Why I DEI: Marisa Davidson '24

Marisa Davidson is the social media and strategic communications project lead at the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and an ambassador lead at the College of Letters and Science. She graduated from UC Davis in the winter of 2024 with dual majors in international relations and communication. We had a chance to sit down with Davidson to learn more about her time at UC Davis and her “Why I DEI.”

UC Davis ‘Keeps Moving’ to Serve Hispanic Students

Hispanic Outlook Magazine last month named UC Davis as one of the “Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics,” and the people leading UC Davis’ effort to become a Hispanic-Serving Institution, or HSI, say that’s just a peek at things to come.

“It’s been our past, our present and our future,” said Lina Mendez, director of HSI Initiatives. “I see this as something that can benefit the entire campus, and not just Hispanic students.”

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Office of Student and Resident Diversity's Closing Ceremony

On Friday, June 3rd, the Office of Student and Resident Diversity (OSRD) celebrated with a Closing Ceremony to honor the 2022 cohorts in the Medical School Preparatory Enhancement Program (MSPEP) and the Post-Baccalaureate Program. The keynote speech was delivered by Dr. Brandee L. Waite, PM&R Sports Medicine Section Chief and Fellowship Director and Co-Director of UCD Health Sports Medicine.