Honoring Black History Month: Devon Howland on why mentors matter

  Devon Howland’s passion for mentoring led him to a fitting role, as internship and alumni coordinator for the Boost@BerkeleyHaas pre-college program. The 30-year-old program has helped prepare more than 1,000 Bay Area high school students to become the first in their families to go to college. Howland, a first-generation college student himself, oversees all

Om Chitale’s mission to transform how Oakland sees its teachers

The Humans of New York street portrait series transformed how people view everyday New Yorkers. Teachers of Oakland founder Om Chitale, MBA 18, is hoping his startup will do the same for teachers. Since founding Teachers of Oakland more than a year ago, Chitale has posted more than 100 first-person stories from the city’s public

I’m a Berkeleyan: MBA student Steve Varacalli on living life to the fullest — despite cancer

This article appeared first on Berkeley News. “Last summer, after finishing up exams as a first-year MBA student at Berkeley Haas, I learned during a routine MRI that my rare form of spinal cancer had come back. I can’t say it was a shock. I’ve been fighting this cancer since I was a kid. I

Honoring Black History Month: Mia Character, BS 20, on finding black pride

In honor of Black History Month, we’re running a series of profiles and Q&As with members of the African-American community at Haas. Follow the series throughout February here. When Mia Character arrived at UC Berkeley as an undergraduate in 2016, she found the perfect community in the Afro Floor of Barbara Christian Hall. The hall,

Honoring Black History Month: Jason Atwater’s search for his enslaved ancestors

In honor of Black History Month, we’re running a series of profiles and Q&As with members of the African-American community at Haas. Follow the series throughout February here. Curiosity fueled MBA student Jason Atwater’s bittersweet journey to uncover the history of his enslaved ancestors—and to walk the grounds of the Virginia plantation where they once

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