Zi Ye

I am Amanda Ye. I was born and raised in China. I graduated from ucsb December 2023 with a major in Psychological & Brain Science. When i am not studying/working, I like k-pop and snowboarding.

Guanhua Fu

Completed my undergraduate degree at Berkeley and currently pursuing graduate studies here. Love Artichoke Pizza, located south of the campus.

Haowen Zou

I graduated from McGill university material engineering as a bachelor student. I decided to dedicate myself into sustainability engineering design when I was working for some sustainable projects. I believe finding a why to improve efficiency while protecting the environment would be the future of the world.

Bear Häon

Bear is an ML engineer applying AI toward Indo-Pacific Development, supported as a 2023 Schmidt Futures Quad Fellow. His passion for the geopolitical impacts of AI was cultivated as Australia's delegate to the U.S. State Department's ALLI Indo-Pacific Summit in Tokyo and at the University of Chicago's Young Leaders in Cybersecurity: Pacific-Region program. Motivated by deploying Autonomous Systems within Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR), Bear is excited to pursue the Master of Development Engineering with a concentration in Autonomous Systems.

Brad Rhymer

I come from a small town in the Midwest with a population of less than 2000 people. I've gotten a BA in Linguistics, and I've also been to culinary school and a software bootcamp. I've learned Kung Fu, Judo, Ballroom Dancing, Calligraphy, and AWS, and I'm no good at any of them.

I have learned a little bit about a considerable range of subjects. I know Japanese, some Mandarin, some Thai, some Spanish, some French, some Python, some Javascript, some Golang...

I've traveled on the Siberian railway and visited about 10 countries. I've painted, worked in hospitality and translation, and built some apps here and there. My interests range from Microbiology to Astronomy and I am a fervent apostle of the rapidly approaching AI apocalypse.

Apoorv Mehrotra

Hey! My name is Apoorv Mehrotra. I am from the Financial Capital of India, Mumbai. The city that never sleeps as they call it, therefore I am a night owl too. I have done my BTech in Mechanical Engineering from Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management & Engineering in Mumbai. I have done 2 years of work with Voltas' Solar Department which is why I have good knowledge about it and also a nice tan to go with it. My hobbies are watching and playing football (Soccer) and visiting the gym sometimes. I am looking forward to meeting new minds of the design and innovation world and collaborate with them to positively impact the society and the environment.

Caronica Puni

Hi there! I am Caronica Adjoa Puni from Ghana, West Africa. My middle name (Adjoa) means I was born on a Monday in the Akan tribe of Ghana. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering and a 4-year experience in STEM education. I love to problem solve, get creative and teach younger children in embracing the idea of learning without having the fear of failure. Things I love to do: volunteering, recycling plastic containers into flower pots (I love plants), dreaming of travelling the world. I hope to become an engineer focused on providing sustainable and yet affordable solutions to low-resourced areas in my country Ghana, on the African continent and anywhere in the world that needs my help.

Daniel Steven Doxazo Sitompul

Passionate electrical engineer who's constantly looking for opportunity to work and contribute ideas along with innovation in professional environment. I have great passion in tech specifically in digital technology implementation such as IoT, Cybersecurity, Deep Learning, and Artificial Inteligence. I describe myself as a curious, self-motivated, confident, yet fun individual. Outside my professional career, I like to play music and do sports.

Hanyi Dong

I graduated from CUHK Business School with a major in finance. Exploring the integration of business and engineering is a good summary of my past professional development. My effort to get work resources and advance my career will continue in Berkeley~

Jiachen Huang

Hey there! I'm a tech enthusiast who went to high school at Simi Valley, and university at UC Irvine, where I got my computer science degree. Had two years of working experience as a software engineer. When I'm not immersed in coding, you'll find me exploring virtual realms in video games, jetting off to new destinations, savoring delectable dishes at various restaurants, and catching the latest blockbuster movies. I'm always up for making new friends, so feel free to reach out and let's embark on some awesome adventures together!

Jingzhen Bai

hi everyone~I'm clover Bai from China, a typical Enfj girl who are always willing to bring well-being to people around~I am an expert in Chinese calligraphy and playing the flute and I'm really interested in all kinds of sports. My postgraduate major is Business Administration and I've always shown good leadership which makes me the most popular student in my uni~My lifelong dream is to become a person who is willing and able to help the disadvantaged

Kui Cai

I am interested in big data and urban planning. Previously, I had my BS in Human Geography & Urban and Regional Planning at the Lanzhou University and did research about historical geography. I earned my Master in Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia, and studied urban design. I've worked in Chinese Academy of Sciences as research assistant for two years after master education. I love volleyball, hiking, outdoor and horror movie.

