Student Stories

The Native American Academic Student Success Center, also known as The Nest, has impacted the lives of many students. We strive to be a welcoming place to support students in all facets of academic and personal success. You can read and watch student's personal stories below.

If you would like to submit a story please visit https://tinyurl.com/NAASSCStudentStories 

Dani Contreras

Dani Contreras

Dani Contreras, a Student Assistant at the Native American Academic Student Success Center - also known as The Native Nest - shares their path to UC Davis. Read Dani's full feature in Student Affairs' Aggie Voices.

Kaia Yellowhorse

Kaia Yellowhorse

Kaia Yellowhorse found a second home at the Native American Academic Student Success Center - also known as The Native Nest. Watch Kaia's full story.

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Jacob Wilson

Jacob Wilson, UC Davis alumnus and Water Rights Coordinator for Pueblo Acoma Tribe, provides insights of what to expect in a graduate program and includes the ins and out of the application process. Watch Jason’s interview on our Professional Development Services page.