Nancy Freitas wins Berkeley Grad Slam

April 09, 2019


Congratulations to Nancy Freitas for winning the 2019 UC Berkeley Grad Slam!

Grad Slam is a University of California-sponsored competitive speaking event designed to showcase graduate student research in three-minute talks pitched to a general audience. Each year, the winner from the Berkeley campus goes on to compete at the UC-wide event. The ten Berkeley semifinalists presented their talks live on April 3. 

During her Grad Slam talk, Freitas, a graduate student in the Energy and Resources Group (ERG), described her research on carbon cycling in the Arctic. She will compete at the University of California Grad Slam on May 10th.

Richard Barnes, an ERG graduate student, and Jessica Heiges, a Master of Development Practice student, were also semifinalists in the Berkeley’s Grad Slam. To watch each of the semifinalists’ talks in the above video, Freitas begins at 59:50, Barnes begins at 38:20, and Heiges begins at 1:25:50.