It has been almost ten years since Mang-Ling Cho first came to the Peralta Colleges. She arrived as a student whose goals included, like many of our international students, transferring to the University of California system to earn a Bachelor’s degree. During most of these last ten years our office has had the pleasure of getting to know her as she worked first as a peer advisor and eventually as a full-time staff in our international office.

Many of you may not know that as a student, she founded the International Student Association (ISA) in 2012/2013 at Berkeley City College and she continued to play an active role in it over the years as a staff. Mang-Ling was also one of our first peer advisors to work at the BCC international office when it opened part-time in 2013. Over the years she was instrumental in building and opening GPS – the system where our international students apply – and OpenCCC International. Mang-Ling has contributed in so many ways to improve our international student experiences and we wouldn’t be where we are without her.

Our team congratulated and thanked Mang-Ling during a goodbye Zoom call for all she has done over this past decade as she accepted a full-time position at Foothill College. We will miss her and know she will continue to make a positive impact in all she does.