Berkeley Today Stories

people working on a table with paper reports, a laptop and a calculator
November 21, 2022
Vedika Rupee was 13 years old when her family moved to the United States from Guyana. “My upbringing in Guyana was different from the life here,” she remembered. “Transitioning from the metric system and learning the imperial system was just one of many things I had to learn!” And though her focus wasn’t initially on college, she would later go on to earn not one, but three degrees from Berkeley College