List of University of California, Berkeley alumni


List of University of California, Berkeley alumni

This page lists notable alumni and students of the University of California, Berkeley. Alumni who also served as faculty are listed in bold font, with degree and year.

Notable faculty members are in the article List of UC Berkeley faculty.

Nobel laureates


*Susan Berman, M.B.A. 1969 - author ("Easy Street", "Lady Las Vegas"), newspaper reporter, magazine writer ("New York")
*Max Boot, B.A. 1992 - conservative columnist and author
*Glenn Dickey, B.A. 1958 - sports columnist and author – "San Francisco Chronicle" (1963-2004) and "San Francisco Examiner" (2004-present)
*Pauline Esther Friedman, (attended, class of 1938) - a.k.a Abigail Van Buren ("Dear Abby")
*Rube Goldberg, 1904 - cartoonist, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1948
*Marguerite Higgins, 1941 - journalist, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1951, honored on a commemorative postal stamp issued by the United States Post Office
*Pauline Kael, B.A. 1940 - film critic, "The New Yorker"
*Jean LemMon - editor of "Better Homes and Gardens" magazine
*Wendy Lesser, M.A. 1977, Ph.D. 1982 - cultural critic; founding editor of "The Threepenny Review"
*Zuzana Licko, B.A. 1984 - co-founder of "Emigre" magazine and type foundry
*Jan McGirk, B.A. 1972 - foreign correspondent and cyberpundit for British press
*Tim McGirk, B.A. 1974 - investigative journalist for "Time" magazine, war correspondent and Al Qaeda expert
*Maureen Orth, B.A. 1964 - author and writer for "Vanity Fair" magazine
*Stephan Pastis, B.A. 1989 - creator of "Pearls Before Swine"
*Adrian Tomine, B.A. 1996 - comic artist, "Optic Nerve"; regular illustrator for "The New Yorker" and other magazines
*Deborah Treisman, B.A. 1992 - fiction editor, "The New Yorker"
*Rudy VanderLans, B.A. 1984 - co-founder of "Emigre" magazine and type foundry
*Jann Wenner (attended) - Founder of "Rolling Stone" magazine [cite web|url=http://www.dailycal.org/printable.php?id=25647|publisher=The Daily Californian|author=Stephanie M. Lee|date=2007-08-20|title="The Origins of Rolling Stone"]
*Ed Wong, M.Jour./M.A. 1998 - reporter, "The New York Times"

Non-fictional broadcasting

*Margot Adler, B.A. 1968 - NPR correspondent, host of NPR's Justice Talking
*Robert Bazell, B.A. 1967 - NBC News' Chief Science and Health Correspondent
*Jeffrey Brown, B.A. 19?? - Senior Correspondent on the PBS news program The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer [cite web|url=http://www.pbs.org/newshour/aboutus/bio_brown.html|title=Jeffrey Brown, Senior Correspondent|publisher=MacNeil/Lehrer Productions|]
*Peter Chernin, B.A. 1974 - President of News Corporation and CEO of the Fox Group
*Lisa Gonzales, B.A. 1998- KOVR CBS 13 Morning/ Afternoon News Anchor [cite web|url=http://cbs13.com/bios/Lisa.Gonzales.Anchor.9.479959.html|title=Lisa Gonzales|publisher=KOVR] in Sacramento, California
*Liz Claman, B.A. 1985 - CNBC "Morning Call" co-anchor
*Sumi Das, B.A. 1993 - CNN national correspondent based in Washington, D.C.
*Corey Flintoff, B.A. 1970 - NPR Foreign Desk Correspondent and former host of NPR's "All Things Considered" [cite web|url=http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=2100491|title=Corey Flintoff, NPR Biography|publisher=National Public Radio|author=NPR Staff|accessdate=2008-05-16]
*Greg Gutfeld, B.A. 1987 - blogger and host of the late night talk show, "Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld" on the Fox News Channel. [cite web|url=http://www.observer.com/print/54391/full|title=Red Eye for the Straight Guy|publisher=New York Observer|author=George Gurley|date=2007-05-22]
*Brianna Keilar, B.A. 2001 - Graduated with Phi Beta Kappa in Mass Communication & Psychology, former MTV correspondent, and currently a CNN correspondent
*Renée Montagne, B.A. 1973 - co-host of NPR's "Morning Edition"
*Kent Ninomiya, B.A. 1988 - TV news anchor (KSTP-TV), reporter, executive.
*Suchin Pak, B.A. 1997 - MTV correspondent
*Troy Roberts, B.A. 1984 - CBS News correspondent
*Michael Savage, Ph.D. 1978 - conservative radio talk show host, "Savage Nation"
*Leroy Sievers, B.A. 19?? - news journalist, executive producer of news program "Nightline", winner of 12 national news Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, and two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awardscite web|url=http://www.abcnews.go.com/print?id=5197492|title=Colon Cancer Claims Veteran Journalist Leroy Sievers|date=2008-08-16|publisher=ABC News|author=] [cite web|url=http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92028479|title=Journalist, 'My Cancer' Blogger Leroy Sievers Dies|author=Shomial Ahmad|date=2008-08-16|publisher=National Public Radio]
*Steve Somers, B.A. 1965 - WFAN overnight host
*Kristen Sze, B.A. [cite web|url=http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/bio?section=resources/inside_station/newsteam&id=5771724|title=Meet the Team - Kristen Sze|accessdate=2008-01-16|publisher=KGO-TV] 1990 - TV news anchor for KGO-TV (in the San Francisco Bay area), former New York correspondent for "Extra"
*Lisa Stark, B.A. 1978 - ABC News correspondent
*Michele Tafoya, B.A. 1988 - sports television reporter for ABC Sports and ESPN
*Morgan Webb, B.A. 2000 - Co-host of X-Play on G4 (TV channel)
*Gwendolyn Wright, M.Arch. 1974, Ph.D. 1978 - co-host of popular PBS tv series "History Detectives"; professor of architecture, history, and art history at Columbia University; Guggenheim Fellow (2004-05)

Film, Television, & Theatre

*Kathy Baker, B.A. 1977 - three-time Emmy Award winning actress ("Picket Fences" [TV series, 1992-1996)] ; "The Right Stuff" [1983] , "Edward Scissorhands" [1990] , "The Cider House Rules" [1999] , "Cold Mountain" [2003] )
*Bill Bixby (attended) - director, actor ("The Incredible Hulk")
*Guy Branum, B.A. 1998- Head Writer of X-Play
*Golden Brooks, B.A. 1994 - film and television actress; appeared on UPN sitcom, "Girlfriends"; studied literature and sociology with an emphasis on media representation of minorities at UC Berkeley
*John Cheng, 1996 - producer, "Code Name: The Cleaner" http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0462229/
*John Cho, B.A. 1996 - actor ("American Pie" [1999] , "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle" [2004] )
*Jeff Cohen, B.S. 1996 - former actor (Chunk in "The Goonies"), currently entertainment lawyer
*Roxann Dawson, B.A. 1980 - actress (B'Elanna Torres on the television series ""), director, author, playwright
*Ralph Edwards, B.A. 1935 - national television host and producer
*Jon Else, B.A. 1968 - Prix Italia winner ("The Day After Trinity"), Emmy Award winner, nominated twice for the Academy Award, 1999 winner of the Sundance Film Festival Filmmaker's Trophy, MacArthur Genius Grant Fellow, cinematographer on the Academy Award winning "Who Are the DeBolts? And Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids?", professor of journalism at UC Berkeley
* Charles H. Ferguson, B.A. 1978 - director of documentary film on the American occupation in Iraq "No End in Sight" (2007), former fellow at the Brookings Institution, lifelong member of the Council on Foreign Relations, co-founder of Vermeer Technologies Incorporated (acquired by Microsoft for $133 million [cite web|url=http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-6201857.html|title=How filmmaking is like launching a start-up|author=Michelle Meyers|date=2007-08-10|publisher=ZD Net] ), founder and president of Representational Pictures
*Carl Franklin, B.A. 1971 - film director ("One False Move" [1992] , "Devil in a Blue Dress" [1995] , "High Crimes" [2002] , "Out of Time" [2003] )
*Takashi Fujimoto, B.A. 1962 - Cinematographer and director of photography; Boston Society of Film Critics Award in 1991 for work on "Silence of the Lambs", National Society of Film Critics Award in 1996 for "Devil in a Blue Dress"
*Peter Gethers (attended 1970-1972) - screenwriter and author of bestselling Norton the cat trilogy
*Amos Gitai, Ph.D. (Architecture) 1986 - Israeli film director ("Field Diary" [1982] , "Eden" [2001] , "Free Zone" [2005] )
*Karen Grassle, B.A. 1965 - actress, best known for her role as Caroline Ingalls (the mother) on the "Little House on the Prairie" television series
* Mark Goodson, B.A. 1937 - television producer who specialized in game shows
* William Hung (attended) - Contestant on "American Idol"
* Chris Innis, B.A. (Film) 1988 - film editor, "American Gothic (TV series)", "The Hurt Locker", "G.I. Jane" (Associate Editor)
*Oren Jacob, B.S. 1992, M.S. 1995 - Pixar Animation Studios technical director
*Stacy Keach, B.A. 1963 - actor, narrator of documentaries from National Geographic and Nova
*Adam Lamberg (Class of 2006) - actor ("Lizzie McGuire")
*Sanaa Lathan, B.A. 1992 - actress ("Blade" [1998] , "Something New" [2006] ; Tony Award nomination [2004] , "Raisin in the Sun")
*Quentin Lee, B.A. 1992 - Asian-American film director ("Shopping for Fangs" [1997] , "Drift" [2001] , "Ethan Mao" [2004] )
*Joshua Marston, B.A. 1990 - film director ("Maria Full of Grace" [2004] )
*Quinn Martin, B.A. 1949 - television producer ("The Fugitive", "Streets of San Francisco")
*Jerry Mathers, B.A. 1974 - actor ("Leave it to Beaver")
*Freida Lee Mock, B.A. 1961 - documentary filmmaker, winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1995 (for "")
*Errol Morris (attended philosophy graduate program 1973-1975) - documentary film director ("The Thin Blue Line" [1988] , "Fog of War" [2003] )
*Shirin Neshat, B.A. 1979, M.F.A. 1982 - Iranian-American filmmaker, video artist, and photographer; 1999 Venice Biennale First Prize Winner
*Gregory Peck, B.A. 1939 - actor, won the Academy Award for portrayal of Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962), nominated for the Oscar four other times; served as president of the Screen Actors Guild
*Walter Plunkett, B.A. 1923 - Academy Award winning costume designer
*James Schamus, B.A. 1982, M.A. 1987, Ph.D. 2003 - screenwriter and movie producer known for his frequent collaborations with Ang Lee on movies ("The Wedding Banquet" [1993] and "Eat Drink Man Woman" [1994] , and the Academy Award winning movies "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" [2000] and "Brokeback Mountain" [2005] ), professor at Columbia University
*Andrew Schneider, B.A. 1973 - screenwriter and executive producer, co-winner of an Emmy Award in 1992 for "Northern Exposure"
*Brett Simon, M.F.A. 2002, Ph.D. 2003 - director, "Assassination of a High School President"
*Randi Mayem Singer, B.A. 1979 - writer and producer, "Mrs. Doubtfire", "Jack and Jill
*George Takei, 1959 (attended, later transferred to UCLA) - actor ("Star Trek")
*Nancy Tellem, B.A. 1975 - President of CBS Paramount Television Network Entertainment Group
*Morgan Webb, B.A. 2001- Host of X-Play
*Audrey Wells, B.A. 1981 - screenwriter ("The Truth About Cats & Dogs" [1996] ) and director ("Under the Tuscan Sun" [2003] )
* Aaron Woolfolk, B.A. 1992 - film director, screenwriter "The Harimaya Bridge"

