Student who has completed one semester with NavCal

Alex Diaz (Class of 2022)

NAVCAL Alumni, NAVCAL Mentor
Current Employment/Post-Grad Status:

Alex currently works as a Case Manager at the City of Oakland!

Accolades: Policy Analysis for CURYJ Researcher with the Underground Scholars Formerly Incarcerated Research Team Re-entry Case Management / Group Facilitator at Positive Communication Practices Commissioner on the Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Fellow for the Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) Consultant for the California Policy Lab Career Prep Fellow for Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) Public Service Center (PSC) Peter E. Haas Leaders Fellowship Recipient...

Alexsander Rojas (Class of 2023)

NAVCAL Alumni, NAV2CAL Mentor, NAVCAL Mentor
Current Employment/Post-Grad Status:

In progress.


2x Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar (HSF)

Identified as one of the nation's top HSF STEM Scholars

Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association Scholar (CLAA)

Cal Alumni Association Leadership Scholar (CAA)

Richmond Promise Scholar

Ahlsten Foundation Scholar

2019 Pre-Engineering Program Scholar (PREP)

2020 Pre-...

Amina Jones (Class of 2022)

Current Employment/Post-Grad Status:

Amina is currently pursuing her Master's in Legal Studies at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law!

Accolades as a Student: $5,000 Crankstart Reentry Scholarship Recipient Justice Interaction Lab Research Assistant with Dr. Nikki Jones Berkeley Underground Scholars Scholarship Recipient (x2) EOP Achievement Award Scholarship Recipient DSP Tech Grant Recipient UC Berkeley Restorative Justice Student Leader Work Study Position VeVe Clark Scholar Cohort Member Teach in Prison Facilitator/Director Citi Program Course...

Andrew Mendoza (Class of 2022)

NAVCAL Mentor, NAV2CAL Mentor, NAVCAL Alumni

Andrew earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UC Berkeley. As a low-income/first-generation student, Andrew received the prestigious Regents’ and Chancellor’s Scholarship. He previously grew up in Section 8 housing and has suffered from homelessness. He decided to come to Cal because it was the best financial and geographical option for him, but also to gain the knowledge he must gain to leave an impact on the world. His career in politics is fueled by his desire to represent the interests of his community at higher levels. He has dedicated every single part of his life in...

Andrew Pham (Class of 2022)


Andrew Pham is a recent graduate from UC Berkeley. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management in 2022. Andrew is from Orange County and was a low-income and first generation college student. He loves giving back to his community and plans to one day establish an organization of his own that will pave the way for the next generation of leaders from his community. Andrew's goal is to be the example and role model that he never had growing up in hopes of breaking his community's cycle of marginalization.

Current Employment/Post-Grad Status:

Andrew is...

Arlinda Ruiz (Class of 2022)

NAVCAL Femtor, NAVCAL Alumni

Arlinda Perez is a recent graduate from UC Berkeley. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Welfare in 2022. As a low-income/1st gen college student, Arlinda was actively involved with programs such as Student Parents, Underground Scholars, TRIO, DSP and EOP. As a Miller's Scholar, she also did research on the examination of youth incarceration in Oakland schools. Arlinda serves as a pillar to the communities that are underprivileged, underrepresented, underserved, or low socioeconomic status, and those from her own neighborhoods. She strives to continue and further her service as a non-...

Brittany Kulusich (Class of 2019)

NAV2CAL Femtor, NAVCAL Alumni
College of Letters and Science
Current Employment/Post-Grad Status:

Brittany Kulusich currently works at UC Berkeley's College of Letters & Sciences as an Intake Advisor.

Accolades as a Staff: Excellence in Advising & Student Services Award Recipient (2023) UC Berkeley Staff SPOT Award Recipient (x3) (2020, 2021, 2022, & 2023) Equity Oriented Advising & Coaching Program Participant (2022) Collegiate Mental Health Ally Certificate...

De Spencer (Class of 2022)

NAV2CAL Alumni, NAVCAL Mentor, NAV2CAL Mentor

Current Employment/Post-Grad Status:

De is currently a Teacher, Facilitator, Curriculum Creator, and Education Coordinator at Queens Gettin' Lit & also taking courses for his Master's in Social Welfare at San Francisco State University!

Accolades: $25,000 California’s Department of Health Care Access & Information’s (HCAI) Scholarship Recipient San Francisco State University Graduate Equity Fellow ($3,500)

$5,000 Crankstart Reentry Scholarship Recipient

$5,000 Osher Reentry Scholarship Recipient (x2...

Dilraj Singh (Class of 2022)

NAVCAL Mentor, NAV2CAL Mentor, NAVCAL Manager, NAVCAL Alumni
Current Employment/Post-Grad Status: Dilraj Singh (he/him) is a low-income, first-generation student of color from Richmond, California. He graduated from the Haas School of Business in May 2022 and is currently attending Berkeley Law School. He is pursuing a career in tax law, while simultaneously exploring other sectors of law to serve his community. Accolades as Student: Regents' and Chancellor's Scholar - UC Berkeley Class of 2022 Graduate of the Haas School of Business Dean's Fellow at Berkeley Law School...

Eva Sidlo (Class of 2021)

NAVCAL Femtor, NAV2CAL Femtor, NAVCAL Alumni

Eva is a recent graduate from UC Berkeley with a degree in Data Science with a Domain Emphasis in Quantitative Social Science. During her time here at Berkeley, Eva galvanized attention to marginalized populations through data science with the 4 research teams she was a part of. Eva was passionate about her work with NAVCAL and its sister program, NAV2CAL, where she facilitated, tutored, and mentored non-traditional students. Eva is also the co-creator of the first Berkeley Hope Scholars research team. As Eva walks away from Cal with her degree she quantifies her success...