My years at Berkeley shaped my life. I graduated from Cal in 1962. I was a history major, focusing on early modern European history. (I know, certainly not a job-oriented major!) That major gave me the background to understand current world events. It gave me a way to look at the roots of our upheavals, both national and worldwide. And that helps me see all of this as a process of global change. Also, every day I use what I learned at Berkeley to reach below the surface of various situations. I look for the roots of each situation to understand it. The faculty member most influential was Dr. William Bouwsma, but Drs. Carl Bridenbaugh, Kenneth Stampp, and Edward Teller, who taught physics for liberal arts students, all helped shape who I am today.