All Recipients

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Rishi Ahuja : Luce Scholars Program 2018 - 2019

Rishi Ahuja graduated from Berkeley as a double major at UC Berkeley studying Economics and Political Science with a minor in Public Policy. Rishi’s professional goals include seeking to identify improvements in U.S. financial policy, design a more efficient and equitable system, and create the partnerships necessary to implement his changes. During his time at...

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Rishi Ahuja : Mitchell Scholarship 2014 - 2015

Rishi Ahuja is from San Jose, California and is a double major at UC Berkeley studying Economics and Political Science with a minor in Public Policy. Rishi seeks to identify improvements in U.S. financial policy, design a more efficient and equitable system, and create the...

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Mariel Aquino : Critical Language Scholarship 2020 - 2021

Mariel Aquino is a fourth-year Data Science major with a concentration in Linguistics. She has always enjoyed traveling and studying foreign languages and will combine this with her interests in natural language processing, machine learning, and machine translation as a full-time NLP engineer next year. Her past three semesters of linguistics research in Ndengeleko,...
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Nitisha Baronia : Knight-Hennessey Scholars Program 2018 - 2019

Nitisha Baronia graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Political Science, and will be pursuing a JD at Stanford. During her time at UC Berkeley, she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Berkeley Political Review and as the Chief of Staff at the ASUC Student Advocate’s Office. Nitisha was a four time winner of the Cal Alumni...

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Anthony Benjamin : Boren Scholarship 2019 - 2020

"Anthony Benjamin, from Woodstock, IL, is a sophomore midshipman studying Chemistry and Russian at the University of California, Berkeley.  As a future naval officer, Anthony is committed to developing a diverse professional and educational background to serve the United States’ dynamic national security needs.  As a chemist, Anthony believes if one...

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Jesse Bowens

Jesse Bowens : Yenching Scholars Program 2015 - 2016

Jesse Bowens is a transfer student to U.C. Berkeley from Las Positas College. She will receive her degree in May 2016 as a Business Administration major from the UC Haas School of Business. Upon graduation, she will attend Peking University to earn a Master’s in Chinese Studies with an emphasis in Economics and Management. She currently serve as Scholarships...

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Andrew Boyce

Andrew Boyce : Yenching Scholars Program 2015 - 2016

"Andrew is an athlete, lawyer, entrepreneur and aspiring policy-maker. He studied politics at the University of California, Berkeley where he was a member of the Division 1 Varsity Water Polo Team.  He also studied law at Cambridge University where he was awarded a "Blue" - the one of the University's most prestigious sporting awards. He was born in New Zealand and...

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Kayla Brown : Gates Cambridge 2021 - 2022

Kayla Brown earned her B.A. in Media Studies from UC Berkeley in 2020. As an undergraduate, she was a research assistant at Berkeley Law's Human Rights Center and the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity. She now works for Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), a global business network and non-profit consultancy, on projects related to...
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Alexandra Brown

Alexandra Brown : Goldwater Scholarship 2015 - 2016

Alexandra Brown, is a junior majoring in chemistry at U.C. Berkeley. She works as an undergraduate researcher with the Arnold Group pursuing study of inorganic and organometallic aluminum complexes. Alexandra has been a peer advisor for the Chemistry department, is president of the Women’s Rugby Club, and is a leader in the LGBTQ science community. After completing her...

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Matthew Chang

Matthew Chang : Strauss Scholarship 2015 - 2016

Matthew Chang is a junior majoring in political science. He has been deeply involved with the ASUC since transferring to U.C. Berkeley from university of Nevada, Reno. He has volunteered with the ASUC Legal Clinic and has been nominated to the ASUC Judicial Council as a justice that deals with arbitration cases within the student government. Matthew’s Strauss projects...

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Gurchit Chatha : Schwarzman Scholarship 2021 - 2022

Gurchit Chatha graduated from UCB in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a concentration in Quantitative Methods. He’s passionate about problem-solving and hopes to spend his Schwarzman year exploring Chinese technological innovation in the wake of rapid urbanization and power transition theory...

