Angela Steele


“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.”