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.
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.
Alumni Advice for the Graduating Class of 2023By Josephine Thornton
The Cal Alumni Association asked alums what advice they would share with the newest cohort of alumni Golden Bears.
Dancing with PurposeBy Josephine Thornton
For Leadership Award Scholar Robert Yu ’18, dedication to dance and Wushu endeavors at Cal opened the doors for new opportunities and set him up for success.
Finding Your Story
TAAP and TLA Scholar Neil Arcellana ’24 shares his story of overcoming obstacles and hopes to advocate for other students facing similar challenges.
8 Ways to Keep Your Connection to Cal GoldenBy Amanda Chiu
How will you stay connected to UC Berkeley after graduation?
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.
Graduation at the End of the WorldBy Amanda Chiu
Two young alums compare notes—and find connection—around the pandemic graduation experience.
Sisters Create Health Initiative for Afghan Refugees
UC Berkeley students and sisters, Nazineen and Nilufar, developed a health education initiative for Afghan refugees.
Writer Maria Zizka Translates Haute Cuisine for the Home CookBy Cirrus Wood
In an era when menus often double as moral statements, how refreshing it is to have Maria Zizka and her dozen joyful cookbooks out there, celebrating food without sermonizing to readers.
There’s No One Way To Be: How One Recent Grad Created Space for Trans and Queer Identities at Cal
Beyond academics, college is about finding yourself and becoming the person you want to be. This doesn’t happen in lecture halls, but in between classes, in student organizations, in dorms, and off-campus. For Lindsey Chung ’21, recipient of the Cal Pride Scholarship and The Leadership Award, it’s here, there, and everywhere in between.
Advice for the Class of 2021: “Carry Berkeley With You”
After a long journey filled to the brim with unexpected twists and turns, the time has finally arrived for UC Berkeley’s Class of 2021 to graduate. Years of growth and transformation, beginning with the seemingly distant days of anxiously waiting for college acceptances, campus tours, and that fateful commitment to Cal, are now coming to an end under challenging circumstances that still feel unusual after all this time.