ESP Biography



SHAHANA FAROOQI, UC Berkeley senior; pre-med, Public Health major




Major: Public Health

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Past Classes

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Community-Organizing for Social Change in Splash Fall 18
Want to learn how to make a concrete impact on a social issue you're passionate about? Take our class! We will be covering the actors that affect norms and the Norm Life Cycle followed by a community-organizing strategy workshop! We will then present an overview of a social issue that you are passionate or curious about. Finally, we'll give you the chance to apply your newly acquired leadership and community-organizing strategies to this issue, which you can pursue outside the classroom. This class is an exciting opportunity to learn skills that you can use in the future to make a real impact. Join us!


Community-Organizing for Social Change in Splash Spring 18
Want to learn how to make a concrete impact on a social issue you're passionate about? Take our class! We will be covering the actors that affect norms and the Norm Life Cycle followed by a community-organizing strategy workshop! We will then present an overview of a social issue that you are passionate or curious about. Finally, we'll give you the chance to apply your newly acquired leadership and community-organizing strategies to this issue, which you can pursue outside the classroom. This class is an exciting opportunity to learn skills that you can use in the future to make a real impact. Join us!


Education Achievement Gap in Splash Fall 2016
This is an eye-opening and interactive course about the gap in academic success between students of different racial and economic backgrounds, called the achievement gap. Through activities, discussion, lecture, and videos we will explore the causes and effects of the gap, as well as possible ways to minimize it. Please bring paper and writing utensils to the class. Looking forward to seeing you all!


Advancing Equity and Excellence: Education Research, Policy, and Reform in Splash Spring 16
Through simulations and activities, students will learn about current issues in education research, policy, and reform. We will discuss how to address the achievement gap, equity, and access. Students will also learn about research conducted in the Education department by faculty and students. By exposing students to multiple perspectives surrounding these issues, we hope students learn more about the root causes, institutions, and policies that perpetuate the current problems. We will further introduce and ask students to analyze various policies and proposed solutions through different viewpoints and theories. Students will then work with the class to build upon the strengths and limitations of these approaches to reimagine public policy and improve the prospects for social change.