Collaborative research with the California Department of Public Health WIC Division helped UC Davis economists Charlotte Ambrozek and Timothy Beatty better understand not only the economic factors at work, but also the experiences of participants and vendors in the program.
Natalia Deeb-Sossa, associate professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies, has a passion for advocating for marginalized communities and addressing inequities. She documented the pandemic’s impact on children of farm workers with support from a Public Impact Research Initiative grant.
Lee Martin '01, Ph.D. and associate professor in the UC Davis School of Education, is working with community partners, national agencies, and area high schools to inspire youth to build, engineer, tinker and adapt so they can learn more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
In the eyes of Jennifer Phipps and her research team, the pandemic has reaffirmed the importance of engaging community members in their public scholarship work that is focused on promoting health equity.
Professor and Founding Director of Human Rights Studies at UC Davis Keith David Watenpaugh’s work in public scholarship has not only earned him national recognition, but also helped hundreds of displaced refugees throughout the world.
After a year-and-a-half of restrictions, Professor Robert Irwin and his team traveled to Tijuana to conduct their PIRI funded, community-engaged scholarship. The trip was invaluable and reaffirmed just how much this type of work is needed as this pandemic pervades.
During the spring and summer of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic had its first waves, I moved back home from the dorms with one quarter remaining of my first year at UC Davis. Although things became very uncertain in the world around me, I had some new projects I was excited to work on.
Graduate student Eli Alston-Stepnitz reflects on the winding path that led him to public scholarship, and how he leverages his skills and experience in a variety of experiences outside his field of study.
Professor Natalia Deeb-Sossa addresses issues faced by Mexican farmworker mothers by connecting with the community of Knights Landing to advocate for educational rights and establish health clinics in the town.
Roy “RJ” Taggueg, Jr. is an undocumented UC Davis student whose parents came from the Philippines when he was 7 years old. Now he is pursuing a Ph.D. in sociology with a research focus on studying the undocumented Filipinx population.