Business

" See also: " Science and technology, Haas School of Business.
*Tom Anderson, B.A. 1998 - Creator and founding member of social networking website MySpace (acquired by News Corporation for $580 million)
*Eric E. Schmidt, M.S. 1979, Ph.D. 1982 - CEO of web search company Google (2001-present)
*Maury Austin, B.S. 19?? - CFO of semiconductor company MIPS Technologies [cite web|url=http://investing.businessweek.com/businessweek/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=654246|publisher=BusinessWeek|title=Maury Austin] [cite web|url=http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS105175+18 March 2008+PRN20080318|title=MIPS Technologies Appoints Maury Austin as Chief Financial Officer|date=2008-03-18|publisher=Reuters]
*Mitchell Baker, B.A. 1979, J.D. 1987 - President of the web browser company Mozilla Corporation, chair of the Mozilla Foundation
*Brian Barish, B.A. 1991 - President of the investment firm Cambiar Investors, LLC.
*Bengt Baron, B.S. 1985, M.B.A. 1988 - CEO of V&S Group (Stockholm, Sweden); former CEO of Absolut Vodka; 1980 Summer Olympics Gold Medalist in 100m Men's Backstroke
*Stephen D. Bechtel, 1954 (honorary) - Founder of engineering services company Bechtel Corporation
*Nicholas Benjamin, 2005 - Co-founder of TDink Magazine
*Jeffrey Berg, B.A. 1969, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of entertainment talent agency International Creative Management, member of the board of directors at Oracle Corporation, President of the Executive Board of the College of Letters and Sciences
*Joan Blades, B.A. 1977 - Co-founder of "After Dark" "flying-toaster" screensaver and video game company Berkeley Systems (acquired by Sierra Online for $13 million [cite web|url=http://www.sanfran.com/home/view_story/1282/2/|author=Tim Dickinson|title=Can these crashers save this party?|publisher=San Francisco Magazine|date=2006-05] ), co-founder of political activist group MoveOn.org
*Stewart Blusson, Ph.D. 1964 - multimillionaire diamond magnate (Ekati Diamond Mine) and philanthropist
*Richard C. Blum, B.S. 1958, M.B.A. 1959 - Investment banker (Blum Capital Partners), founder of the philanthropic American Himalayan Foundation, Regent of the University of California
*Weili Dai, B.A. Computer Science 1984 - Co-founder of broadband technology company Marvell Technology Group, a billion dollar company on the NASDAQ-100
*John Danne, B.S. EECS 1986 - President and CEO of semiconductor company Altera, former vice-president at semiconductor company LSI Logic
* Dennis DeAndre, B.A. Business - Founder of [http://www.loopnet.com LoopNet] , a publicly listed (NASDAQ:LOOP) commercial real estate listing services company.
*Barbara J. Desoer - Global Technology, Service and Fulfillment Executive at Bank of America Corporation
*Robert V. Dickinson, B.A. Physics 19?? - President and CEO of NASDAQ-listed semiconductor company California Micro Devices
*Stephanie DiMarco, B.S. Business 1979 - Co-founder and CEO of billion-dollar NASDAQ-listed financial software company Advent Software
*Patricia Dunn, B.A. 1975 - Chairwoman of Hewlett-Packard
*John East, B.S. 1966 - CEO of semiconductor company Actel
*Donald Fisher, B.S. 1951 - Founder and Chair of clothing retailer The Gap
*Jean Paul Getty (transferred to the University of Oxford)
*Daniel Goldman, B.A. 1998 - Founder of online gaming company Total Entertainment Network, which became Pogo.com and was acquired by Electronic Arts
*Timothy Guertin, B.S. 1972 - President and Chief Executive Officer of medical technology company Varian Medical Systems
*John Hanke, MBA 1996 - founder and CEO of Internet geography services company Keyhole, Inc. (acquired by Google, and whose flagship project was renamed to Google Earth)
*Walter A. Haas, Sr., B.S. 1910 - Former President and CEO of clothing manufacturer Levi Strauss & Co.
*Walter A. Haas, Jr., B.S. 1937 - Former President and CEO of Levi Strauss & Co.
*Mike Homer, B.S. 1981 - Co-founder and former CEO of networking company Kontiki (acquired by VeriSign for $62 million [cite web|url=http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-6048990.html|title=VeriSign to acquire Kontiki|publisher=Ziff Davis|date=2006-03-16|author= Dawn Kawamoto] )
*William Randolph Hearst, Jr. (attended) - newspaper publisher
*Kai Huang, B.A. 1994 - Co-founder and president of video game company RedOctane (publisher of "Guitar Hero" and acquired by Activision for $99.9 million [cite web|url=http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/puzzle/guitarhero2/news.html?sid=6155614|author=Tor Thorsen|publisher=GameSpot|date=2006-08-10|title=Guitar Hero headbangs out $100 million] )
*Paul E. Jacobs, B.S. 1984, M.S. 1986, Ph. D 1989 - CEO of wireless telecommunications company Qualcomm
*Gene Kan, B.S. 1997 - Founder of distributed search engine InfraSearch (acquired by Sun Microsystems for approximately $10 million [cite web|url=http://www.time.com/time/interactive/technology/community.html|publisher="TIME magazine"|title=File It Under Sharing |author=Daffyd Roderick|date=2001-06-04] )
*Pradman Kaul, B.S. 1968, M.S. 1968 - Chairman and CEO of broadband satellite services company Hughes Network Systems, member of the National Academy of Engineering
*Michael C. Kavanaugh, B.S. 1961, M.S. 1974 - Vice-President of the environmental engineering firm of Malcolm Pirnie, member of the National Academy of Engineering
*John W. Kercheval, III, B.S. 1987, M.B.A. 1993- Aerospace and Defense Executive, Vulture Capital Fund Manager, Professor at Georgetown University
*David C. Lee, B.A. 2002 - Founder of TDink Magazine
*Howard Lincoln, B.A. 1962, J.D. 1965 - former Chairman of video game company Nintendo of America, Chairman and CEO of the Seattle Mariners
*Daniel S. Loeb, hedge fund manager
*Thomas J. Long, B.S. 1932 - Founder of pharmaceutical retailer Longs Drugs
*Hong Llang Lu, B.S. 1978 - Founder and CEO of billion-dollar Fortune 1000 networking company UTStarcom (named by the World Economic Forum to its Technology Pioneers list)
*Bob Lutz, B.S. 1961, M.B.A. 1962 - General Motors Vice Chairman, Product Development, and Chairman, General Motors North America, former Vice Chairman for Chrysler
*Michelle Madhok, B.S. 1993 Communications - Founder & CEO of [http://www.shefinds.com SheFinds.com]
*Lothar Maier, B.S. Chem. E. 1978 - CEO of NASDAQ-100 semiconductor company Linear Technology
*Brian Maxwell, B.A. 1975 - Founder of energy bar food company PowerBar (acquired by Nestlé for $375 million [cite web|url=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/03/20/BAG4D5OL2J1.DTL|title=PowerBar founder collapses, dies at 51|publisher="San Francisco Chronicle"|date=2004-03-20|author=Stacy Finz] )
*Steve McCanne, B.S. 1990, Ph.D. 1996 - Co-developer of Internet broadband technology MBone, co-founder of Internet broadband technology company FastForward Networks (acquired by Inktomi for $1.3 billion), [cite web|url=http://www.technologyreview.com/TR35/Profile.aspx?Cand=T&TRID=375|title=TR35 Young Innovator 2002 - Steve McCanne, 33|publisher="Technology Review"|date=2002] co-founder and current CTO of Riverbed Technology, former assistant professor at UC Berkeley
*Milo Medin, B.S. 1985 - Founder of Internet broadband company @home Network, [cite web|url=http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/4.01/medin_pr.html|title=The Race for more Bandwidth |author=Lucien Rhodes|date=1996-01] which was eventually acquired by AT&T for $307 million
*Sanjay Mehrotra, B.S. 1978, M.S. EE 1980 - Co-founder, president, and chief operating officer of semiconductor flash memory company SanDisk
*Michael Milken, B.S. 1968 - Financier, Drexel Burnham Lambert, philanthropist
*Shantanu Narayen, M.B.A. 1993- President and CEO of software company Adobe Systems Inc.
*Stuart Nichols, B.A. 1983 - Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of semiconductor company MIPS Technologies [cite web|url=http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS201704+26 November 2007+PRN20071126|title=MIPS Technologies Appoints Stuart Nichols Vice President and General Counsel|date=2007-11-26|publisher=Reuters]
