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Staff

Sepand MashiahofDevelopment Coordinator

Born in Tehran, Iran and raised in Los Angeles, Sepand is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz where they studied Modern Literature. They are a co-host of Scream Queens, a weekly radio program on the Berkeley Liberation Radio frequency. In 2016, Scream Queens Radio released a magazine featuring the works of various artists, musicians, and writers whose politics and values align with their anti-oppression goals. Sepand is also a former Rock Camp volunteer as a band coach, video workshop leader, and teaching instructor. They are involved in the underground music scene in Oakland as a member of the industrial noise-punk trio SBSM. Sepand is committed to queer empowerment, intersectional politics, and the well-being of her friends and greater community.

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. During that time she attended City College of San Francisco and worked in local high schools leading workshops about violence prevention and healthy relationships with Project Survive/Expect Respect.  Shawna began playing music in 2006 and since then has been active in the local music scene as a musician and event organizer. She organized with the Bay Area Booking Collective when it was active and since then has been dedicated to curating meaningful, intentional and fun events where music, dance and self-expression are honored as revolutionary acts.

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