‘Face to Face’: Standardizing Student Advising
How Kayton Carter and Stephanie Zarate Help Set Up Aggies For Success
Ask campus staff and faculty the best part about working at UC Davis and a common answer appears: the students.
This week’s edition of Face to Face With Chancellor May features an interview with two campus leaders – Kayton Carter and Stephanie Zarate – about their roles in increasing advising opportunities for undergraduate Aggies to equip them for their futures.
Zarate’s first experiences working with students was at UC Davis as a student assistant with CADSS in 2016. Working with students through such experiences enabled Zarate to discover her professional purpose: “helping other people through education.” She is now the campus global advising and outreach coordinator at the Global Learning Hub within Global Affairs.
In an open conversation, hear Carter and Zarate describe to Chancellor Gary S. May how their personal journeys through higher education help inform the work they do on campus today.
For Zarate, she works with students to create “an open-door situation” where they can feel seen and heard. “Being able to get to know the student,” Zarate explains, allows her to “know how I can help them find an opportunity aligning with their interest.”
About the Global Learning Hub at UC Davis
As a part of Global Affairs, the Global Learning Hub aims to inspire global curiosity, understanding, and engagement.
Through the Global Learning Hub, every UC Davis student can find global learning opportunities available on campus, in the region, virtually, and internationally. The Hub offers global learning programs, workshops, and resources that enhance all UC Davis students’ academic and career pursuits through four broad areas of opportunities: Community Engagement; Global Skills and Leadership; Internships and Research; and Study Abroad. UC Davis is committed to preparing the next generation of global problem solvers and change makers. As such, we aim to prepare our undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to solve global challenges collaboratively, equitably, and sustainably.