On Saturday, September 9th, we had our first ever “Preview Day” led by Ardi Samonte, Associate Director of Admissions. The purpose of this inaugural program was to give more applicants and pre-optometry students the ability to visit our school. We had about 30 students and their family visit for a total of just over 60 people in attendance.
Andrea Huerta (c/o 2022) traveled from Fresno to give the keynote, and our Berkeley Student Ambassadors took the attendees on a tour and gave a short demo in the preclinic. Prospective students were given a presentation on admissions by Ardi while parents and guests learned about department and campus support from Morgan McClure and Sandhya Andrews. Vanessa Morales (c/o 2024) and her parents also presented on their journey. Drs. Mike Hoffshire, Ruth Shoge, and Mika Moy welcomed the group and answered questions throughout the duration of the event.
A big thank you to the ASAO Team for making Preview Day happen, and congratulations on the new program’s success!