Current Graduate Certificate Students

Find out more about the Graduate Certificate here.

Alexander Appelbaum, PhD City and Regional Planning

Sunya Berkelman-Rosado, PhD Anthropology

Letitia Carpenter, MCP

Chris Chan, PhD Sociocultural Anthropology

Marcos Cisneros, PhD Rhetoric

Marcos Cisneros is a PhD student at UC Berkeley in the Department of Rhetoric. Marcos is broadly interested in questions related to “post-Soviet” worlds, with a particular focus on the contexts of Central Asia and Central America. Currently, Marcos is starting a dissertation project which will interrogate discourses of the “postsocialist” from both the Western Euro-American academy as well as from so-called “local” thinkers. Otherwise, Marcos is interested in art, global coloniality, and theories of time.

Rachel Cook, MA/PhD Italian Studies

Michael Coulom, MCP

Kamene Dornubari-Ogidi, MCP

Akilah Favors, PhD Sociology

Hanah Goldov, MLA

Michael Johnson, MArch

Tamara Kerzhner, PhD City and Regional Planning

Natalie Koski-Karell, MCP

Natalie is entering her second year in the Master of City Planning program, where she has a dual focus in environmental planning and urban design. Her academic research & professional work touches many elements of the built environment, and spans themes of social, environmental & economic sustainability and resilience. In the fall she will host a panel on indigenous land rights and stewardship, and is planning to contribute to a study of cannabis cultivation effects on Klamath River watersheds on behalf of the Yurok Tribe. As a social impact artist, she most recently contributed an installation to the Albany Bulb as part of the Love the Bulb fest, and is working on a medicinal planter box for the Blake Garden and/or UCB campus as part of a Diversity Platform Initiative. Natalie cultivates an embodied practice of dance, improvisation, and storytelling and in the last year has performed in San Francisco & Istanbul. 

Jolene Lee, PhD Architecture

Shanni Liu, MLA

George Moore, PhD Mechanical Engineering

Leilani Nelson, MLA-EP

Joseph Palmer, MArch

Eric Peterson, PhD Architecture

Maria Pettis, PhD Geography

Diana Ruiz, PhD Film & Media

Aaron Scherf, Master of Development Practice

"All urban space are intersections--crossroads where diverse people and ideas come together. As an anti-disciplinary student of human development, Aaron is drawn to cities precisely for their ability to break the constructed boundaries separating our society. His/their experiences reflect this desire to transgress categories, with a blend of academic research, community advocacy, social entrepreneurship, and government service coming together to inform an eclectic view of our world. At Berkeley, Aaron is studying for a Master of Development Practice degree (precisely because it defies attempts at classification), absorbing knowledge from economics, data science, geographic information systems, information communications technology, epidemiology, and global urban humanities. After graduation, Aaron plans to serve with USAID, where he/they will advocate for a greater focus on inclusive economic growth and the reduction of gender-disparate power dynamics."

Michele Segretario, PhD Italian Studies 

Robert Stahl, PhD Anthropology

Madeline Szkobel-Wolff, MLA 3D 

Lindsay Wong, MCP and MArch

Find out more about the Graduate Certificate here.