Earlier this year, we asked winners of the Berkeley, Chancellor’s and a few other fellowship programs to submit short videos about why they chose Berkeley for graduate study. See what they had to say.

First Place: Yael Tova Segalovitz

Yael Segalovitz, a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Comparative Literature. Yael is the winner of a Regent’s Intern Fellowship and is being supported by the Irving and Helen Betz Foundation. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in comparative literature from Tel Aviv University. Her master’s thesis examined the work of the Jewish Brazilian writer, Clarice Lispector.

Second Place: Changliu Liu

Changliu Liu, a first-year Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering, who is supported as a Berkeley Fellow. Changliu came to Berkeley after earning her bachelor’s degree in engineering and economics at Tsinghua University in Beijing. She is conducting research on human mechatronic devices in Professor Tomizuka’s lab.

Third Place: Ricardo Cardoso

Our third-place winner of a $750 conference travel award is Ricardo Cardoso, who is pursuing a doctorate in City and Regional Planning with support from the Dean’s Normative Time Fellowship. He comes from Portugal and is currently in the city of Luanda, in Angola, wrapping up his fieldwork.


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About Andy Sohn

Andy is the Assistant Director of Communications and Events for the Berkeley Graduate Division.