*Michael Olson, B.A. 1991, M.A. 1992 - CEO of database software company Sleepycat Software (acquired in 2006 by Oracle Corporation), one of the original authors of database software BerkeleyDB
*Paul Otellini, M.B.A. 1974 - CEO of semiconductor company Intel (2005-present)
*Denny Parker, B.S. 1965, M.S. 1966, Ph.D. 1970 - Senior Vice-President, Brown and Caldwell; member of the National Academy of Engineering
*Robert S. Pepper, B.S. 1957, M.S. 1959, Ph.D. 1961 - Founder and CEO of Level One Semiconductor, acquired by Intel for $2.11 billion [cite web|url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0DE2D9173FF936A35750C0A96F958260|title=With Its Deal for Level One, Intel Seeks New Area of Growth|date=1999-03-05|publisher=New York Times]
*Ryan Petersen - Co-founder, Faculty Imports
*Mark Pittman, B.A. 1982 - Vice President of Sales, MIPS Processor Group, at semiconductor company MIPS Technologies
*Kim Polese, B.S. 1984 (biophysics) - CEO of software company SpikeSource; the original product manager of the Java programming language at Sun Microsystems; co-founder and former CEO of software company Marimba (acquired by BMC Software for $239 million [cite web|url=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi%3Ff%3D/c/a/2004/04/30/BUG4O6DASP1.DTL|title=BMC to purchase Marimba for $239 million|date=2004-04-30|author=Benjamin Pimentel|publisher=San Francisco Chronicle] )
*Arvind Raghunathan, Ph.D. 1988 - Managing Director and Head of Global Arbitrage, Deutsche Bank, Fellow of the Institute for Combinatorics
*In Sik Rhee, B.S. EECS 1993 - Co-founder (with Marc Andreessen) of software company LoudCloud [cite web|url=http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/8.08/loudcloud.html?pg=1&topic=&topic_set=|publisher=Wired Magazine|title=Crank It Up|author=David Sheff|date=2000-08] (which was renamed to Opsware [cite web|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/24/technology/24hewlett.html|publisher=New York Times|title=H.P. Making 2 Purchases to Push Data|author=Matt Richtel|date=2007-07-24] and was acquired by HP for $1.6 billion [cite web|url=http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/biztech/07/23/opsware.hp.reut/index.html|publisher=CNN|title=HP buys Opsware for $1.6 billion|author=Reuters|date=2007-07-23] )
*John Riccitiello, B.S. 1981 - CEO of video game company Electronic Arts (April 2007-present); managing director and co-founder of Elevation Partners; former president and chief operating officer (October 1997 to April 2004) of Electronic Arts (grew the company from $673 million to $3 billion, increased profits over 900%); former President and Chief Executive Officer, Bakery Division, at Sara Lee; former President and Chief Executive Officer of Wilson Sporting Goods
*Kate Rundle, B.A. 1978 - Executive Vice-President and General Counsel of optical semiconductor company Bookham, [cite web|url=http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS29133+28 November 2007+PRN20071128|title=Bookham Appoints Silicon Valley Veteran Kate Rundle as Executive Vice President and General Counsel|publisher=Reuters|date=2007-11-28] former Vice President and General Counsel of semiconductor company MIPS Technologies
*Arun Sarin, M.S. 1978, M.B.A. 1978 - CEO of London-based wireless service provider company Vodafone (2003-present)
*John Schaeffer, 1971 - Founder of solar energy retailer Real Goods [cite web|url=http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,979413,00.html|title=Here Comes the Sun|author=John Greenwald |date=1993-10-18|publisher=TIME magazine] and the Solar Living Center
*John Scharffenberger, 1973 - namesake and co-founder of chocolate company "Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker" (acquired by Hershey's)
*Jim Simons, Ph.D. 1972 - mathematician, philanthropist, founder of the hedge fund Renaissance Technologies
*Stephen A. Skaggs, B.S. 1984 - President and CEO of Lattice Semiconductor
*Masayoshi Son, B.A. 1980 - Founder and CEO of venture capital company Softbank Capital
*Paul Stephens, B.S. 1967, M.B.A. 1969 - Investment banker, co-founder of Robertson Stephens & Company
*George Strompolos - Co-founder, Faculty Imports
*Sehat Sutardja, M.S. 1983, Ph.D. 1988 EECS - Co-founder of broadband technology company Marvell Technology Group, a billion dollar company in the NASDAQ 100
*Pantas Sutardja, B.S. 1983, M.S. 1985, Ph.D. 1988 EECS - Co-founder of Marvell Technology Group
*Ralph Ungermannn, B.S.E.E. 1964 - Co-founder of semiconductor company Zilog
*Theodore Van Zelst, B.S. 1944 - Co-founder of Soiltest (testing company for soil, rock, concrete, and asphalt), recipient of the 1988 ASCE's "Chicago Engineer of the Year" award, developed the swing-wing design that allows supersonic aircraft to exceed the sound barrier, developed the first mobile baggage inspection unit, and developed lunar construction and soil testing for humankind's first steps on the moon.
*Cher Wang - Chair of computer motherboard manufacturer VIA Technologies and portable electronics manufacturer HTC.
*Craig Walker, B.A. 1988, J.D. 1995 - Co-founder and CEO of Internet software company GrandCentral (acquired by Google for $50 million [cite web|publisher=Forbes|author=Brian Caulfield|date=2007-06-25|title=Google Calling|url=http://www.forbes.com/technology/2007/06/25/google-grandcentral-telephone-tech-cx_bw_0625google.html] )
*Ralph Warner (Law, ca. 1966) - pioneer in the legal self-help book industry, founder of Nolo Press
*Dean Witter, 1909 - Co-founder and Partner, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
*Alisa Yaffa, B.A. 1986 - Co-founder of semiconductor company Synplicity (acquired by Synopsys for $227 million [cite web|title=Synopsys buys Synplicity for $227M|url=http://www.edn.com/index.asp?layout=article&articleid=CA6543758|publisher=EDN|date=2008-03-20|author=Ann Steffora Mutschler] )

Politics and government

"See also:" Boalt Hall

Heads of state

*Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, B.A. 1950 - President of Pakistan (1971-1973), Prime Minister of Pakistan (1973-1977)
*Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands (Laurentien Brinkhorst), M.Jour. 1991 - Princess of Orange-Nassau, Netherlands; wife of Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands and daughter of the Dutch minister of Economic Affairs, Laurens-Jan Brinkhorst and Jantien Brinkhorst-Heringa
*Prince Johan-Friso of Orange-Nassau (attended College of Engineering 1986-1988) - Prince of Orange-Nassau, Netherlands; second son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and Prince Claus von Amsberg
*Sun Fo, B.A. 1916 - Premier of the Republic of China, President of National Chiao Tung University, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Soochow University
*Francisco I. Madero (attended 1892-1893) - President of Mexico (1911-1913)
*Haakon Magnus, Crown Prince of Norway, B.A. 1999 - heir to the throne of Norway
*Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, M.A. 1966, Ph.D. 1966 - President of Costa Rica (1998-2002)

Governors

*James H. Budd, 1873 - Governor of California
*Edmund G. Jerry Brown Jr., B.A. 1961 - Governor of California, Mayor of Oakland, California
*John Morton Eshleman, B.A. 1903, M.A. 1905 - Lieutenant Governor of California (1915-1916)
*John Garamendi, BA 1966 - Lieutenant Governor of California (2007-present)
*Walter A. Gordon, B.A. 1918, J.D. 1922 - Governor of the Virgin Islands, judge, member of National Football Foundation Hall of Fame
*Jennifer Granholm, B.A. 1984, J.D. - Governor of Michigan (2003-present), first female to hold this position in the state of Michigan
*James Soong, M.A. 1967 - Governor of Taiwan Province
*Marcelo Trivelli, M.B.A. 1980 - Governor (Intendente) of Santiago, Chile
*Earl Warren, B.A. 1912, J.D. 1914 - Attorney General of California, 1939–1943; Governor of California, 1943–1953; 14th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1953–1969
*Pete Wilson, J.D. 1962 - U.S. Senator, Governor of California

Executive council members

The following served as cabinet-level officials.

