education

#37 Jeremy Hammer - BearX

#37 Jeremy Hammer - BearX

Jeremy Hammer is the founder and CEO of BearX (formerly Bear Founders), an online portal into UC Berkeley’s community of innovators and entrepreneurs.

In this podcast, YJ sits down with Jeremy to dig deeper into the unique journey through life that lead him to founding BearX.

We talk about his high school hustle of flipping used Audi’s, trading playing cards, joining the Navy for 6 years and taking online classes on the side, to eventually getting into UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and starting his current venture, BearX.

BearX started as one of many projects for Jeremy, and is currently a part of Skydeck Accelerator’s hotdesk program. What started as a project meant to scratch his own itch of not knowing about all the startups and projects in the ecosystem is quickly becoming UC Berkeley’s hub for startups, founders, and talented students to quickly connect and form relationships.

#36 Niraj the Renegade Pharmacist

#36 Niraj the Renegade Pharmacist

Niraj Naik is a qualified pharmacist who comes from a background of working long hours for several years as a community pharmacist.  Becoming a certified “legal drug dealer” at the ripe age of 24, he got to witness first-hand, many clients going home with shopping bags full of drugs each month, rarely getting better and usually going on to suffer from other diseases. He also learnt of the debilitating side effects of the prescription medication which drove many of the patients to have to take more and more drugs to ease the side effects.

#28 Mariel Goddu | UC Berkeley Developmental Psychology PhD Candidate

#28 Mariel Goddu | UC Berkeley Developmental Psychology PhD Candidate

Mariel Goddu is a third year PhD student at UC Berkeley's Cognitive Science department. Her research is focused on developmental psychology - in other words, she studies how children think.

In this episode, she sheds light on some of the latest developments in her research with causal reasoning abilities in toddlers, and then we get...just a little bit deeper.

For more of Mariel's research, visit: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mariel_Goddu

#26 Tax and Marriage | The Feminist Interviews

#26 Tax and Marriage | The Feminist Interviews

Join us this week for a chat with UC Berkeley Professor and Economist Hilary Hoynes! We analyze the changing labor market, the break down of the cash welfare system, and...marriage?

Lead writers on this episode include Ava Davis, Lina Craighill and Anna Zhao. Assistant writers include Alex Tellez, Alanna Zhang, Kaitlin Weinstein. Produced by Kaitlin Weinstein and Anna Zhao. Created, hosted, and edited by Lina Craighill.

#24 John Denero | Ethics (& Memes) for Computer Science

#24 John Denero | Ethics (& Memes) for Computer Science

Professor Denero recently joined the UC Berkeley faculty after a stint as a senior researcher on the Google Translate team. John Denero has also become sort of a cult hero among the Computer Science students at UC Berkeley, regularly being featured on a popular Facebook group, UC Berkeley Memes for Edgy Teens. We ask him how he feels about this in the podcast.

In this podcast, we delve into many interesting facets of John Denero’s life ranging from his viewpoints on philosophy, the ethics of computer science, artificial intelligence’s impact on society, Google translate’s progress, CS61A and how great students prepare for the class, and much more. Enjoy!

#22 - Alexander Coward | how might we better approach education?

#22 - Alexander Coward | how might we better approach education?

Alexander Coward holds a bachelor's and a PHD in Mathematics from Oxford University and an Honorary Doctorate of Education from Thai Nguyen University in Vietnam. Before starting his current education startup, EdeeU, he was a lecturer of Mathematics at UC Berkeley. He was dismissed from his position after a controversial spat with the administration for his highly acclaimed, passionate style of teaching. You can read about this in the excerpt below.