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Meet the Ambassadors of Letters and Science (ALAS)

The members of the Ambassadors of Letters and Science (ALAS) are exceptional students who represent the UC Davis College of Letters and Science to prospective students and families, peers, and the campus and community at large. Meet our Ambassadors for 2018-19:   Ellen Chu Junior
Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Scholarships Help Singer Pursue Dreams

February 12, 2019

Mira Huang has a busy, but well-planned, life. The music and psychology double major with an English minor is a vocalist, assistant music director of the Davis Chamber Choir, and peer advisor in the music department. She recently won the University Farm Circle’s Carol Le Coss Memorial Scholarship, presented to a student in the arts, the Charles R. Bishop Award scholarship and the Sacramento Saturday Club.

A fourth-year student, Huang plans to pursue a master’s degree in vocal performance and a singing career. The scholarships will help with that.  

The College Ambassador Program Application

The Ambassadors of Letters and Science (ALAS) program welcomes applications from enthusiastic and committed students. The process to become a member of the Ambassadors of Letters and Science (ALAS) program is competitive, and includes an application and interview.

Letters and Science College Ambassadors Program

Ambassadors of Letters and Science (ALAS) is a group of exceptional students that represent the UC Davis College of Letters and Science to prospective students and families, peers, and the campus and community at large. The ALAS program provides leadership opportunities for student participants; enhances the outreach of the College through the student voice; and builds community via student-led initiatives.  

ALAS Ambassadors are enthusiastic about sharing their experiences with others, and will represent the College at various recruitment, yield and outreach events.

Science and Language Come Together for Scholarship Winner

Learning a second language provides a new perspective on the world and the people who live in it. For global disease biology major Hana Minsky, Spanish classes in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science opened her eyes to the music and culture of Latin America.

“It’s music I wouldn’t have found on my own, but I’ve discovered new genres and songs I really enjoy,” she said.

An L&S Education Extends Outside the Classroom

Whether it’s internships, student clubs, study abroad or research, experiences outside the classroom provide lessons that prepare students for success after college.

Shreya Kumar, an undergraduate in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science, is laying the groundwork for a medical career through her extracurricular activities. “That’s what I love about UC Davis,” she said. “There are so many opportunities to get involved.”

A Career’s First Draft

Whether students have a clear vision for their future, or need help finding their career path, internships can help them explore their options. For Jeanette Yue (B.A., communication and psychology, ’18), internships were crucial to figuring out how to make writing a career.

Young Alums Create Startup App

November 05, 2018
A student startup is on track to solve parking problems on campus and elsewhere. The venture, Japa, provides real-time parking information through an app and website.