Student Success Stories

Student Spotlight: Beth DeLashmutt

After raising a family, Beth DeLashmutt returned to college and completed her bachelor’s degree in communication studies. Inspired by learning how communication impacts daily life, she decided to continue her education in mediation and completed the Conflict Resolution Professional Concentration. Now, she’s looking ahead to gaining experience in the field and continuing to expand her knowledge.

Student Spotlight: Christopher Simon

As an adult learner, Christopher Simon has been taking continuing education classes since his early 40s, focusing on subjects that he overlooked in his younger days. He recently completed the Paralegal Studies Certificate Program to improve his understanding of the legal process and help him as a political science professor and researcher.

Student Spotlight: Jyotika Sharma

After moving to the United States, Jyotika Sharma discovered a new interest in computer programming. Looking to change fields from chemical engineering to computers, she decided to reskill with the help of UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Python for Data Science, Web and Core Programming Professional Concentration.

Student Spotlight: Katy Wright

As a registered dietician working in pediatrics at the UC Davis Medical Center, Katy Wright has found the perfect marriage of her three loves: health care, children and food. See how the UC Davis Master of Advanced Study in Maternal and Child Nutrition helped her gain the experience and expertise she needed for this niche field.

Student Spotlight: Amanda Koeller

Amanda Koeller is the head brewer of Bad Beat Brewing and holds the title as the only female head brewer in the state. See how the Master Brewers Certificate Program helped her get there and what advice she has for other women looking to break into the industry.

Student Spotlight: Olivia Virgadamo

A recent alum of the UC Davis Executive Leadership Program, Olivia Virgadamo says that the program helped her integrate her professional life with her personal one and understand the valuable role she can play as a leader.

Student Spotlight: Logan Jager

Logan Jager wasn’t always a brewer. He actually started his career in finance. But desiring to do something new that would have a positive impact on his community, he heard the call of brewing and answered. He is a graduate of the Master Brewers Certificate Program and the founder and head brewer of Western Flyer Brewing.