Shira Bezalel joined SFEI in October 2005, bringing to the organization expertise in database programming and design and geographic information systems. Shira has been involved in a number of technology projects over the years at SFEI, with the most recent being the redesign of eCRAM which is used for storing CRAM (California Rapid Assessment Method) assessment data. Prior to joining SFEI, Shira worked for over eight years in the Bay Area software industry where she was responsible for supporting administrators of enterprise-scale database management systems. Shira received a B.A. in Economics from State University of New York at Binghamton in 1993 and completed a certificate in Geographic Information Systems at San Francisco State University in 2005.