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Tyler Chen : Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program 2019 - 2020

Tyler Chen, from Carlsbad, California, is pursuing a PhD in bioengineering at Stanford School of Engineering. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) with a bachelor’s degree in materials science and bioengineering. Tyler aspires to improve the quality of human life by building technologies to tackle genetic disease and disability. He has...

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Mira Cheng : Strauss 2020 - 2021

Mira Cheng a junior majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology. Mira’s Strauss scholarship project, Friends of All Ages, is an after school arts program dedicated to fostering safe, creative, and genuine relationship building between generations. The program will emphasize intergenerational dialogue, mutual respect, and creative storytelling through a variety of...

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Wan Fang Chiu : Schwarzman Scholarship 2021 - 2022

Wan Fang Chiu studied Computer Science and Molecular & Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he received the computer science department citation in 2017. As an MD candidate in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology, Wan Fung conducted AI and pathology research in collaboration with PathAI and leads the HMS chapter of...

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Chun Man Chow

Chun Man Chow : Churchill Scholarship; Goldwater Scholarship 2015 - 2016

Chun Man Chow is a senior double majoring in chemical engineering and environmental engineering science. He will commence a Master’s degree program in Advanced Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge in fall 2016.  Chun Man is a UC Berkeley Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholar, a Cal Alumni Leadership Scholar, a Society of Chemical Industry Scholar, and a...

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Chun-Man Chow : Goldwater Scholarship 2014 - 2015

Chun Man Chow is in the class of 2016 at UC Berkeley, majoring in Environmental Engineering Science and Chemical Engineering with a 4.0 GPA.  His career goal is to pursue a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering as well as tack issues of water crisis and climate change through scientific research and engineering design.  Chow’s participation in the Cal...

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Margaret Comer : Gates Cambridge Scholarship Recipient 2014 - 2015

Margaret graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 2012 with a B.A. in Anthropology. She then went on to study for an MPhil at Cambridge and has been recently awarded the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, to pursue a Ph.D. In her own words, "As a child of archaeologists, I was surrounded by material culture and immaterial pasts, but I was also fascinated by politics from...

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Ritankar Das : University Medalist, Gates-Cambridge, Goldwater Scholarship 2013 - 2014

Ritankar Das graduated as the University Medalist in 2013, with a double-major in Bioengineering and Chemical Biology. Ritankar received an MSc in biomedical enginnering is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Cambridges as a Gates Scholar. He plans to perform bio-molecular research to find new energy sources at a national research lab after complete the degree....

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John Dethlefsen : Critical Language Scholarship

John Is a third year double major in Peace  and Conflict Studies and Russian Language and Literatiure . He arrived at berkeley intending to stdudy both Spanish and German, but after taking one Russian course, he was hooked. Since then , he has immersed himself in cross-cultural studies with hopes to contribute to policy advisement toward Russia at either teh state or...

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Cecelia Dimino : Strauss Scholarship

Cecelia transferred to U.C. Berkeley in 2016 as a major in linguistics. She taught English in Turkey and the U.S. and has a passion for teaching that has developed into her public service project, Chords for Progression. The project aims to fuse math with musicianship for high school students. Cecelia will initiate Chords for Progession at Castlemont High School. in...

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Bhavish Dinakar : Goldwater Scholarship 2019 - 2020

Bhavish dinaker, from Stanford, CA, is a senior studying Chemical Engineering with a triple minor in Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science at the University of california, Berkeley. Bhavish is passionate about protecting the earth from climate change. He is invovlved in the UC Berkeley Biofuels Technology Club, which is a student organization whose goal is to...

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Nathaniel Dolton-Thornton : Marshall Scholarship 2018 - 2019

Nathaniel graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 2016 with a B.S. in Conservation and Resources Studies with Highest Distinction and Honors. Nathaniel transferred to Berkeley from Wesleyan University intending to major in Chinese Studies. However once he arrived on campus, he found that the courses that interested him the most were in Environmental Science, Policy, and...

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Naveen Durvasula : Goldwater Scholarship 2021 - 2022

Naveen Durvasula is a sophomore majoring in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and Business Administration through the Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology program at UCB. He's interested in problems at the intersection of computational learning theory, economics, and machine learning. After graduation, he intends to get a PhD in computer...

