Stories & Testimonials
Nothing beats watching our members reach their educational and career goals. BSP members and alumni are making their mark and giving back to their communities in the fields of healthcare, research, education, law, environmental policy, among many others.
The success stories below highlight just a fraction of our thousands of members and alumni representing BSP's legacy. We are proud of each of them, their achievements, and the contributions they make in their fields and communities.
Voices of BSP
Please enjoy the short videos below and hear how BSP makes a difference in the lives of UC Berkeley students, alumni, and friends.
Learn about the beneficial effect BSP has on the lives of students and alumni.
"Being one of the only Latino students in my science classes was a very isolating experience. BSP gave me the opportunity to meet other minority students with similar career interests and gave me the confidence I needed to pursue any career in medicine."
— Shelby Cardoza, PA-C | Physician Assistant | Neurosurgery Department, Stanford Health Care Hospital | Class of 2014, Integrative Biology
"BSP provided a sense of community and purpose while at Cal. Now as a corporate attorney in the biotech and life science communities, I seek to build a similar community in the industry."
— James Huie | Corporate attorney at Wilson Sonsini, Partner | Class of 2002, Molecular & Cell Biology with an emphasis in Biochemistry
"BSP has created a positive feedback cycle of inspiring mentor/mentee relationships for young scientists that have one underlying goal — make the world better in some shape, size, or form."
— Yalda Afshar, Physician Scientist MD, PhD | Assistant Professor, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, UCLA | Class of 2004, Molecular & Cell Biology, Integrative Biology & Anthropology