Do you have any fond memories from UC Davis as an English major? What was your favorite class?
Kristine Gilbert ’99 educates the next green generation
I have been a full-time professor of environmental studies and sustainability at Sierra College since the department was created in 2009. Every year, 300-plus students come through my classes with some or no knowledge of the human impact on the environment.
Emilia Varshavsky Shapiro says everything fell into place once she discovered how much she enjoyed her English major. She started as a technical writer and worked her way up to a senior communication position in LinkedIn. Emilia points to her sorority and the ASUCD Entertainment Council for her leadership skills.
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Bryanna Mariel Andrews graduated from Davis in 2015, having double majored in English and Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology. She is currently enrolled in the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, where she is studying wildlife conservation medicine. We asked her three questions about her time at Davis English and her transition to life in Scotland.
With the help of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, double major Ana Marija Sola is headed to medical school. She graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Science in neurobiology, physiology and behavior. Ana Marija is an Aggie soccer star, winner of the team’s Newcomer of the Year as a first year student and two-time Most Valuable Defensive Player. She intends to make use of her NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship as she enters medical school in 2017.
Naomi Nishihara, Class of 2014, was an English and history double major, and was very involved with the student newspaper. After graduating, she continued to pursue journalism, working at C-Change Media in San Francisco, The Dallas Morning News, and attending the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Her stories have covered higher education, California politics, health and technology.