UC Berkeley – ’00 to ’05
Berkeley was an amazing experience. I was undeclared for as long as possible (senor year) and I took a variety of classes in everything from art to Buddhist film studies. I ended up majoring in physics because I really enjoyed being around really smart people and tackling hard problems. The above picture was my last physics homework assignment. We decided to complete it in a celebratory crayola fashion. It was a quantum mechanics class with John Clarke, who very well be a future nobel laureate and helped to develop the physics behind MRI’s.
While at Berkeley I had a variety of jobs including working for Honest Tea, being the President of my Co-Op and my favorite a science birthday clown at the Lawrence Hall of Sciences. The job basically entailed showing animals to 6 year olds for their birthday parties. The fat tailed gecko and the Chinchilla were the favoriet attractions.
I think my favorite experience at Berkeley was when I saw this flyer. I rallied my ultimate frisbee team to help search local dumpsters for materials to build our soapbox car. We ended up with the front half of a bike, a hand truck for carrying boxes and an office chair. I had to borrow a MIG welder and proceeded to trip the breaker of my Co-Op multiple times but we ended up with a 3 wheeled gravity powered gocart that blew the competition away.