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Posts from April 2015

Student Profile

Yoel Haile, MPP '16

Name: Yoel Y. Haile

Year: First

Policy Area of Concentration: Urban and Social Policy

GSPP Graduation Year: 2016

Undergraduate School: UC Santa Barbara

Personal History: I grew up in Asmara, Eritrea and immigrated to the U.S in mid-2006. I began 10th grade in San Jose, CA, and went on to attend UC Santa Barbara for my undergraduate degrees in Black Studies and Political Science. I was a PPIA 2012 fellow and studied abroad in South Africa for 6 months as well. At UC Santa Barbara, I was heavily involved in student and community organizing about issues of racial justice and educational access and equity. I’m one of the few students who came to Goldman straight out of undergrad


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Student Profile

Lisa Corsetto, MPP '16

Name: Lisa Corsetto

Year:  First

Policy Area of Concentration:  International Development

GSPP Graduation Year: 2016

Undergraduate School:  University of California, Davis

Personal History: I’m a Bay Area native and studied Economics and International Agricultural Development at UC Davis. During my studies, I conducted a field research project on a government-run scholarship program in rural Mexico. Post-college, I worked as a project manager at a vocational training center for “at-risk” teens in Nicaragua and then worked for several Bay Area nonprofits that focused on health and education issues.


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Admitted Students Day in Berkeley

Monday, April 6, 2015

Fall 2015 admitted students, join us in Berkeley to meet with faculty and current students about the curriculum, discuss career services with administrators, and get a peek at student life.

Date: Monday, April 6, 2015

Location: Goldman School of Public Policy, 2607 Hearst Avenue

Through the Admitted Student Portal you can RSVP to spring events, submit your intent to enroll, and access other graduate admission resources.

This event is restricted to new MPP and PhD admitted students only.