*Lydia Dunn, Baroness Dunn, B.S. 1964 - Life peer in the House of Lords (1990-present); Senior Unofficial Member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council (1985-1988); Senior Unofficial Member of the Hong Kong Executive Council (1988-1995); non-executive Deputy Chairman of HSBC (1992-2008)
*Andrej Bajuk, M.S. 1972 - Minister of Finance of the Republic of Slovenia, Prime Minister of Slovenia (May-November 2000)
*W. Michael Blumenthal, B.S. 1951 - United States Secretary of the Treasury (1977-1979)
*Michael Boskin, B.A. 1967, Ph.D. 1971 - Chair, Presidential Council of Economic Advisors, professor at Stanford University
*Mostafa Chamran, Ph.D. 1963 - former Iranian Minister of Defense
*Judith Heumann, M.P.H. 1975 - pioneer for disability rights and former Assistant United States Secretary of Education
*Franklin Lane, 1887 - United States Secretary of the Interior
*Robert McNamara, B.A. 1937 - President of World Bank (1968-1981), United States Secretary of Defense (1961-1968), President of Ford Motor Company (1960)
*Norman Mineta, B.S. 1953 - Congressman, United States Secretary of Transportation (2001-present), United States Secretary of Commerce (2000-2001)
*Rodrigo Rato, M.B.A. 1974 - Spain's former Minister of Economy, Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF) (2004-2007)
*Dean Rusk (studied law, Class of 1940) - United States Secretary of State (1961-1969)
*Ann Veneman, M.P.P. 1971 - United States Secretary of Agriculture (2001-2005); Executive Director of UNICEF (2005-present)

Judges

"See also:" Boalt Hall

*Lance Ito, J.D. 1975 - judge, presided over O.J. Simpson trial
*Roger J. Traynor, B.A. 1923, Ph.D. 1926, J.D. 1927 - Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court (1964-1970)
*Earl Warren, B.A. 1912, J.D. 1914 - 14th Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (1953-1969) (also listed in Governors section and Attorneys section)

Legislators

*Dick Ackerman, B.A. 1964 - California State Senate Republican Leader
*Susan Davis, B.A. 1965 - Congresswoman (D-CA) (2001-present)
*Ron Dellums, M.S.W. 1962 - Congressman
*Vernon Ehlers, Ph.D. 1960 - Congressman (R-Michigan) (1993-present)
*William F. Knowland, B.A. 1929 - U.S. Senator
*Mohammad Javad Larijani, Ph.D. - former Member of Parliament, Iran
*Barbara Lee, M.S.W. 1975 - Congresswoman (D-Oakland) (1998-present)
*Doris Matsui, B.A. 1966 - Congresswoman (D-California) replacing her decreased husband, Robert Matsui
*Robert Matsui, B.A. 1963 - Congressman
*Cynthia McKinney, Ph.D. candidate - Congresswoman (D-Georgia)
*Dan K. Morhaim, B.A. 1970 - Maryland Legislator.
*Nicole Parra, B.A. 1992 - California state Assemblywoman (2002-present)
*Ira Ruskin, B.A. 1968 - Democratic California State Assemblyman (21 Assembly District) (2004-present)
*Linda Sanchez, B.A. 1991 - Congresswoman (2002-present)
*Peter F. Schabarum, B.S. 1951 - California state Assemlyman (1966-1972), Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (1972 - 1991)
*Dalip Singh Saund, M.A. 1922, Ph.D. 1924 - first Indian American Congressman (D-California) (1957-1963), mathematician
*Todd Spitzer, M.P.P. 1989 - California State Assemblyman

Directors

*Horace Albright, B.A. 1912 - conservationist, helped establish the National Park Service (with Stephen Mather, Class of 1887), second director of the National Park Service, awarded the Medal of Freedom
*Harvey Oren Banks, Ph.D. 1964 - State Engineer of California (1955), first Director of the California Department of Water Resources (1956-1961)
*G. Wayne Clough. Ph.D. 1969 - 12th Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (2008-present); former President of Georgia Tech (see above)
*Nicolle Devenish, B.A. 1994 - White House Communications Director (2004-present)
*Newton B. Drury, B.A. 1912 - conservationist, fourth Director of the National Park Service
*Julie Gerberding, M.P.H. 1990 - Director of the Centers for Disease Control (2002-present)
*Stephen Mather, 1887 - conservationist, Founding Director of the National Park Service
*John McCone, B.S. 1922 - Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) (1961-1965)
*Marc Pachter, B.A. 1964 - Director of the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC (2000-2007); Acting Director of the National Museum of American History, Washington, DC (2000-2003)

Mayors

*Jerry Brown, B.A. 1961 - Mayor of Oakland (listed under Governors section)
*Christopher Cabaldon, B.S. 1987- Mayor of West Sacramento, California
*Soon Cho, Ph.D. 1967 - Mayor of Seoul, South Korea, former Deputy Prime Minister of South Korea
*Shirley Dean, B.A. 1956 - Mayor of Berkeley, California (1994-2002)
*Lionel Wilson, B.A. 1938 - first African American Mayor of Oakland

Diplomats

*Martin Brennan, B.A. 1971 - Former United States Ambassador to Zambia and Uganda [cite web|url=http://www.state.gov/outofdate/bios/b/14306.htm|publisher=U.S. Department of State|title=Martin Brennan|date=2002-10-29]
*John Kenneth Galbraith, M.A. 1932, Ph.D. 1934 - Harvard Professor Emeritus of Economics; Ambassador to India
*March Fong Eu, B.S. 1943 - former California Secretary of State, former US Ambassador to Micronesia, mother of Matt Fong, another noted Chinese-American politician
*Philip Habib, Ph.D. 1952 - U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle East
* John K. Menzies, Ph.D. - former U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina and current Dean of the Whitehead School of Diplomacy at Seton Hall University
*Sadako Ogata, Ph.D. 1963 - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (1991-2001)
*James D. Zellerbach, 1913 - United States Ambassador to Italy

Attorneys

"See also:" Boalt Hall

*Zoe Baird, B.A. 1974, J.D. 1977 - attorney, President of Markle Foundation; nominated by President Clinton for United States Attorney General post
*Melvin Belli, J.D. 1929 - attorney
*Beth Brinkmann, B.A. 1980 - former Assistant to the Solicitor General of the U.S. (1993 to 2001) and a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Morrison & Foerster
*Jerry Brown - California Attorney General (2007 - present), (also listed under Governors section)
*Darek DeFreece, B.A. 1993 - Senior Counsel for Wells Fargo Bank and President of the California Alumni Association
*Bill Lockyer, B.A. 1965 - California Attorney General (1999-2006)
*Edwin Meese III, J.D. 1958 - United States Attorney General (1985-1988)
*Theodore Olson, J.D. 1965 - United States Solicitor General (2001-2004)
*Larry Sonsini, B.A. 1963, J.D. 1966 - Chair of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Silicon Valley law firm)
*Michael Tigar, B.A. 1962, J.D. 1966 - prominent litigator whose clients have included the Chicago Seven and Oklahoma City bombing accomplice Terry Nichols; Research Professor of Law at Washington College of Law, American University
*Earl Warren, B.A. 1912, J.D. 1914 - Attorney General of California, 1939-1943; 1943-1953 (also listed under Governors section and Justices section)

Activists

*Richard Aoki, B.A. 1968, M.S.W. 1970 - co-founder Black Panther Party
*Howard Adams, PhD 1966 - Canadian Metis political activist, author of "Prison of Grass: Canada from a Native Point of View"
*Joan Blades, B.A. 1977 - political activist, co-founder of MoveOn.org (also listed in Science and technology section)
*Betty Friedan (attended psychology graduate program) - feminist activist, author of "The Feminine Mystique" (1963)
*Claire Greensfelder, B.A. 1975 - feminist activist, alternative political campaigner, international conservationist
*David Horowitz, M.A. 1961 - conservative political activist and commentator, founder of the right-wing Center for the Study of Popular Culture
*Keith Kerr - Military general and Gay Rights activist [ [http://www.sldn.org/templates/about/record.html?section=81&record=1151 SLDN Military Advisory Council - sldn.org - Retrieved November 30, 2007] ]
*James Robertson, 1923 - National Chair of the Spartacist League
*R.J. Rushdoony, B.A. 1938, M.A. 1940 - prominent author of the Christian Right
*Mario Savio (attended) - political activist, key member of Berkeley Free Speech Movement

