DEIBJ @ Berkeley I School

2023-11-03T10:00:00 - 2023-11-03T12:00:00
Friday, November 3, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us to learn about our amazing and inclusive community - including a diverse representation of students from all our degree programs, our renowned faculty and their socially impactful research, and the invaluable resources and support available to you at the I School and at UC Berkeley. The I School embraces all pathways and backgrounds, and we hope you will be able to envision yourself as part of our special I School community.


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10:00 – 10:30 am

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Justice (DEIBJ)
Catherine Cronquist Browning, Assistant Dean, Academic Programs, Equity & Inclusion

10:30 – 11:15 am

Community Panel 
Current students from all our programs

11:15 – 11:45 am

Breakout Session with Faculty
Prof. Michael Rivera

11:45 – 12:00 pm

Tips on Navigating the Graduate Application Process
Roxanne Pifer, Director of Admissions and Diversity Recruitment

Faculty Profiles

Prof. Michael Rivera teaches Research Design and Applications for Data and Analysis (DATASCI 201). His research interests include immigration policy, political representation, race & ethnic politics, and American voter behavior, especially in how campaigns and non-partisan groups can use data science to increase turnout among minority and low-propensity voters. Professor Rivera is also the current MIDS Equity and Inclusion Advisor and helps ensure that students experience an inclusive classroom environment.

Community Panel

Lauren Chambers is a current Ph.D. student focusing on public interest technology and data & tech for sociopolitical advocacy. She was also an affiliate of the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society for the 2021-22 academic year. Lauren graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in astrophysics and African-American studies and was previously a Technology for Liberty Consultant for the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.

Yvette Vargas is a first-year MIMS student focusing on data science, information policy, and ethics. Before starting at the I School she worked as an English Student Assistant and Tutor Expert at Mt. San Antonio College. Yvette graduated with a bachelor's degree in film and media and comparative literature from UC Irvine.

Noor-Ul-Ain Ali is a current MIDS student focusing on computing, data science, and society. She is currently working as a Research Associate at the University of California, San Francisco, and is a member of the Board of Directors at ElderTech Academy. Noor-Ul-Ain graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelor's degree in Data Science.

Leslie Noye is a first-year MIMS student focusing on human-computer interaction, product management, and entrepreneurship. He previously served as a Digital Marketing Consultant for Kankan Creative Agency and a Product Marketing Manager for Yelp. Leslie graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in marketing from USC.

Last updated: October 4, 2023