Category Archives: Writing

“A Psychologist’s Quest,” The Berkeleyan

screenshot of Berkeleyan story written by Pat Soberanis

While working half-time as Web Manager for the UC Berkeley Psychology Department (1999–2005), I interviewed then-Chair Stephen Hinshaw and wrote this Berkeleyan article about his new and very personal book, The Years of Silence are Past, about his father’s bipolar condition.

Download: “A Psychologist’s Quest,” The Berkeleyan

“Buchanan Y Still Bridging Local Cultures,” The New Fillmore

article pitched and written by Pat Soberanis

As a volunteer for the “Jazz on the ‘Mo” benefit for the Buchanan YMCA in San Francisco, I pitched this story to The New Fillmore neighborhood paper, researched the history and wrote the story, and researched and obtained the archive photo.

Download: “Buchanan Y Still Bridging Local Cultures,” The New Fillmore

“Standing Up for What’s Right,” Mills Quarterly

opening pages of article with photo of Ted Kennedy and March Fong Eu

March Fong Eu with Ted Kennedy and candidate William Norris during Eu’s first bid for California Secretary of State

For the Fall 2004 issue of Mills Quarterly, I interviewed alumna March Fong Eu, California’s Secretary of State for nearly 20 years and the first woman to hold that statewide elected position. I wrote the article and researched and procured rights to the photos used in the article.

Download: “Standing Up for What’s Right,” Mills Quarterly