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Board of Directors

Iris Perkins - President

Iris volunteered with BAGRC in 2014, and her life has completely changed for the better. BAGRC and the campers have inspired her to do what she loves and be who she needs to be. Iris has since quit her job and returned to school. She is pursuing her master's in Communication Studies with an emphasis on performance theory and social justice, as well as holding a teaching associate position at San Francisco State University. She is a bay area contemporary dancer, write and rock enthusiast! Her current project is brown girl dancing with scheduled performances in SF and Oakland. 

Ingrid Hu Dahl - Treasurer

Ingrid directs all Next Generation (youth) programs at Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC). Formerly a program officer of youth media and editor-in-chief of Youth Media Reporter at the Academy for Educational Development, Ingrid has extensive knowledge of the youth media field as an intermediary, leading a National Youth Media Summit in 2009 and the GFEM Investing in Youth Media funder briefing. She also has a history of working with youth on the ground, launching a middle grade "Youth Create Media Project" throughout the boroughs in New York City and Newark, NJ; and, she is a founding member of the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls (Brooklyn, NY) where she teaches girls expression/empowerment through music and collaboration.

Dahl lectures nationally and internationally on youth media, gender and music, and social change. She has also taught courses at Rutgers University on imagery and culture, media and pop culture, as well as created her own course on Riot Grrrl and public speaking at the Barnard Center for Research on Women. A musician over 12 years, Dahl has toured the nation, examining the intersections of race, class, gender and sexuality. She is currently in the bi-coastal band RAD PONY. Dahl is a board member of Women, Action and the Media and affiliated with The Op-Ed Project.

Diana Alonzo - Secretary

Bio coming soon

Sarah Cargil 

Sarah is an Oakland-based flutist, teaching artist, and youth worker aiming to implement socially relevant, culturally-competent, and economically accessible avenues to classical music training and live performance within working-class communities of color. She is a fierce advocate for queer people of color visibility and leadership in classical music and believes in the power of artistic resistance to create social change. An avid orchestral flutist, Sarah was actively involved in various orchestral ensembles in the Bay Area including the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra and the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony. Sarah's recent solo performances and collaborative projects with queer of color community artists aim to challenge traditional performance practices and unpack the politics of race, gender, class, queerness and colonial mentality in classical music. 

Melissa Connelly 

Melissa is a BAGRC camper parent whose daughter gained so much from the camp that Melissa joined the board to help the camp grow and thrive. Melissa is a social worker currently working for UC Berkeley's California Social Work Education Center, planning and revising curricula for training child welfare social workers in California.

Susan Donaldson 

Susan is a rocker and mother of a future BAGRC camper. She sings in San Francisco's The Gun & Doll Show and has toured the globe as a performer in Gogol Bordello. She proudly holds an undergraduate degree in Studio Art from Mills College and an MBA in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School, and is currently the Director of Merchandise for eco-retailer, VivaTerra.

Mahfam Malek 

Mahfam can usually be found embodying at least one of the following identities: writer, performer, facilitator, cultural and grassroots organizer, service industry professional, non-profit professional, aspiring musician, karaoke jockey, and somatics practitioner-in-training. Their formal education is a degree in Film Studies from UC Santa Barbara, but they have been further educated in community, through leadership & personal development. They believe the joy, freedom, and interdependence found in practicing art and music are integral to social transformation.