Henry Hao

I'm a Berkeley EngineerClass of 2020
Energy engineering

When did you know that you wanted to become an engineer? ​In the summer of my 10th grade of high school, I participated in a summer program called COSMOS, and I learned about biodiesel and renewable energy, and I learned a lot about chemistry, but I knew that I wanted to become an engineer of some sort when I noticed how passionate I was about finding a way to make renewable energy work through large-scale biodiesel production.

What do you like most about Berkeley Engineering? ​What I love most about Berkeley Engineering is that I'm given three advisers: my Engineering Student Services adviser who points me to any resources that I need to succeed, my major adviser who gives me crucial information about my cool major, and best of all, my faculty adviser who gives such genuinely interesting insight into the dynamic energy field and professional advice. My faculty adviser even helped me tweak my resumé.

Henry HaoHenry Hao (photo by Laura Vogt)What are you passionate about? ​I am passionate about bringing educational resources to underrepresented and under-resourced communities​, and I currently volunteer for an elementary school in Oakland.

Who has been your most influential role model? ​The most influential role model that I have met is my faculty adviser. While I do feel the effects of the imposter syndrome, my faculty adviser consistently instills the confidence that I need by providing practical, professional advice while remaining optimistic. My faculty adviser makes me feel like I can succeed at Berkeley Engineering.