Congratulating Our 2021 Undergraduate Certificate Graduates

21 May, 2021

Congratulating Our 2021 Undergraduate Certificate Graduates

Congratulations to our 2021 Undergraduate Certificate graduates! They played important roles in the BCNM ecosystem, and we are thrilled to have been apart of their new media pursuits here at Cal. We remain in awe of their hardwork and dedication and wish them well in their future scholarly pursuits.

Undergraduate Certificate

Skylar Clark

Skylar Clark is a graduating senior with a double major in English and Comparative Literature. She has recently accepted an offer of admission to the PhD program in Communications, Rhetoric, and Public Culture at Northwestern University, where she will conduct research on the construction of political identities in media, the relationship between emotions and politics, and the influence political communication has on social empathy. In completing the Undergraduate Certificate in New Media she has prepared for this next step in her academic career, whether it be by taking courses on social and technological determinism in media outcomes, attending BCNM lectures, or pursuing independent research opportunities. She is grateful for the opportunity to have participated in the BCNM community, and is excited for what's to come.

Raga Kavari

Raga is graduating with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a research concentration in Human-Computer Interaction. The years she’s spent at UC Berkeley have allowed her to partake in engaging courses that explored topics relevant to the study of new media. Raga is particularly interested in exploring and researching how the design of user interfaces can impact the experiences of disabled people. Her time in the Berkeley Center for New Media’s undergraduate certificate program has given her the opportunity to critically examine new media and develop a much more nuanced understanding of the domain. Raga will continue her academic journey at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University as a Masters of Human-Computer Interaction student.