Sepand Mashiahof- Development 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 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. She is a graduate of Mills College with a Bachelor's degree in Ethnic Studies. Shawna began playing music in 2007 and since then has been dedicated to curating meaningful, intentional and fun events where music, dance and self-expression are honored as revolutionary acts. She currently plays drums in the post-punk trio, UGLY and is a founding organizer of The Universe is Lit: Bay Area Black and Brown Punk fest scheduled for August 3rd - 6th 2017.
Sabrina Sierra - Program & 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 earned a bachelor's degree from UC Santa Cruz, where she majored in Community Studies with an emphasis in Politics of Culture. Sabrina has worked in community radio and was also a core organizing member of the West Oakland art space LoBot Gallery. She gained experience with education and youth & female empowerment by working with About-Face, Girls Moving Forward, and youth programs in South America. Initially, Sabrina got involved with BAGRC as an instrument instructor and band coach. In her spare time, she volunteers at Crisis Support Services of Alameda County and is always dreaming up new musical projects.
Jaime Clark - Co-Executive Director / Operations 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.