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Nouh Tekle ’19

Oakland, California
Transferred from College of Alameda
Sociology

Nouh Tekle found his home through our African Diaspora Policy Center and Black Student Union as well as his passion in social sciences.

Clubs and organizations and interests

  • Eritrean, Ethiopian, Somali and Sudanese Association, member
  • Launchpad Project Management, intern
  • Israel and Palestine cultural exchange, student trip participant
  • UC Davis Coffee House, staff member
  • Activities and Recreation Center, workout enthusiast
  • Imani Legal Clinic, volunteer

How are you an explorer?

"My parents came to the United States as refugees, and I am the first generation in my family to pursue higher education. At UC Davis, I feel challenged but not overwhelmed. I am confident in the academic support provided by the university, and I am able to diversify my skills and résumé."

Why UC Davis?

"UC Davis has a lot to offer. I'm doing more than just getting my bachelor's degree here - I'm having life-changing experiences. I immediately feel welcomed no matter where I am on campus. I have found a supportive community at the Center for African Diaspora Student Success, which provides a space for students to study and socialize."

"I found my UC Davis community at the Center for African Diaspora Student Success, which provides a space for students to study and socialize. Academics at UC Davis are challenging, but the university's support systems are helping me success, especially as the first generation in my family to pursue higher education."

By Undergraduate Admissions on February 25, 2020