The White House Correspondents’ Association supports a student of The University of California at Berkeley through a $5,000 gift toward a post-graduate degree for a student in the Government and Public Affairs reporting track.
Gabriel Sanchez is a first year graduate student at UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism. He received his BA in Political Science following President Obama’s commencement address at UC Irvine in 2014. Gabriel is the editor of The Berkeley Political Review, a news editor of the San Quentin News and a freelance writer for the Oakland North, Richmond Confidential. Gabriel also works as a writing coach with under-privileged high school students and edits the work of San Quentin State Prison inmates who produce an in-house newspaper. “I work with two girls who are first generation students at a high school in East Oakland and it’s the most rewarding thing when they ask if I’ll be there the next week to help them with their writing assignments. I get the same exact sentiments from the guys at San Quentin News.”