Staff

Kristen Leckie

Policy & Program Analyst

Kristen Leckie is a Policy & Program Analyst at the UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC). They will be supporting the Community Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Training (CPBST) program and active transportation communications. Prior to joining SafeTREC, Kristen worked as a Senior Community Organizer at the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition where they worked alongside community members, advocacy groups and city agencies to implement bike and pedestrian safety projects. In particular, they led major projects to reprioritize park spaces for...

Nancy Leon

Finance Manager
Nancy Leon is the Finance Analyst of the UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC). She supervises the Administrative team and manages the center’s funding from several sponsors.

Nancy has worked for UC Berkeley for over 15 years and holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the State University of San Francisco California.

Ana Lopez

Policy & Program Analyst

Ana is a Policy and Program Analyst at SafeTREC. She holds Bachelors’ Degrees in Social Welfare and Spanish Language from UC Berkeley and is currently a Master of Urban Planning student at San Jose State University. Through her experience in data collection and research, she supports various transportation safety research projects ranging from observing pedestrian and bicycle interactions with the built environment, analyzing the dynamics and limitations of statewide collision records systems, and engaging with local residents and safety advocates with the objective of...

SangHyouk Oum

Applications Program Manager

SangHyouk Oum is an Applications Program Manager at the University of California Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC). SangHyouk has been working on creating and managing various web tools for transportation safety, which include: Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS), California Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) Tracking Tool, California Tribal Data Viewer, Street Story, etc. His areas of expertise are: transportation safety data, GIS analysis, and web programming.

Lisa Peterson

Communications Manager

Lisa is the Communications Manager for SafeTREC and manages center communications for outreach, social media, and two traffic safety related websites. Prior to SafeTREC, Lisa worked at the Center for Public Health Practice and Leadership at Berkeley Public Health, where she lead center communications, was co- instructor for courses on health communications and professional development, and coordinated a new media training series. She has also conducted community based public health research, produced videos, led trainings, and coordinated health communication projects with organizations...

David R. Ragland

Co-Director, SafeTREC

Dr. Ragland is the founding director of SafeTREC and an Adjunct Professor Emeritus of Epidemiology at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. He has been the PI on numerous projects funded at SafeTREC (more than $30M since 2000). Dr. Ragland is also actively involved in the traffic safety efforts of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and served as a top-level adviser on California’s State Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) and the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) mandated 5 Percent report for the Highway Safety Implementation Plan, as mandated by the...

Glenn Shor

Lecturer and Visiting Policy Analyst
Glenn Shor retired as Research and Policy Advisor at CalOSHA, California Department of Industrial Relations in December 2019. He managed California/BLS Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries program, and worked with Workers’ Compensation Information System (WCIS). From 2010 to 2012, he was on loan as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, US Department of Labor, Washington DC.
He served in several positions in California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) including Project Manager, Chief of Policy and Legislation, and...

Heidi Story

Research Administrator

Bor-Wen Tsai

Research Associate
Bor-Wen Tsai is a research associate at the UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC). He conducts data/statistical analysis to support various projects. Bor-Wen is a California-registered professional engineer (PE). He has not only extensive engineering experience in construction, highway geometrical design, material testing, and pavement design, but also strong analytical capacity in statistics. He received a Master of Arts degree in Statistics and a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering with specialization in Pavement Engineering from UC Berkeley.

Afsaneh Yavari

Research & Development Engineer

Afsaneh Yavari serves as a Research & Development Engineer at Institute of Transportation Studies, Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC). She manages the Complete Streets Safety Assessment Program and leads the Tribal Road Safety Programs, including Tribal Transportation Safety Assessment. She is registered as a Traffic Engineer (TE) in California. She holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, and a Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering.

Before joining University of CA-Berkeley, Ms. Yavari worked in both public and private sectors, which included...