Alumni Ambassadors

Congratulations on finishing your first semester at UC Berkeley! We hope you enjoyed your time with FPF and you feel confident and ready to continue your Cal studies. We’re so proud of your accomplishments and are honored to have helped you on your path to graduation. Please keep in touch—with any questions, how you’re doing, announcing you aced your latest exam! We love to hear what our FPF students are up to.

Would you like to help other first-semester freshmen learn about FPF? Become one of our ambassadors where you serve as a mentor, a peer advisor and a program representative at special events. Email if you’re interested in getting involved!

Here are just a few of our current ambassadors:

Kathleen Hsu, FPF Class of 2015

Intended Major: Business Administration

"I'm a Bay Area native from Sunnyvale, Calif., a suburb an hour south from Cal. Some of my hobbies include hiking, cooking, listening to music, designing things and going on spontaneous adventures."

Stanley Shaw, FPF Class of 2015

Intended Majors: History and Conservation and Resource Studies

"I'm from Arcadia, a quiet suburb down south in Los Angeles. I love taking photos with my DSLR and going on hikes. When I'm not studying, I'll be out and about volunteering with Alpha Phi Omega or working on some journalism-related projects."

Libby Runte, FPF Class of 2014

Major: Cognitive Science

Minor: Computer Science

"I grew up in the Northern foothills of the Sierra Nevadas, and moving to Berkeley’s urban metropolis was a leap that I would gladly take again. This eclectic and vibrant community allows everyone the opportunity to create their niche away from home. I’m an avid runner, hiker and coffee lover."

Ankur Gupta, FPF Class of 2014

Intended Major: Molecular Cell Biology

"I was born in Anaheim but have lived most of my life right here in the Bay Area. The weather rocks, and I love going to the beaches to surf, especially in Santa Cruz. My favorite sport is basketball, and I play on an intramural (IM) team, which is really fun. Currently, I am pre-med and know a lot about the "pre-med lifestyle."

Learn more about all of our ambassadors.

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