Sam Mohammad, 22, was a shy guy who came to Berkeley to study hard and get into medical school. Then he met his freshman-year roommate.
“He was so outgoing, and I was not,” Mohammad said with a laugh. “He really just shoved me along, brought me to so many things, showed me how to get out there.”
The roommate became of one of Mohammad’s best friends, and taught him something he never expected to learn at college: how to have a good time.
“There are so many different kinds of people at Berkeley, so much variety,” Mohammad said. “That’s what I loved most.”
And did all that fun get in the way of academics? Not at all. Mohammad, a psychology major from Union City, plans to attend medical school after taking a few years to work in the healthcare industry.