Maria Denna

I'm a professional with experience in a digital telco company. I studied Industrial Engineering in Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia. I'm passionate in digital business strategies and currently interested in exploring the intersection between human behavior and technology to develop innovative solutions. I successfully digitized the fulfillment, assurance, and billing process into a seamless and effective system for Telkom Indonesia’s digital products. I always maintain my work-life balance by doing exercises (wall climbing, surfing, cycling, etc), music (piano), reading, and learning languages. I speak Indonesian, English, Spanish, and a little Italian.

Ran Lu

A passionate advocate for the intersection of technology and global development, I hold a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and International Development from McGill University. Leveraging my dual background, I've committed to driving impactful solutions using technology in developing regions.

Sejal Jinturkar

My name is Sejal Jinturkar (she/her/hers), and I am from Jackson, Tennessee. I graduated undergrad in May 2023 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a degree in mechanical engineering. I have worked with energy efficiency programs for lower-income communities and consulting within the automation and aluminum industry. I enjoy working collaboratively and creating solutions that will directly help people and companies.

In my free time, I love trying new foods, hiking, traveling, and reading psychological thrillers.

Victor Zhenyi Wang

Victor is a data scientist working in global health and development. He holds a Bachelor of Philosophy with Honours in Mathematics from the Australian National University. He is passionate about innovations at the intersection of technology, policy, and public health. Through the MDE, Victor hopes to build on his development sector experience in applied machine learning to help policymakers use data and evidence to improve lives.

In his spare time, Victor enjoys running, cycling, and is training for a triathlon. He also writes a blog about ethics and public policy.

Xuan Huang

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis, along with a minor in Technology Management. I have gained valuable experience through internships at renowned companies such as Schlumberger, ByteDance, and Procter & Gamble.

Hobbies: Swimming, Cycling, Snowboarding & Photography

Yuting Huang

I'm the type of person that never afraid of trying something different. I'm currently a voluntary translator, and although I majored in English during undergraduate, I have interned as a security analyst, auditor and operational strategic analyst. So I hope to find more possibility in myself through MDevEng program.

Shudo Yoshiara

Shudo has lived/studied/worked in Fiji, Zimbabwe, the Marshall Islands, and the United States on top of his home country Japan.

Before entering M.DevEng, he graduated from Keio University Faculty of Environment and Information Studies in Japan with 1 year of an exchange program at UC Berkeley mainly studying at the College of Environmental Design and the Master of Development Practice.

For his undergraduate capstone project, he worked on the development of a compact-modular agrivoltaic (solar-power generation + agricultural production) unit for the small Pacific Island states.

His work experiences prior to M.DevEng include internships at the Environmental Protection Authority in the Marshall Islands and the United Nations agency, as well as development-related course instructor/assistant at Keio University.

In his free time, he loves to play saxophone.

Ekta Raghuwanshi

I strongly believe that abundance is a state of mind, echoing the words of Gandhiji, who said, 'The earth has enough for everyone's needs but not for everyone's greed.' Sustainability has always been close to my heart, especially when it comes to the equitable distribution of resources. I am deeply aware of how the current wealth disparity disproportionately affects low-income families worldwide. I wish to come up with meaningful solutions that can ease their struggles. Although I am still discovering the exact path and strategies, I am eager to be part of this cohort, to learn, collaborate, and take tangible actions.

My career began as a software engineer, but I wanted to work towards something more challenging and fulfilling; which led me to join an early-stage non-profit organization called Sajhe Sapne. The incredible individuals I met there completely transformed my perspective and ignited a passion for dedicating my time, energy, and attention to initiatives to enhance the quality of life for low-income families, not only in my homeland - India but worldwide.

In my leisure time, you will find me immersed in books, exploring and going behind all that piques my interest. I love dancing and I also find great inspiration in documentaries.

