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Lekha Duvvoori

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

Adam Saleh

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

Tessa Rissacher

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.

Pablo E. Paredes Burgos and Rosa L. Enriquez

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

Mac Hoang

 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.

Luofei Chen

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

Jesus Rios

A picture of Jesus.

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

Fallon Burner

Fallon reading a book outside.

Fallon's senior thesis explores the vital role that language plays in Indigenous communities.

Drew Woodson

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.

Riya Master and Era Goel

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

Amrita Bhasin

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

Nika Esmailizadeh

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

Janaki Vivrekar and Revekka Kostoeva

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.

Grace Schimmel

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

Leyla Namazie

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

Elizabeth Ordeman

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

Helen Pinto

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

Chris McCarron

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

De'Jenae' See

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

Gabriel Sarnoff

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

Phoebe Gross

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

Samba Kane

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

Jed Lee

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

Peter DePaola IV

Peter working in the lab.

Peter is a College of Chemistry student researching cholera prevention.