Undergraduate Admissions

Admissions Ambassadors

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Interested in learning more about the College of Environmental Design?

We invite you to meet with a CED Admissions Ambassador — one of our current undergraduates who can talk with you about what life is like at CED and at Cal.

We are happy to personalize your visit to Wurster Hall and can offer:

  • Tours of Wurster Hall
  • Presentations about CED
  • One-on-one conversations with ambassador(s)
  • Webinars, phone calls, and email exchanges with ambassador(s)
  • Student panel discussions about the CED student experience

Fill out this form to schedule a visit at least two weeks in advance (four weeks in advance, if possible, for groups of 50 or more people).

Prospective freshman information sessions occur throughout the month of April. Prospective transfer information sessions occur throughout the academic year.

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Meet the 2019-20 Ambassadors!

Do you have questions about the College of Environmental Design? Email one of our Ambassadors!

Rachel Durney
Urban Studies, Class of 2020
Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Homan Wong
Architecture, City & Regional Planning (minor), Class of 2020
Hometown: Hong Kong

Sihan Zhao

Sarah Dey
Architecture, Spanish Language & Literature (Minor), Class of 2020
Hometown: Lafayette,CA

I am a 4th year student in CED passionate about design on a variety of scales and its intersection with sustainability and the natural environment. I have always loved art and creative expression, and have been fortunate enough to turn one of my greatest passions into my studies and future career path. I also love dedicating myself to community development, and find joy in meeting people from across the world.

Bella-Ngoc Hyunh
Urban Studies, Class of 2021
Hometown: San Diego, CA

Montese Nava
Architecture, Class of 2023
Hometown: Salinas, CA

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the CED website! I am Montse Nava, currently a first year here in CED studying Architecture. I am from Salinas, CA, a little town just outside Monterey which resembles Berkeley in many ways! As an admission ambassador, I look forward to helping you know more about CED here in UC Berkeley and hopefully help make your transition into this college an adjustable and comfortable one. Feel free to reach out if you have questions, concerns or simply want to gain knowledge about what CED can offer!

Julia Wilson
Landscape Architecture, Disability Studies (Minor), Class of 2020
Hometown: Laguna Nigel, CA

Akshata Atre
Architecture, City & Regional Planning (Minor), Class of 2021
Hometown: San Jose, CA

Toby Simmons
Sustainable Environmental Design, Class of 2021
Hometown: San Jose, CA

I enjoy being involved in the community--either in or off campus by volunteering or spreading awareness about ideas and respective solutions. I believe it is immensely important to take a role in actively shaping the direction of community progression. Plus there is always the added benefit of getting to meet new friends!

Tselmuun Batkhishig
Architecture, Class of 2021 (Transfer
Hometown: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Nicholette Tolmie
Urban Studies, Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Design &
Sustainable Design (Minors), Class of 2020
Hometown: American Samoa

Nick Doerschlag
Architecture, Sustainable Design (Minor), Class of 2020
Hometown: San Anselmo, CA

In my free time, I enjoy running, hiking, eating, photography, and more recently, drone photography. Freshman year I joined Unmanned Aerial Vehicles at Berkeley’s photography team and I have enjoyed every second of it. As a club, we go around to different clubs associated with Berkeley and create videos that highlight what each club stands for. This has become a big interest of mine and I hope to one day go beyond the club and create a short length movie incorporating drones.

Adeline Leung
Architecture, Structural Engineering (Minor), Class of 2022 
Hometown: Hong Kong

I’m passionate about sustainable building design. I also really enjoy hanging out with friends, trying new foods, dancing and hiking!

Trilian Truong
Sustainable Environmental Design, City & Regional Planning (Minor), Class of 2022
Hometown: San Jose, CA

Soyoung Jeon

Sierra Kirkpatrick
Sustainable Environmental Design & Molecular Environmental Biology, Class of 2022
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
This is my second year with Ambassadors and I have loved every minute of it. I love helping prospective students get to know CED and Wurster Hall! I’m always willing to chat and answer questions.

Kristine Jiao
Sustainable Environmental Design, GIS (Minor), Class of 2020
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Nicole Wun
Architecture, Class of 2021 (Transfer)
Hometown: Hong Kong

Jessica Chou
Architecture , Class of 2023
Hometown: Arcadia, CA

Edgardo Vazquez
Urban Studies, Class of 2020 (Transfer)
Hometown: San Rafael, CA

Anjing Li
Sustainable Environmental Design, Energy Engineering (Minor) Class of 2022
Home Country: China

Kylie Schmidt
Landscape Architecture, Sustainable Design and City & Regional Planning (Minors), Class of 2020
Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA

Join the 2020-2021 CED Admissions Ambassador Program!

Applications due April 27, 2020. Email cedambassadors@berkeley.edu for more information.

Ambassadors gain personal and professional skills by reaching out to local, national, and international communities. We host outreach events such as high school and community college visits at Wurster, meeting with prospective students on campus, panels, presentations, phone banking, Cal Day, development, use of multimedia tools, and more.