Akira Hood

student standing in barn entrance
Third year student Akira Hood is an Animal Science major with a minor in African American Studies. She is a first generation student from a military family in San Diego. (Karin Higgins/UC Davis)


Akira Hood ’20

San Diego, California
Animal Science
African American Studies Minor

First generation college student Akira Hood feels career ready through a Sheep Barn internship and supported through a UC Davis academic success center.

Clubs and organizations

  • Sheep Barn residency program, student intern
  • Yolo County Animal Services, dog behavior intern
  • Undergraduate Admissions Services, peer advisior
  • Center for African Diaspora Student Success, community member

Why UC Davis?

"UC Davis has welcomed me with open arms and given me a sense of community. I feel like I belong no matter where I go. The university has supported me 100 percent."

What are classes like?

"I enjoy that my classes are very hands-on. What you learn in the classroom, you practice in the field, too. Professors are very open and I can ask them career and grad school advice."

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