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The ISF major involves interdisciplinary research into social issues or social problems or humanities topics.
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The Student Academic Advisor’s job is to guide students and faculty as they navigate University, College, and Major Program policies. 

Spotlight on ISF Graduates

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Govind Shantharam

Govind will be attending Brown Medical School in the Fall of 2016. As an undergrad, Govind double majored in ISF and Philosophy. With an ISF concentration in Health Economics & Policy, Govinds thesis examined ways to improve patient engagement in

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Kritika Sah

After graduating in Spring 2015, Kritika Sah began working full-time at Lions Gate Entertainment as a Franchise Management Assistant in the Worldwide Theatrical Marketing division of the Motion Picture group. Having previously interned at CBS Interactive, NBCUniversal, and Twentieth Century

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Hannah Jones

Hannah titled her Fall 2013 thesis: Expanding the Mind: Leadership for the 21st Century and provides us with this abstract: Advances in the fields of neural science and cognitive psychology have changed the way leadership development can be conceived of

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Emily Cohen

Emily will begin her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at USC in the Fall of 2015 and may continue for a third year to receive a Ph.D. As part of her admission package, Emily has been awarded a research opporunity

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Antonio Roman-Alcala

After graduating from ISF in 2012, Antonio continued his work with two urban agriculture projects and the San Francisco Urban Agriculture Alliance. He began began work on two other food systems-related projects: the California Food Policy Council (where he was

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Adam Oriel Cohen

After graduating in 2014, Adam Oriel Cohen became a Fellow in Public Affairs at CORO which is a highly selective, full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership

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Imani Ivery

After graduating in Spring 2016, Imani interned in Beijing, China for the bookstore and Buzz Feed-style multimedia company, One Way Space. She was featured on the companys pop culture podcast where she contributed her thoughts on the controversial Chinese laundry

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Rebecca Peters

Rebecca won the University Medal in 2014. Read about her here:

Course Threads

The Interdisciplinary Studies Program is proud to host Berkeley Course Threads, developed by the Townsend Center for the Humanities, that give students the chance to connect their courses thematically to earn a certificate in interdisciplinary studies.

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