Tag: UC Berkeley

Starting Life Over Again in a Foreign Country

Posted on 11/20/18 by Yvonne Lefort
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By Jolanda Heijnen Jolanda is an international spouse from the Netherlands. She followed her husband who is doing a post-doc at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Before moving to Berkeley, Jolanda worked at one of Europe’s largest steel manufacturers as a Product- and Process Technologist, combining aspects of data science and data analytics. Here she talks about more »

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Moving Through Transition

Posted on 10/14/13 by Yvonne Lefort
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y work as a career consultant and intercultural trainer brings me into contact with many people in career and life transition. At UC Berkeley, where I have been working as a consultant and teaching a course called “Creating A Fulfilling Life in America,” I have met many international spouses and partners going through intercultural, career more »

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Finding A Job in America: Laura’s Story

Posted on 09/24/13 by Yvonne Lefort
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aura is from Barcelona, Spain and is 37 years old.  She first came to the US with her boyfriend three years ago. When she arrived, she was holding a fellowship that allowed her to work in the communications department at the Advanced Light Source in the Lawrence Berkeley Lab (LBL).  After that, she returned to more »

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Coming to California: An Essay in Seven Parts on the History of this Land: Part 7

Posted on 09/11/13 by Yvonne Lefort
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Based on an interview with Louise Pubols, Senior Curator of History at the Oakland Museum of California, this column narrates the history of California through the personal story of someone who once moved to this area seeking new opportunities, just like we did. — Diana Gadaldi, international spouse of a postdoc at UC Berkeley Episode 7: more »

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