Brandon Berookhim was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from University Senior High School in 2015 and was honored as that year’s valedictorian. In high school, Brandon was a part of the school’s cross country and track and field teams. He later joined the school’s publication, The Wildcat, as sports editor for two years.
Brandon officially became a Golden Bear in 2015 as an Achievement Award and Leadership Award scholar, through two of the scholarships awarded by CAA. He is pursuing simultaneous degrees in computer science and business administration at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He also participates in several student clubs and organizations.
Brandon is one of the directors of Cal Hacks, UC Berkeley’s hackathon, known for being one of the largest of its kind in the world. He is also a member of TAMID Group at Berkeley, a consulting and investing club that focuses on “experiential learning through business in Israel.” Brandon was a director on CAA’s Leadership Board this past year, and will serve as student director the 2017–18 academic year. He was motivated to join CAA in order to give back to the programs that have given him so much thus far.
Although Brandon won’t graduate until 2019, he already has plans to put his two degrees to use after Berkeley. He hopes to found an EdTech company to help improve education for everyone. When Brandon is not coding or sleeping, he can be found zooming around Berkeley on his bike, Ruby, sipping on boba, and listening to rap music.