There’s No ‘Medium’ Switch for Journalist and Travel Lecturer Dianne Fukami ’77By Amanda Chiu
Journalist Dianne Fukami ’77 credits UC Berkeley’s investment in her as a student for her continued loyalty to all things Cal, including the Cal Discoveries Travel program.
Bears in Business: Toby Ricco
Toby Ricco ’13, M.S. ’14, founder and CEO of Bimotal, walked into UC Berkeley with the goal of becoming an engineer and a passion for tinkering. At Cal, Ricco developed the skills and experience that have built his engineering and entrepreneurial career.
Adding to Berkeley’s Multiculturalism, One Ice Cream at a TimeBy Amanda Chiu
Sharon Ku ’08 uses ice cream (and her nutritional science degree) to give back to UC Berkeley and encourage multiculturalism through her dessert cafe Uji Time.
Achieving Dreams by Taking on ChallengesBy Alejandra Granados Dominguez
From his time at UC Berkeley to his career in law, Anderson Franco ’10, J.D. ’13 persevered through different obstacles while remaining committed to serving his community.
Bears in Business: Ryan Waliany
At Cal, Ryan Waliany ’08 learned to work smart and focus on the learning experience. Those lessons now influence his entrepreneurship today.
Bears in Business: Stuart Smith ’70
The award-winning Smith-Madrone co-founder discusses the ways his Cal experience at UC Berkeley influenced his decision to enter the wine industry and shaped his business practices.
Olympian Natalie Coughlin’s Favorite Autumn Dish
Cal alum, athlete, and winemaker Natalie Coughlin ’05 shares one of her go-to fall recipes.
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.
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.
Bears in Business: Jamba Dunn’s Plant-Based Kombucha Is Cultivating Change
Originally from Southern California, Jamba Dunn ’97 transferred to Berkeley hoping to study sociology, which led to an interest in Egyptology and Near East studies.
Celebrating LGBTQ+ Alumni Career Journeys
“It was only in June of 2020 that the US Supreme Court ruled that federal anti-discrimination laws now protect LGBTQ+ leaders from employment discrimination in every state. This is a step in the right direction and a catalyst for us all to continue uplifting the rights and stories of our LGBTQ+ students and alumni,” says Cal Alumni Association (CAA) Chief Program Officer Anh Tran ’06.