Professor Bergren came well prepared for every class. She always had visual representations of issues, quotes from the readings that were noteworthy, and stimulating discussion questions for the class. She was always open to questions and topics that particularly interested the students.
Professor Bergren helped me learn how important it is to manage big projects. She also taught me many things about american culture, environmental writing, and the environment. She opened my perspective on these topics.
Very engaged, enthusiastic (even at 8 o’clock in the morning), was available and very attentive and friendly during office hours, answered questions thoroughly and encouraged the students to give their inputs on the questions of others as well, made the class environment feel welcome, actually got the students to engage with one another.
“First GSI I’ve had in my 4 years at Cal that was like a friend – there was no hierarchy, and for that I am so grateful. It changed the way we interacted with the material. It was a privilege to be her student.”