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James Zamora is currently a 4th year Undergraduate student at the University of California, Berkeleymajoring in Cognitive Science and minoring in Computer Science. 

James currently works as a Residential Computing Consultant for the Student Affairs and Information Services Department of the School where he was nominated and selected to recieve the Silicon Valley Chief Information Officer Award for 2016 and is a co-founder for the Invention Corps of Berkeley -- An organization that utillizes design thinking to provide solutions for Poverty, Society, Health, and the Environment. In addition to this, he has been a consultant and past Vice President for an organization called Berkeley innovation that focuses on utilizing the human-centered design process to consult for-profit companies. James', experience also includes a research fellowship with Dr. Victor Pineda and Disabled People Policies and SMART cities through the Pineda Foundation. 

Born in the Philippines and raised in Fontana, California, James' initial coming into college was Political Science, and was first involved in the political realm of campus where he was a senate candidate for Student Action for the Associated Students of the University of California and an active member within the Philipino Community as a representative supporting under represented communities across California. 

James' goal was to make a difference in the world. In his pursuit for impact, he found a passion  combining leadership and design to build and solving problems through technology. 

Outside of school, James loves playing competitive tennis, fishing, eating sushi, and going to music festivals. Living by the mantras "Live life on the edge, or else you're taking up too much space" and "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything"

James' favorite quote is "Open all the doors to any opportunities you can, but make sure you leave it open so that others can follow" by Michelle Obama.


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