Elizabeth Pankova (C'20) served as a student assistant at the Berkley Center for several years, supporting the work of communications staff. During her time at the center, Pankova wrote several feature stories and helped manage the Berkley Forum, among other tasks. Of her experience at the center, Pankova said:
"As someone pursuing a career in media, the Berkley Center was a perfect working and learning environment. I was able participate in so many aspects of the center's media presence, from writing articles to helping manage the website. But more than that, working at the Berkley Center allowed me to interact with fascinating research, speakers, and faculty with whom I never would have crossed paths with otherwise."