Our Team

As a non-profit community organization, INFORUM benefits from the incredible work and effort of many amazing people in the INFORUM community and the Commonwealth Club of California – including staff, volunteers, board members, donors, speakers, partners, attendees, and members.

They help us bring inspired conversations to the Bay Area.


Krystal Contreras

INFORUM Director

Krystal is the Director of INFORUM and joined the team in 2018. She worked in film and entertainment in her past life and brings her love of the arts to the Commonwealth Club.

Diversity, Oakland, feminism, pop culture and film festivals are other passions of hers and she is thrilled to lend a hand in creating interesting and meaningful programs for INFORUM. She is originally from the Central Valley but after attending UC Berkeley, decided to stay for good!  

Photo by Ed Ritger

Photo by Ed Ritger

Email Krystal at  kcontreras[at]commonwealthclub.org


Nicole Dewees

Inforum Programs Manager

Nicole DeWees joined The Commonwealth Club in 2017 as an intern under the Travers Fellowship program. After she graduated from UC Berkeley in 2018 she joined the Club full time as program coordinator. Now as Inforum Programs Manager, she oversees all digital and program content for events and produces programs in San Francisco.

Her favorite past programs include Alyssa Mastromonaco, Bill Nye (who offered her french fries), and Van Jones. Originally from Sacramento, she loves her dog Wilbur and her husband Jack.

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Email Nicole at  ndewees[at]commonwealthclub.org


Daniel Barber
CEO, Co-Founder, DataGrail

Nicole Chiu-Wang, Secretary
Co-Founder, COO, and VP of Legal, Boon+Gable

James Driscoll
Privacy and Transparency Lead, Google

Meg Duwadi
Executive Director, UBS Private Wealth Management

Eva Frye
Brand and Messaging Strategy

Isaac Hall
Co-Founder, Technical Fellow, Recurly

Austin Heap
Founder and CEO, Potbox Inc.

Anjali Menon
Vice President, Retail Operations, IfOnly

Tom Nguyen
Director of Product, Adobe

Emily F. Peters
CEO, Uncommon Bold

Savannah Peterson
Founder and Chief Unicorn, Savvy Millennial

Kimberly Twombly-Wu, President and representing INFORUM on the Commonwealth Club Board of Governors
VP Wealth Management. UBS Financial Services


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