Other

*Josh Brown, B.A. 2003 - Kitsap County Commissioner, Washington State
*Mike Casey, B.A. 1980 - Trade union leader
*Prithviraj Chavan M.S. 1967, Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha or India's Upper house of Parliament and currently a Minister of State in the Prime Ministers Office, Government of India.
*Rachelle Chong, B.A. 1981 - former Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission and current Commissioner of the California Public Utilities Commission
*Tarak Nath Das, M.A. 1914 - Indian revolutionary, Indian-American scholar and internationalist
*Tony Daysog, B.A. 1989, M.C.P. 1998 - Alameda City Councilmember (1996–2006) and Alameda Vice Mayor (1998–2000 and 2002–2004)
*Jimmy Doolittle, 1922 - aviator, United States Army Lt. General
*Maria Echaveste, J.D. 1980 - White House Deputy Chief of Staff (1998–2001)
*Ida Louise Jackson, B.A. 1922, M.A. 1923 - education and public-health pioneer
*Ellis O. Knox, B.A. 1922 - Civil Rights and Education Activist, First African American PhD (USC) on West Coast, former Chairman of NAACP Education Division
*Bruno Mégret, M.S. 1974 - French far-right politician, member of the French National Assembly (1986–1988), member of the European Parliament (1989–1999) and candidate in the 2002 French presidential election
*Kenneth P. Moritsugu, M.P.H 1975 - Acting Surgeon General of the United States (August 2006-September 2007) [cite web|url=http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/aboutoffice.html|title=Biography of the Acting Surgeon General|publisher=United States Department of Health and Human Services]
*Jayaprakash Narayan (attended M.A. program) - Indian freedom fighter, social reformer, politician
*Richard Neustadt, B.A. 1939 - political historian and advisor to several U.S. Presidents
*Oliver Prince Smith, 1916 - Major General, United States Marine Corps
*Kevin Starr, M.L.S. 1974 - California State Librarian Emeritus
*Frederick C. Weyand, 1939 - Chief of Staff of the Army from 1974 to 1976

cience and technology

"See also:" Academia, Business, UC Berkeley College of Chemistry, Law

Astronauts

*Leroy Chiao, B.S. 1983 - first Chinese-American astronaut
*Tamara E. Jernigan, M.S. 1985 - astronaut
*Don L. Lind, Ph.D. 1964 - astronaut
*Brian T. O'Leary, Ph.D. 1967- astronaut
*Margaret Rhea Seddon, B.A. 1970 - astronaut
*Charles Simonyi, B.S. 1972 - fifth space tourist; also listed in section Computer scientists and engineers
*James van Hoften, B.S. 1966 - astronaut
*Rex Walheim, B.S. 1984 - astronaut
*Mary Weber, Ph.D. 1988 - astronaut

Computer scientists and engineers

"See also:" Turing Award laureates, Business
*Ginetto Addiego, B.S. EE 1981, Ph.D. EE 1990 - Executive Vice President of semiconductor company Novellus Systems
*Allan Alcorn, 1971 - Employee #3 at video game company Atari, electronics designer behind Atari's seminal "Pong" video arcarde unit, and erstwhile boss of Steve Jobs at Atari
*Eric Allman, B.S. EECS 1977, M.S. C.S. 1980 - Creator of Sendmail (mail transfer agent which delivers 70% of the email in the world [cite web|url=http://www.networkcomputing.com/1121/1121sp1.html|publisher=Network Computing|title=Sendmail Multi Switch 2.1 Gives Powerful Features a Simple Face|date=2000-10-30|author=Moshe Bar] )
*Ken Arnold, B.A. CS 1985 - Creator of the Curses software library, co-creator of "Rogue"
*Brian Behlendorf - co-founder of the web server software developer Apache Group, co-founder and former president of the Apache Software Foundation, co-recipient of the Association for Computing Machinery Software System Award in 1999, member of the board of directors of the Mozilla Foundation, co-founder and chief technology officer of CollabNet
*Jeffrey C. Benzing, B.S. Mech. Eng. 19?? - Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer of semiconductor company Novellus Systems
*Richard Bolt B.A. 1933, M.A. 1937, Ph.D. 1939 - Professor at MIT and Internet pioneer and businessman, founder of the groundbreaking computer company Bolt, Beranek and Newman (BBN)
*Anthony C. Bonora B.S. ME 1964, M.S. ME 1966 - Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of NASDAQ-listed semiconductor company Asyst Technologies
*Eric Brewer, B.S. EECS 1989 - Co-founder of web search engine company Inktomi (acquired by Yahoo! for $235 million [cite web|url=http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,108181-page,1/article.html|publisher=PC World|date=|title=Yahoo Boosts Search Service|author=Tom Krazit] ), tenured professor at UC Berkeley, director of Intel Research Berkeley
*Gary Chevsky - Co-founder of web search engine company Ask.com, where he served as the chief software architect of its natural language processing search engine
*George Crow, B.S. EE 1966 - one of the original computer hardware designers of the Apple Macintosh computer
*James Dao, B.S. EECS 1960 - founder and CEO of Genyous Biomed (Automated Quantitative Cytometry cancer detection), founder and former CEO of ETEC Systems (scanning electron microscope R&D company)
*Kevin Donelly, B.S. EECS 1985 - Senior Vice-President of Engineering at semiconductor RAM interface company Rambus
*Lee Felsenstein, B.S. EECS 1972 - pioneer in the personal computer industry, founder of Community Memory, designer of the Osborne 1 computer, and influential leading mediator of the Homebrew Computer Club, from which would emerge 23 companies, including Apple Computer
*Rob Fulop, B.S. CS 1980 - engineer at video game company Atari, developed Atari 2600 versions of "Missile Command" [cite web|url=http://partners.nytimes.com/library/tech/99/08/circuits/articles/26game.html|publisher="New York Times"|title=In a Time Warp With Pac-Man and Pong|author=J.C. Herz|date=1999-08-26] and "Night Driver", co-founder of video game company Imagic, "Billboard" "Video game Designer of the Year" in 1983, co-founder of video game company PF Magic (known for creating the first virtual pets such as Dogz) [cite journal|title=Save on dog food|author=Rita Koselka|journal=Forbes Magazine|date=1996-12-02|pages=237–238]
*Charles Giancarlo, M.S. EECS 1980 - Chief Development Officer of networking technology company Cisco Systems [http://newsroom.cisco.com/dlls/tln/exec_team/giancarlo/index.html]
*Robert Gaskins, M.A. 1974 - Creator [cite web|url=http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow_viewer/0,1205,l=205153&s=27550&a=205149&po=6,00.asp|title=The Top Innovators of the 1980's: 6. Robert Gaskins|publisher=PC Magazine|date=2007-04-12|author=PC Magazine Staff] of the software application PowerPoint (acquired by Microsoft for $14 million as its "first significant software acquisition" [cite web|url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9B0DE7DD1530F932A05754C0A961948260|publisher=New York Times|date=1987-07-31|title=COMPANY NEWS; Microsoft Buys Software Unit] )
*Steve Gibson (attended) [http://cal.berkeley.edu] - Founder of computer software security company Gibson Research Corporation and co-host of Security Now!
*Andrew Grove, Ph.D. 1963 - 4th employee of semiconductor company Intel, and eventually its President, CEO, and Chairman, and "TIME" magazine's Man of the Year in 1997
*Eugene Jarvis, B.S. EECS 1976 - creator of the classic Defender video arcade game
*Lynne Greer Jolitz, B.A. 1989 - co-author, with husband William Jolitz, of 386BSD, which is the ancestor of FreeBSD, which in turn is an ancestor of Apple's Darwin operating system
*William Jolitz, B.A. 1997 - co-author, with wife Lynne Greer Jolitz, of 386BSD
*Bill Joy, M.S. 1982 - Co-founder of computer software and hardware manufacturer Sun Microsystems
*Paul Keswick, B.S. 1979 - Executive Vice President of Cypress Semiconductor
*Spencer Kimball, B.A. CS 1996 - Creator of The GIMP software
*E. Floyd Kvamme, B.S. EECS 1959 - former vice-president and president at National Semiconductor, former vice-president at Apple Computer, venture capitalist Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers [http://www.national.com/news/item/0,1735,291,00.html]
*Phil Lapsley, B.S. EECS 1988, M.S. EECS 1991 - co-creator of the NNTP (Network News Transfer Protocol used by Usenet newsgroups)
*Daryn Lau, B.S. EE 1986 - Senior vice-president and general manager of semiconductor company Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, co-founder of semiconductor company ZettaCom (acquired by Integrated Device Technology for $35 million [cite web|url=http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2004/04/19/story8.html|title=Integrated Device Technology acquires startup ZettaCom|author=Robert Mullins|publisher=American City Business Journal|date=2004-04-16] )
*James Lau, B.A. Math and C.S. 19?? - Co-founder and executive vice-president of computer network storage company NetApp (on the NASDAQ-100)
*Lin Lee, B.A. C.S. - Vice president of Global Communities at computer manufacturer Sun Microsystems, former Vice President of Product Development for W-Phone, co-founder of database software company CenterView (acquired by Informix)
*Bruce H. Leising, B.S. 1976- Vice President of the Technology and Manufacturing Group at semiconductor company Intel
*Judy Lin, dual B.A.'s in C.S. and European History 19?? - Former Executive Vice President of network infrastructure company VeriSign
*Barbara Liskov, B.A. 1961 - first woman in the United States to earn a Ph.D. in Computer Science (in 1968 at Stanford), creator of CLU, professor at MIT
*Byron Lok, B.S. CS 1976 - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of semiconductor company LSI Logic
*Craig London, B.S. Physics - Executive Vice President of electronics manufacturing services company Solectron
*Peter Mattis, B.S. CS 1997 - Creator of GTK software
*Peter Merholz, B.A. 1993 - coined the term "blog"
*Ralph Merkle, B.A. 1974, M.S. 1977 - pioneer in public-key cryptography computer algorithms
*Jay Miner, 1959 - inventor of the Amiga personal computer
*Ken Milnes, B.S. EECS 1977 - Senior Vice-President of television technology company Sportvision, winner of 4 Emmy Awards in broadcasting technology [cite web|url=http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=8050520|title=Executive Profile: Ken Milnes|publisher=Businessweek]
*Gordon E. Moore, B.S. 1950 - Co-founder of semiconductor company Intel and the originator of Moore's Law
*David Nguyen, B.S. 19?? - Vice president of Engineering at semiconductor RAM interface company Rambus
*George Palmer, B.S. EECS 19?? - Vice President of Operations at semiconductor company SiBEAM
*Warren Robinett, M.S. C.S. 1976 - Originator of Easter eggs, co-founder of edutainment software company The Learning Company (acquired by Mattel for $3.8 billion [cite web|url=http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-513105.html|title=Mattel/The Learning Co. in $3.8B merger|author=Larry Dignan|publisher=Ziff Davis|date=1998-12-14] )
*Eric E. Schmidt, M.S. 1979, Ph.D. 1982 - CEO of web search company Google (2001-present)
*Ronald V. Schmidt, B.S. EECS 1966, M.S. EECS 1968, Ph.D. EECS 1971- "the man who brought Ethernet to the masses" [cite web|url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C01E2DE163AF934A15751C0A962958260|title=Sound Bytes; On Building a Better Highway|author=Lawrence M. Fisher|publisher=The New York Times|date=1994-02-27] while a researcher at XEROX Parc, co-founder and chief technology officer of semiconductor electronics firm SynOptics, Vice President at Bell Labs/Lucent [cite web|url=http://www.bell-labs.com/news/1998/july/13/1.html|title=Two New VPs for Bell Labs|publisher=Bell Labs|date=1998-07-13]
*Steve Schumann, B.S. EECS "c." 1982? - Vice president and general manager at semiconductor company Atmel [cite web|title=Steve Schumann|publisher=Forbes|url=http://www.forbes.com/finance/mktguideapps/personinfo/FromMktGuideIdPersonTearsheet.jhtml?passedMktGuideId=472916|accessdate=2007-04-16]
*Charles Simonyi, B.S. 1972 - computer scientist and fifth space tourist. At Xerox PARC, he created the first WYSIWYG word processor, Bravo, then joined Microsoft to spread the WYSIWYG and computer mouse gospel. Originally from Hungary, he is the "Hungarian" in Hungarian notation, which he created
*James Solomon, B.S. EE and M.S. EE 19?? - Founded electronic design automation company SDA Systems (which became Cadence Design Systems); winner of the Phil Kaufman Award in 1997.
*Steve Strand, B.S. EECS 1979 - Co-founder of billion-dollar NASDAQ-listed financial software company Advent Software
* Lucy Suchman, B.A. 1972, M.A. 1977, Ph.D. 1984 - Professor of Sociology, Lancaster University (UK); former research anthropologist at Xerox PARC and pioneer of human-computer interaction studies; author of "Plans and Situated Actions" (1987); awarded 2002 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science
*Andrew Tanenbaum, Ph.D. 1971 - computer scientist and creator of Minix, the precursor to Linux
*Charles P. Thacker, B.A. (physics) - chief designer of the Alto computer at Xerox PARC, co-inventor of Ethernet, Microsoft Technical Fellow, recipient of the IEEE John von Neumann Medal in 2007, recipient of the Draper Prize in 2004
*Vinent Tong, B.S. EECS 19?? - Vice-president of Worldwide Quality and Reliability Engineering at semiconductor company Xilinx
* Robert Walker, B.S. EE 1958 - co-founder of semiconductor ASIC company LSI Logic [cite web|url=http://www.eetimes.com/special/special_issues/millennium/milestones/corrigan.html|title=ASICs: the business nobody wanted|author=George Rostky|publisher=EE Times]
*Edward Wang, B.S. EECS 1983, M.S. 1988, Ph.D. 1994 - Co-founder and Principal Engineer of software company VMware
*Vincent Win, B.S. EECS 19?? - former Vice President of ATI Technologies, Vice President at semiconductor company AMD
*Steve Wozniak, Class of 1976, graduated B.S. 1986 - Co-founder of computer software and hardware manufacturer Apple Computer, member of the National Academy of Engineering
*William Yeager, B.A. 1964 - software developer who created the first multiple-protocol router software, which comprised the core of the first Cisco Systems IOS
*Robert Yung, B.A. 1985, M.S. EECS 1988, Ph.D. EECS 1998 - Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of semiconductor company PMC-Sierra, former Chief Technology Officer for the Asia division of Sun Microsystems, named in 2000 as one of the "Top 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow" by the World Economic Forum
*Hal Zarem, B.S. Physics 1980 - Chief Executive Officer, Silicon Light Machines division of Cypress Semiconductor

