Author Archives: valerie0ng

About valerie0ng

Valerie Ong directs the Program Office at the International House at UC Berkeley where she has the privilege of interacting on a regular basis with residents. Valerie is a big proponent of story-telling through various platforms because it is a powerful way to learn more about yourself and others. 

Honoring Community Through Service

When I  saw the call for nominations for the 2019-20 Chancellor’s Awards for Public Service, I immediately thought of International House resident Benny Corona. This was affirmed when an email appeared in my inbox just minutes later from another I-House … Continue reading

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Here’s To You, Claudio!

I have worked with students in higher education for about a decade, and have been moved and shaped by many of them. They’ve made me laugh, expanded my heart, challenged me, and taught me new ways of thinking and doing … Continue reading

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