Alumni in Action
Alumni from Berkeley Social Welfare have gone on to embody our mission nationwide and around the world.
Esmeralda Cortez-Rosales (BASW '19)
Esmeralda Cortez Rosale, West Coast Manager at IGNITE Inc., wants to empower young women to find their political voices.
Matthew Smith (BA ‘18, MSW ‘20)
Veteran Matthew Smith has been instrumental in improving coordination between the UC system and the Veterans Administration to provide services to student veterans.
Greg Evans (MSW '86)
Meeting Greg Evans (MSW '86) in the high-rise office of the McGuireWoods law firm in downtown San Francisco, you wouldn't guess that he opened his first law office in a homeless shelter. Read more...
Barbara Lee (MSW '75)
Everything Barbara Lee does – be it campaigning against poverty, advocating for AIDS research, or voting against giving the President the power to declare war – is informed by the social work values she learned at the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare. Read more.
Alice Hines (MSW ’86, PhD ’93)
Alice M. Hines has been a faculty member of San Jose State University’s School of Social Work since 1995. In 2011, she was appointed as the interim associate dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, the university largest college and subsequently assumed the position permanently. Read more.
Mu Sochua (MSW '81)
Mu Sochua came to Berkeley Social Welfare in 1981 wanting to make a difference. Three decades later, that difference is a tangible set of accomplishments that run the gamut from social worker to political powerhouse. Read more.