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Interdisciplinary Design + Linguistics

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Adam started a company that sits at the confluence of design, sustainability, linguistic science, and accessibility.

Building a health education initiative

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Nilufar co-founded a health initiative by and for Afghans.

See the Rainbow

Tessa looking for books in the library.

Tessa's has carried out groundbreaking research on Berkeley's historic Black cultural center, Rainbow Sign. Hear her story.

Bacteria Immunity

Peter working in the lab.

Peter is a College of Chemistry student researching cholera prevention.

Recording Revitalization

CNR senior Jed Lee has made his first documentary film telling the story of the community revitalization of the Richmond Greenway.

Navigating Cal

 Mac is in an office meeting with University members.

As a transfer and re-entry student, Mac started a new campus program (NavCal) to support first gen students.

Native Stories Onstage

Drew sits in a circle on a stage with other people.

For his senior project in TDPS, Drew is writing and directing his first play.

Pandemic Disparities

Riya and Era are creating a documentary on the coronavirus in Berkeley to highlight the impact on different communities.

Conscious cleaning

Amrita’s team designed strategies to market eco-friendly products to Gen Z and millennial consumers.

Women's health spaces

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Grace's senior thesis explores the future of reproductive health care for women from the perspective of the built environment.

Tracking Tectonics

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Leyla researches the enigmatic geologic and tectonic history of the West Coast of North America using paleomagnetism.

Translating Senagalese poetry

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Samba is researching the cultural identity of the Fula people in the valley of the Senegal River.

Water-dwelling wonders

De'Jenae' researches tardigrades for their ability to withstand environmental stressors.

Lost to found

Johnny founded Connect@Cal to help students find the campus resources they need

Puerto Rican solidarity

Rosa and Pablo co-founded an Alternative Spring Break community project and DeCal on Puerto Rico.

Prisons and perspectives

Laura Rambo researches the economic implications of prison construction in rural counties in the 1980s and 90s.

Reimagining music composition

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Gabe explores the intersection of analog and digital sound through the composition of original music.

Processes of transculturation

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Helen is researching images and image use permission of works by Neapolitan artist Jusepe de Ribera.

Making waves

Yueyi helped build a data visualization tool to track ocean sound levels

Oak tree conservation

Chris is examining the population genetics of an oak species native to California.

Karaoke time - anywhere

Luofei Chen teamed up with other students to start a new company. Their first product is the Oki Karoake booth!

Improving chemotherapy

A picture of Jesus.

A first gen student majoring in Nuclear Engineering, Jesus' seeks to improve chemotherapy treatments.

Healthy salmon habitat

Phoebe is studying juvenile salmonid foraging behavior across the Lagunitas watershed.

Designing solar cars

Lekha became Engineering Director for CalSol, the UC Berkeley solar vehicle team.

Creating a museum exhibit

Nika developed a passion for working with historical collections when she took a freshman seminar at the Hearst Museum.

Butterflies and milkweed

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Elizabeth investigates the coevolution of milkweed feeding butterflies and their toxic milkweed plant hosts.

Black Wall Street Matters

Ockemia Bean's historical research on Black Wall Street

Ockemia's historical research on Black Wall Street offers insight to social and psychological perceptions of black wealth.

Visualizing sound

Janaki and Revekka posing for a picture

Janaki and Revekka teamed up to build Vibrato, an augmented musical experience for Deaf / Hard of Hearing individuals.