"I was the first person in my family to graduate from college, and will be the first to get a graduate degree. For low-income families I think finding financial security is always top of mind. When I left my job at Google to go do research in China, and later left my job at Walking Tree to enroll in a full-time MBA program, I don't think my family always understood why I would give up a great job, but they are super-proud of me and I'm happy to set an example for my cousins and nephew."
"I'm proud to be part of a class that is 43% women. That has changed the dynamic in and out of the classroom and influenced my experience at Berkeley-Haas in many positive ways. You see women in student leadership positions, our voices often lead classroom discussions, and we are aware of setting a new standard."
"After the horrible events in Ferguson, Baltimore, and New York, my classmate Emily Yao and I organized a 'Stand in Solidarity' moment of silence. I was overwhelmed to see that the room was packed with students, faculty, and staff. Everyone recognized the importance of saying #blacklivesmatter and that's when I knew I had chosen the right school."