Meet the Students

Who Are the FPF Ambassadors?

Ambassadors are former FPF students who serve as resources for prospective and current FPF students by answering questions, participating in events and workshops, and sharing their personal experiences in FPF.

Ask Us Questions!

FPF Ambassadors are here to help. In-person drop-in sessions take place during the fall semester in the lobby area on the second floor of Golden Bear Center (GBC). FPF Ambassadors can answer your questions, direct you to resources and share their personal experiences.  Fall Drop-in hours will be Mondays 12-1pm and 3-4pm, and Fridays 12-1pm.
 

You may also ask questions of FPF Ambassadors by emailing AskFPF@berkeley.edu. If your question is for a specific Ambassador, please include their name. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Ambassadors

Anica Terbijhe

2021 Cohort
Intended Major: Political Economy

Hi!!! My name is Anica Terbijhe and I am from a small town in between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe! I am an intended Political Economy major. In my free time I love exploring new cities, looking for the best iced vanilla lattes in the the area, hiking, and hanging out with friends and family. I joined the FPF ambassador team to help students fall in love with FPF and UC Berkeley, just like I did. Let me know if you need anything, I would love to grab coffee and chat!

Hazel Walia

2021 Cohort
Intended Major: Astrophysics

Hello there! My name is Hazel, and I'm from Santa Rosa, California. I love reading books, playing video games, and traveling. The reason why I became an FPF ambassador was that I feel the FPF program has helped me feel like I belong at a university like Cal. I hope to share any prior experience I have had with you all and help you feel welcome here! Go Bears!

Irene Pang

2020 Cohort
Majors: Media Studies and Sociology

Hi guys! I am Irene Pang, a rising junior student majoring in media studies and sociology. I love debate, writing, and cooking! I really enjoyed FPF during my freshman year and my favorite course was XHistory 7B! Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions! I’d be really happy to talk with you!

Kailani Raulins

2021 Cohort
Intended Major: Social Welfare
Minor: Psychology

Hi! My name is Kailani Raulins. My intended major is Social Welfare with a minor in Psych. FPF gave me the opportunity to make more of a personal connection with my professors which has been maintained past my semester in FPF! During my free time I’m probably painting or watching TV or perhaps updating/rearranging the configuration of my wall art and furniture.

Kathy Fang

2021 Cohort
Intended Majors: Business Administration, Data Science, and Cognitive Science

Hey! I'm Kathy and I'm from New Zealand! My intended majors are Data Science and Business Administration. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, hiking and listening to music. I'm super passionate about broadening my perspectives and that's why I love traveling to new places, learning new things, and interacting with Berkeley's diverse student body! If you have any questions, worries, and/or just want to chat, don't be shy and please feel free to reach out!!

Quinn Lichterman

2021 Cohort
Intended Major: Psychology
Minor: Science, Technology, & Society and Public Policy

Hey all, I'm Quinn Lichterman from Los Angeles, California. I'm currently planning in majoring in Psychology with minors in Science, Technology, and Society, and in Public Policy. Outside of academics I participate in the United Nations Association of Berkeley and BioethiCal clubs on campus! I also enjoy watching movies, video games, and doing NYT crossword minis. Looking forward to meeting you all!

Renée Messinger

2021 Cohort
Intended Majors: Linguistics and Music

Hey, my name is Renée Messinger, and I'm from Bainbridge Island, WA. I'm a current freshman intending to major in Linguistics and Music. FPF is an amazing community, and I feel it's very important that incoming Cal students know about this enriching program. I love music (particularly singing opera), cooking, sewing, and hiking! I also love perusing new cafes with friends looking for baked goods and matcha! Please feel free to reach out to myself or any other FPF Ambassador with your questions! Hope to see you on-campus :)

Sophia DeLuca

2021 Cohort
Intended Major: Business Administration & Public Health

Sophia DeLuca is a freshman at Berkeley passionate about media and helping underserved communities. She is currently pursuing degrees in business administration and public health. In the future, she hopes to work as a project manager in the entertainment industry. 

Tanvi Yalamanchili

2021 Cohort
Intended Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology

Hello! My name is Tanvi Yalamanchili, and I have lived in the Bay Area my entire life. I am intending to major in Molecular and Cellular Biology and go the pre-med route. Outside of school, I love baking/cooking, watching Friends and Modern Family, playing tennis, and finding new restaurants and coffee shops. I really enjoyed being a part of FPF because of the small class sizes and opportunity to get to know my professors, so please reach out if you have any questions at all!

Trinity Campbell

2021 Cohort
Intended Major: Business Administration

Hi everyone, my name is Trinity Campbell and I’m a rising sophomore. I'm from Carson, CA and I’m an intended Business Administration major and I was in the FPF in Fall 2021. I became a FPF ambassador to help students get the same opportunities and know all their resources to get a great start here at berkeley. Feel free to reach out at anytime if you have any questions, wanna know any of the hot spots on / around campus!

Zan Song

2019 Cohort
Major: Statistics and Economics
Minor: Data Science

Hello! My name is Zan and I am an international student from Xi'an China. I major in Statistics and Economics and minor in Data Science. I love traveling, hiking, and hanging out with friends! I also like to try new things such as snorkeling and skydiving. My FPF experience made my transition smooth and comfortable, and I really enjoyed studying in a small community and building close relationship with peers and professors. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

Former FPF student testimonials

“I feel that FPF truly helped my transition from high school to college due to the overwhelming support and opportunities given by the program. This semester was difficult to begin with, but I don't think I would've succeeded in the same way without this program.”

—Emily Nightingale, FPF Cohort 2020

“I would recommend FPF to anyone who is worried about the transition to college, especially if they're first-generation and may not have a lot of support and advice back home. FPF's smaller classes and more accessible resources not only make the transition easier and less overwhelming but provide many resources to help you!”

—Jackie Yu, FPF Cohort 2019

“FPF was the best decision I made in college thus far. The professors were amazing and I built real connections with them. I made lifelong friends. The classes were challenging and pushed me to strive to be better.”

—Sophanit Getahoun, FPF Cohort 2018

“FPF was a very tight knit community—one where everyone knew each other and shared similar dynamics to high school. I found the courses to be very intriguing but that was thanks to the excellent professors, maybe I was just lucky. I actually also met my best friend through FPF—I really can't say enough great things about FPF and really cherish that chapter of my life.”

—Andy Qi, FPF Cohort 2010