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Bear Pantry founder, now on staff, helps feed student parents

Bear Pantry founder, now on staff, helps feed student parents August 15, 2014:

Koko Mulder was a single mom in her 40s when, as a Berkeley undergrad, she founded the Bear Pantry to help non-traditional students like herself stretch their food dollars. She heads up the pantry, now, as a campus staffer with personal knowledge of the challenges that student parents face.

Isabelle Thuy Pelaud: How I found myself at UC Berkeley

Isabelle Thuy Pelaud: How I found myself at UC Berkeley July 1, 2014:

Young Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, of French-Vietnamese heritage, felt like an outsider in her native village in France, and that didn’t change when she went to work for a Milpitas deli owner and his family. Her employer told her that UC was not for her. But Pelaud studied hard, got into UC Berkeley and found a world of knowledge here — and herself. Now she is a published author and a tenured professor at San Francisco State University.