Yvonne Dorantes, Governor's Office of Emergency Services, Matsui Center Cal-in-Sacramento Fellows
I had the opportunity to witness a child birth a few years ago; I realized how involved nurses are in the baby-delivering process, at times far more than the doctor. This was an eye opening experience because my whole life I had always thought that doctors delivered babies. This summer has also...
Deepika Dilip
Rewind to two years ago: Summer 2014. “So, what did you think about the Supreme Court ruling this morning?” I ask in my biochemistry discussion. I’ve spent the past hour raging to my friend, a recent poli-sci graduate, via text. Pin drop silence. People are confused: what was the ruling? I explain...
Paras Shah and UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks
Disability has always been my least favorite word in the English language. It’s the word that catches in my throat and forces my pen to pause mid-thought. I can easily apply this term of difference, of alienation, to others. As a human rights advocate, I routinely argue that someone has a right to...
Cal-in-Sac Fellows Courtney Sarkin, Kat Nham and Assemblymember Evan Low
Watching the rundown buildings move by through the grimy window of the light rail train, I take a deep breath. The caffeine from my morning coffee has just begun to whir through my veins and clear up any of the lingering fog from drowsiness that enveloped my brain. And as we rattle down the tracks...