Alexandra Greenspan

Graduation Throwback

Throwback Thursday time. This month last year, I was looking forward to turning twenty-one, looking forward to the upcoming events of senior year, looking forward to swaggin’ it up at career fairs (as the kids do these days). And now I am an APM at Google, four weeks into the...

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The Hustle of the Golden Bear

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a student. I don’t know of a time before I didn’t fill out forms with my occupation as “Student” or use the denomination to get discounts at movie theaters. Show my student ID for lower museum rates. I just am a...

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Design at Berkeley

At Cal, there are many pockets of design organizations. Some are in the College of Engineering, Some are in the College of Environmental Design, some are in the Haas School of Business. And some try to float between colleges. Nevertheless, it has been very difficult to figure out all the...

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Journey to the Design Museum

Saturday is Shabbat, the day of rest, which means most of Israel takes a siesta. Besides the shops and restaurants lining the beach, everything in Tel Aviv closes from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday. But I was working 40+ hours a week, and needed to find time to...

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Design Notes

I’ve started a new series on berkeleyByte called Design Notes. The series profiles faculty and students leading the design movement at UC Berkeley, as well as provides updates on the progress of new and upcoming design initiatives on campus. My first article profiled Sara Beckman, a senior lecturer...

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