2018-2019 SAL application is OPEN
Student Ambassador Leadership (SAL) Program
The newly established Student Ambassador Leader (SAL) program aims to raise awareness and knowledge of the programs that CNR offers in prospective and newly admitted students. Our goal is to offer peer advising to help students through the admission process and transition into the university and especially in the CNR community. In doing so we hope to guide these students to be at a place of their passions and where they will have the chance to succeed. This website is primarily for prospective and newly admitted students with our objectives and information on dates of yield events, tours, Cal Day, and more.
Spring 2018 CNR Campus Tour RSVP
Come meet the SALs! The College of Natural Resources is welcoming students every Friday for lab tours and exploration of our classrooms and student resources. Our first tour this spring will be on February 23, 2018 at 2pm! Please RSVP here at least one day in advance prior to the tour date. SALs will guide you and your family while answering questions about transitioning to life at UC Berkeley. Tours depart from 240 Mulford Hall and will last for approximately one hour. If you want to contact the SALs, please feel free to email us!
Spring 2018 SALs' Office Hours
Each of the SALs has office hours in 260 Mulford to chat with student about questions they have about the college, majors in CNR, and more.
Leila: Wednesday 9am-10am,11am-12pm
Katie and Alex: Friday 1-2pm, before the tour
Meet the 2017-2018 SALs!
Leila Hooshyar (S&E)
Hello! My name is Leila and I’m a second year majoring in Society & Environment and Political Science on the pre-law pathway. In addition to my academic curriculum, I’m an enthusiastic member of U.C. Berkeley Model United Nations, membership chair of the Berkeley Student Food Collective, and work as a Student Assistant at the National Writing Project. I initially came to Berkeley as a Nutritional Sciences major with the intention of going into law school focused on food subsidy laws, but figured that the S&E curriculum fit my professional pathway better. I love CNR because it’s a small oasis on the massive and sometimes overwhelming Berkeley campus where I can always come for one on one time with my advisors as well as comfy couches in 260 Mulford! The spirit of CNR is also something I’ve always found inspiring, as the college’s majors and faculty are all focused on studies with an emphasis on how things affect the global environment as a whole, and how we may all one day live in harmony on Planet Earth.
Ka Ki (Lily) Law (ES, FNR)
My name is Lily and I am a fourth year majoring in environmental science and forestry. It was not hard for me to choose CNR because my interests lie mostly in this field. I have always been passionate about our interactions with the environment so I always knew I would study something related to environmental science. But when I decided to also major in forestry I was overwhelmed by the requirements for both majors. I was able to meet with three advisors in less than two weeks and seeing them made me confirm my decision of double majoring and being a part of CNR.
Alexander Bang (MEB)
Hi! I’m Alex and a 3rd year student studying Molecular Environmental Biology. I came to Berkeley intending to major in MCB or Public Health, but figured out that MEB was the perfect fit for my academic interests. I have a strong interest in molecular and epidemiological aspects of infectious diseases, and the flexibility of MEB allows me to explore that. CNR’s advising is top notch and I enjoy how easy it is to talk and plan with my adviser. My classes and extracurricular involvement at free clinics have inspired me to pursue the path to becoming a physician. In my free time, I enjoy going on food and dessert adventures with friends, because the Bay Area has the best food!!
Katherine Lee (ES)
My name is Katherine Lee and I am a fourth year studying environmental science and political science at Berkeley. Outside of class, I am also involved in Berkeley Model UN, an URAP research project, and a small music group. The College of Natural Resources is my home college for my primary major, environmental science. I applied to be a CNR Student Ambassador because I remember how stressful it was to apply for schools and then join a new community in a new city just a few months after. The support system that I found in our small college made the sea of Berkeley’s undergraduate students and programs more than manageable. Through the position as a CNR Student Ambassador, I have the privilege of advocating for a college that not only eased my transition to Berkeley, but has also improved my academic experience every day since.