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Lair of the Golden Bear

Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Lair in the Non-Summer Months

By Heather Johnson

Fall, winter, or spring, Cal alums and friends can stay at the Lair of the Golden Bear at any time of the year to explore nearby nature and enjoy the Lair’s different offerings.

Jason Mikami ’92, MBA, continues his family’s legacy of producing hand-crafted wines in Lodi, CA. / Courtesy of Jason Mikami

Bears in Business: Jason Mikami ’92, MBA

Uber director and vineyard business manager Jason Mikami ’92, MBA, considers UC Berkeley the best entrepreneurial training ground.

Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales ’93 at a Pin@y Educational Partnerships fundraising event. / Courtesy of Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales
Alumni Chapters

Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales: Developing a Philosophy, Building a Movement

By Heather Johnson

Advocate, professor, and non-profit co-founder, Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales ’93, Ph.D., has devoted her career to Ethnic Studies as a path to wellness, liberation, and belonging.

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Giving Back

New Alumni Mentorship Program Increases Support for Underserved Students at UC Berkeley

First-generation, low-income, underrepresented, and underserved* UC Berkeley undergraduate students will be given an opportunity to build social capital by being paired with alumni who share similar identities.

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Cal Culture

Words of Wisdom for Incoming Golden Bears

By Josephine Thornton

This past summer, we asked Cal alumni around the world to share their Berkeley college advice for the incoming students. Whether you’re a first-year, transfer, or non-traditional student, welcome to the Cal community!

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.

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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.