Oakland Voices alumnus (2017-2018 cohort) has been accepted to several UC’s, and will be attending Berkeley in the Fall. Barba is Editor-in-Chief at the Peralta Citizen at Laney College.
Barba said, “being a high school dropout, getting accepted into UC Berkeley would have seemed like a fantasy. But my years in community college put me on a journey where I engaged with many wonderful people and life changing opportunities such as Oakland Voices. I couldn’t be more grateful for the road that has contributed to me becoming a Golden Bear and journalist.”
Barba will be majoring in Media Studies (formerly known as Mass Communication) at Berkeley. He plans to become a community college instructor after earning a Master’s degree and will continue to write and report as a freelancer. “I will never stop writing and intend to continue throughout the remainder of my studies,” he said.
Oakland Voices is currently accepting applications for our 2021 cohort. Apply by May 14, 2021.