Post Pandemic Advising: Imagining a Hybrid Approach from Lessons Learned

Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Featuring the Student Advisory Council on Undergraduate Education (SACUE)

How have remote student services impacted the Undergraduate Experience? Come learn about our panelists' experience this year navigating virtual services, advising and more! Hear from members of the Student Advisory Council on Undergraduate Education, who will share their experiences and recommendations on virtual services and the return to campus, including communication methods, remote advising options, community, accessibility and virtual services that they’d like to see continued.

Advising Core Competencies: Relational,Informational


Moderator, Kevin Wu (he/his) ) B.A, Haas School of Business | Class of 2022

Kevin Wu (he/his) B.A, Haas School of Business | Class of 2022

Kevin is a rising senior majoring in Business Administration in the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.

He joined SACUE in 2018 as a freshman, and now serves as  Student Lead for Remote Advising & Student Services. 

In the student community, Kevin has been involved with publications (The Daily Californian), education (OASES, Splash), and business (StEP, Berkeley Finance Club). Kevin is a Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholar and recipient of the Cal Alumni Association’s Leadership Award.

He strives to pursue a career at the intersection of education technology and management.


Gray Castleberry (they/them) B.A. Chemistry | Class of 2022

Gray is a rising senior studying chemistry at UC Berkeley.

Previously, Gray has worked at the UC Berkeley Chemistry Demo Lab and with the UC Berkeley Summer Sessions Pre-College program. They are currently vice president of the Oscar Wilde (LGBT-themed) student cooperative house.

Pooja Doctor (she/her) B.A. Data Science, Minor in Public Policy | Class of 2021

Pooja is an international student from India studying data science with a minor in public policy. 

During her time at Berkeley, Pooja has been closely involved with the undergraduate research program at the Division of Computing, Data Science and Society, served as the President of Opportunity Through Data, a student organisation working to expand access to data science education in underrepresented communities and been a researcher at the Human Rights Center at the UC Berkeley School of Law. 

After graduating this May, she’s going to be interning in Analytics at a tech company in the bay.

Lawrence Edmond, IV (he/him) B.S. Astronomy/Astrophysics | Class of 2021

During Lawrence’s time at Cal, he worked closely with the astronomy department’s academic advisor to create programs to help develop a more inclusive atmosphere within the astronomy darpement.

Currently, Lawrence is a student mentor in the Undergraduate Astronomy Society (UAS), which is a social organization designed to create a space where incoming astronomy majors  can begin developing their own communities.  

He is also a member of the National Society of Black Physicist (NSBP), a lab mentor for the Undergraduate Laboratory at Berkeley (ULAB), and a member of the Astronomy Scholars Program.

Lawrence is also a McNair Scholar Alumni and is currently studying stars with Professor Gibor Basri.

Mariela Hernandez (she/her/ella) Cognitive Science and Computer Science | Class of 2021

Mariela is a first-generation Latina born and raised in Salinas, California.

As a graduating senior studying, a tech eclectic, and racial equity advocate, Mariela’s work revolves around redesigning systems with a compassion-based approach. Intrigued by the sociotechnical and design thinking, Mariela has been a part of several committees, organizational boards, speaking events and fellowships where she’s educated others on using a behavioral science framework centered around compassion to break down systemic racism. Most recently, Mariela was a CODE2040 Fellow and SWE Intern at Remix.

Mariela will begin working at Apple in the Fall as an Evolve Rotation Program Engineer.

Mariela has been involved in many communities during her time at Cal. Some include: HES (Hispanic Engineers and Scientists), CS Scholars, Berkeley Innovation, FAST (Fashion and Student Trends), BSC (Berkeley Student Cooperative), the Equity Committee for the Engineering Student Council, CAL NERDS, GiGs (Getting into Graduate School), EOP, and Alternative Breaks.

Jason Lam (he/his) B.S. Society & Environment | Class of 2022

Cal Communities: Asian American, LGBTQ+, Queer + Asian, Berkeley Student Cooperative, Environmentalist / ESA, HKSA.

Jason is a rising senior majoring in Society & Environment and minoring in Conservation & Resource Studies at the Rausser College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley.

Currently, Lam is working with the EDGE in Tech Initiative at the University of California as a research associate conducting a landscape analysis and metrics for mentorship opportunities for underrepresented identities in the tech industry at UC Berkeley and is a recipient of the Fung Fellowship for design innovation on the Conservation + Technology track.

Previously, Lam has worked at the Exploratorium museum in San Francisco, CA spearheading efforts to increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within STEM fields. Lam has also taught UC Berkeley’s first-ever United States LGBTQ+ history course to a class of 25 students.

Lam strives to lead with empathy first and question the status quo in hopes of creating long-term social and sustainable impact.

Grecia Resendez (she/her) Political Science | Class of 2021

Grecia is majoring in Political Science with a minor in Chicano Studies this Spring 2021.

Grecia will begin graduate school in the Summer and will continue to study at UC Berkeley. She was most recently accepted to the MPA program at the Goldman School of Public Policy.

As an undergraduate her Cal Communities have included the Transfer Student Center, Student Parent Center, Re-Entry Student, and EOP.


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