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Blum Center for Developing Economies
The University of California, Berkeley
Blum Hall, #5570
Berkeley, CA 94720-5570

Head Faculty Advisor:
Dan Fletcher,  PhD, Faculty Director of the Blum Center, Founder of the Health Technologies Collaboration Laboratory, Purnendu Chatterjee Chair in Engineering Biological Systems, and a Faculty Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Program Director:
Yael Perez, PhD, Director of DevEng Programs

Academic and Prospective Students Advising 
Valerie Moss, Program Manager & Student Advisor
Chetan Chowdhry, Director of Student Programs
Yael Perez, Ph.D., Director of DevEng Programs

Career and Professional Development Guidance:

Adrianne Johnson, Career Development Manager

Concentrations Advising Committee:

  • AI and Data Analytics: Prof. Anil Aswani,  
  • Sustainable Design Innovations: Prof. Alice Agogino
  • Healthcare Transformations: Prof. Laura H. Kwong, 
  • Energy, Water, and the Environment: Prof. Paolo D’Odorico
  • Community-Based Ecosystem Stewardship: Dr. Khalid Khadir 
  • Self-Designed Concentration: Dr. Yael Valerie Perez, Director of DevEng Programs

Adrianne Johnson, Career Development Manager
Chetan Chowdhry, Director of Student Programs
Maryanne McCormick, Executive Director

Sam Goldman, Communication and Administrative Officer

Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem:
Phillip Denny, Director, Big Ideas Contest

Curriculum and Admission Committee

Prof. Kara Nelson

Prof. Amy Pickering 

Prof. Matthew Potts
Dan Fletcher,  PhD, Faculty Director; Professor of BioEngineering

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