Our Mentees

Mia Albano

Mia Rae Albano

Mia Rae Albano is a third-year transfer student majoring in human geography. Her love for geography began at Ohlone College while taking World Regional Geography with Dr. Adam Levy who inspired her to pursue geography in higher education. Her scholarly interests include feminist theory, gender and women’s studies, development studies, and political economy.

Jessica Allen

Jessica Allen

Jessica Allen is a queer, black-latinx, single mother, doula, and visionary with a relentless determination to ignite black families towards large-scale revolution and intergenerational healing. As a first-generation college student, she is studying Human Geography and African-American studies at UC Berkeley; with a commitment to researching black genealogies, the science of epigenetics, and the racialization of poverty and location. Jessica Allen’s leadership has been immense in the UC Berkeley community and the local Bay Area. Currently, she is an executive board member of nonprofit (SFWAR) San Francisco Women Against Rape and a Peter E. Haas Service Leader, which includes her community service project of leading pregnancy and parenting support groups to local Bay Area communities. Through offering community love and care in her doula work, she has proudly supported over one-hundred births in her community and addressed chronic stress, social isolation, and emotional hardship within her practice. She has been in service to San Francisco Bay Area’s most disenfranchised populations (LGBTQ youth, formerly incarcerated people, and women’s reproductive health) for over a decade.

Angela McMahon

Angela McMahon

Cory Sugano

Cory Sugano

Cory Sugano is a third year environmental economics & policy and geography double major studying economy, culture, & society. His interests focus on the intersection between policy, the environment, economics, and landscape planning. After teaching and working on projects under UC Berkeley’s Norman Miller and Nathan Sayre in the geography department, Cory is seeking to expand his experience in both academia and the public sector in order to develop further their pursuits in the realm of geography.

Emma Wolfgram

Emma Wolfgram

Emma Wolfgram is a queer, nontraditional, sixth-year transfer student. Specializing in cultural geography, some of their interests include Black feminist geographic theory, Queer political economies, Cultural reproduction of sex and power, Geographies of sexuality, Spatial relationships of African Diasporic Dance, Urbanism and Metropolitian studies, Indigenous and decolonial feminist ways of knowing, Land Stewardship, Library Information Science, and Archive Activism. They are currently an intern for the Community Mapping Studio; a collaborative cartography space where students from all backgrounds are welcomed to connect with community organizations in need of maps. They are collaborating with West African dance instructor, Latanya D. Tigner to facilitate and produce Dance maps reflecting the generational retention of information stored in the body across the African Diaspora.