Yashi (she series) is a junior double majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology and Economics. As the President, she hopes to help BRB grow into the thought leader for business and financial literacy at Cal and beyond. She also hopes to push for more diversity and believes that financial literacy is important for all majors, all people. Outside of BRB, Yashi’s interests include writing and art. You can often find her tackling South Asian stereotypes as a staff writer for HerCampus or uploading her poetry to her Instagram account.
Director of Marketing
Director of Internal Affairs
Senior Graphic Designer
Nina is a sophomore from New York intending to major in Business Administration and minor in Data Science. She is very interested in finance and has started an international finance organization called Focus Finance with students from around the world. She likes artistic digital mediums as a hobby and loves creating for BRB. She also enjoys playing tennis.
Director of External Affairs
Prof. Panos Patatoukas
Haas Faculty Adviser
Director of Finance
Edward is a sophomore studying Industrial Engineering and Operations Research with a minor in public health and a planned second major/minor in Data Science. He wrote for the Financial Literacy column for two semesters before becoming Finance Director and loves the explorative nature and collaborative atmosphere of Business at Berkeley. His interests include geopolitics, history and investment. In his down time, Edward can be found taking naps, sampling local restaurants or playing chess (poorly).
External Affairs Operations
Kevin is a first-year studying business and intending to double major in data science. He is originally from Pennsylvania, and loves spending time outdoors hiking and playing sports. During quarantine, he has picked up Monopoly and crime movies. Professionally, Kevin is interested in economics, finance, and technology.
Internal Affairs Operations
Paulina is a freshman student in the Global Management Program and intends to minor in data science. As internal operations, Paulina is looking forward to planning socials and meeting all the talented and creative individuals in Berkeley Business Review. When she is not studying outside in her hammock, Paulina is skiing, reading books, playing board games, or napping.
Rayann is a freshman intending to double major in Molecular and Cell Biology and Business Administration through the Biology+Business program. Her interests include biotechnology, start-up culture, and corporate social responsibility and sustainability. As a part of the Marketing team, she hopes to expand BRB’s influence on campus as the leader for business and financial thought. You can find Rayann working as a consultant for Bio-Business Initiative, hiking by her home near Lake Michigan, and excessivly baking lemon bars.
Senior Investing Columnist
Varun is a junior in the Global Management Program at UC Berkeley, double majoring in Business and Statistics with a minor in Conservation Resources. His interests in emerging markets and the changing investment landscape led to join BRB’s investment column, which he hopes will continue to become a thought leader by publishing unique articles. Outside of class, you can find Varun sleeping on the glade, dancing with AFX on Sproul, or hiking by the BIG C.
Joyce is a sophomore double majoring in economics and political science at UC Berkeley. Her interests in start-ups and emerging technology companies led to join BRB’s investing column. Outside of BRB, Joyce’s interests include painting, jogging, playing the violin, watching movies and reading books. Joyce also enjoys exploring different restaurants. She loves sushi and hotpot the most.
Robert is a first-year student from Mānoa, Hawaii, studying at the Haas School of Business as part of the Global Management Program. As an investing columnist, he hopes to explore emerging markets such as blockchain, cryptocurrency, trading cards, and more. In addition to investing and journalism, Robert is extremely passionate about the intersection between business and law, and hopes to one day attend law school. In his free time, Robert enjoys thrift shopping, playing beach volleyball, eating sushi, and visiting new places.
Ishan is a first-year student at UC Berkeley pursuing degrees in Computer Science and Business Administration. As an Investing Columnist, he is super passionate to discuss topics relating to global politics, foreign policy, international finance, and the intersection of business and tech. Ishan is also an analyst for the Phoenix Consulting Group, and a software developer and business consultant for Berkeley’s premier startup accelerator, Convergent. In his free time, Ishan loves gaming with friends, and playing and watching tennis and basketball, while rooting for Roger Federer and repping the Dubs.
John is a first-year student from New York City, New York studying in the College of Letters and Sciences as an economics major.
Daniel Hyunwoo Lee is a sophomore at Cal intending to pursue a B.S. in Business Administration and a Minor in Education. Having lived in five different countries—Canada, England, South Korea, the United States, and Taiwan—Daniel has developed a passion for international business that he plans to explore in his writing at BRB. BRB aside, he likes making music beats, listening to podcasts, and most importantly, playing soccer. You can become Daniel’s best friend by inviting him to play soccer or buying him a cranberry scone at Caffè Strada.
Ria is a freshman from Boston, MA who is intending to major in economics. She is passionate about educational economics and public policy. In her free time, she likes reading, hiking and listening to podcasts. Since moving to Berkeley, Ria is taking advantage of the weather by going outside as much as possible.
Maia is a freshman from Singapore intending to major in Economics or Business Administration. She is interested in understanding the direct impact of businesses on the communities around them, and hopes to shed light on these stories as a Community columnist. Outside of BRB, Maia is a media consultant at ImagiCal, where she explores the intersection of creativity and business. Maia also loves music, and she eagerly awaits the day in the ideal post-COVID world where concerts return.
Chris is a junior studying Economics with a minor in Logic. He has been in BRB since his freshman year and has written for the investing and economics columns. Professionally, he has experience working at in asset management. He spends his free time reading, cooking, and playing video games. When the school re-opens, he looks forward to freely roaming between his favorite libraries of his choice and lounging at the numerous cafes on campus.
Aydin is a freshman at UC Berkeley intending to major in Economics and minor in Data Science. He is interested in international economics and public policy and exploring the performance of different developing economies. He is excited to explore and develop his knowledge of these fields through his writing. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching soccer and touring the variety of kebab shops around the world.
Rina Rossi is a freshman graduating in Spring 2022 majoring in Political Economy & Classics, with minors in Journalism, Anthropology, and Comparative Literature. She was a novelist in high school and is currently a research apprentice for Professor Angela Marino. Her personal research interests focus on developmental economics, particularly analyzing how menstrual inequity and contraceptive access disproportionately affects women in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. In the future, she hopes to work in clean energy investments or join the World Bank, and become a civil rights attorney after pursuing finance.
Natalia Nava-Urbina is a Junior majoring in Business Administration, with a minor in Public Policy. She is passionate about solving problems that have blocked the opportunity for innovation or growth. In doing so, she can find herself growing personally, professionally, and academically. She is currently invested in creating opportunities to support underrepresented students who are interested in pursuing a career in the business sector by leading in various organizations including the Latino Business Student Association.
Logan is a freshman from Little Rock, Arkansas, and he intends to major in Business Administration or Economics. As a columnist, Logan looks forward to combining his passions for writing and economics with the goal of helping educate his broader community on current events. In his free time, Logan enjoys watching and playing soccer, basketball, and golf.
Senior Financial Literacy Columnist
Suraj is a sophomore at UC Berkeley intending to major in Economics and minor in Data Science. He is excited to help BRB educate readers on different financial/economic topics relevant to their daily lives. Outside of BRB, he is involved in the Berkeley Investment Group and UC Berkeley Zahanat, a bollywood fusion dance team. In his free time, you can find him jamming out to Jay Park or Twice (or just K-Pop in general), watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, or playing League of Legends/Teamfight Tactics with his friends.
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Graphic Design Team
Jenny is a junior at UC Berkeley majoring in Architecture and minoring in computer science. As an aspiring UI/UX designer, she believes her background in architecture helps her see the relationship between creators and users, and she is keen to apply that to business-related fields. She hopes to help BRB articles reach a wider audience through good design. In her free time, she tries to dance, ice skate, or play video games