Tahoe woman earns 2 degrees at Berkeley
South Lake Tahoe native Kristin Cole graduated with a double major May 19 from the University of California, Berkeley. She received bachelor of arts degrees in psychology as well as molecular and cellular biology with an emphasis in neurobiology. She also minored in religious studies.
Cole was a member of a research team in the psychology department doing child psychology follow-up studies. She held outside jobs as well as four positions in her sorority, Alpha Phi, while going to school full time.
She has been accepted into Teach for America, a program of social contribution that will occupy her for the next two years. She will be teaching special education in the East Bay area. After that she is considering medical school and a career as a pediatrician.
Cole was born in April 1983 at Barton Memorial Hospital to Kevin and Bobbi Cole. She resided at South Lake Tahoe her entire life until she moved to Berkeley in 2001, after graduating from South Tahoe High School.
Many will remember her as the congenial employee at Raley’s at the “Y” and Bass Shoes while in high school.