Akira Hood ’20
San Diego, California
African American Studies Minor
First generation college student Akira Hood feels career ready through a Sheep Barn internship and supported through a UC Davis academic success center.
Clubs and organizations
- Sheep Barn residency program, student intern
- Yolo County Animal Services, dog behavior intern
- Undergraduate Admissions Services, peer advisior
- Center for African Diaspora Student Success, community member
Why UC Davis?
"UC Davis has welcomed me with open arms and given me a sense of community. I feel like I belong no matter where I go. The university has supported me 100 percent."
What are classes like?
"I enjoy that my classes are very hands-on. What you learn in the classroom, you practice in the field, too. Professors are very open and I can ask them career and grad school advice."