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Splash Biography



NOAH RUMBAOA, UC Berkeley freshman, intended Urban Studies major




Major: Urban Studies

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Yo! I'm Noah Rumbaoa and I'm a current Cal freshman and I want to study Urban Studies. My current goal is to become a city or regional planner here in the Bay Area.

I'm from the North Bay (Solano County, #707), and my ultimate goal is to return back there to make it a cooler place.

Outside of school, I like playing Nintendo games, eating sushi, and drawing.

I'm also really into regional issues (i.e. the housing crisis, public transportation) and I would love to talk about it.



Past Classes

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X661: Public Speaking! What to Do and How to Do It in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 02, 2019)
Public speaking is a highly valuable skill, not only for future employers, but for school, future relationships, and future involvement in your own community! In this course, you will learn different techniques to improve your public speaking and presentation skills, along with a little history about the Bay Area and modern regional issues (i.e. the housing crisis, transportation, climate change).


O662: Diversity in Media--Does It Matter? in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 02, 2019)
SJW? Social Justice Warrior? Star Trek? What's the connection? In this course, we will examine the history of the Star Trek franchise to see how the show has portrayed diversity in the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th centuries and find out why having diverse representation in our media is so important, especially in a time where some constantly claim that modern media is "SJW pandering." Students will experience a variety of different teaching styles, including lecture and discussion about media (clips from different episodes).