Meet Our New Staff Advisor, Andra!

Hi, everyone! My name is Andra Soria (she/ her/ella) and I am your new Integrated Academic Advisor! I have been an Academic Advisor in the CA&ES Dean’s Office for almost a year now, and I am so excited to now expand my role and support the Global Disease Biology major as well!

Bianca's Goodbyes

It's such a bittersweet feeling to write this goodbye... I started out in GDB as a student, just like you. I transferred from Modesto Junior College (woop woop, central valley!) back in 2017. I became a GDB Peer Advisor in May of 2018 and loved every second of the job, getting to build up a lot of the programs and initiatives we still carry out today in the advising team! I graduated in 2020 and started a staff position in the GDB advising team, took a little break and came back as full-time staff in May 2021.

GDB Pride Month Spotlight

Aaron R. Milanese

PhD Student in Plant Biology

I feel lucky to be part of a university that, through the efforts of LGBTQ students, has the social infrastructure for transformative academic and peer mentorship. Whether mentoring undergraduate students in the Sundaresan Lab, as a teaching assistant or through the oSTEM student club, I relish in supporting students in their pursuit of academic goals and authentic living. ‘Beneath our superficial differences we are, all of us, walking communities of bacteria.’ - L. Margulis


Meet Grace: your new GDB Advisor!

GDB has a new Advisor! Meet Grace below: 

Hi Everyone! My name is Grace Landon Gomez (she/her/hers) and I am the new Global Disease Biology Major Advisor! A little about me: I grew up in Davis, have two corgis, love munching on every type of potato snack, and completed both my undergraduate and graduate academic careers at UC Davis.

GDB Department Citations: Spring 2021

Congratulations to our graduating seniors who received Department Citation Awards for Spring 2021! Outstanding Performance and 2021 College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Medal Claire Chapman

“It has been an honor to study Global Disease Biology beside such motivated and passionate peers. Congratulations to all the graduates and thank you to everyone who helped me get here.”

Bianca Says Goodbye

What a year we’ve all had! I’ve just graduated in June after 3 years at Davis as a transfer student, and now I am leaving the GDB advising team after 2.5 years of advising. 

Brandon's Last Day

Hi everyone,

All good things come to an end, and I am sad to announce that my time as a peer advisor and student has too. The last four years at UC Davis have been unforgettable. I will surely miss riding my bike across our beautiful campus, catching a break to grab coffee with friends, and engaging in all things disease. Most importantly, I will miss all of the exchanges I've shared with strangers, friends, and mentors. Our diverse Global Disease Biology department has been pivotal to my growth as a student, and I want to take a moment to thank everyone.