Gabby Lund, 22, was gazing out from a balcony at Haas Pavilion before graduation, feeling a mix of giddy excitement and nostalgia that her four years at Berkeley were coming to an end. Gone were the late-night cramming sessions, the stress, the moments of triumph and turmoil. The friends, Lund said, would remain.
“My most meaningful moment here was finding a sense of belonging,” the media studies major said. “I think Berkeley throws you right into the rough of life, you really have to figure it out for yourself. I really learned a sense of independence and also the importance of having a community around you.”
Lund will visit her grandparents in Costa Rica for a few months, and then likely move to New York, where she hopes to find a job where she can “work on giving a voice to women in entertainment.”