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Transfer of a Lifetime

August 22, 2018

Leanne Bolaño ’17 is an aspiring political leader in the field of environmental studies. She’s attending law school on a full ride and is passionate about gender equity, global development and environmental justice. As an undergrad, she secured an international fellowship to oversee agricultural research and served as UC Davis president of IGNITE, a national organization that empowers women to pursue leadership careers in political office. She’s exceptionally bright and charismatic—a born leader—and a natural fit for the university.

From Ghana to the Global Health Consortium: A Blum Grant Recipient Tackles Infant and Maternal Mortality in Ghana's Volta Region

June 15, 2016

For nursing student Jerry Nutor, the Blum Center’s Graduate Awards Program – Poverty Alleviation through Sustainable Solutions - created a means to do research on child and maternal mortality and in the process, impact regional health policy in Ghana. In April of 2015, Nutor traveled along with colleagues from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing to Ghana where they conducted surveys and facilitated health education workshops on preventing maternal and child mortality.