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Position Title
Emily Jajeh
GDB Peer Advisor

150 Hutchison Hall

Hi, I’m Emily Jajeh, and I’m a third-year GDB major! Growing up, I was fascinated with diseases, especially how they affected their hosts and the environment. When I discovered the Global Disease Biology major at UC Davis, I knew it was a perfect fit. During my first year at Davis, I learned more about the major and its interdisciplinary nature; this helped me understand how I could use the resources provided to me in the GDB major to find my niche in disease research.

One thing I love about the GDB major is how it allows every student to forge their own path and find their niche within the world of health and disease. While every student can pick a very different specialty with their REs, they all fit together under the principles of One Health, which involve human, animal, and environmental health, and unites multiple disciplines to solve health issues together. This makes every student’s degree unique to their passion and prepares them for their career or post graduate endeavors. 

Practicum Research:

I'll be doing my practicum research in Uganda in Spring Quarter 2024, and I'll be studying antimalarial resistance and interventions. Come talk to me if you want to learn about my research, how to find a practicum mentor, or how to do your practicum abroad!

Restricted Electives:

  • ETX 150: Applied Evolution
  • ENT/HDE 117: Longevity
  • WFC 151: Wildlife Ecology