Mathematicians and physicists

See also: Nobel laureates
*John N. Bahcall, B.S. 1956, astrophysicist, best knowncite web|url=http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,60-1758833,00.html|publisher=The Times(United Kingdom)|date=2005-09-01|title=Obituaries - Professor John Bahcall] for his work on the Standard Solar Model and the Hubble Space Telescope, recipient of the National Medal of Science in 1998, recipient of the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal in 1992, co-winner of the Fermi award in 2003
*John W. Cahn, Ph.D. 1953 - materials scientist, winner of the United States National Medal of Science in 1998
*George Dantzig, Ph.D. 1946 - Father of linear programming, created the simplex algorithm
*Andreas Floer, mathematician, inventor of Floer homology
*Albert Ghiorso, B.S. EE 1937 - co-discoverer of twelve chemical elements such as "Americium", "Berkelium", and "Californium"
*Edward Ginzton, B.S. 1936, M.S. 1937 - recipient of the 1969 IEEE Medal of Honor, [cite web|url=http://www.ieee.org/web/aboutus/history_center/biography/ginzton.html|title=Edward L. Ginzton, 1915 - 1998|author=IEEE|date=1969 (From the "1969 IEEE Annual Banquet Booklet")] namesake of the Ginzton Laboratory at Stanford University [cite web|url=http://www.stanford.edu/group/ginzton/history.html|title=History of Ginzton Lab|date=2003-05-07|publisher=Stanford University]
*Michio Kaku, Ph.D. 1972 - theoretical physicist, co-creator of string field theory
*Arthur Scott King, Ph.D. 1903 - first ever Ph.D. in physics from this university
*Saul Perlmutter, Ph.D. 1986 - co-discoverer of Dark Energy as head of the Supernova Cosmology Project
*John H. Schwarz, Ph.D. 1966 - theoretical physicist, one of the founders of superstring theory
*William Thurston, Ph.D. 1972 - mathematician, winner of the Fields Medal in 1982
*Shing-Tung Yau, Ph.D. 1971 - mathematician, winner of the Fields Medal in 1983, winner of the United States National Medal of Science in 1997
*Chien-Shiung Wu, Ph.D. 1940 - physicist

Other

*William F. Ballhaus, Jr., B.S. 1967, M.S. 1968, Ph.D. 1971 - president and CEO of Aerospace Corporation, former director of NASA's Ames Research Center
*Michael J. Carey, B.S. 1983 - technical director at BEA Systems, member of the National Academy of Engineering
*Mario R. Durán, M.Sc. 1985 - recipient of the Costa Rican Clodomiro Picado Twight National Award of Science and Technology 1989 (awarded by the Ministry of Science and Technology [http://www.micit.go.cr/ -MICIT-] ), [Cite web|author= CONICIT|url=http://www.conicit.go.cr/cientificos/especialistas/biordura.html|title= Premio Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología "Clodomiro Picado Twight" 1989|accessdate=2008-03-01]
*Glen Edwards, B.S. 1941 - U.S. Air Force test pilot, namesake of Edwards Air Force Base [cite web|url=http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/butowsky4/space24.htm|title=Man in Space - A National Historic Landmark Theme Study - Rogers Dry Lake|author=Dr. Harry A. Butowsky|date=1984-04|publisher=National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior, which states in the footnote "The descriptive material for the general history of this section has been taken from"Antelope Valley Salutes Edwards AFB" (Riverside, CA: Armed Forces Press, 1982), pp. 37-39"]
*Henry Eyring, Ph.D. 1927 - Professor of Chemistry (Princeton University), dean of the University of Utah graduate school and recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Science in 1966. Also famous for the Eyring equation
*Lillian Moller Gilbreth, B.A. 1900, M.A. 1902 - industrial/organizational psychologist along with her husband Frank Bunker Gilbreth who researched industrial worker efficiency; first woman member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; she and her husband were the basis of the books "Cheaper by the Dozen" and "Belles on Their Toes", which were written by their children; commemorated on a United States Postal Service stamp in 1984.
*Maurice K. Goddard, M.S. 1938 - former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, a driving force in the creation of 45 Pennsylvania state parks during his 24 years in office.
*Susan Hough, B.A. 1982 - seismologist and author
*Greg Kasavin, Video game developer and former editor of Gamespot.
*David N. Kennedy, B.S. 1959, M.S. 1962 - director of the California Department of Water Resources in Sacramento, California, elected member of the National Academy of Engineering
*Joseph W. Kennedy, Ph.D. 1939 - codiscoverer of the element plutonium; later, professor and head of the department of chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis
*John Augustus Larson, Ph.D. 1920 - inventor of the modern lie detector
*T. Y. Lin, M.S. 1933 - Professor of Civil Engineering, bridgebuilder, pioneering researcher and practitioner of prestressed concrete, designed Moscone Center, recipient of the National Medal of Science
*Michael C. Malin, B.A. (physics) 1967 - astronomer, principal investigator for the camera on Mars Global Surveyor, [cite web|url=http://phoenix.lpl.arizona.edu/malinMike.php|title=Mike Malin|publisher=University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory] MacArthur Fellow,cite web|url=http://pr.caltech.edu/events/alumni_awards/03/|title=Caltech: 2003 Distinguished Alumni Awards|publisher=Caltech|date=2003] founder and CEO of Malin Space Science Systems, recipient of a NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal in 2002, recipient of the 2005 Carl Sagan Memorial Award
*Jane McGonigal, M.A., 2003, Ph.D. 2006 in performance studies - noted game designer and games researcher; named one of the world's top innovators under the age of 35 by MIT's "Technology Review" in 2006
*Rosendo Pujol Mesalles, M.Sc. 1975, M.C.P. 1988, Ph.D. 1991 - recipient of the Costa Rican Clodomiro Picado Twight National Award of Science and Technology 1995 (awarded by the Ministry of Science and Technology [http://www.micit.go.cr/ -MICIT-] ) [Cite web|author= CONICIT |url=http://www.conicit.go.cr/cientificos/especialistas/biorpuj.html| title= Premio Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología "Clodomiro Picado Twight" 1995|accessdate=2008-03-01]
*Milicent Shinn, Ph.D. 1898 - Child psychologist and author, first woman to earn a doctorate at Berkeley.
*H. Paul Shuch, Ph.D. 1990 - SETI scientist
*Tiffany Shlain, B.A. 1992 - founder of Webby Awards, filmmaker
*Peter Smith, B.S. 1969 - Principal investigator and project leader for the NASA robotic explorer "Phoenix" at the north pole of the planet Mars [cite web|url=http://uanews.org/node/19742|title=Peter Smith Named Thomas R. Brown Distinguished Chair in Integrative Science|author=University of Arizona University Communications|date=2008-03-18]
*Susan Solomon, M.S. 1979, Ph.D. 1981 - Senior Scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Medal of Science (2000)
*Simon Schwartzman, Ph.D. 1973 - recipient of the Brazilian Order of Scientific Merit
*Gardner F. Williams, B.A. 1865, M.A. 1869 (first Master's degree conferred by 'College of California' aka UC/Berkeley) - 1st general manager of De Beers Consolidated Mines. Noted mining engineer who authored "The Diamond Mines of South Africa; some account of their rise and development" (NY, Macmillan, 1902;1903;1905). The Royal Academy of Science in Sweden awarded him its silver medal in 1905, and the University of California an honorary doctorate of laws in 1910. (b.1842–d.1922)

