Famous Berkeley Alumnae
**Congratulations to Nancy Blattel and Erin Proudfoot, two UC Berkeley staff members and Berkeley graduates who achieved perfect scores by identifying all twelve of their fellow alumnae.**
This year, Berkeley is celebrating 150 years of women students gaining admission to the University. Below find just one dozen of the hundreds of thousands of women graduates who've gone on from Berkeley to make their mark on the world. See how many of these famous UC Berkeley alumnae you can identify. Name all twelve and have your name published in next week's edition of Berkeley at Home.
This 1967 graduate became the founder of Berkeley's world-renown Chez Panisse.
This graduate and author is best known for her novels How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting to Exhale.
This alumna earned her Masters at the School of Public Policy and went on to become the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and, later, the Executive Director of UNICEF.
After earning her PhD in Molecular Biology in 1987, this graduate went on to receive the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine.
After graduating Berkeley in 1980, this alumna went on to become the lead singer of The Bangles.
After earning her PhD in Physics in 1940, this alumna's work in experimental physics earned her the nickname the "Queen of Nuclear Research." In 1978 she was awarded the inaugural Wolf Prize in Physics.
This 1970 graduate successfully completed three missions for NASA aboard the Space Shuttle.
Over the course of her career, this 1918 alumna was nominated for 35 Academy Awards, earning eight for Costume Design.
This 1925 alumna won 31 Grand Slam titles in her tennis career, including eight Wimbledon titles.
This 1941 alumna covered World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, as a Pulitzer Prize winning war correspondent.
In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, this 2005 graduate became the first woman to win six medals at a single Olympiad, eventually winning a total of 12 Olympic medals in her career.
This 1979 alumna and screenwriter wrote the screenplay for Mrs. Doubtfire.
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