Scholarship Helped Alumna Take First Steps to Dream Career

Irene Ezran, alumna of UC Davis College of Letters and Science

Irene Ezran (B.A., international relations and Spanish, ’18) has had a lifelong fascination with international politics. With her sights set on a career as a foreign service officer, and with financial support from the Richard and Carolyn Palmer Scholarship, Ezran took her first summer internship at the United Nations. 

There she got a close-up view of international diplomacy, attending meetings of the General Assembly and then creating reports to inform U.N. offices around the world of decisions made at U.N. Headquarters. Ezran also served as head delegate of Model United Nations at UC Davis.

“Thank you to our donors for their generosity; I could not have done it without your help.”
– Irene Ezran
 

Fluent in French, trained in data analytics, and adding minors in mathematics and managerial economics, Ezran also managed to squeeze in work at the U.S. State Department and Department of Commerce, as well as serving as a research assistant in the UC Davis Department of Political Science.

Gifts for student scholarships not only help students pursue experiences that expand their skills and understanding of the world, but also inspire them to go boldly into a future full of possibilities.

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