Athletics

Baseball

*Geoff Blum - professional baseball player with the San Diego Padres
*Mike Epstein - professional baseball player
*Brian Horwitz - professional baseball player
*Conor Jackson - professional baseball player with the Arizona Diamondbacks
*Jackie Jensen - professional baseball player
*Jeff Kent - professional baseball player with the Los Angeles Dodgers
*Darren Lewis - OF for the San Francisco Giants and the Boston Red Sox
*Kevin Maas - 1B and DH for the New York Yankees
*Xavier Nady - baseball player for the New York Yankees (MLB)
*Tyler Walker - professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants

Basketball

*Shareef Abdur-Rahim - National Basketball Association (NBA) player with the Sacramento Kings
*Francisco Elson - Professional basketball player currently playing for the San Antonio Spurs
*Kevin Johnson, B.A. 1997 - retired professional NBA basketball player
*Jason Kidd (attended) - professional basketball player with the Dallas Mavericks
*Sean Marks B.A. 1998 - currently playing for the Phoenix Suns
*Lamond Murray - former NBA forward who most recently played for the New Jersey Nets
*Leon Powe - Drafted in 2006 by Denver Nuggets and then traded to Boston Celtics
*Jamal Sampson - professional basketball player currently playing for Denver Nuggets
*Ryan Anderson- 1st round (21st overall) of the 2008 NBA draft
*Rod Benson - D-league standout
*Geno Carlisle
*Roy Fisher
*Devon Hardin - 2nd round (50th overall) of the 2008 NBA draft
*Sean Lampley
*Joe Shipp
*Michael Stewart
*Ansley Truitt
*Mark McNamara- 1st round (22nd overall) of the 1982 NBA Draft
*Chuck Hanger - 2nd round (9th overall) of the 1948 BAA draft
*Larry Friend - 2nd round (13th overall) of the 1957 draft
*Darrall Imhoff - 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1960 draft (all-star)
*Ed Gray - 1st round (22nd overall) of the 1997 draft to Atlanta Hawks

Football

*J.J. Arrington - NFL running back for the Arizona Cardinals
*Nnamdi Asomugha, B.A. 2006 - NFL All-Pro Cornerback for the Oakland Raiders
*Steve Bartkowski - NFL QB #1 overall NFL draft pick of 1975, NFL Rookie of the Year, 2-time Pro Bowler
*David Binn - 1995 National Football League longsnapper with the San Diego Chargers
*Desmond Bishop - NFL ILB Green Bay Packers #192 overall in 2007 Draft
*Kyle Boller - quarterback for Baltimore Ravens
*Doug Brien - 1994 National Football League kicker
*Tully Banta-Cain - linebacker for the New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers
*Andre Carter - defensive end for the Washington Redskins.
*Herman Edwards - current head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs
*Scott Fujita, B.A. 2001, M.A. 2002 - linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys
*Tarik Glenn, B.A. 1999 - former offensive tackle for Indianapolis Colts
*Tony Gonzalez - National Football League Tight End with the Kansas City Chiefs
*Ken Harvey - linebacker for the Phoenix Cardinals and Washington Redskins
*Steve Hendrickson - LB and special teams player for the San Diego Chargers
*Daymeion Hughes - NFL CB Indianapolis Colts #95 overall in 2007 Draft
*Joe Kapp, B.A. 1960 - QB in the CFL and for the Minnesota Vikings
*Ryan Longwell - B.A. 1997- NFL kicker with the Minnesota Vikings
*Marshawn Lynch - NFL RB Buffalo Bills #12 overall in 2007 Draft
*Brandon Mebane - NFL DT Seattle Seahawks #85 overall in 2007 Draft
*Aaron Merz, B.A. 2005 - National Football League guard for the Buffalo Bills
*Harry Vance "Chuck" Muncie - National Football League - Running back for the New Orleans Saints and the San Diego Chargers.
*Ryan O'Callaghan - National Football League guard with the New England Patriots
*Deltha O'Neal, B.A. 2000 - National Football League cornerback with the Cincinnati Bengals
*Jeremy Newberry - center for the Oakland Raiders.
*Hardy Nickerson,B.A. 1989 - All-Pro NFL linebacker
*Marvin Philip - National Football League lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers
*Roy Riegels - Member of the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame, famed for 1929 Rose Bowl where he was dubbed "Wrong Way"
*Ryan Riddle - NFL DE Oakland Raiders #212 overall in 2005 Draft, set single season sack record with 14.5 in the 2004 season.
*Aaron Rodgers - quarterback of the Green Bay Packers
*Andrew L. Smith - Head Coach of the powerhouse Cal football teams of the 1920s.
*Todd Steussie - offensive lineman for the Minnesota Vikings, Carolina Panthers, and St. Louis Rams
*Iheanyi Uwaezuoke, former NFL wide receiver
*Wesley Walker, former NFL player
*Ed White, B.A. 1968 - Cal Hall of Fame, All-Pro NFL offensive lineman for the Minnesota Vikings and San Diego Chargers
*Russell White, B.A. 1993 - Cal Hall of Fame running back for the Rams

Olympics

"See also:"

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*Matt Biondi, B.A. 1988 - three-time Olympian, winner of 8 gold medals
*Hubert A. Caldwell, 1929 - Olympic crew, 1928 gold medalist
*Peter Cipollone, B.A. 1994 - Coxswain for the gold medal winning rowing team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece
*Natalie Coughlin, B.A. 2005 - Olympic swimmer (winner of five medals, including two gold medals, at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece; at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China , she became the first American female athlete in modern Olympic history"The six medals she won are the most by an American woman in any sport, breaking the record she tied four years ago. Her career total matches the third-most by any U.S. athlete." cite web|url=http://stats.cbc.ca/olympics/story.asp?i=20080817063823933328708&%20ref=rec&tm=&src=OLYMPICS_DOLY_SWM|title=Coughlin's 6 medals most by a US woman|author=Jaime Aron|date=2008-08-17|publisher=Canadian Broadcasting Corporation] to win six medals in one Olympics); three-time NCAA Swimmer of the Year.
*Anthony Ervin - Olympic swimmer, gold medal in 50m freestyle, silver medal in 4x100m freestyle relay, first black male on the US Olympic swimming team
*Joy Fawcett, B.A. 1992 - member of the gold winning United States women's soccer team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta
*Michele Granger, B.A. 1993 - softball pitcher and Olympic gold medalist
*Mark Henderson (swimmer), 1991 - swimmer, gold medalist at the 1996 Summer Olympics where he broke the world record in the 400 meter medley swimming relay
*Mary T. Meagher, B.A. 1987 - Olympic swimmer, winner of three gold medals; CNNSI.com's 100 Greatest Women Athletes (ranked 17th)
*Jonny Moseley (currently enrolled) - Gold Medalist in 1998 Winter Olympics
*Connie Carpenter-Phinney, B.A. 1981 - cycling gold medalist in 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California
*Alvin F. Rylander, 1928 - Olympic crew, 1928 gold medalist
*Staciana Stitts, B.A. 2004 - Olympic swimmer, gold medalist in 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia
*Helen Wills, B.A. 1925 - all time great tennis player; singles winner of eight Wimbledon titles, seven U.S. Open Championships, four French Opens, and two Olympic gold medals

Other

*Bill Lester, B.S. 1984 - NASCAR driver, became the sixth African-American to start a NEXTEL Cup race
*Leigh Steinberg, B.A. 1970, J.D. 1973 - innovative sports agent, whose life story was re-enacted in the film, "Jerry Maguire". Former UC student body president who wrangled with Ronald Reagan over the People's Park imbroglio.
*Derek Van Rheenen, B.A. 1986, M.A. 1993, PhD 1997 - Professional soccer player with San Francisco Bay Blackhawks, 1991 and 1993 All Star. On faculty.
*Peter Woodring - B.A. 1990, Professional soccer player in Europe and U.S., including Major League Soccer. Played three games for the U.S. national team. Currently Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Cephus Capital Management

