The benefits of participation in the Berkeley Prize are extraordinary, not only for those students who receive an award. Involvement in the program catalyzes all students to explore their design ethics, ideas for addressing social and environmental challenges, and hopes for the future. Throughout this process, students are encouraged to clearly articulate their professional goals and identify their personal paths forward. Not surprisingly, many have gone on to have profound impact on people and places, through their activism and practice.
Nuar Alsadir is a poet, writer and psychoanalyst. Her most recent book, Fourth Person Singular , was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2017. Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including Granta, The New York Times Magazine, Slate, Grand Street, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, tender, Poetry London and The Poetry Review ; and a collection of her poems, More Shadow Than Bird , was published by Salt in 2012. She is on the faculty at New York University, a fellow at The New York Institute for the Humanities, and works as a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst in private practice in New York.