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Featured Alumni Stories
Viet Thanh Nguyen on finding himself at Berkeley
Pulitzer-winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen ’92, Ph.D. ’97 found at UC Berkeley the intellectual home, identity, and political passion that ultimately led to his creative success. He knows first hand the important part that grad students play in the academic ecosystem, and how hard they have...Read more about Viet Thanh Nguyen on finding himself at Berkeley
Translation writ large: Meg Parker, Rhetoric and French '10
Meg Parker graduated from UC Berkeley in 2010 with a double major in French and Rhetoric, then went on to earn her JD from Georgetown University Law Center.
An attorney specializing in employment law, she is currently an associate at Nye, Stirling, Hale & Miller, where...Read more about Translation writ large: Meg Parker, Rhetoric and French '10
Maji Yaje Kwanza (“Water Is The First Of Many Things”): A Strauss Scholarship Recipient’s Life-Changing Experiences In Kenya
When Ashley Miller (’15, Interdisciplinary Studies) transferred to UC Berkeley as a junior in Fall 2012, she had two goals in mind: to study abroad (despite the tight timeline) and to go somewhere entirely different than anywhere she had been before. She chose...Read more about Maji Yaje Kwanza (“Water Is The First Of Many Things”): A Strauss Scholarship Recipient’s Life-Changing Experiences In Kenya
Author Charles Yu '97: 'Interior Chinatown' is about roles and how we play them
Charles Yu, discusses his 2020 book, Interior Chinatown, which goes inside the mind of a young Asian American man trying to make it in Hollywood. Incoming UC Berkeley students read the book over the summer as part of On The Same Page, a program from the College of Letters &...Read more about Author Charles Yu '97: 'Interior Chinatown' is about roles and how we play them
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