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Rodrigo Ochigame

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Rodrigo majored in ISF with a concentration in Science and Technology Studies and graduated in the Spring of 2015. His research examines the computational regulation of social and political life. In the fall of 2016, he will join MIT as a PhD student in History, Anthropology, and Science, Technology, and Society. His honors thesis investigated algorithmic filtering as a form of information control. Algorithmic filtering is the primary mechanism for selecting, distributing, and displaying information on social media platforms with feeds, such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. At Berkeley, he […]

Rebecca Olson

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After graduating in Spring 2015, Rebecca is planning to pursue a Masters Degree in Europe in International Relations. Originally from West Virginia, she managed an environmental film festival before moving to California, where she managed an inn full-time and took community college classes before transferring to Cal. While at Cal, she continued to work as an inn manager while pursuing her Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a research focus of Feminist Perspectives in International Relations. This focus has allowed her to explore relations between nations and the effects of […]

Obinna Onyenedum

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Obinna Onyenedum graduated in Spring of 2015 and is currently living in New York City. After graduating from Cal, Obinna participated in the Alternative Breaks summer internship, Magnolia Project, in New Orleans. He interned with Neighborhoods Partnership Network (NPN Nola), a non-profit organization created Post-Katrina, which targets systemic inequities made apparent by the hurricane. Obinna worked with community organizers, city officials and fellow interns to analyze the impact new companies, like Uber and Air BnB, were having on low-income communities. The main question he brought to the internship was: How […]

Margaret Joy Perret

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Meg was among the five finalists for the University Medal in 2015, and is currently a Ph.D. student in the History of Science program at Harvard. Meg wrote her senior thesis on the queer biological forms that life takes in the anthropocene and the limits of traditional thought in thinking through the challenge that they pose. The thesis was published in the Berkeley Undergraduate Journal 27(2). Meg also majored in Gender and Women’s Studies and Integrative Biology. I believe that the process of producing knowledge is an inherently political process, […]

Kritika Sah

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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 Fox, Kritika chose her ISF field of study and focused her thesis on the effects of globalization on the production and consumption of motion pictures in Hollywood and Bollywood. During her time at Cal, Kritika was heavily involved in leadership within the film and entertainment communities. She is a founding […]

Vrinda Agarwal

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Vrinda Agarwal previously interned at the White House and will start working full-time at Goldman Sachs as a Public Finance investment banking analyst after graduation this year (Spring 2015). She double majored in Political Science (Department Citation Winner) and ISF. Vrinda is very passionate about public service and leadership, and is a four-time recipient of the Cal Alumni Leadership Award. As a sophomore Vrinda co-founded the Big Ideas-winning non-profit organization 100 Strong, which serves to empower low income women through leadership development, mentorship, and entrepreneurship. 100 Strong has trained over […]

Gianni Glick

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Gianni will enter Brown Alpert Medical School in the Fall of 2015.Gianni writes that he began the ISF major at Berkeley without a clear sense of direction but eventually decided to concentrate his studies around the question What makes people heal?. He took courses in cognitive science, psychology, social theory, and anthropology. Gianni writes: In my junior year, I stumbled on the placebo effect and devoted my thesis research to exploring and expanding an evolutionary explanation for why and how people heal when there is no active intervention administered. A […]

Rosa Hernandez

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Rosa Hernandez graduated in Spring 2015. She double majored in ISF and Rhetoric. Rosas passion for worker justice led to her thesis on transnational workers rights movements across the NAFTA countries and Brazil. During her time at Cal she was a labor organizer with the Service Employees International Union and worked on the leadership development team at the UC Berkeley Center for Research on Labor and Employment. (IRLE) She received the Cal Alumni Association Achievement Award and was a Public Policy and International Affairs Law Fellow at the Goldman School […]

Mandolyn Ludlum

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Upon graduation in the Fall of 2015 Mandolyn was awarded the Quantedge Award for Academic Excellence which recognizes exceptional sustained academic excellence among senior students (i.e. those who have completed at least 90 units) with a GPA of 4.0 at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2018 she began graduate studies in Education at Oxford University. In Fall 2013, Mandolyn Ludlum transferred from Los Angeles Valley Community College to the University of California, Berkeley as a Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholar seeking to gain knowledge to create and facilitate […]