Wine

*William Harlan, B.A. 1963 - Harlan Estate, The Maiden, Bond, The Napa Valley Reserve, a Cult Cabernet producer
*Mary Edwards, B.A. 1970 - Mary Edwards Wines, a premium Pinot Noir producer
*Jess S. Jackson, J.D. 1974 - Founder, Kendall Jackson Wine Estates
*Eugene E. Trefethen, Jr, B.A. 1930 - Trefethen Winery, Napa Valley
*Peter Wellington, B.A. 1978 - founder and winemaker at Wellington Vineyards, Sonoma Valley Cabernet and 100 year old Zinfindel
*Charles P. Karren, B.A. 1990 - grower & owner of Terra de Promissio, a Sonoma Coast vineyard for cult Pinot producers Kosta-Browne, Chasseur, Lynmar, Siduri, Patz & Hall
*Michaela Rodena, M.B.A. 1980 - CEO of St. Supery Winery
*Jamie Davies, B.A. 1956 - Leader of Schramsberg, a premium sparkling wine producer, Napa Valley
*Jim Bundschu, B.A. 1968 Gundlach Bundschu, Sonoma Valley winery

Miscellaneous

*Pema Chodron, B.A. - spiritual teacher and author, interpreter of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences. Formerly known as Deirdre Blomfield-Brown
*Mayme Agnew Clayton, B.A. - librarian and founder of President & Spiritual Leader of the Western States Black Research and Education Center (WSBREC), the largest privately held collection of African-American historical materials in the world
*Madelyn Dunham, grandmother of Barack Obama (did not graduate)
*Thomas Kinkade, B.A. - American painter.
*Timothy Leary, Ph.D. 1950 - psychologist and counterculture figure
*David Lempert, Ph.D. anthropology 1992 - social entrepreneur, democratic education
*Ed Roberts, B.A. 1964, M.A. 1966, C.Phil. 1969 - Founder of the Independent Living Movement
*Heng Sure, Ph.D. - American Buddhist monk of the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas; one of the first Americans ordained in the States
*Alice Waters, B.A. 1967 - celebrity chef, founder of Chez Panisse, originator of the California cuisine style of gourmet cooking; member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
* Underground Japanese hip hop-artist Shing02 attended UC Berkeley in 1993, and achieved notoriety in the United States primarily for his contributions to the Shinichiro Watanabe anime-series Samurai Champloo (which aired on Cartoon Network's late-night segment Adultswim in U.S, and Animax as well as Fuji TV in Japan).

Fictional

*In the 2008 film "Iron Man", Robert Downey Jr.'s character asks a reporter if she is a Berkeley graduate
*In the 2003 film "Mona Lisa Smile", Julia Roberts' character is an idealistic Berkeley graduate
*In the 1992 film "Basic Instinct", Dr. Beth Garner, played by Jeanne Tripplehorn received her Ph.D. in Psychology at Berkeley and started her killing spree there. Catherine Tramell, played by Sharon Stone, also received her B.A. in Psychology at Berkeley
*From the Back To The Future trilogy, inventor of the De Lorean time machine, Dr. Emmett Brown, attended Berkeley, stated by trilogy director Robert Zemeckis
*Sandy Cohen from "The O.C." graduated from Boalt School of Law at Berkeley. His wife, Kirsten Cohen has an Art History degree from Berkeley as well. Their adopted son Ryan Atwood then went on to complete a degree in architecture there.
*In the comic strip "Doonesbury" Joanie Caucus was accepted to and graduated from the Boalt School of Law in the 1970s
*Press Secretary and later Presidential Chief of Staff C.J. Cregg, played by Allison Janney on the long-running "The West Wing", got her master's degree from Berkeley. She mentions this several times to get out of duties she finds demeaning
* In the television show "Grey's Anatomy", Dr. Christina Yang often boasts of having a Ph.D. from Berkeley, along with a college degree from Smith and a medical degree from Stanford.
* In the sitcom "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper", Mark Cooper Mark Curry has a Cal Berkeley banner in his room
*Berkeley is the setting for the film "Boys and Girls" starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Claire Forlani, who both play Berkeley students
*The 2002 film "Catch Me If You Can" told the true story of Frank Abagnale Jr. who faked getting his law degree from Berkeley to impress his fiance's father and to get a job as a lawyer. The character was played by Leonardo DiCaprio
*"The Hulk", directed by Ang Lee, largely took place at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and private research facilities nearby. Both Eric Bana and Jennifer Connelly played researchers
*Jack Bauer, the lead character played by Kiefer Sutherland in the hit drama "24", got his Masters of Science in "Criminology and Law" at Berkeley (no such degree is offered) [http://www.grad.berkeley.edu/programs/#c]
*In the hit film "Field of Dreams", the lead character Ray Kinsella (played by Kevin Costner) is a Berkeley alum
*Rei Shimura, the protagonist in Sujata Massey's mystery novels, earned her master's degree in Japanese art history from Berkeley
*In the film "Gotcha!" (1985), Jonathan (played by Anthony Edwards) falls for Sasha (played by Linda Fiorentino), a beautiful and mysterious Berkeley graduate student in film
*Winona Ryder plays Finn Dodd, a Berkeley graduate student, in the 1995 film "How to Make an American Quilt"
*In the 2001 film "The Wedding Planner", Matthew McConaughey's character and Bridgette Wilson's character were claimed to have met as students at UC Berkeley
*In USA Network's TV series "Monk", the title character, Adrian Monk, played by Tony Shalhoub graduated from Berkeley (mentioned in the episode "Mr. Monk and the Other Detective", Season 4 & "Mr. Monk And the Class Reunion", Season 5)
*In the television show "Third Rock From the Sun", Dick Solomon's (John Lithgow) love interest, Dr. Mary Albright (Jane Curtin), received her bachelor's degree from Berkeley
*In the 1988 film "Die Hard" (1988), Joseph Yashinobo Takagi (James Shigeta), President of Nakatomi Trading, is said to be a scholarship student at UC Berkeley, graduating in 1955
*In the film "Legally Blonde" (2001), Harvard law student Enid Wexler earned a Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in women's studies, "emphasis in the history of combat"
*In "", Sara Sidle received her master's degree from UC Berkeley
*The film "Junior", starrring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito, was filmed on the Berkeley campus
*In the film "Deep Impact" starring Morgan Freeman and Tea Leoni, research on meteors were done on a Berkeley website
*In the film "Peaceful Warrior" (2006) starring Scott Mechlowicz and Nick Nolte, the main character is a member of the male gymnastics team at UC Berkeley. The semi-autobiographical movie is based on the book "Way of the Peaceful Warrior" (1981), which was authored by real-life UC Berkeley alumnus Dan Millman [cite web|url=http://www.pacificsun.com/story_archives/peace_warrior.html#top|title=A ‘Peace’ of the Action|author=Jill Kramer|date=2006-05-26|publisher="Pacific Sun"]
*In the film "Fathers' Day" Dale Putley (Robin Williams), Jack Lawrence (Billy Crystal), and Collette Andrews (Nastassja Kinski) all were students at Berkeley. We could probably assume that Jack ended up getting his law degree there
*In "Family Ties", Steve Keaton and Elyse Keaton were students at Berkeley after returning from Africa in the 1960s. It is assumed that Elyse got her degree in architecture there. Mallory Keaton was born in Berkeley while Steve was supposed to be taking a political science exam
*In "Full House", D.J. Tanner accepts an admissions offer from Berkeley
*In "The Graduate" Elaine Robinson was a student at Berkeley
*In the Japanese manga series "Hana-Kimi", Izumi Sano became a student at the college
*In the film "Star Trek IV", Captain Kirk claims that Spock went to Berkeley in the '60's, where he "did too much LDS [sic] ." However, Kirk merely invents this story to explain Spock's strange appearance and behavior. Spock actually went to Starfleet Academy, which is also located in the San Francisco Bay Area
*In the film "", Princess Mia's friend Lilly Moscovitz (Heather Matarazzo) claims to be a Berkeley graduate student
*In the film "Magnolia" (1999), Tom Cruise's seduction-guru character claims to have attended psychology classes at Berkeley
*One of the central protagonists in Mischa Berlinski's novel "Fieldwork" (2007), Martiya van der Leun, is a Berkeley graduate student in anthropology
* Marissa Cooper and Ryan Atwood from "The OC" were supposed to attend UC Berkeley before the infamous fatal car crash that killed her. Kevin Volchok is the character that ran Ryan's car off the cliff and killed Marissa.
* Large portions of the feature film "Who'll Stop the Rain", starring Nick Nolte and Tuesday Weld, were filmed in the south campus area.
*In the book "Snow Crash", both Hiro Protagonist and Juanita Marquez attended Berkeley [ cite book | last = Stephenson | first = Neal
authorlink = Neal Stephenson | title = Snow Crash | origyear = 1993 | origmonth = June | edition = Bantam Spectra trade paperback reissue | year = 2003 | month = September | publisher = Bantam Dell | location = New York, New York | isbn = 0-553-38095-8 | pages = 56 | chapter = 7 | quote = Her name is Juanita Marquez. Hiro has know her ever since they were freshmen together at Berkeley [...]
]
*In Season 3 of the TV series "Weeds", Nancy Botwin mentions spending two and half years at Berkeley.

ee also

*List of UC Berkeley faculty

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