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Meet the 2022 – 2023 Leadership Award Recipients

The Leadership Award is a one-year, merit-based scholarship that recognizes undergraduate students at UC Berkeley who demonstrate innovative, initiative-driven leadership impacting their academic, work, or community environments.

Ryan Shelby M.S. ’08, Ph.D. ’13 (left) has served within the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) since 2019, as the main infrastructure and construction expert for 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Honors

Building Better Futures

Ryan Shelby M.S. ’08, Ph.D. ’13 has served within the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) since 2019, as the main infrastructure and construction expert for 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Honors

Writing Other Worlds

By Josephine Thornton

Gene Luen Yang ’95 is one of the most important authors in the area of children’s and young adult literature. His book American Born Chinese, published in 2006, has become a classic graphic novel used in high school and college courses around the world.

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TAAP Scholars Are the Future Leaders

Senior TAAP Scholar Anmol Walia '22 believes that when underrepresented students are supported, future leaders are created.

Suz McFadden / Cal Alumni Association
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.

Natalie Coughlin ’05 (left) with Gaderian Wines co-owner Shaina Harding (right). / Courtesy of Natalie Coughlin
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Olympian Natalie Coughlin’s Favorite Autumn Dish

Cal alum, athlete, and winemaker Natalie Coughlin ’05 shares one of her go-to fall recipes.

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

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.

CJ Poloka
Lair of the Golden Bear

TAAP Scholars Take on the Lair

By Josephine Thornton

On Friday, August 26, an incoming cohort of The Achievement Award Program (TAAP) Scholars and Alumni Scholars Program staff traveled to Pinecrest for a weekend at the Lair of the Golden Bear. The result—a weekend of bonding, hikes to the lake, sunshine, and of course, s’mores.

Honors

The Trailblazing Engineer

By Josephine Thornton

Larry Asera ’70 has been a trailblazer in his career as an engineer, public servant, entrepreneur, and educator. An Alumni Scholar, Asera attributes his success as a leader in the clean energy and environmental technology industry to his UC Berkeley education.

Art Wong ’63 and Tiffany Grant King '04 at a Berkeley Network event / CJ Poloka
Giving Back

Making Dreams Achievable

By Jackie Krentzman

As a first-generation student, Art Wong ’63 found his footing at Cal and beyond. Now, he supports other students so that they can do the same.

Alumni Chapters

Cal Alumni Welcome Our Newest Golden Bears

This summer, Golden Bears across the country were thrilled to welcome our newest students in person at Summer Welcome Party gatherings.