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Dan & Deb Goodson | Campus Directors
Dan and Deb have been on staff with Cru for over 16 years, joining after they graduated from college in 2002. They consider it a great joy and privilege to have been directing the ministry together in Berkeley since 2008. Dan grew up in Ohio and studied Secondary Education at Miami University (Ohio), and was first assigned to work with Cru at the University of Illinois. Deb grew up in the Silicon Valley and graduated from UCLA with a degree in Psychobiology; she returned to her alma mater for her first assignment with Cru. Together, they served at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, before moving to the Bay Area. Dan enjoys reading, watching baseball, playing sports, and visiting National Parks. He recently received his Master's Degree in Educational Leadership. Deb loves traveling the world and experiencing cultures, teaching her children and modeling a love for learning, shepherding college students, and designing on a budget. Dan and Deb have three children, Kate (10), Andrew (8), and Mark (5), who keep them on their toes and bring much joy, laughter, and gray hair! They love to meet with with students on campus and talk about life and faith, so introduce yourself!
Margee Curran | Senior Staff
Margee graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Political Economy of Natural Resources. While at Cal, she swam on the women's swim team, competing in distance freestyle. She loved being a bear and loves working on the Cal campus 3 decades later! Margee came on staff with Cru right after she graduated and has served with Cru at Ohio State University (where she met her husband, Daniel), University of Oregon, Idaho State University, University of Washington, and UC Davis. Margee has a passion for discipleship and a heart for the world. Margee & Daniel have four kids and three amazing grandsons!
Celeste and Alper Vural | Staff
Celeste and Alper met and started dating through Berkeley Cru, although they both grew up in Ventura County. Celeste graduated from Cal with a degree in Sociology; Alper graduated with a master’s and undergraduate degree from Cal in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and worked in tech for two years. They got married in June 2018. Celeste loves the outdoors, spending quality time with friends, and drinking good coffee. Alper enjoys reading, running, and spending time with his wife.
Jessica and Alex THomas | Staff
Alex and Jess graduated from Cal Poly, SLO in 2015 and have lived in the Bay Area since. Alex graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering and moved to Silicon Valley where he worked in Construction Management for three years. Alex enjoys running, biking, hiking, reading, cooking, and camping in his free time. Jess graduated with a degree in Business Marketing. She interned with Cru for a year at Cal Poly then moved to San Francisco with a job in recruiting. Most recently she worked at a nonprofit doing volunteer management and event planning in Silicon Valley before joining full time staff with Cru. Jess enjoys biking around and exploring, trying new foods, and any excuse to get friends together. Alex and Jess got married in May of 2018 and joined staff in July the same year. They are excited to be on the team at Berkeley and get to walk alongside students and together learn to walk with Jesus!