About the CED Graduate Recruitment Amabassador Program
In alignment with CED's commitment to inclusion, social justice, and equity in the environmental design disciplines, the mission of the CED Graduate Recruitment Ambassador (CED-GRA) program is to increase visibility to the CED master's degree programs and provide direct support to all prospective students.
To schedule a time to Skype with a CED-GRA, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are Our Current Recruitment Ambassadors
Program: Master of Architecture (MArch)
About Me: I am currently in my second year of the three year M. Arch program, which I highly recommend! I'm from Guadalajara, MX and grew up in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. I chose this program because of its connections to the Bay Area's architecture firms as well as its strong history in design. I also got my BA in architecture here at UC Berkeley. Before beginning the M. Arch program, I was part of CED's architecture program as a researcher working with a professor on biologically inspired material systems. Last semester I began working as a GSI (graduate student instructor) for the Architecture department. I am very happy to answer any questions interested applicants and newly admitted students might have.
Program: Master of City Planning (MCP)
About Me: I grew up in Portland, Oregon and hold a B.A. from Wellesley College in Environmental Studies. In the MCP Program, I focus on racial equity, affordable housing, and access to economic opportunity. Prior to coming to Berkeley, I conducted energy efficiency program evaluations, and before that I worked for the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, a nonprofit in Boston focused on affordable housing development. In my free time, I enjoy exploring Oakland by bike, pub trivia nights, and making homemade pizza.
Program: Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)
About Me: I am in my second semester in the 2D MLA program. I finished my Bachelors of Architectural Studies majoring in Landscape Architecture at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Coming to Berkeley was my first time in the United States and what an experience it has been. I originally was born and raised in Hong Kong to a Filipino mother and a New Zealander father, before moving to New Zealand to finish High School and eventually my Bachelors. Finally, I have found myself in California where my interests are broad but have been heading in the direction of hydrological systems both coastal and riverine, and their intersection with urban to rural landscapes.