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Leading through Sustainability: A Conversation with Jodi Russell ’96

An alum with a 22-year career “never settling for the status quo” shares how she helps solve everyday consumer problems to achieve a better and more sustainable future.

2022 – 2023 Cal Alumni Association Native American Scholarship Recipients (L to R): Breanna Wheeler, Parker Yazzie-Umberger

Meet the 2022 – 2023 Cal Alumni Association Native American Scholarship Recipients

Now in its second year, this award recognizes Native American students at UC Berkeley for leadership, community involvement, and contributions to the Indigenous community.

Courtesy of Alex Morgan Carrasco

Alex Morgan Carrasco: a Champion Athlete, a Champion for Equality

Alex Morgan Carrasco ’14 has received the Mark Bingham Award for Excellence in Achievement by Young Alumni.


Honor Juneteenth by Uplifting Our Black Communities

Juneteenth is one of the oldest-known celebrations of the end of slavery in the United States, though it was not signed into legislation as a US federal holiday until 2021.

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.

Courtesy of (L to R): Kristian Prevost, Moorea Alanna, Cornelia Julia Scott

Meet the Incoming 2022 – 2023 African American Initiative Scholarship Cohort

More than 100 students have received the African American Initiative Scholarship since its inception in 2018.

At the beginning of the 19th century, the Philippine-American War was billed as a “friendly colonialism,” said UC Riverside professor Dylan Rodríguez, Ph.D '01. This image depicting the Battle of Balangiga, in which thousands of Filipinx civilians were killed by American troops, shows a different narrative. / Public domain image via Wikimedia Commons
Alumni Chapters

The Afterlife of the American Empire

The Cal Pilipinx community challenges the 'friendly colonialism' narrative.

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.


Leadership Award Scholar Named 2022 University Medal Winner

Environmental sciences major Anjika Pai ’22 has earned UC Berkeley’s highest honor for a graduating senior.

Elena Zhukova / Cal Alumni Association
Young Alumni

9 Ways to Keep Your Connection to Cal Golden

By Amanda Chiu

How will you stay connected to UC Berkeley after graduation?

Cal Culture

The Cal Alumni Association Celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month

This month-long celebration honors the generations of Jewish Americans who have greatly contributed to the history and culture of this country.