Norman Tom, who recently retired after a career at the College of Chemistry spanning several decades , doesn’t think of himself as an innovator; he modestly says he “just gets stuff done.” But his persistence and passion helped create valuable new professional development opportunities for staff. He’s a good example of how one person can quietly make a big difference.
Luis Hernández is an Academic Achievement Counselor with Cal Veterans, where his experiences as a veteran and Cal alumnus inform his work everyday. The Wisdom Café sat down with Luis, who shared his story as a first-generation immigrant, veteran, and Cal alum, in order to understand the crucial role he plays in the campus and staff communities.
Kari Hamilton, Associate Director of Career Services at the Goldman School of Public Policy, sat down with Joanne Straley, Senior Director of Student Services in the School of Journalism, to discuss her career, Berkeley Facilitator’s Network, and the Catalyst Program.
Brian Joseph, the College of Letters & Science Facility Manager, talks about how he’s built a career at Berkeley.
Devin Jones has been developing software for Berkeley Law since 2005, initially working as a sole developer, and now leading a team of students and staff developers. In 2009 he founded the campus AppNet community of practice to bring application developers together. We met at… Read more…
How did you wind up coming to Berkeley to work in the Chancellor’s Office? When I was looking for a job at the university, one was open in the Chancellor’s Office; I thought that would be a great place to gain an overview of the… Read more…
Brian Waechter worked at UC Davis’ school of Veterinary Medicine for many years before coming to Berkeley as the College of Letters & Science’s (L&S) Director of Information Technology in 2014. We spoke with him at the Free Speech Movement Café about his experience moving from one UC… Read more…
Michael Thompson talks about the many different roles he’s had on campus, how his personal network has been critical to his career, and what it’s like to work on Fourth Street.
Lucy is the campus’ application accessibility czar. After working for the Disabled Students’ Program, she helped build the campus’ web accessibility team, to ensure that our web sites and applications are accessible to those with disabilities. We met in her office in the Banway building.… Read more…
Abram Hardin, Principal Planner in the Office of Space Management & Capital Programs, talks about why he left Berkeley, why he came back, and how the time away helped him have more fun working here.
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