Marshall Glaze recently started in the Graduate Division as the Content and Social Media Manager, a newly created position aimed at improving the Graduate Division’s communication about programs, initiatives and policies. Learn about his path to Berkeley and what he’s looking forward to in his first six months. Why were you interested in working at Berkeley? My interest in Berkeley roots back to my high school days in Baltimore wishing I could attend. My older cousin attended Berkeley for a few years before transferring to an HBCU closer to home and Berkeley was all he talked about— as well as the Bay Area in general. He left quite an impression on me and I had dreamt of coming out here for my undergraduate career. Well, one thing led to another and I ended up staying home and attending the University of Baltimore where I acquired a B.A. in English. A few years into my professional post-grad life, Berkeley had once again come up in discussion, as my previous employer’s past Executive Director Dr. Jamie R. Riley had nothing but glowing remarks about his time here as staff. It was at that moment that I realized I could take control of my destiny and hold fast to my dreams of being on this campus as a contributing staff member this time around. What are you looking forward to with your new role? I’m looking forward to learning as much as I can and taking bits and pieces of everything Berkeley has to offer and applying that to my professional trajectory. What are you looking forward to launching or implementing? I have some really exciting ideas brewing in my head that I can’t wait to implement. To not overwhelm the Graduate Division, I think it’s best to lobby for each new idea incrementally and to add them to our communications plan as deliberately and purposefully as possible. I am really excited to launch the division’s new podcast which I think will provide our audience with content that is easily consumable, whether you’re in between classes, taking a lunch break, or just in the mood to listen. There will be content for everyone and I truly believe that this will be a podcast that will attract a lot of attention and drive thought-provoking conversations within our community. What’s the best way to reach you? I am reachable by email at [email protected] or if you feel the urge to stop by, I’m in Sproul Hall, room 421. When you’re not at work, you’re probably ________ Brainstorming how to catapult the Graduate Division’s content and social media to the next level. There’s no other way to put that. I feel like a mad scientist filled with ideas on how to transform and transcend communication styles and methods.