welcome to
Cross-Cultural Student Development
at UC Berkeley
Cross Cultural Student Development creates opportunities for students to design, implement, and participate in meaningful dialogue and engagement across cultural and community affiliations and supports the projects that these dialogues generate in the interest of collective thriving and flourishing.
CCSD was born out of the student-led 1999 Ethnic Studies Strike and Agreement. In keeping with that legacy, we strive to be a center of support and empowerment for cross-ethnic activity.

CCSD is a part of Multicultural Student Development (MSD) and a partner in the Multicultural, Sexuality, and Gender Centers cluster, which includes the Gender Equity Resource Center and the Multicultural Community Center.

Recent projects and collaborations our office has been involved in include the Annual Night of Cultural Resistance and the upcoming Campus Climate Symposium.
Lisa Walker
Bio coming soon!
Get to know our fantastic interns! Hover over each person’s picture for more information about them, their current CCSD projects, and how you can connect with them!
Anthony Barros
Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Anthony started organizing around his queer identity after coming out in high school. In Sacramento, Anthony has helped organize Queer Youth Advocacy Day for 3 years as a leader with the Gay Straight Alliance Network, Transgender Law Center, and ACLU. On campus, Anthony has been involved with the ASUC office of the queer-endorsed Senator Caitlin Quinn, Cal Dems, YQUE! (Young Queers United for Empowerment), and RAZA Recruitment and Retention Center.
Daniel Dang
Bio coming soon!
Yordanos Dejen
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Michelle Duarte
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Montze Garcia
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Andrea Ikeda
Andrea Ikeda is a fourth-year undergraduate in Ethnic Studies and Gender & Women's Studies. She spends her time contemplating queerness, community, race, communication, emotions, and transformative organizing. She has found home in Gamma Rho Lambda (the queer & ally sorority) and here at Cross-Cultural Student Development.
Marcel Jones
From Lakewood, CA, Marcel Jones is an aspiring Hip Hop scholar. A walking art piece, Marcel understands the power of the funk. Afro House, a Black cooperative, is where he calls home. Marcel has been dedicating his last year to building bridges between communities on and off campus. He truly believes that students of color hold immense power capable of producing transformative change.
Kerby Lynch
Bio coming soon!
Toure Owen
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Wendy Pacheco
Bio coming soon!
Spencer Pritchard
My name is Spencer Pritchard, a mixed black/white baby from Santa Barbara. I love living in California and will probably to stay here most of my life. I am a passionate political organizer. Currently, I am Chair of the progressive multicultural student coalition CalSERVE. You can find me in meetings, exercising, or hanging out at the Afro House. I am an easygoing person who loves to laugh, learn and love.
Cuahuctemoc Salinas
Cuahuctemoc Salinas was born in Acapulco, Mexico and was raised in Los Angeles. He is a fourth year undergraduate student in the College of Letters and Science, majoring in Social Welfare. He plans to use his degree to become a Social Worker, working with Undocumented, Queer, and Latin@ communities. Cuahuctemoc is the Administrative Assistant for the Graduate Assembly Office, an Intern for the Cross Cultural Student development Office and a Council Member of his Co-Op. In his spare time he plays for the Cal Men's Volleyball Team.
The CCSD internship program is designed for students to receive training in facilitation informed by and centered in our multiple and intersecting identities (including but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship status, ability, and religion/spirituality) and to share these skills with the campus through new projects and programs conceptualized and implemented by the interns with the support and guidance of the CCSD Director. We also offer liaison positions for interns who wish to work closely with the Multicultural Community Center and CCSD simultaneously. Workstudy eligible students and non-workstudy eligible students (including AB540 and undocumented students) are encouraged to apply. All intern positions qualify for hourly pay.
  • Receive professional-level training in core facilitation skills
  • Practice facilitation and receive meaningful feedback and support
  • Gain exposure to a variety of expert facilitators on and beyond the Berkeley campus
  • Become familiar with multiple models for facilitating diversity/multicultural and social justice topics
  • Develop and implement your own programs, events, and projects with guided support
  • Improve overall leadership and communication skills
  • Participate fully in weekly meetings and occasional training sessions
  • Assist in conceptualizing, creating, managing, and promoting events and programs of CCSD
  • Work collaboratively with our partners, campus departments, and student organizations
  • Assist with the development of educational, promotional & other resource materials
  • Assist with referring students, faculty, staff, and community members to appropriate resources
  • Consistently dedicate 5-10 hours/week to CCSD work
  • Experience as a facilitator (e.g. leading meetings, workshops, dialogues, community discussions, conflict mediation)
  • Experience planning and implementing student programs
  • Familiarity with multicultural and diversity issues
  • Ability and experience providing outreach
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative context and independently on projects
  • Availability to work for the entire academic year
243 Cesar E. Chavez Student Center
Office Hours: 9AM - 5PM, M-F
(510) 642-4270

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