Student News

Q&A with the Student Who Runs Picnic Day

March 19, 2018

Picnic Day and Give Day are coming up on Saturday, April 21! Grace Gaither ’17, an English major in the

College of Letters and Sciences and chair of Picnic Day shares her perspective on Picnic Day, Give Day and what’s most exciting about this year’s event.

Q: What made you decide to take on the huge responsibility of being Picnic Day Chair?

Leading the Way at UC Davis

February 03, 2015

By Breeanna Meunier

Zoe Kelsey ’16 says “the first time I stepped onto the campus to take a tour, I felt like I was meant to go here.” This communications major says that she fell in love with the “atmosphere of the town and community of the students.”

Fast-forward to today, and Kelsey couldn’t be happier with her decision as she is about to attend her second year, and says she has “made the best friends I’ve ever had”.

Raising a Born Leader

January 03, 2015

by Dana Topousis

The bond between mother and daughter is easy to see. It is forged with respect and unconditional love—and laughter, lots of laughter.

Lisa Elzy Watson and her then-husband, Marion, raised their children in Culver City, a suburb of Los Angeles. “Mariah had boundless energy as a child,” said Lisa of her daughter, Mariah Kala Watson. “She had tremendous drive and passion. My goal was to teach her how to use all that energy, to channel her curiosity without quashing her spirit.”