On June 8, 2021, author Megan Gerhardt PhD launched her book titled Gentelligence: The Revolutionary Approach to Leading an Intergenerational Workforce. Gentelligence, a term coined by Gerhardt, is defined by the following:

  1. A business method and mindset to transform multigenerational challenges into intergenerational collaboration and success.
  2. Inclusively leveraging diverse skills, talents, abilities, and experience among different age groups.
  3. A success factor for recruitment and retention of employees.

“I believe legal education will allow me to effectuate long-term change through litigation and advocacy.”

Adriel Ghadoushi is a Fung Fellow in the Conservation + Tech track, majoring in society and environment and minoring in public policy. Here, he shares his various projects and initiatives for societal change, demonstrating his passions in policy, sustainability, and justice.

Adriel Ghadoushi and his dog, Peach.

Tell us about yourself and your journey to the Fung Fellowship!

I was born and raised in Los Angeles to a family of Jewish immigrants. My parents fled religious persecution in Iran and sought refuge in the United States. Their story of perseverance has instilled into me a sense of urgency, commitment, and excitement to be a source of good in the world.

I graduated from high school in 2019…

Learn effective and practical strategies to improve your odds of securing summer internships and opportunities based on the time of the school year as a UC Berkeley student.

Let’s be honest, securing summer plans is the greatest stress on students’ shoulders every year. Internships and summer opportunities can be so broad, especially regarding the range of timing, methods for pursuit, and levels of stress, and application process.

Nseke Ngilbus, Honors Fellow

In my observation as an UC Berkeley undergrad over the past two years, I’ve noticed that some students get internships, gain work experience, build cool projects, and work with different professors. Other students don’t get these internships, projects, or work with professors. I don’t always believe that it is solely about smarts, drive, or passion. From what I observe, certain students…

“Architecture empowered me to be curious and critical about the built and imagined spaces both around and beyond me.

Jenina Yutuc is an Fung Fellows Honors student, majoring in interdisciplinary studies and minoring in global poverty & practice. Here, she shares her experiences as a second-year fellow, her honors team project, and her ambitions and reflections as an aspiring architect.

Jenina Yutuc

Tell us about yourself!
I’m Jenina! I am a fourth-year majoring in interdisciplinary studies with a minor in global poverty & practice, and a certificate in design innovation. My hometown is Apalit, Pampanga in the Philippines. When I was 7 years old, my family and I moved to Gainesville, Florida, and lived there for 13 years. …

Shotline is a community-powered organization bridging the digital divide in public health by leveraging the tech skills of a widespread, virtual volunteer network to make the COVID-19 vaccine more accessible to communities facing technological barriers.

The Shotline team: Erin Kraemer, Nseke Ngilbus, Dorsa Moslehi, Taylor Birdsong.

When Erin Kraemer, BA ’22 (Computer Science), was going for her daily walk, her 93 year old neighbor, Marie Kolstad, flagged her down to request assistance in booking a COVID-19 vaccine. Marie was unable to figure out how to register on her computer and her phone was too old. With Erin’s help, they were able to secure an appointment in just 15 minutes.

After reflecting on this interaction, Erin called on her Fung Fellowship Honors teammates. She was inspired to see what would happen if they poured more resources and effort into helping bridge the digital divide in the COVID-19…

“I will do everything I can to work directly on the solutions to our environmental crises.”

Chris Gould is a junior transfer in the Fung Fellowship Conservation + Tech track studying economics. Here, he shares his experience in the Army, goal to become a CPA and vision to combat the environmental crisis.

Tell us about yourself!

My name is Chris and I’m a junior studying Economics at UC Berkeley. I’m in pursuit of my Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license and will be taking courses through Haas this upcoming summer to help facilitate the CPA requirements.

I graduated high school in 2015 and went to Cal Poly SLO to study aerospace engineering. Luckily for me, Cal Poly is unique in that…

“I am grateful for this fellowship for acting as a close community during a huge transition in my life.”

Jazalyn Cyrene Cruz is a Fung Fellow in the Health + Tech track currently studying media studies and pursuing a certificate in Design Innovation (IP) at UC Berkeley. Here, she shares about her academic interests, her experience as a Fung Fellow, and her aspirations of becoming a designer.

Jazalyn stands in front of Doe Library on campus.
Jazalyn stands in front of Doe Library on campus.
Jazalyn stands in front of Doe Library on campus.

Tell us about yourself!

“Hi, I’m Jazalyn Cruz and I am a third year student at UC Berkeley, studying media studies and design. I come from a tight-knit family of five who has taught me the importance of hardwork, to take advantage of all opportunities, and to prioritize self-care.

When I transferred to Cal last fall…

On the lenses and challenges of philosophy, a desire to represent the Lao people, and creating impactful messages by bridging visual media and conservation

Dao Xayalath is a Conservation + Tech fellow studying philosophy at UC Berkeley. Here, Dao discusses his major, long-term career aspirations, and goal to represent the Lao community in academia.

How did you end up where you are today?

I was originally born at a refugee camp in Laos that no longer exists today. My parents were refugees from Laos who wanted to come to the states to give my sisters and I a better opportunity than they had growing up. …

By Lorraine Meriner Pereira, Fung Fellowship ‘20

Lorraine Pereira is a 2020 alumna of the Fung Fellowship and UC Berkeley, where she majored in Public Health and minored in Global Poverty & Practice. Here, she reflects on how the fellowship’s pedagogical approach equips undergraduates with many of tools and frameworks historically used in the pursuit of social justice, and how the fellowship fits into the trajectory of positive social change.

Between the ongoing pandemic, the continual obstruction of justice for Black lives, and the mis- and disinformation spreading even faster than the flames that engulfed our nation’s west coast, 2020 has exposed the brokenness of the systems…

“I want to understand the broader forces and problems that shape our world, so that I can be more targeted about where and how I choose to work.”

Lauren Leung is a Health + Tech fellow studying computer science with a minor in geography at UC Berkeley. Here, she shares about her academic interests, her personal mission to help others lead healthier lives, and the growth she hopes to accomplish through the fellowship.

What are you studying, and why did you choose it?

“I originally thought I was going to study English and sociology when I came to Berkeley. After my first semester, I realized that these two majors weren’t right for me, and started surveying a wider variety of courses.

I decided to take a computer science (CS) course, as I didn’t have the chance in high…

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