Nancy & Jessica


The CRC STUDENT ENGAGED SCHOLARS PROGRAM is a student engagement program, open to all UCD undergraduates and graduate students.  The program is housed in the Center for Regional Change (CRC), a solutions-based translational research center with a mission to inform the building of healthy, prosperous, sustainable and equitable regions in California and beyond.  The center connects faculty and students with diverse leaders from government, business, non-profit, and philanthropic sectors, using research and data to address real-world problems.

The CRC STUDENT ENGAGED SCHOLARS PROGRAM is designed to provide meaningful and valuable volunteer experience for select undergraduate and graduate students.  Participants will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with research faculty and campus/community partners on social justice and environmental issues they are passionate about.  Each student will work on an applied research project associated with the activities of the CRC.  They will prepare a presentation about their work in academic, policy, and community settings. 

Examples of CRC student scholar activities include, but are not limited to:
Policy-oriented Research * Developing Curricula for Community-engaged Research * Data Analysis and Visualization * Technical Writing and Creative Science Communications * Designing and Presenting Community Workshops

CRC student scholars will also receive special access to community-based research trainings, leadership development, and mentorship opportunities/events.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Completed Application Form * Personal Statement of Interest * One-page Resume/CV * References (Faculty and/or Professional Reference)

The CRC Student Engaged Scholars Program was founded by Jessica M. Jones in 2015.  Jessica graduated from UC Davis in 2016 with a B.S. in community and regional development with an emphasis in environmental policy, receiving highest honors.

Briana Vargas, CRC Student Outreach Coordinator (