The I-House Connection: September 2021

September 30, 2021

Dear I-House Alumni and Friends,

In this issue of the I-House Connection, I’d like to encourage you to watch a new documentary about trailblazing alumna Pauli Murray (IH 1944-45). Please also help us welcome Azza Chairannisa, one of our new Social Media Ambassadors, whose introductory message is included below.  I invite you to share your stories of “Who opened doors for you?” as a way of honoring the recent reopening of I-House to new and returning residents. We are recruiting for a number of positions, please help us spread the word!  Finally, if you haven’t yet joined our Global Community platform, please take a moment and do so at  Thank you for all of your support, and Go Bears!


Shaun Carver, I-House Executive Director
Shaun R. Carver
Executive Director
International House, UC Berkeley

What to Watch: My Name is Pauli Murray

We are pleased to share the news that I-House Notable Alumna Pauli Murray (IH 1944-45) is featured in a new documentary about her remarkable, visionary and pioneering life and work. The film is being shown in select theaters, on PBS, and on Prime Video on October 1st. Executive Director Emeritus Joe Lurie (IH 1988-2007) writes, "I remember her I-House application, where in answer to the question of 'Race' she wrote 'Human' . . . At the time she was pursuing an LLM at Boalt."

Learn more about her remarkable life: and view the listing in our Notable Alumni page Trailblazers section

My Name Is Pauli Murray | Prime Video | Teaser

Meet our Latest Social Media Ambassador (SMA)

Azza ChairanissaHello! My name is Mumtaza Chairannisa, but I go by Azza, and I have the great honour of being one of I-House’s new Social Media Ambassadors, and the greater pleasure of working with I-House’s Communications team! My role as an SMA includes using various social media platforms to connect and share the wonderful cultures we have within I-House. Another way I intend to promote the diverse cultures of our residents is through an International Cookbook where I will ask our lovely residents to send in recipes of the dishes that remind them of home! 

A little bit about me: I am Indonesian, but I grew up in the UK. Currently, I am a Junior majoring in History. I spent my previous two years in France as part of the Sciences Po Paris and UC Berkeley Dual Degree program, where I majored in Economy and Society. I can speak Bahasa Indonesian, English, and to a much lesser extent, French.


Follow our Instagram account and Facebook page to see Azza's posts, and stay connected to our global community on I-House Berkeley Connect.

Who Opened Doors for You?

As a way to honor the reopening of International House for residents in Fall 2021, we want to hear from you about Who opened doors for you? — whether at I-House, UC Berkeley, or beyond. Please fill out this form to share a story and upload a photo or video, or email us at

Who Opened Doors for You? Share your I-House story.

Join the I-House Team! 

Now hiring for these positions

We are continuing to recruit for a variety of roles at International House. The search is underway for the following job opportunities:

If you or someone you know would be interested in any of these positions, please visit the Jobs portal:  For hiring questions, please email

Calling All Alumni!

It is our goal to celebrate the lives and achievements of our alumni and the contributions they have made and continue to make in the world. Please help us to keep you informed of upcoming regional events, update our records to help you reconnect with old friends and locate lost alumni, and to share recent I-House news with you. If you have moved, changed email or mailing addresses, or want to give us an exciting update, please let us know by filling out your profile in I-House Berkeley Connect. As always, we welcome your news at

By sharing your updates with your I-House friends, you are helping to extend our reach and to keep the I-House connection alive! And now that we have reopened, our membership has increased to over 1,400 alumni and current residents. We encourage participation in this online global community, where you can:

  • Connect with another member via video chat or direct message;
  • Browse the Alumni Directory and connect with I-House friends;
  • Post or browse job opportunities;
  • Offer mentoring or find a mentor;
  • List your business or passion project in the Business Hub;
  • Read Shaun Carver's Friday posts to stay in the know!

Get Started on I-House Berkeley Connect

New members Sept 2021 I-House Berkeley Connect

If you need some assistance or have any questions, just let us know! 


I-House Alumni Relations, Communications, and Philanthropy Team
(510) 642-4128