands made light work! TRB Communications Lisa Peterson and Amanda Cairo Kudos to SafeTREC's Communications Manager Lisa Peterson and ITS's Communications Director Amanda Cairo for all the TRB communications! Lending a hand Volunteers Kudos and thanks to all of the students who were around and volunteered their help on the day of the Ambassador's visit, we couldn't have done it without them! Kind and Gracious Calvin Burnes Kudos to Calvin Burnes who is always so kind and gracious in helping with IT needs. Software updates, remote access, you name it; he always comes to the rescue with the right fix. Even when it's a user error! :-) Thank you Calvin! Jumping in Feet First Ami Katagiri Kudos to Ami Katagiri, a recent addition to the Berkeley DeepDrive administrative team. She has jumped in feet-first and has made an immediate impact to our team. Positive Attitude Roxanna Infante Kudos to Roxanna Infante for always having a friendly smile, a positive attitude and willingness to help a colleague in need of assistance. She is the best. Thanks Roxy! Sustainable Aviation Symposium Amanda Cairo Kudos to Amanda Cairo for working extra-hours in promoting the ITS-sponsored Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019, which resulted in an immediate and substantial increase in enrollments for the conference! Thank you for the great follow-up stories, too! Navigating Changes Lena Lau-Stewart Kudos to Lena Lau-Stewart for navigating the changes surrounding Berkeley DeepDrive transactions transitioning out of Team 9 and to ERSO for support. Filling in Helen Bassham Berkeley front office and make sure the seminars were rolling during the Facilities and Conference Logistics Lead position search. Achievement Award Jay Johnson Kudos to Jay Johnson, who received a Berkeley Campus Achievement Award for his work on the new TechTransfer website. Joining the Team Raty Syka Kudos to Raty Syka on her recent appointment as the ITS Berkeley Facilities and Conference Logistics Lead. She has navigated numerous challenges in her first couple of weeks! Open House Planning Jay Johnson and Fredda Olivares Kudos to Jay Johnson who handled all of the planning and arrangements for Tech Transfer's Open House with exception of hiring the caterer, which Fredda Olivares expertly handled. Finding time John Li Kudos to John Li. John is very knowledgeable, organized, and makes detailed spreadsheets chock-full of important information. Even when busy, John will find time for his teammates. I feel very fortunate to work with John. Thank you John! Always Being There Dana Oldknow Kudos to Dana Oldknow for being an amazing and understanding supervisor and always being there for the team. Offering Support Open House Attendees A big thank you to everyone who came out to the TechTransfer open house who made the event so fun. Offering a helping hand Bernie Tan Edwards Thanks to TechTransfer's Bernie Tan Edwards for helping me to keep working safely by letting me borrow a surge protector until I could get one ordered and shipped to me after I blew mine up. Boosting morale Sean McMahon Kudos to ITS's Sean McMahon for creating the ITS morale committee, what a great idea!