Ryen Bani-Hashemi

Major: Political Science
Job title: 
2018 William K. (Sandy) Muir, Jr. Leadership Award Recipient

Ryen is a Bay Area native graduating from Cal in May 2018. On campus, Ryen has worked for the ASUC as both a videographer and as the Local Affairs Director. He has also worked for the Daily Californian as a writer for the Weekender blog, and for CalSERVE as a student mobilizer following the announcement of tuition hikes in late-2014. 

Outside of campus, Ryen worked centrally at the Berkeley Student Cooperative housing system as a consent education educator and he currently teaches health education to high school students across the Bay Area as part of Peer Health Exchange. Throughout his 4 years at Cal, he has interned for Berkeley City Council as a researcher and advocate for increased affordable housing. 

Ryen will be attending law school next year to practice in the fields of gender and sexual violence or discrimination.