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Diversity In Action: Chanel A. Johnson
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Hometown: Castro Valley, CA
Year: Alum - Class of 2010
Major: African American & African Studies and English

Extracurricular Activities:
Performing West African dance with the African Queens West African Dance Troupe, making a custom beaded jewelry business through the Center for Young Entrepreneurs at HAAS, and community outreach (Imani Clinic, African Diaspora Cultivating Education (ACE), and Motivational Speaking).

Why Davis?
While UC Davis is an excellent school, it was not in my top seven. I had high hopes of pursuing my undergraduate degree on the east coast. When I visited Davis, however, I had an indescribable feeling that I was in the right place. Although, it is such a large campus, I have been blessed with a very small yet strong support group. I am very proud to be an Aggie!

What is your favorite part of being a student at UC Davis?
No matter how much my family teases me, I love riding my bright pink bike around campus. UC Davis complements my personal goals of being "green;" school-wide programs enhance my awareness of my carbon footprint. 

Most Helpful Resources:
Mr. Ken Barnes, Mr. Larry Greer, Mr. John Ortiz-Hutson, Ms. Joy Evans, Ms. Lisa Thomas and all of my professors. Organizations: Internship and Career Center, Student Academic Success Center (formerly the Learning Skills Center), McNair Scholars Program, MURALS Program, Women's Resource & Research Center and the library.

Jobs and Internships:
Currently: Sourcer, Apple Inc.
Past: White House Internship; California Young Democrats; "Aggies Serving Future for the Youth" in Ghana.

Any Advice?
Always pursue your goals; utilize all of your resources; give back to your community.  

Fun Fact:
Every year for my birthday, I substitute the traditional cake for sweet potato pie. I just put candles in the pie instead. :-)

Chanel's picture with President Obama

Chanel in a group picture with President Obama and other White House interns
(hold your mouse over the picture to see a close-up of Chanel)

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