Zeyu Wu

My name is Zeyu Wu, and my English name is Cedric. starting in 2019, I entered Tongji University to study civil engineering and started a two-year AI micro-minor in my sophomore year, graduating with my bachelor's degree in 2023. In the past, I have been involved in areas of study including real estate, architecture, construction, transportation, energy, machine learning, and entrepreneurial investment. In the future, I hope I can become a consulting analyst or investment analyst in ESG or technology. I have always had the idea of starting my own business, and then I happened to come across the venture capital industry through an internship, which I find very interesting and hope to move along with my vision in the future. Of course, I know the importance of health, I joined the Tongji University Sunshine Swimming Team when I was an undergraduate, and my main discipline is breaststroke, although I am the slowest swimmer, I also love swimming very much, I can feel freedom when I am in the water. Other than that, I am a crazy music and art lover, I occasionally go to art exhibitions, I play saxophone and guzheng, and I love Drill, Trap, and R&B music. Anyway, I hope I can stay open to the experiential and keep learning and improving!

Orekoya Oluwadamilare Hussein

Hussein Orekoya is a highly motivated and ambitious Mastercard Foundation Scholar, currently pursuing his Master of Development Engineering degree at the University of California Berkeley. With a strong academic background in engineering and a passion for sustainable development, Hussein is dedicated to making a positive impact on society.

Prior to his graduate studies, Hussein completed his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering at Federal University of Technology, Akure, in Nigeria, where he excelled academically and demonstrated strong leadership skills. He also gained valuable professional experience working as a Senior Consultant for a leading engineering design and development consulting firm, Arup, in Lagos, where he developed his expertise in project management, data analysis, and urban systems design, planning, and advisory.

As a climate-smart Civil Engineer, Hussein is committed to using his skills and knowledge to promote climate-resilient developments in Africa and improve the lives of people in his community. He is the Founder of My Environment is Mine Initiative (memyAfrica), a volunteer-based, youth-led nonprofit organization where he volunteers his time and expertise to support initiatives related to climate change, SDGs, urban development, education, and social impact.

Excellence Anurika Joshua

As an impact entrepreneur, gender inclusion in tech expert, coach, and digital strategist, I have dedicated over four (4) years of my life to empowering girls and women in Africa with relevant digital skills and helping them secure jobs. My mission is to provide more African women and girls with technical skills to break the cycle of poverty, care for their families, and strengthen their communities.

I am the President and founder of the Techy Train Incubator Foundation, where my team and I advocate for girls and women to be empowered and educated with digital skills. Our outsourcing program leverages their skills to help them secure work opportunities, and we have empowered over 7000 girls and young women across 35 African countries since 2021.

As the founder and CEO of Techy Train Incubator, I have built a business process outsourcing and IT consulting firm that bridges the gender employment gap in Africa while helping businesses and organizations scale at an affordable cost. Our vision is to be the international leader in delegation and automation in business, inspiring entrepreneurs to build thriving businesses that run with or without them and ensuring that women are employed.

In addition to being a multi-award winner, I am also the author of the book "An African Girl's First Guide to Technology," which has been widely distributed to girls across the African continent. I am also a coach, mentoring young, audacious women to live intentional and meaningful lives, making an impact, and generating profit.

Anjana Shekhar

I am passionate about creating a positive impact in the world. I thrive on community building and connecting with others. I love learning new skills and exploring new domains!

Previously, I worked at a design-led, Y-combinator funded organisation, Noora Health, where I held various roles such as Manager of People, Culture, and Facilities, Sr. People & Culture Associate, Sr. Business Development & Growth Associate, and Executive Assistant. In these positions, I played a crucial role in strategic planning, revenue generation, equity strategy, capacity building, and operational management.

Before that, I gained valuable experience at Technoprint Chemicals Pvt Ltd as an Executive Assistant to the Managing Director, contributing to project management and operational efficiency.

I also worked at Hewlett Packard Inc as an Application Management Service Delivery Consultant, where I honed my skills in client relationship management, end-to-end implementation, cross-functional management, and mentorship.

My dedication to social entrepreneurship is evidenced through my long-term involvement with organizations like Make A Difference (MAD) and Samarpana. At MAD, I served as a City Manager and held multiple volunteer profiles, focusing on empowering vulnerable youth. As a core team member of Samarpana, I demonstrated exceptional leadership and negotiation skills, raising funds and organizing programs to support the families of martyrs.

My educational background includes a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from PES University, Bangalore and a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy from Takshashila Institution, Bangalore.

Beyond my professional pursuits, I engage in painting, hiking, snorkeling, chasing sunsets, and photo-blogging/photo-journaling. I am also a google local guide!