~Summer 2015 Ambassador Cohort~
Hi, my name is Pegah. I was born and raised in Iran. Four years ago I moved to the Bay Area. I am perusing an AAT degree in Psychology and working as an Ambassador here at the Berkeley City College. I am bilingual and speak both English and Persian. I chose to be an Ambassador because I wanted to become more involved with the community. The Ambassador program helped me gain the ability to learn about my community while I am perusing my personal goal of disseminating what I have learned to other students who struggle with the same issues.
My name is Andrea Carballo. Having been born and raised in Lima, Peru, my journey as a student at Berkeley City College has been an enriching and helpful intercultural experience. I feel that Berkeley City College has provided me with the necessary tools to pursue my educational goals. Business and Economics are my intended fields of study. The support I have received encouraged me to join the Ambassador’s team as a way of giving back what was offered to me and I have enjoyed every single day of my journey here. It is very rewarding to be able to guide and motivate students to go after their own educational goals while I try to achieve mine. I look forward to a great year, full of new experiences, helping and learning from as many students as I can.
Hello, my name is Rajinder Kaur. I was born in India, but came to the Bay Area when I was 3 years old. After graduating from high school, I went directly to CSU East Bay, however it wasn’t a suitable selection for me at that time. I decided to come to BCC because of the wide range of opportunities and support that it has to offer. I chose to become a Student Ambassador which I believe is rewarding because now I am part of a window of opportunity and supportive process, now I can actively help students. Being able to assist and aid those in need is something I love to do.
Hey there, my name is Cristina Lopez. I was born and raised in California; I have lived in the Bay Area for over 20 years. I am Mexican-American and speak both Spanish and English. I am also learning ASL (American Sign Language) and in the future I want to learn Danish and Portuguese. I decided to attend Berkeley City College to better my education, and transfer to a four-year university. I am wishing to transfer to Humboldt State in a few semesters and major in Sociology.
Hi, my name is Jay Patel. I was born in France and came to Berkeley City College in January of 2015. I am here to major in Business and I am currently planning to transfer to Cal. My overall career goal is to form some of entrepreneurial business.
Hi, my name is Vicky Wang. I am from Taiwan. I was an exchange student in Finland (1 year), and Germany (1 year). I chose to come to BCC because I don’t have my high school diploma, and BCC provides me with a chance to transfer to a 4- year university. I am in my junior year, and my major is Apparel Merchandising and Management. I can speak Mandarin, English, and German. I like my work as an Ambassador and enjoy helping as many students as I can.