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Standing Out and Moving Up in the World of Work, a special panel during Black Family Week

Introduction by Ken Barnes (2 mins)

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Main Presentations

o Lalia Hekima Kiburi
Ph.D, Lecturer, UC Davis Sociology Department
Lalia Hekima Kiburi came to UCD as a reentry, S.T.E.P. student in 1987 and earned her individual baccalaureate (Ethnoantropological Perspectives), Master's, and doctorate degrees in Sociology. In 1992, Dr. Kiburi became a diversity facilitator for the highly acclaimed Women’s Resources and Research Center’s program titled “Talking Through Our Differences: A Dialogue on Racism, Sexism, and Heterosexism”,” which was co-sponsored by the Student Leadership Development Series. After completing her training as a fellow in the UCD Professors For The Future Program in 1996, she began her teaching career. Professor Kiburi is a lecturer in the Sociology Department here on campus, and continues her sixteen-year commitment to offering workshops on ethnic identity interracial interpersonal dynamics, and cultural competency in both public and private institutions.

Dr. Kiburi may be contacted at (530) 752-4082 or

Lalia's Presentation Video (10 mins)
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o Donovan Davis
Regional Recruiting Supervisor for Enterprise Rent-a-Car
About myself: I was born in San Francisco CA and raised there for my entire childhood by my mother Helen.

After graduating from Mcateer High School in 1988, I went to college at San Francisco State University. During that time, I was a Resident Advisor in student housing and was a founding father for Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Eta Omicron chapter. I received my degree in Social Science with a concentration in Criminal Justice in 1993. I then went onto Retail Management for the next 7 years and Recruiting for another 2 ½ years after that.

I then found my calling with Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Since joining the company in January of 2003, I have received four promotions and enjoy my job very much.

I feel the key to being successful in life is finding what your passion is and never giving up on that. We all have the capability of learning whatever we want but very few of us have a passion for going to work everyday and truly enjoying what you do. Believe me this will mean a great deal to you on your journey of figuring out what you want to achieve in life.

I can be reached by email at

Donovan's Presentation Video (7 mins)
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o David Ewey
DVM, MPVM, Assistant Area Veterinarian-in-Charge for California and Nevada
David Ewey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from UC Davis in 1986 and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine degree from UCD in 1990. During that time, he worked as the pre-vet peer advisor at UCD and conducted minority outreach for the veterinary school. He also earned a Master's in Preventive Veterinary Medicine (Epidemiology) degree from UCD in 1991 and spent two years in dairy practice in central CA and four years in small animal practice in the Sacramento area.

He joined USDA-APHIS-Veterinary Services in 1997 where he spent six months as a field veterinarian in North Carolina, one year as Staff Epidemiologist with USDA's Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health in Ft. Collins, CO, and five years as a field veterinarian in northern California (involved with 2004 BSE investigation in WA and 2002 bovine TB (tuberculosis) investigation in California). He also trained as a Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostician to investigate diseases such as Avian Influenza (Bird Flu), BSE (Mad Cow Disease), Foot-and-Mouth Disease and traveled to Guatemala as a consultant for Classical Swine Fever and Avian Influenza. He is currently the Assistant Area Veterinarian-in-Charge for California and Nevada, managing disease control and surveillance programs, as well as veterinarians, animal health technicians, and epidemiologists; the Chair, USDA EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity)/Civil Rights Committee for CA and NV, is very active in church, speaks Spanish, and enjoys playing soccer (he played collegiate soccer for UCD)

Ewey's Presentation Video (10 mins)
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o Larry Broussard
Chief of Staff for Assembly member Sandré Swanson (D-16)
Born in San Bernardino CA. Graduated from of the University of California Riverside with BA degree in Political Science and received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.

Former Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions & Special Programs at the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry. Former Director of Special Projects at University of California School of Medicine Davis.

Former Legislative consultant and aid to Assembly Speaker Willie Brown, Senate Pro Tem David Roberti and Chief of Staff to Congressman Matthew Martinez.

Currently, the Chief of Staff for Assembly member Sandré Swanson, Democrat 16th Assembly District representing the cities of Alameda, Oakland and Piedmont.
Mr. Broussard can be reached by email at

Larry's Presentation Video (10 mins)
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Question and Answer Session

Question 1 (Directed to Broussard): "When you were originally in law school, were you thinking about becoming an attorney, or were you thinking about going in a different direction?"
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Question 2 (Directed to Panel): "What direction and messages can we give to these youth (African American, Latino descent)?"
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