The Center for Poverty Research (CPR) at UC Davis in
collaboration with Howard University, Morehouse College and
Spelman College, hosts the UCD-SPREE program which introduces
undergraduates from these Universities to poverty research in the
social sciences and develop skills for graduate school.
UCD-SPREE participants travel to UC Davis during their first
summer in the program, where they are paired with faculty and
graduate student mentors and introduced to research at the CPR.
Students participate in CPR activities and coordinating graduate
school preparation components sponsored by the Office of Graduate
Albina is a sophomore at Howard University majoring in Economics
and Political Science. She was born in Nepal and moved to
Michigan when she was ten years old. She is passionate about
equality and justice and dedicated towards diversity. She likes
to participate in local volunteering efforts both in D.C. and in
her hometown. Last summer, she interned at Heart of West Michigan
United Way to conduct research and create a guide towards a more
equitable and innovative transportation system for local
Malik is a sophomore Economics major, mathematics minor at Howard
University. He is originally from Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
On campus, he is the PR Director of the Abram Harris Economics
Society, Vice-Treasurer of the Climate Change Club, and a writer
for The Liberato, a student-led political review at Howard. Off
campus, he is an avid runner and reader. Malik has received the
Capstone Scholarship (a merit-based institutional scholarship)
and two Thurgood Marshall College Fund scholarships. Also, he is
a former intern at the Brady Campaign.
The UC Davis Center for Poverty Research is please to announce
the renewal of the UCD-SPREE program. The Center will once again
host undergraduates from Historically Black Colleges and
Universities (HBCUs) for summer experiences with poverty research
and mentorship toward academic careers.
In August eight students from historically black colleges and
universities (HBCUs) concluded a seven-week, intensive research
program through the University of California, Davis Summer
Poverty Research Engagement Experience (UCD-SPREE). Under the
auspices of the program, UCD faculty provide mentorship and
guidance to a select group of students to conduct research and
prepare for the rigors of doctoral programs.