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Staff

Voula O’Grady - Co-Executive Director / Development Coordinator

Voula is a graduate of Wesleyan University’s College of Letters and is the founder of the Creative Action Project (CAP), a program for teen girls focusing on creative expression and leadership development.  Voula brings a wide range of skills and experience to BAGRC, including a background in arts education, curriculum development, community outreach, and volunteer coordination.  She has completed over 200 hours of youth worker training and has coordinated fundraising projects for organizations including Community United Against Violence and Spontaneous Celebrations Art Center.  She is passionate about the power of the arts to create change, and sells her art, craft and design work via her Gold Dust Studio line.

Shawna Scroggins - Co-Executive Director / Program & Outreach Coordinator

Shawna is a graduate of Mills College with a Bachelor's degree in Ethnic Studies.  She has been involved with Bay Area Girls Rock Camp since 2010 as a volunteer, workshop leader and advisory board member. Originally from Phoenix, AZ she has been in the Bay Area since 2006 and has spent her time working in local high schools leading workshops about violence prevention and healthy relationships.  She has also been very active in the local music scene working with the Bay Area Booking Collective to create meaningful and intentional events that put marginalized people in the spotlight. She has played bass and guitars in many bands and her current project is BestfriendGrrlfriend.

Sabrina SierraProgram & Volunteer Coordinator

Sabrina was born and raised in the Bay Area by a very multicultural and musical family and has been playing in bands since she was 15-years-old. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Community Studies with an emphasis in Politics of Culture. While serving as a radio show host and governing board member at KZSC, Sabrina seized the opportunity to deepen and diversify her musical tastes and knowledge. She gained experience with education and youth & female empowerment by working with About-Face, Girls Moving Forward, and youth programs in South America. Sabrina initially got involved with BAGRC as an instrument instructor and band coach. In her spare time, she collectively runs LoBot Gallery, volunteers at Crisis Support Services of Alameda County, and is always dreaming up a new musical project.

Jaime ClarkOperations Manager

Jaime has been involved with BAGRC since 2009. She has volunteered as a drum instructor and band coach at many programs, served on the Advisory Board, and worked as Interim Volunteer Coordinator in 2014. She holds a degree in social sciences from UC Santa Cruz and brings many years of youth-work experience to Rock Camp. Jaime is a classically trained guitarist. Aside from also playing bass, she plays drums in the Oakland-based punk band, Daisy World