Global Aggies are members of the UC Davis community who are living the Global Affairs mission: to inspire global curiosity, understanding, and engagement.

 

Global Aggies: Venturing Across Cultural and Virtual Landscapes

March 02, 2021
Christal Juarez, a recent UC Davis Letters and Science grad in anthropology and international relations, shares the impact of her global learning experiences while at UC Davis and explains the importance of accessible global education for all students. Read about Christal's global learning journey.

Global Aggies: Researching Local Agriculture and Water Challenges for Global Solutions

February 16, 2021
After completing her undergraduate and graduate degrees at UC Davis' College of Engineering, Nisha Marwaha accepted a job at the nonprofit WorldFish, based in Malaysia, to help improve fisheries and aquaculture. Read on to learn about her water scarcity research and how local partnerships help support the global UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Student Opportunities and Resources

UC Davis has an ambitious goal: to provide all students—undergraduate, graduate, and professional—with international and intercultural learning experiences before graduation. Global Affairs offers programs, funding, and resources that support students in achieving their global learning goals

Global Aggies: Weaving Together One Health Collaborations Around the World

November 24, 2020
As part of USAID’s Emerging Pandemic Threats program, the PREDICT project at UC Davis made significant progress in understanding what’s going on in wildlife with regard to different viruses that could spill over and cause disease in humans, like coronaviruses. As the sister project of PREDICT, the One Health Workforce — Next Generation project is now underway and dedicated to training One Health practitioners to prevent future pandemics through connected global networks—thanks in part to a USAID award of $85 million.

Global Aggies: Alumnae Put Global Education Into Action During COVID-19

September 22, 2020
From mitigating food insecurity to coordinating COVID-19 treatment trials, UC Davis alumae Michelle Lee and Emily Fehrman are putting their degrees—and global learning experiences working alongside communities—to work during the pandemic.

Global Aggies: Leading COVID Symposiums for the Global Good

September 09, 2020
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Walter Leal, a UC Davis distinguished professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at the College of Biological Sciences, realized it was in the public’s best interest to have access to the medical experts at UC Davis. Given the state’s stay-at-home orders, he decided to organize and host virtual COVID-19 public awareness symposiums featuring colleagues and longtime collaborators as panelists and guest speakers.

Global Aggies: Building Global Coalitions to Prevent Pandemics

September 01, 2020
Jonna Mazet, the founding director of the UC Davis One Health Institute and a professor of epidemiology and disease ecology in the School of Veterinary Medicine, partners around the world to strengthen global capacity for the detection of zoonotic viruses with pandemic potential—including COVID-19. What started as a USAID pilot project at UC Davis has grown to become the Global Virome Project, a multidisciplinary coalition targeting zoonotic viral threats worldwide.

Global Aggies: Thinking Globally and Acting Locally During COVID-19

August 04, 2020
When the Yolo Food Bank began running a new delivery service to meet the increased need for food in Davis and its surrounding communities in Yolo County during the COVID-19 pandemic, UC Davis delivered volunteers, including staff members, undergraduate students, and visiting Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows Issam Chariag of Tunisia, Fabrice Inkonkoy of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Zuomei Ning of China.