Wendy Bravo - Health and Minority Communities
After graduating in December 2012, Wendy began working full-time with Brown & Toland Medical Group in San Francisco. Her work mainly focuses on analyzing the implementation of accountable care organizations (ACOs)–a new payment method for doctors, where payments are determined by the overall health of a patient, rather than by how many tests or exams a patient received. Wendy has also continued her volunteer work in community health and soon hopes to become a certified Covered California counselor to help people sign up for health insurance through the states health exchange. Wendy plans on returning to school to complete the requirements for medical school and pursue a career as a primary care doctor.
Thesis Wendy Bravo : - "Growing Justice, Cultivating Change: Food, Race, and the Mandela Farmers' Market In West Oakland, California" (Class of 2012)
Yi-Ning Chiu - Race, Nation, and International Relations, 1945-Present
After graduating in 2012, Yi-Ning worked briefly for an online education startup before returning to the American Studies department, where she was a section leader for American Studies 10: “Hollywood: The Place, the Industry, the Fantasy.” After continuing to work as a Reader for American Studies courses and co-pastoring the college fellowship of Ark Ministries of Berkeley, a local non-denominational, multi-ethnic church, Yi-Ning joined the team at Year Up, an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by equipping urban young adults ages 18-24 to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. She works there as an Internship Services Specialist.
History 137AC: Repeopling America
History 132B: Intellectual History of the United States since 1865
American Studies H110: American National Character
Political Science 144B: Korean Politics
Sociology 131AC: Race and Ethnic Relations: U.S. American Cultures
Thesis Glory and Honor of the Nations: The Promise of Multicultural Theological Formations in Evangelical America
David Swatt - Environmental Management and Policy
Since graduation in 2012, David returned to Los Angeles, and began a full-time career selling residential real estate with the highest grossing office in the United States, Coldwell Banker-Beverly Hills North.
ESPM 155: Sociology of Natural Resources
American Studies 101: The Birth of Consumerism
American Studies 101AC: Age of the City
American Studies 102: Theming America
ESPM 169: International Environmental Politics