Young Alumni News

For the past 150 years, UC Berkeley has been a bastion of groundbreaking research and innovation, and a place where many minds have come for nurturing and education. The alumni of UC Berkeley have gone on to become Nobel laureates, Peace Corps volunteers, Olympic medalists, and Forbes list honorees—many achieving high honors within ten years of graduation.

The Cal Alumni Association is profiling Cal’s young alumni to learn more about their accomplishments since graduation and spotlight the impact of the incredible work our young UC Berkeley alumni are doing worldwide. Read more about our young Cal alumni:

Ankur’s his first day of CalSO (the orientation for new UC Berkeley freshman and transfer students, now Golden Bear Orientation) was also his first time in California—and America.
Alexis knew from the first moment she set her foot on the UC Berkeley campus that she wanted to become a Golden Bear.
Ryan Murphy ’17, 2016 Rio Olympics gold medalist, is still swimming, but he’s also thinking to his future career.
Michelle Kim ’11 came to Cal with a mission: to become a part of Berkeley’s history of political activism and social justice movements.
At just 29, Maria has penned hundreds of recipes and contributed to 12 cookbooks, two of which were finalists for coveted James Beard Awards.
Meghana’s early sights on Cal have carried her from high school to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list.
Amber’s humble goals of making friends and graduating from Cal grew to include co-founding the company that is changing ocean conservation.
When Kateri was 14, she envisioned herself starting her own business. Now, she is the co-founder of Los Angeles’ first cooperatively-owned coffee shop, Collective Avenue Coffee.
David entered Cal as a re-entry student and only studied at Berkeley for two years, but during his time there, he became a student parent and an executive producer of the film Gook.