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Freja Ekman : Knight-Hennessy Scholarship 2021 - 2022

Freja Ekman, from San Diego, California, is pursuing an MD at Stanford School of Medicine. She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in translational biomedical...

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Freja Ekman : Gates Cambridge Scholarship 2018 - 2019

Freja Ekman will graduate from U.C. Berkeley in spring 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Biology. Growing up with a close friend with autism, Freja witnessed firsthand the bullying that many people with disabilities experience. This sparked her passion for both genome engineering research and disability advocacy. During her undergraduate studies at  Berkeley...

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Xinyi (Michelle) Fang : Schwarzman Scholarship 2021 - 2022

Xinyi (Michelle) Fang graduated from UCB in 2019 with a degree in Media Studies. At Cal, she worked closely with female-led and Asian-led philanthropies such as the Malala Fund and the AAPI Bone Marrow Donor Program. In 2017, she was part of the team that launched the inaugural Future Forum Beijing, a non-profit organization that aims to promote fundamental science...

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Blue Fay : Yenching Scholars Program 2021 - 2022

Blue Fay graduated from UC Berkeley in December 2020 with a BA in Legal Studies and a minor in Chinese. While learning Mandarin, he developed a deep interest in Redology — the study of Cao Xue-qin’s The Dream of the Red Chamber. In the Spring of 2020, he was awarded the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures’ inaugural YR Chao Prize for an essay...

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Blue Fay : Critical Language Scholarship 2021 - 2022

Blue Fay graduated from UC Berkeley in December 2020 with a BA in Legal Studies and a minor in Chinese. While learning Mandarin, he developed a deep interest in Redology — the study of Cao Xue-qin’s The Dream of the Red Chamber. In the Spring of 2020, he was awarded the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures’ inaugural YR Chao Prize...

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Mistyne Hall

Mistyne Hall : Strauss Scholarship 2015 - 2016

Mistyne Hall is a junior majoring in Native American Studies at U.C. Berkeley. She successfully made the often arduous transition as a re-entry, transfer student from College of the Desert, in Palm Desert, CA, to one the most academically challenging institutions in the country.  Additionally, Mistyne has not only already become deeply involved on campus, but has also...

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Victoria Haworth : Critical Language Scholarship 2020 - 2021

Victoria is a senior Urban Studies and Economics major from Washington D.C. and will be studying Bahasa Indonesian in Malang, Indonesia through CLS. She is interested in questions of urban governance, resiliency planning, and community development, and hopes to use her Indonesian to learn more about urban planning in Indonesia....

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Justin Hogenauer : Boren Scholarship 2021 - 2022

Justin Hogenauer is a junior pursuing simultaneous degrees in Society & Environment and Business Administration at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to studying Thai, he serves as a squadron commander in Air Force ROTC and as an undergraduate academic peer advisor for the Rausser College of Natural Resources. Justin is the Student Director for the...

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Eliza Hollingsworth : Critical Language Scholarship 2020 - 2021

Eliza Hollingsworth is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Global Studies and completing minors in Public Health and in Public Policy. She hopes to alleviate the public health repercussions of conflict, displacement, and migration through impactful research and direct services. This summer, she will be participating in the Critical Language Scholarship...

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Charlotte Hull : Beinecke Scholarship 2014 - 2015

Since her arrival as a transfer student in fall 2013, Charlotte Hull has compiled an outstanding record of academic achievement as a double major in history and English at Berkeley. In addition to her excellent academic record, Charlotte's accomplishments include: a number of scholarly publications, extensive volunteer experience, and an extremely interesting life...

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Miyako Iwata : Strauss 2020 - 2021

Miyako Iwata is a junior majoring in political science at U.C Berkeley. Miyako is ardent about getting students excited about voting. Her Strauss scholarship project, the Pac-12 Voting Challenge uses the healthy rivalries between colleges to get young people civically and politically engaged. As Miyako states, “my end goal is one and the same: to make our...

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Tanay Jaeel : Schwarzman Scholars Program 2018 - 2019

Tanay Jaeel graduated from Berkeley where he majored in Business Administration. During his time here, he went deep into social impact initiatives through his coursework and extracurricular, including projects for the California State Government, rural districts in South India, and various nonprofits. After graduation, Tanay worked in Product Strategy at LinkedIn...

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