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New York alumni joined Golden Bears at yield events around the globe, encouraging new admits to choose Berkeley. Pictured (l-r) are Cal Alumni Club of New York leaders Sudarshan Gopalakrishnan ’21, Niky Arora ’21, Marisa Li ’18, and Lauren Keyson ’81, with CAA Executive Director Susie Cohen Crumpler and CAA Board of Directors Vice President Demetrios Boutris ’83.
Director’s Chair

From the Executive Director

Campus is alive again.

Leslie Cruz-Cabrera ’22 / CJ Poloka / Cal Alumni Association

The Difference Community Makes

Leslie Cruz-Cabrera ’22 is an Achievement Award Program (TAAP) Scholar in UC Berkeley’s Class of 2022. Below is an excerpt from their speech delivered at this spring’s TAAP Senior Brunch.

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Lair of the Golden Bear

7 Things to Know about Camping at the Lair

By Heather Johnson

If you’re ready to take a break from your hectic day-to-day life and breathe in some cool mountain air, you’ll find everything you need at the Lair—a Cal alumni destination since 1949.

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Young Alumni

9 Ways to Keep Your Connection to Cal Golden

By Amanda Chiu

How will you stay connected to UC Berkeley after graduation?

Klein Lieu ’13 honors his mother, Mai Huynh, through an endowment that bears her name: “This woman is my inspiration for everything.” / Courtesy of Klein Lieu

When You Drink Water, Remember the Source

One student pays it forward in his continued fight for social justice.

Eric Esparza '22 / Photo Credit: CJ Poloka / Cal Alumni Association

Against the Odds

Eric Esparza is an Achievement Award Program (TAAP) Scholar in UC Berkeley’s Class of 2022. Below are his reflections on his journey to UC Berkeley.

Cal Culture

10 Berkeley AAPI Books that You Must Read

By Amanda Chiu

A wide variety of Asian American Pacific Islander authors have emerged from UC Berkeley. The result: memoirs, comic books, novels, and more that reflect different facets of Asian identity and experience, both in and outside of the United States.


Setting a Road Map to Success

Attending college can be a challenge for formerly incarcerated students. No one knows better than TAAP scholars John Lam ’23 and Michelle Maxwell ’23.

Director’s Chair

From the Executive Director

"I am honored to introduce myself to you as the 13th Executive Director of the Cal Alumni Association (CAA)."


The Many Roads to Healthcare

Cal alumni at Kaiser Permanente met with students to discuss different career paths in healthcare.


Bears in Business: Giorgio Tavecchio

In 2008, Giorgio Tavecchio ’12 walked onto the Cal football team. Years later, his UC Berkeley experience still shapes his careers both as an NFL placekicker and winemaker.


Wrapping Up: More Summer 2021 Welcome Parties to Greet New Cal Students

As this summer comes to its close, so do Summer Welcome Parties. Summer Welcome Parties are the Cal Alumni Association’s traditional signature summer event for alumni across the country to welcome incoming first-year and transfer students to the UC Berkeley community.