O&B 2024 is organized by the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley.

Organizing Committee

Rachelle Galloway-Popotas, Conference Director
Ashley Gallegos
Ashlin Malouf
Basima Sisemore
Cecilie Surasky
Christian M. Ivey, Attendee Experience Lead
Erfan Moradi
Hossein Ayazi
Olivia Araiza
Puanani Forbes
Sarah Crowell, Arts Lead
Tanya Diaz, Breakout Sessions Lead


Jacob Tompkins, Accessibility Lead
Charlotte O'Keefe
Ella Streng
Evan Yoshimoto
Mora Tulian Gamondes
Rio Gonzalez

Arts & Culture

Sarah Crowell, Lead
Ashley Gallegos
Jose Richard Aviles
Julia McKeown
Mina Girgis
Tanya Diaz

Advisory board for Arts:
Brett Cook, Interdisciplinary artist and educator 
Latanya d. Tigner, Dimensions Dance Theater Youth Company
Michelle Mush Lee, Executive Director, Youth Speaks; City of Oakland Cultural Affairs Commission
Roberto Bedoya, Cultural Affairs Manager, City of Oakland

Attendee Experience

Christian M. Ivey, Lead 
Charlotte O'Keefe
Puanani Forbes
Rachelle Galloway-Popotas
Rio Gonzalez

Breakout Sessions

Tanya Diaz, Lead
Rio Gonzalez
Sara Grossman
Mansi Kathuria


Puanani Forbes, Lead
Charlotte Taylor, Registration Lead
Charlotte O'Keefe Stralka, Posters & Bookstore
Nilo Zamiri, Speaker Manager 
Mora Tulian Gamondes, Merchandise


Cecilie Surasky, Lead
Marc Abizeid, App and Website 
Erfan Moradi, Livestream
Ella Streng, Videographer
Rachelle Galloway-Popotas, Art Direction & Design
Christian M. Ivey, Social Media Manager

Volunteer Management 

Carolyn Hunt
Mary Owen