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She's on Fire: Esmeralda Cortez Rosales (BASW ‘19) wants to empower young women to find their political voice

May 13, 2020
Esmeralda Cortez Rosales wants to make young women aware of their political power. “If women are half of the population, we should be extremely close to — if not 50% of — all elected officials across the country.” Her path to activism started through a school-based program, IGNITE, which she now helps lead.

Alumni in Action: Barbara Lee (MSW '75)

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (MSW ’75) on fighting the good fight

Everything Barbara Lee (MSW '75) 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.

Alumni in the News: Mu Sochua (MSW '81), VP of outlawed opposition party, returns to Cambodia

November 7, 2019

Mu Sochua (MSW '81), one of the most prominent women in Cambodian national politics, returns to Cambodia despite probable imprisonment as the Vice President of the outlawed Cambodia National Rescue Party.

Alumni in Action: Niels Tangherlini (BA '99)

Niels Tangherlini (BA '99) works to improve homeless outreach in San Francisco

Niels Tangherlini

Alumni in Action: Ron Dellums (MSW '62)

Ron Dellums (MSW '62) on political engagement and becoming the "black Sigmund Freud"

Ron Dellums

Aaron Cadore (MSW '12)

Aaron CadoreFor Aaron Cadore (MSW ’12), making an impact in the social-work field doesn’t necessarily mean following a single, pre-determined path. His interests in the profession lie precisely at the intersections of direct practice and administration, as well as the nonprofit and for-profit sectors.

Alumni in Action: Eve Ekman (MSW '06, PhD '14)

Eve Ekman (MSW '06, PhD '14): Cultivating Emotional Balance for Social Workers and Helping Professionals

Alumni in Action: Ronald Maloney (MSW '80)

Ronald Maloney (MSW '80) explores his journey from a North Carolina orphanage to a social work career in Powerhouse Road

Ronald MaloneySince he was seven years old, Ronald D. Maloney (MSW ’80) has been aware of social services and the role of social workers.

Javier de Paz (BA '12)

Javier de Paz (BA '12) on understanding the access needs of English-language learners