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Raquel Rodriguez is a fourth year double majoring in Sociology and Psychology and minoring in Human Rights Interdisciplinary Studies. She is currently involved with the anti-trafficking coalition at Berkeley; this is a subject she has grown more interested in during her time at Cal. She is currently working on two theses focused on exploring the complex issue of human trafficking. This is her second year on the committee and is a co-chair with Celine Liao.
Celine Liao is a third year double majoring in Sociology and Gender & Women’s Studies and minoring in Demography. Her research interests include gender, sexuality, education, and civil society. Her current research focuses on mixed-orientation marriage in China. She is also involving in a student organization dedicated to helping Chinese underprivileged children and designing research on NGO/NPOs’ interpretations and impacts on rural education. This is her third year on the committee.
Bruce Chi Hin Sou
Bruce Sou is a fourth year majoring in Media Studies and intended to double major in Sociology as well. Born and raised in Macau and get the chance to study aboard. Studied in Green River College in Washington State before transferring to UC Berkeley. His interested research fields in Sociology are gender, race, and class in today’s society. Bruce likes to talk to people, and hang out with friends. This is his second year in the research symposium committee.
Kathy Park is a junior transfer student majoring in sociology while pursuing a certificate in Entrepreneurship and Technology at the Sutardja Center. Her research interests include sociology of business and institutionalized inequality. Passionate about education, she tutors sociological theory at the Student Learning Center and serves as an advising fellow to low-income high school students. This is her first year on the committee.
Moe Uchiyama is a junior transfer student majoring in Sociology. Her interested research fields in Sociology are culture, gender, class and technology in today’s society. She was born and raised in Japan and is interested in learning about the difference between Japanese and American society in terms of culture, class, diversity and so on which she found through her experience studying abroad. This is her first year on the committee.