Somdeng Danny Thongsy

Job title: 
2023 Democracy Camp Berkeley Fellow
Class of 2024

My name is Somdeng Danny Thongsy, I am a 1st-gen, low-income, transfer student from Laney College. I am also a system-impacted community leader. I’m majoring in Sociology in my senior year. I'm a part of many communities on campus, such as Underground Scholar, Nav Cal, DSP, HOPE Scholar, Peter E. Haas PSC Leader, and more.

I am currently a Faith Organizer for an interfaith community-based organization called the Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity.

For my studies in Sociology, I hope to bridge both my academic and practical skills to serve and fight for my communities that are marginalized and underrepresented. Also, as a refugee from Laos, I love to celebrate the richness of my people’s culture and roots by cooking traditional Lao/Thai food. I love the outdoors, drawing, and teaching origami folding.

Research interests: 

Major(s): Sociology

Minor(s): N/A