Aggie Heroes

Aggie Hero: Valencia Scott

The first days at UC Davis were full of self-doubt for Valencia Scott. As a transfer student from American River College in Sacramento, this double major in anthropology and international relations questioned if she truly belonged and if she could handle the rigors of university life. But after finding support networks on campus and joining advisory boards, Scott emerged as a role model for serving fellow students and the wider community.

Aggie Hero: Katrina Manrique

Student mental health advocate honored as Aggie Hero. 

Katrina Manrique has put a lot of thought — and action — into supporting the emotional well-being of her fellow students. As a leader of the student-run Mental Health Initiative, the senior has organized protests advocating for services and major mental health conferences.