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Ricky Zapardiel ’19

San Francisco, California
Transferred from Skyline College
Political Science - Public Service

Transfer student Ricky Zapardiel found a support system at the Veterans Success Center and discovered opportunities to make friends and give back.

Clubs and organizations

  • Pre-Law Association, chief financial officer
  • Sacramento state capitol, legislative intern
  • Theta Chi Fraternity

Why UC Davis?

"As soon as I walked on campus, it was smiles and people welcoming me, and that has lasted during the rest of my time here. At UC Davis, I've been able to be myself."

Where do you get support?

"The UC Davis Veterans Success Center has been phenomenal, and the Educational Opportunity Program, the mental health initiative and faculty have all been there to support my success."

By Undergraduate Admissions on February 25, 2020