Zeenat Yahya '16

Name: Zeenat Yahya

Major: Political Science - Public Service 

Hometown: Concord, CA

Graduating Class: 2016

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Short, sweet, and sassy.

Why did you choose UC Davis?

I choose UC Davis because I absolutely fell in love with the campus when I had the chance to visit.  Everyone was so friendly and approachable! I was also interested in government relations and the fact that UC Davis is only 20 minutes away from our state capitol was a huge plus. 

What are you involved with on campus?

I used to be a Campus Tour Guide and now work as Student Admissions Advisor in the Undergraduate Admissions department.  I am also have an officer position in Kappa Alpha Theta and I intern at a legal aid law firm.

Where are you on a typical Friday night?

I'm either going out and spending time with my sorority sisters or if I want a more low-key evening I'll spend my Friday nights shopping around for things I don't need at Target. 

What's next for you after UCD?

I hope to go to law school after I graduate or get a job that has my interests in mind and is something I really enjoy! 

Any plans for this summer?

I'll most likely be taking summer classes, but I hope I have time to squeeze in some traveling. I'd really like to go back to New York. I visited after I graduated from high school and want to go back again and explore some more! I really want to try all the different foods they have there and explore all the different neighborhoods. New York seems to have a lot of culture that I just want to experience.

What did you do over Spring Break?

I went to Disneyland!