Rachel Davis Event Coordinator
United States Marine Corps 2010 - 2015
Major: Society & Environment
"I transferred to Cal from Oceanside California where I was still surrounded by the Marine Corps even upon receiving my DD-214. So when I moved up to the Bay Area I felt alone and away from both the culture and people I had grown accustomed to, where I felt I belonged. However, once at Cal I began to partake in the Cal Veterans Group meetings and events. Through these I found the camaraderie I had lost, and began to feel more at “home.” The Cal Veterans Group is a place for fellow veterans and family members to connect and gain a familiar support system we experienced during our service.
My goal as the event coordinator is to help fellow veterans and family members to both gain the same connections as myself, as well as enjoy (in a non-class setting) their time here. I commit myself to this position in the manner that I did while I was a United States Marine, to work dutifully and relentlessly to ensure “mission” success. Even if that goes beyond a planned group event, and calls for me to be a sister for anyone needing help or an ear to listen."