Global Service with a Local Impact Donna Justice April 02, 2018
UC Davis opened up a world of international relations for Liliana Ferrer ’87, helping to lead her career as the consul general of Mexico in Sacramento. She has been a career foreign service officer for the Mexican government since 1993. “The environment at UC Davis strengthened my ability to become aware of what problems exist in the planet as a whole, not just locally,” said Ferrer, a CAAA member, and this year’s recipient of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association’s Emil M. Mark International Award. “UC Davis truly makes you feel that you can make a difference and bring about change in the world.”
OffMichael Poland: Life at the Living Edge Becky Oskin March 02, 2018
As a volcanologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and now scientist-in-charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, Mike Poland (B.S. '97, Geology) is on the front line during hazardous volcanic events. Poland credits his "amazing professors" at UC Davis for teaching him how to communicate science clearly and vividly - an essential part of a career with the USGS.
OffUC Davis Prepped President of Fortune 500 Company for Life of Leadership Donna Justice November 21, 2017
Leadership seems to come naturally to Jennifer Johnson, president of one of the largest global financial firms in the world, a rarity among the paltry four percent of Fortune 500 companies led by women.
OffMother-Daughter Aggies Advocate for Civic Engagement Becky Oskin November 21, 2017
Isabella Romero’s early induction into political life occurred right here in Davis; she and her mother lived in town while her mother completed her undergraduate degree in political science and sociology, and eventually her Ph.D. Today the two are both Aggies.
OffMath Alum Fashions the Perfect Fit With Quantum Computing Becky Oskin November 21, 2017
When Sonya Berg (Ph.D., mathematics, ’12) came to UC Davis to study quantum computing, she didn’t know her training would lead her to Stitch Fix, an online retailer that delivers a personalized shopping experience.
Off'Tug of Heart' Takes Economics Graduate to 22 Countries Over 21 Months Aboard Charity Ship Kathleen Holder November 20, 2017
Stephen Mew (B.A., economics, ’06) was nine years into a successful career as a program manager at Yahoo when he felt a higher calling and resigned his job. With his wife, Kathy, Mew joined the ship MV Logos Hope, operated by a German Christian charity, to bring books and aid to people around the world.
OffFirst-Generation Graduate Pays It Forward Kathleen Holder November 15, 2017
Three and a half years into his career as a talent recruiter for technology companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chinsin Sim (B.A., communication, ’14) still marvels at his good fortune. The son of Cambodian immigrants and the first in his family to get a college degree, Sim said: “Sometimes I look back and ask myself, ‘How did I do it?’”
OffFrom History Major to Filmmaker Kathleen Holder October 26, 2017
A love of stories led Christian “Joel” Lee (B.A. ’90) on a journey from undergraduate history major at UC Davis to a career as an actor and independent filmmaker in Singapore.
OffAggies Give Back Becky Oskin October 12, 2017
Robert Woods ’76 and fellow members of the Cal Aggie African and African American Alumni Association (5A) are excited about further enriching the diverse UC Davis campus with a new scholarship to assist students of African descent.
OffMusic + Stats Add Up for Young Alumna Donna Justice September 30, 2017
When Devon Bradshaw (B.A., music and statistics, ’17) was growing up in a one-bedroom apartment with a single mother in Hollywood, she spent over two years listening to her neighbor down the hall teaching the violin–and pleading with her mother for lessons.