In 2011 We Are Aggie Pride was founded by a group of students who were inspired to help fellow students who were struggling financially stay in school. Each year, We Are Aggie Pride assembles a team of students to plan our events, cultivate community and business relationships, manage the budget, strategize communications, grant awards, and more. If you have the passion and experience to serve your campus through this program, apply to be a volunteer or to serve on our board of directors! Information about volunteering and applying can be found on our Get Involved page. If you have any questions, please email us at WeAreAggiePride@UCDavis.edu.

 

We Are Aggie Pride Board of Directors

 

Alexandria Crisler

Hello UC Davis! My name is Alex and I am a fourth-year Chemistry major with an emphasis in forensics. This is my first year as a member of the WAAP board, but I have long known about the organization and have always appreciated how the organization helps students on campus. I know first-hand the struggles students face whether it be food insecurity, housing, or just not being able to pay for course supplies. I believe every student deserves to receive a UC Davis education and see their dreams through, without letting financial circumstances or hardships come in the way of that. I hope by being a board member, I can assist many students when they need it most. My favorite place to be on campus is the Student Community Center or on the quad when the weather is nice out.

 

Alexis Julien

Hi! My name is Alexis and I’m a fourth- year psychology and communication double major. This is my first year with We Are Aggie Pride and I joined to give back to my fellow Aggies by helping them have the resources and tools to ensure their success at UC Davis. Additionally, I hope to gain experience from We Are Aggie Pride for a future career with nonprofit organizations. Other than this, I’m part of the UCD cheerleading team, I’m a research assistant for a communication professor, and I’m involved in my sorority, Tri Delta. In my spare time I love watching reality shows and enjoying all the yummy food Davis has to offer.

 

Becky Lee

Hello! My name is Becky and I’m a Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies major. This is my first year in WAAP, and I’m looking forward to making those small changes in my community. Learning about WAAP in my freshman year inspired me to be a part of this organization. Although it took me a couple years to join, I’m elated to be a part of it now! Beside school and WAAP, I also write for The California Aggie. Grab a paper on your walk to class and give it a read!

 

Emilie Rodriguez

Hi everyone! My name is Emilie Rodriguez and I’m a third year English major with a double minor in East Asian studies and Sociology. I’m super excited to be a part of We Are Aggie Pride. I want to make sure other students fulfill their dreams of getting a college degree and I hope we can make it a little easier. Reading, dancing, and eating tons of food are pretty much what you’ll find me doing when I’m not studying or working.

 

Mary Moua

Hello there! My name is Mary and I’m a 4th year Community and Regional Development major with a minor in Asian American studies. As the Events Director of We Are Aggie Pride, I am excited and honored to be a part of this amazing organization and to be able to give back to the UC Davis community. When I’m not stressed out over studying or not helping out with We Are Aggie Pride, I like to eat, sleep, shop, exercise, and drink boba. You can also occasionally find me watching Korean dramas, singing, listening to music, and fangirling over BTS.

 

Staff Advisers

 

Maile Juranits

Development Adviser

Hello! My name is Maile and I am a UC Davis graduate. I am currently the Director of the UC Davis Telephone Outreach Program and I have worked within the university for over 10 years. This is my fifth year as an adviser for We Are Aggie Pride and I am proud to be part of this wonderful organization. I am passionate about philanthropy and improving the lives of UC Davis students. I support We Are Aggie Pride because we help struggling students achieve their college dreams and for many students that is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. In my free time, I enjoy roaming the Davis Farmers’ Market and biking and running the bike paths of Davis. I am an Aggie for life!

Contact Maile at mrjuranits@ucdavis.edu.

 

Alejandra Ramirez

Development Adviser

Hi there! As a UC Davis alum I know how difficult and stressful it can be to financially support yourself through college. I graduated in 2014, and as a student I worked at the Telephone Outreach Program as a Student Fundraiser and served on the We Are Aggie Pride board. Now, I work as Development Analyst for Annual and Special Gifts at UC Davis. I am so excited to be working with We Are Aggie Pride again as an adviser and to see the program continue making a difference for fellow Aggies. During my free time, I like cuddling, smooching or petting my fur babies, Cocoa and Oliver.

Contact Alejandra at arnramirez@ucdavis.edu.

 

Felicia Miller 

Financial Aid Adviser

Contact Felicia at femiller@ucdavis.edu.