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The College Tour

ɫƵ student and alumni stories

ɫƵ like you’ve
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Experience life at ɫƵ through the eyes of students, each on their own personal journey. The undergrad stories on our episode of The College Tour streaming series make this the most immersive — and personal — college tour you’ve ever seen.

Featured alumni

Successful graduates demonstrate how a ɫƵ degree is a great investment for the future. New bonus video of alum Hoby Wedler!

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Karina Talamantes

City of Sacramento Chief of Staff, , (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 ɫƵ will shape your career opportunities, this is a segment you don’t want to miss.

Hoby Wedler, Chemistry Alumni

Hoby Wedler

Food entrepreneur (Class of 2011, Chemistry, Ph.D. 2016, Petaluma, California), who was born blind, takes us on his journey choosing ɫƵ over Berkeley then building on our supportive academic atmosphere to forge an unconventional career.

Featured students

Explore the UCD experience through The College Tour student segments. New bonus stories featured below!

Abdallah Hashem

Abdallah Hashem

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.

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Mary-Ann Myers

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.

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Nate Walker

Texas original Nate Walker (Biological Sciences, Senior, Dallas, Texas) forms a ɫƵ 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.

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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.

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Kyla Kessler

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.

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Gabby Ricks

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.

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Jeremy Brown

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. 

Portrait of Vanessa and Victoria Liera during the Amazon College Tour filming.

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.

Portrait of Akshita Gandra during the Amazon College Tour filming

Akshita Gandra

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.

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Karyn Utsumi

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 ɫƵ cultivates sustainability.

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Alexander Torres

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.

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