Global Aggies

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: The Woman Spearheading African Women in Energy

November 14, 2019
UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellow Adaku Ufere (2018-19, Nigeria) shares how her Mandela Washington Fellowship experience changed her world perspective and influenced her decision to become an agent of change for gender equity in Africa's energy sector.

Global Aggies: Finding “Home” in Narrative Environments

September 10, 2019
Melanie Montoya, a design major at UC Davis, shares her global learning experiences while on campus and abroad—two UCEAP study abroad programs; creating a KDVS radio show centered around design and intercultural learning; joined multiple global on-campus student orgs; a member of the Chancellor’s Job Leadership Shadowing Program; and more!

Global Aggies: An Ambassador for Public Heath, Locally and Globally

September 05, 2019
Laura Van Auker, an assistant clinical professor in the UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, has built global partnerships with nursing schools and health organizations around the world, most recently as a Global Affairs Faculty Ambassador.

Global Aggies: A Climate Leader Teaching Thousands, Changing the World

July 25, 2019
To say that former UC Davis Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Itzel Morales (2016-17, México) is responsible for climate leadership in Latin America is no understatement. Through her work with Climate Reality Latin America, she is the official coordinator of climate activists throughout Latin America, including her home country of México, overseeing 1,260 climate leaders representing 20 countries.

Global Aggies: Gaining Global Leadership Experience On Campus

July 11, 2019
Maria Arteaga, a managerial economics major and technology management minor, was already an active student leader before she became a member of the Global Education for All Steering Committee—an experience that has reaffirmed for Arteaga, who arrived at UC Davis as a transfer student, the importance of providing a global education to all students, regardless of their backgrounds or circumstances.

Global Aggies: The Okaranchi Story—An Ingenious Tale of “Recycled” Food

May 31, 2019
A UC Davis team of five international undergraduate students has earned a spot in the finals at the 29th Annual Institute of Food Technologists Student Association (IFTSA) Product Development Competition with their Oakaranchi Crackers - a nutrient-packed cracker made from okara, the soy pulp by-product of soybean processing.

Global Aggies: From Davis to Bo, Sierra Leone

May 29, 2019
Dana Armstrong, an international agricultural development graduate student, and Peter Nasielski, a design and sustainable environmental design undergraduate student, met 2017-18 UC Davis Humphrey Fellow Martin Kailie, a farmer, social entrepreneur, and founder and CEO of Green Africa Inc., at UC Davis before teaming up on a research project in Kailie's home country of Sierra Leone.