Miss A Columnist

Spandana Singh is the San Francisco Editor and Tech Editor for Miss A. Better known as Spandi, she is a junior at UC Berkeley with an avid passion for foreign affairs and journalism. Originally from India, she has so far lived in countries like Kenya, Italy, Ethiopia, the United States and Indonesia and looks forward to living in many more.

Spandi is pursuing a double major in International Development and Media and a minor in Global Poverty and Practice. She loves to play the piano, box, travel, explore new cultures (especially their cuisines), and spend time with her friends. By the time she is 30 she wants to have lived in every habitable continent in the world.

Recap: Big Bang Gala and Party After Dark at the California Academy of Sciences

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On April 28, the California Academy of Sciences hosted their 30th annual Big Bang Gala, a creative and unique night that brings together young professionals, science enthusiasts and great minds in the Bay to discover and engage with science and the Academy’s initiatives to explore, understand and support life. […]

Recap: ArtPoint Annual Gala in Celebration of Oscar de la Renta Gala

Photo Credit: Jonathan Saunders

The city of San Francisco is well known for its taste in refined art as well as haute couture, and what better way to bring the two together than by celebrating one of the most legendary icons in haute couture through a unique and insightful exhibition? […]

Recap: Hearts After Dark Fundraiser to Benefit San Francisco General Hospital Foundation

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Photo Courtesy of San Francisco General Hospital Foundation Drew Altizer Photography

On Thursday February 18, the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation held their annual Hearts After Dark event, to support the initiatives of the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center as well as education and research initiatives. […]

Recap: Hellenic Charity Ball

hellenic charity ball

On Saturday November 14, the Elios Charitable Foundation held their 10th biennial Hellenic Charity Ball in celebration of formidable and inspirational Greek-American personalities in the Arts and Entertainment industry in the United States. […]

Recap: SOCAP15

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There are many ways you can try and change the world. Be it through volunteering, donating some money, or fundraising. But a new age is dawning in the realm of social good, and that is the age of the intersection between money and meaning. […]

Recap: Mélange 2015

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On October 3, Mélange Productions held their annual production show, an exciting combination of fashion, dance and music, in celebration of human rights and diversity. This year’s show was held in honor of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (also known as UNESCO)’s 70th Anniversary. UNESCO was founded in 1945 in order to promote the “intellectual and moral solidarity of mankind” and foster lasting global peace. […]

Family Violence Appellate Project’s Banding Together To End Domestic Violence Event in San Francisco

Past Banding Together to End Domestic Violence Event
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On June 18, San Francisco will once again be the host of the Family Violence Appellate Project’s Banding Together to End Domestic Violence event, which is entering its third year. […]

Akon Lighting Africa To Bring Solar Electricity To 600 Million People

akon lighting africa

According to experts, the continent of Africa enjoys approximately 320 days of sunshine per year. This is a fact that has mostly served as an incentive for tourism to the continents 54 countries. However, recently, Senegalese-American RnB singer Akon has launched an initiative, called Akon Lighting Africa, which seeks to harness the continent’s continuous influx of sunlight in order to deliver solar power to the 600 million people living in rural Africa who lack complete access to electricity. […]

Recap: Homeless Prenatal Program Gala

Photo Credit: HPP

The Homeless Prenatal Program (HPP) is an organization based in San Francisco’s Mission District which seeks to end childhood poverty by helping parents and families transform their lives for the better by providing perinatal and parenting services as well as housing assistance, domestic violence services, mental health support, child welfare assistance, job training and emergency support. […]

Brides Against Breast Cancer to Host Wedding Gown Sale in Palo Alto

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Weddings are expensive. Every year, couples spend thousands of dollars on catering, venues and of course the classic wedding dress. But weddings don’t have to be all that expensive. On June 5, Brides Against Breast Cancer is hosting a wedding gown sale fundraiser which will give you the chance to find the perfect dress at a more affordable price while also contributing to an important cause. […]

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