Board of Directors

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Darcey Pancoast –

Darcey Pancoast graduated Stanford University in June 2015 with a B.S. in Biomechanical Engineering. Joining BAYS in their freshman year as Chief of Staff introduced Darcey to LGBT activism, and they have since continued to seek other ways to pursue social justice. Outside of BAYS, they currently live and work in Oakland as a tutor, and are enjoying getting to know the vibrant community in the East Bay.

Ruby Spies –

Ruby Spies is in her sophomore year at Berkeley High School, in a small learning community focused on teaching social justice and media literacy. She began her involvement with BAYS as a middle schooler, and is thrilled to continue to be on the Board for the 2015-16 year. BAYS was the first place she was able to feel comfortable and confident in her queer identity, and she has loved watching BAYS persevere, evolve, and thrive. Outside of BAYS, she is a co-president of her school’s GSA, and enjoys hiking, cooking, writing poetry, and dancing Bharatanatyam.



John Oberholzer –

John R. Oberholzer is a freshman at Stanford University majoring in Chemistry and African & African American Studies. He is new to BAYS Board this year and brings his experience with community organizing in his hometown of Oakland. At Stanford, John is part of the First Generation and/or Low-Income Partnership, Stanford Gospel Choir, Stanford Jazz Orchestra, and the Haas Center for Public Service. He enjoys swimming, dancing, and many adventures in the outdoors.

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