The College Tour
UC Davis student and alumni stories
City of Sacramento Chief of Staff, Karina Talamantes, (Class of 2011, Community and Regional Development, Willows, California) retraces her wide-ranging path from first-generation student to local leader. If you’re unsure about how UC Davis will shape your career opportunities, this is a segment you don’t want to miss.
Food entrepreneur Hoby Wedler (Class of 2011, Chemistry, Ph.D. 2016, Petaluma, California), who was born blind, takes us on his journey choosing UC Davis over Berkeley then building on our supportive academic atmosphere to forge an unconventional career.
Global citizen Abdallah Hashem (Electrical Engineering, Senior, Egypt and Dubai) fulfills a childhood dream, growing his passion for advanced circuits while championing sustainability as part of a student satellite team and solar industry internship.
Arts-inspired transfer student Mary-Ann Myers (Studio Art, Senior, Vallejo, California) returns to school as a reentry student, connecting with Native American communities on campus and giving back through her job at the Transfer and Reentry Center.
Texas original Nate Walker (Biological Sciences, Senior, Dallas, Texas) forms a UC Davis family through residence hall bonds established during his first year, while dodging foam darts with Nerf Club friends and finding mentors in one of our academic success centers.
Mahiri Moore, Jr.
Burgeoning podcaster and founder of Moore Truth More Change Mahiri Moore, Jr. (Communication, Freshman, Victorville, California) makes the case for the City of Davis as California’s College Town.
Co-captain of the women’s gymnastics team Kyla Kessler (Psychology, Senior, Fremont, California) talks about balancing the demands of a student athlete and reveals how it has shaped her career trajectory.
City girl studying the natural world Gabby Ricks (Animal Sciences, Freshman, Oakland, California) walks us through the horse barn at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and talks about her dream of becoming a zoo veterinarian.
Genetic researcher and student ambassador Jeremy Brown (Genetics and Genomics, Junior, Redding, California) speaks about the people and programs at the College of Biological Sciences that helped him thrive一and even graduate early.
Vanessa and Victoria Liera
Twin power activists Vanessa and Victoria Liera (Electrical Engineering, Juniors, Panorama City, California) shine a light on their experiences as Latinx women in the College of Engineering and why they decided to found COFFEE, the Club Of Future Female Electrical Engineers.
Intersectional feminist and fierce advocate Akshita Gandra (Cognitive Science, Senior, Fremont, California) shares the many directions her education has taken her at the College of Letters and Science, and that’s just the beginning of her journey.
Coordinator for the Waterway Stewardship Internship Karyn Utsumi (Environmental Science and Management, Senior, Dublin, California) takes us to the student farm, arboretum and public garden and reveals how UC Davis cultivates sustainability.
Seeker of truth and tour guide extraordinaire Alexander Torres (International Relations and Sociology—Organizational Studies, Junior, San Jose, California) offers their take on what it means to find, cultivate and celebrate one’s own community on campus.
Our campus is your home
UC Davis is known for its rigorous academics across a spectrum of more than 100 majors. What you might not know? Our campus feels like home because of our warm, inclusive community of students and faculty.
Bodega Marine Lab
Bodega Bay, California
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Tahoe Environmental Research Center
Incline Village, Nevada