September 30, 2013
Ananya Roy, professor of City and Regional Planning in the College of Environmental Design and the Blum Center's Distinguished Chair of Global Poverty and Practice, is this week's honoree on the UC Berkeley Wall of Fame.
The Wall of Fame celebrates alumni whose vision and talents have changed the world. Each week, the work of a different alumna or alumnus is profiled. Past honorees have ranged from educators and scientists to Olympians, activists and designers.
Roy, who earned her Master of City Planning and Ph.D. degrees from UC Berkeley, established the University's minor in global poverty and practice (now one of the largest minors on campus) and is a "mighty voice behind connecting students’ passion for service to the skills and fieldwork experience they need to help alleviate global poverty." In 2006 she received UC Berkeley's Distinguished Teaching Award, and in 2008 she was the recipient of the Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching, given by the UC Berkeley student body.
To read more, visit http://berkeleywalloffame.org/.