OURS National Scholarships

Thomas Mangloña II

Thomas Mangloña II is Berkeley’s first Truman Scholar since 2015. He is a Gates Millennium Scholar and undergraduate majoring in media studies. A native of the Northern Mariana Islands, Thomas started writing news reports on his blog for his island in middle school. Since then, his passion for journalism has flourished, leading him to work for several print publications and the regional Pacific News Center as an on-camera correspondent covering government, education, and community. Thomas is the executive director of Berkeley’s CalTV and a former news intern at ABC7 News […]

Anika Kumar

Anika Kumar, from San Jose, CA, is a senior studying Molecular and Cell Biology with a concentration in Biochemistry Public Health. Anika created a nonprofit organization that aimed to bridge the gap between young citizens and senior citizens. The ‘Forget Me Not’ organization is designed to reduce instances and feelings of social isolation, loneliness, and depression among older adults. Forget Me Not partners teenage high school volunteers with isolated older adults in their communities in weekly social companionship phone calls.

Jieying Shi

Jieying Shi graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a double major in Economics and Geography. Currently, she works at Zhonghe Capital covering cross-border mergers and acquisitions and product strategies with a focus on exchangeable bonds and private placements. She also plays a key role in US dollar fundraising; she has led and compiled fund strategy and terms, and built close relationships with endowment funds and sovereign funds, including IFC and Bruneis Retirement Fund. Jieying is passionate about green technology and aspires to be among the catalysts that will […]

Justin Kong

Justin Kong is a health advocate with a University of California, Berkeley degree in Public Health and extensive professional experience. He has held leadership roles at a healthcare consulting firm, in the United Nations Medical Services Division, and in student government as Executive Vice President. Now working on a regional malaria elimination program for Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, Justin engages private sector providers in Southeast Asia in partnership with national governments. He hopes to expand healthcare accessibility in emerging economies by strengthening health systems and leading discussions on universal […]

Toure Owen

Toure Owen is a 2016 graduate of the University of California Berkeley where he majored in Political Science. Prior to joining Schwarzman Scholars, Toure was supporting Small and Medium Size business development for Sub-Saharan Africa. After a year at Schwarzman College, Toure will pursue his MBA at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Toure is 25 years old and from the United States.

Tyler Chen

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 bachelors 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 designed microfluidic devices for single-cell genomics at UC Berkeleys Streets Lab, and was a genomics intern at iGenomX and The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego. Tyler also co-founded and led Berkeley Hyperloop to design […]

Ausjia Perlow

Ausjia Perlow, from Merced, California, is pursuing a JD at Stanford Law School. She will graduate from the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) with a bachelors degree in psychology. Ausjia aspires to improve the criminal justice system and help make law more accessible to the under-resourced and the underrepresented through appellate litigation. During her undergraduate career, she served as a lead program logistics coordinator within UC Berkeleys Division of Equity and Inclusion, promoting community-driven retention of black students. She founded and served as president of the Black Pre-Law Association […]

Bhavish Dinakar

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 convert waste cooking oil into biodiesel to power campus transit. Additonally, Bhavish is involved in two UC Berkeley research labs. Bhavish hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineerng in his future.

Connor Tou

Connor J. Tou is amajor inbioengineeringat UC Berkeley. A Goldwater scholar and a Rose Hills fellow, hewas a key player in pioneering a CRISPR-based genetic diversifier termed EvolvR, which forms the platformbiotechnology of a Berkeley-based startup. He has published in the prestigious journal Nature and is currently drivingEvolvRs translation to eukaryotic organisms. He is first author of an upcoming manuscript. As a CPRIT-CURE scholar atMD Anderson Cancer Center, Connor discovered novel chemical inhibitors of a cancer-linked dealkylase and a denguevirus nuclease work which will also result in an upcoming publication. […]