Tom Tripp

Executive Director, Haas Digital

Tom Tripp is busy every day guiding our way through a myriad of possible edtech futures to find what works best for Berkeley Haas students and faculty. Tom has been with Berkeley Haas for the past ten years, leading initiatives such as our Virtual Classrooms, Cheit Hall Classroom Technology Refresh, automated lecture capture, and the design and implementation of Chou Hall’s award-winning classroom technology.

Amy Ho

Senior Learning Experience Designer

Amy is excited about leveraging technology to design better learning experiences for learners both inside and outside of the classroom. Before joining Haas, she worked with the Education team at Girls Who Code, creating resources for their free after-school programs and consulting on their project-based curriculum. She holds a B.A. in Business Economics from UCLA and an M.A. in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Aria Priest

Instructional Media Designer

Aria helps our faculty and clients through their journey of building their content from script to screen. She has over fifteen years of production experience in a range of changing environments as well as roles, from television to radio to movies to educational media. Her favorite part of her work life is when she gets to spend time in the studio, and she really enjoys working with all of the Haas faculty and staff!

Bob Bazydlo

Senior Audio-Visual Technology Consultant

Bob, an AVIXA-certified technology specialist, has been planning, integrating and maintaining audio-visual systems at Berkeley Haas (mostly) since 2004. Since joining Haas Digital, his role has grown to encompass remote teaching and learning technologies. Bob’s goal is client success, and his superpower is problem solving.

Prior to working at Cal, Bob earned his B.S. in Video Production from Fitchburg State University. He worked twelve years as a video engineer and television production instructor for non-profit cable stations. His experience also includes three years as a courtroom evidence display technician and consultant, where he realized his life-long dream of working with lawyers and managing sleep deprivation.

Keeley Takimoto

Senior Experiential Learning Designer

Keeley is passionate about working with faculty on accessible, inclusive, and cutting-edge learning experiences to teach both quantitative and “soft” skills. She is delighted to continue as a Cal Bear after graduating from UC Berkeley in 2018 with a cognitive science degree and working for the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society on interdisciplinary, data-driven curriculum development. Prior to Berkeley, she honed her instructional design skills over three years as a Staff Training Specialist at Planned Parenthood Northern California.

Sharon Guo

Learning Experience Designer

Sharon, a strong believer in the power of educational technology and instructional design, develops effective and engaging learning experiences to help learners achieve learning goals. Prior to Haas, Sharon was an Instructional Designer at New York Law School, delivering institution-wide learning solutions and advising faculty on how to transition traditional legal education to online and blended formats. Sharon earned her B.S. in Social Studies Education with a minor in Mathematics from Boston University and M.A. in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Hamza Taha

Learning Technologies Support Consultant

Hamza lives in the intersection of technology, multimedia and training. His background includes multimedia production, course content creation and delivery, as well as software development. He is excited to work with faculty and students to strive for the most engaging and effective learning experiences.

Hamza earned his B.S. in Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University. Outside of work, Hamza is a big fan of music and an avid concert-goer!

Annette Martinez

Remote Instruction Support Specialist

Annette brings her passion for teaching and technology to the Haas Digital team to support faculty and staff with remote learning and instruction. She has professional work experience in both teaching and information technology. Since 2013 she has been an instructor at South Texas College teaching college and dual-enrollment courses from the Computer Science Department as well as the Technology Management Department. She worked as a Desktop Analyst at the School of Art Institute in Austin and most recently as a Technical Analyst at Apple.

Annette has earned several degrees and IT certifications. She earned a Master of Science in Information Technology from The University of Texas-Pan American as well as a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She holds IT certifications in CompTIA A+, Network+, and Google IT Support Professional. Outside of work she enjoys gardening, photography, and spending time with family.

Galen Hans

Post Production Specialist

Galen brings his passion for video editing and motion design to the Haas Digital team, where he is responsible for the post-production of video content recorded with faculty and clients. When he isn’t editing videos, he enjoys helping the team film in the studio. Prior to joining Haas Digital, Galen earned his B.A. in Film and Digital Media from UC Santa Cruz and went on to work in media production. He is excited to continue with the UC system working at Berkeley.

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Deema Basrawi

Student Assistant

Deema brings her passion for editing to the video production process at Haas Digital. Originally from Saudi Arabia, Deema came to Berkeley to study film. Outside of her course work, she spends her time editing and baking, and especially loves cookies and banana bread.

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Tania Benitez-Caballero

Student Assistant

Tania brings her video production talents to Haas Digital. Hailing from Los Angeles, Tania came to Berkeley to study Film and Media Studies. Passions outside of school include the DKA film fraternity and photography.

Tyler Kim

Student Assistant

Tyler is currently a first-year in the College of Letters & Sciences looking to double major in Film Studies and Cognitive Science. Outside of film, Tyler plays a lot of volleyball, skateboards, and writes in his free time.