Bryson Ambrose Young, a UC Berkeley senior and member of the Afro House co-op, died in his sleep Sunday night at his home in San Jose. He would have turned 21 in August.

Remembered by his peers for his dedication to academics, Young studied Spanish and was on the pre-med track. In addition to taking challenging upper-division courses, he often spoke about his aspirations to one day serve low-income communities as a bilingual doctor.

Spencer Simpson, his roommate at Afro House, said he was “extremely passionate” about his career goals.

“He was one of those people who had their life in order,” Simpson said. “He was fiercely committed to bringing together communities of color, which is why he wanted to become a bilingual doctor.”

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